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Active@ KillDisk

Editors' Review

by   / November 19, 2013

Active@ KillDisk gives you a fast, easy way to delete your files and folders for good if you're getting rid of your hard drive. While it's not as advanced as some other permanent deletion programs, it offers enough bonus features to keep you interested. The professional, welcoming look earns it a few extra points.

Active@ KillDisk lets you take another pass at your deleted files and unallocated disk space to make sure your deleted files stay deleted if someone tries to recover them. The program scans your disk automatically and gives you a hierarchical view of what's on your drive so you know exactly what you're deleting. The free version of the program we tested only gives you one pass, which is nowhere near as secure as the military-grade standards that other permanent erasers give you. The program will push up to those standards if you're willing to pay for it, though. It does let you create a brand new boot disk, which can be handy to have if you're using an unstable machine. It even works in DOS and lets you visualize your disk in its true binary code. Those aren't cosmetic add-ons by any means, but it's up to you if these features make up for the lackluster data security.

Many people who are heavy into security may want something that does more than just one overwrite, which is fair. Active@ KillDisk is a cool program for anyone else who is willing to sacrifice that extra security for a few utility features, though. Even better, it gives you the best of both worlds if you're willing to spend a few bucks.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 19, 2013

Active@ KillDisk gives you a fast, easy way to delete your files and folders for good if you're getting rid of your hard drive. While it's not as advanced as some other permanent deletion programs, it offers enough bonus features to keep you interested. The professional, welcoming look earns it a few extra points.

Active@ KillDisk lets you take another pass at your deleted files and unallocated disk space to make sure your deleted files stay deleted if someone tries to recover them. The program scans your disk automatically and gives you a hierarchical view of what's on your drive so you know exactly what you're deleting. The free version of the program we tested only gives you one pass, which is nowhere near as secure as the military-grade standards that other permanent erasers give you. The program will push up to those standards if you're willing to pay for it, though. It does let you create a brand new boot disk, which can be handy to have if you're using an unstable machine. It even works in DOS and lets you visualize your disk in its true binary code. Those aren't cosmetic add-ons by any means, but it's up to you if these features make up for the lackluster data security.

Many people who are heavy into security may want something that does more than just one overwrite, which is fair. Active@ KillDisk is a cool program for anyone else who is willing to sacrifice that extra security for a few utility features, though. Even better, it gives you the best of both worlds if you're willing to spend a few bucks.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.0.25

  • Added ability to print customizable disk labels with essential information about erased (wiped) disk
  • Sound notifications for process completion could be selected from a list of predefined tunes, user defined sounds could also be used
  • Certificates and reports: slightly re-designed for better user experience
  • Better Disk Serial Number detection algorithms, including serials for USB disks
  • Improved overall software stability working with failing, damaged or unstable disks
  • Boot Disk: WinPE upgraded to Windows 10 build 1903 base
  • Boot Disk: Now fully supports SATA & PCI-E NVMe M.2 disks
  • Boot Disk: Improved Boot Disk Creator and Utilities

General

Publisher Active Data Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
Release Date October 11, 2019
Date Added October 14, 2019
Version 12.0.25

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 76.61MB
File Name KillDisk-Freeware-Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,143,725
Downloads Last Week 48

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations One pass method only
Price $39.95
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