Disk Wipe is Free, portable Windows application for permanent volume data destruction. With Disk Wipe you can erase all disk data and prevent recovery of those data. Formatting a hard drive with regular method leaves an open possibility to recover the data back. Many companies and users who just dumped their old hard drives in rubbish had found this the hard way. Disk Wipe solves this problem efficiently, using algorithms which fill the volume with useless rubbish binary data multiple times. The possibility of recovering information from drive formatted with Disk Wipe is almost non existent. Disk Wipe is released under GNU - General Public Licence. Disk Wipe is free for personal or commercial use, without any restrictions. Disk Wipe does NOT contain adware or malware! Permanently wipes sensitive data on partitions and disk volumes. Portable, no installation needed. Uses several advanced shredding algorithms (Dod 5220-22.M, US Army, Peter Guttman) to securely wipe data. Supports all popular Windows file systems, NTFS, Fat, Fat32. It uses quick format prior to disk wiping for faster performance. Works with USB sticks, SD cards and other portable memory devices. Small, light, does not contain adware. Respect the privacy of your information, does not try to connect to remote server and does not send any information over Internet.
November 27, 2012
Version: Disk Wipe 1.7
Easy to use GUI
Does not actually wipe a drive
Performed a wipe of an IDE drive using a USB bridge. Perform a DoD 3 pass wipe with 0s. I then used forensic tool to examine the hexadecimal data on the drive. The wipe itself only zeroed out the Directory entry portion of the FAT32 drive. It did not zero out the actual data itself. Putting all zeros in the directory portion essentially unallocated the files and directories on the drive, but the data can easily be recovered.
Your test result does not make any sense and must be an error, I just ran the Virus Total scan and it came out as completely clean by a all 42 male-ware testing programs - including Avira AntiVir! Or you intentionally posted false data to discredit a good program?!
it is more likely that Avira has picked it up as a false positive. i use the AV myself and it gives me some false positive because i have the detection rating at high but even at meduim which is the default settings it will give you false positives