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Editors' Review

A few minor complaints aside, this free file shredder is by and large a solid find. Eraser's all-business interface won't win any design awards, but it's mostly convenient to use, allowing you to add files or folders to be deleted via drag-and-drop transfers. However, since the program lacks a dedicate deletion button or icon, you'll have to dig through the menu items to actually erase data. This misstep is somewhat negated by the fact that Eraser integrates into the Windows' context menu, letting you shred files via a right click. We're glad to see the program lets you choose from four secure government-sanctioned deletion algorithms, and we appreciate the inclusion of a scheduler, handy for routinely wiping free disk space. In our tests, Eraser got rid of a 1GB file in 10 minutes--impressive, considering we employed the most secure deletion method. Anyone seeking to eradicate documents for good should take a long look at this freebie.
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.2.0.2982

Version 6.2.0.2982 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Publisher Heidi Computers
Publisher web site http://www.heidi.ie
Release Date January 03, 2018
Date Added January 11, 2018
Version 6.2.0.2982

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None

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File Size Not Available
File Name External File

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Total Downloads 1,505,751
Downloads Last Week 276

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License Model Free
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Price Free
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