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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

If you're looking for a reliable utility for utterly erasing files from your hard drive, you'll be pleased with File Shredder's performance. This free tool's attractive interface is designed for ease of use, and even novices will comprehend its functions right off the bat.

A list of simple commands (such as Add File[s] and Add Folder[s]) let you browse and choose the items you wish to remove; selected items are listed in the large pane that makes up the bulk of the interface. In our tests, configuring File Shredder's settings was simple, and we were able to choose from five options for shredding algorithms, ranging from simple one pass to DoD 5220-22.M to Guttman algorithm with 35 passes.

The utility performed its tasks quickly, and we were unable to detect any remains of the shredded files afterward. While shredders with more bells and whistles are available for businesses with critical security concerns, we recommend this utility for any level of user who needs a simple file eraser for files with low-level security risks.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher File Shredder
Publisher web site http://www.fileshredder.org
Release Date May 15, 2012
Date Added February 27, 2013
Version 2.5

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.21MB
File Name file_shredder_setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 789,677
Downloads Last Week 228

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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