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JB File Shredder

By JBPrograms Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This free tool's only job is to shred files and folders, but it failed miserably when we put it to the test.

JB File Shredder's so-called user interface doesn't make a whole lot of sense. You first get a small window with a black box and a large button for opening the drag-and-drop feature. As far as the black box, its purpose isn't apparent. So, we moved on to the button. Clicking it opened another small window with a file shred graphic. We clicked on a file, and dragged and dropped it into the window. Nothing happened. The file didnt appear in the mysterious black box, either. There's a Help link, but it doesn't offer any help at all. It only shows publisher information. Some testers never got to the point of finding out whether the program worked or not, as it consistently encountered an error when launched and immediately shut down.

We have to wonder if the publisher actually tested this thing before putting it out there. Save yourself the trouble and look for a functional privacy tool. Thankfully, it uninstalled from our PC without leaving a trace.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added November 29, 2006
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,953
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

JB File Shredder - A Nice, free and (very) Easy to use utility, completely and permanently delete files of your hard drive so you (or any one else) will find them again, make files completely unrecoverable, easy to use just drag and drop files and confirm shred (deletion) and your done. Only free and Easy to use File Shredder You'll Ever Find.