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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Not a comprehensive privacy program, Mutilate File Wiper completely deletes files from your computer, eliminating the chances of recovery. Its Brand X interface is compact and lined with intuitive icon buttons and a file tree for easy browsing and file/folder selection. You can choose from three security levels for overwriting files--normal, high, and intense--though the program doesn't conform to any of the well-known deletion methods. However, we did like that we could customize our own method, combining byte patterns in any number of passes to overwrite data. The batch file deletion is much appreciated for timesaving erasures, and the publisher has included a free space wiper to botch the efforts of file-recovery tools. Unfortunately, Mutilate File Wiper overlooks the need to clear up other traces on your system such as online and offline tracks. Users looking to securely delete specific files should give this one a go, although its nominal features are usually part of the package deal.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Craig Christensen
Publisher web site
Release Date May 31, 2011
Date Added May 31, 2011
Version 2.97


Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.73MB
File Name mutinstl.exe


Total Downloads 118,949
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $20
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