This application wipes files completely, but that's it, so expect no bells and whistles. WipeClean's straightforward interface is lined with intuitive icon buttons. You create wiping jobs wherein you can browse your computer for files or folders you want to permanently delete. Unfortunately, the program doesn't include a scheduling feature to automatically wipe at routine intervals. You can integrate WipeClean to the Windows Explorer right-click menu, although it failed in our tests. You choose from three standard wiping methods. The fastest is the least secure, while the slowest is the most secure. WipeClean doesn't claim to wipe files to DOD standards. In our tests, it usually got rid of files in a matter of few minutes. The Wipe Free Space feature also worked fine, although it took more than 15 minutes to wipe out spaces from a 1.4MB floppy disk. The 15-day trial period is long enough for users to further test WipeClean's standard wipe-utility features, but the lack of a scheduler means we recommend this program primarily for novices.
What's new in version 1
ReleaseDecember 5, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 10, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Ensure that any sensitive data is securely wiped from your hard drive and can never be recovered. WipeClean allows you to securely wipe individual files, full folders or file patterns from within selected folders. WipeClean also integrates itself with the Windows System Shell allowing easy Windows Explorer right-click wiping and even the ability to wipe the files contained in your system Recycle Bin.