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Active@ KillDisk for Windows

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Key Details of Active@ KillDisk

  • Destroy completely hard drive data or data stored on any other type of device
  • Last updated on 01/15/24
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Active@ KillDisk gives you a fast, easy way to delete your files and folders for good if you're getting rid of your hard drive. While it's not as advanced as some other permanent deletion programs, it offers enough bonus features to keep you interested. The professional, welcoming look earns it a few extra points.

Active@ KillDisk lets you take another pass at your deleted files and unallocated disk space to make sure your deleted files stay deleted if someone tries to recover them. The program scans your disk automatically and gives you a hierarchical view of what's on your drive so you know exactly what you're deleting. The free version of the program we tested only gives you one pass, which is nowhere near as secure as the military-grade standards that other permanent erasers give you. The program will push up to those standards if you're willing to pay for it, though. It does let you create a brand new boot disk, which can be handy to have if you're using an unstable machine. It even works in DOS and lets you visualize your disk in its true binary code. Those aren't cosmetic add-ons by any means, but it's up to you if these features make up for the lackluster data security.

Many people who are heavy into security may want something that does more than just one overwrite, which is fair. Active@ KillDisk is a cool program for anyone else who is willing to sacrifice that extra security for a few utility features, though. Even better, it gives you the best of both worlds if you're willing to spend a few bucks.

What's new in version 23.1.17.0

Boot Disk Creator allows to configure default display scalingSite/Enterprise license type displayed in window titleImproved navigation in Hex Viewer for large clustersPhysical sector size displayed in disk propertiesFixed mapping a network drive under Boot DiskOther fixes and improvements

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
January 15, 2024
Latest update
January 15, 2024
Version
23.1.17.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 11, Windows Server
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,146,502
Downloads Last Week
9

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User Reviews

3.2/5

144 User Votes


Developer's Description

Destroy completely hard drive data or data stored on any other type of device.
If you are looking for the best reliable way how to erase hard drive data, then you should look no further than Active@ KillDisk. This program requires absolutely no special knowledge but meeting 24 data security standards (including DoD 5220.22-M), this solution provides an industrial level of quality. The Ultimate version includes now complete Linux Installation (instead of just TAR archive) and low level ATA command for hardware erasing.