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East-Tec Eraser for Windows

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Key Details of East-Tec Eraser

  • Protect your sensitive data and privacy.
  • Last updated on May 26, 2020
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

As you know, Windows saves a copy of more or less everything on your computer. Every Web site you visit, every picture, every video; it's all cached or saved or logged somewhere inside your PC. Apart from the security and privacy issues, all that stuff consumes storage and performance resources. A lot of tools promise to clean it all out, but few do. We looked at East-Tec Eraser 2011 from East Technologies, and found it to be a tool that can do the job. It cleans deeply, even files stored as Shadow Volume Copies; thoroughly wipes deleted files; alerts you to risks; runs scheduled cleanups; and cleans traces from all major (and many minor) browsers as well as messenger programs and other popular applications.

East-Tec Eraser 2011's wizard-based interface opened with a Quick Start page with three basic options: Privacy Guard, Erase Deleted Data, and a tool that erases specific data. We started with Privacy Guard in basic mode, which is suitable for most users. There's also an advanced mode. A thorough scan revealed quite a list of cookies, images, videos, Web pages, deleted files, and other PC debris. A review found nothing on the removal list that shouldn't have been there, so we let the cleaning commence. Clicking Change Automation let us configure the scan wizard. When the operation finished, Eraser recommended an immediate reboot, though we could also choose Restart Later or Ignore and Continue. This last option is a "use with caution" option that won't launch Eraser when you reboot and in fact hides your use of the program (for example, from your boss) upon reboot. We clicked Restart and Erase, which restarted our system and returned us to the Eraser interface. The Risk Monitor runs from the system tray; it popped up with an alert that required the Erase Deleted Data tool. This tool makes multiple passes and can take hours, according to Eraser, although our session was much quicker.

Eraser's automated, customizable deep cleaning can help you protect your privacy and security and keep your machine free of a lot of junk without requiring a lot of regular input or effort. While no tool of its type is set-and-forget, Eraser won't forget to do its job when the issue has slipped off your radar.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of East-Tec Eraser 2011 9.9.8.200. The trial version is limited to 15 days.

What's new in version 12.5.2

* Support for Windows 10 * New and updated sensitive areas (including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Dropbox) * Faster erasing speed * New command line parameters * Other bug fixes and improvements


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 21, 2015
Latest update
May 26, 2020
Version
12.5.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Server
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
154,978
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

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Developer's Description

Protect your sensitive data and privacy.
Over 17 years of experience in protecting your sensitive data and privacy, and securely erasing all evidence of your Internet and PC activity. Go beyond any system optimization or cleanup tool, improve your PC performance, keep it clean and secure! east-tec Eraser exceeds government and industry standards for the permanent erasure of digital information and easily removes every trace of sensitive data from your PC: Internet history, Web pages, pictures, unwanted cookies, chats, conversations, deleted files, confidential documents, e-mails, USB flash drives or cards.east-tec Eraser cleans away evidence from the latest versions of the most popular Internet browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and more) and over 350 popular programs (Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Flash Player, Skype, Adobe Photoshop, Windows Media Player, the Facebook app, and many other audio, chat, entertainment, Internet, office, productivity, and security applications).east-tec Eraser features a modern and intuitive interface with active 24/7 risk monitoring and tray notification of privacy risks, an improved task scheduler for automatic cleaning and shutdown, Anti-Boss/Panic key to protect your privacy in emergency situations, support for custom privacy needs, user-defined erasure methods, built-in safety features that prevent you from accidentally removing critical files or folders, password protection, advanced command-line support, and many more.