Eraser:completely erase your hard disk

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If you have a computer and for some reason you are going to give it away or sell it, first of all we must be sure that we remove all personal files from our hard disk to safeguard our privacy. To do this, we should not simply delete the files, because there are now dozens of utilities to recover data (deleted files) from a hard disk

Therefore, today we present you Eraser, a tool that removes any file safely and completely from your hard disk.

Eraser is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

Eraser mode of operation is very simple : overwrite files several times with selected patterns so that the recovery of the original information becomes impossible.  Those patterns can be selected for instance  Guttmann pattern (which is selected by default), the Pseudorandom Data and Method  U.S. DoD 5220-22.M (used by the U.S. military) and finally  Defeats File Recovery software applications Hardware tools.

In addition, Eraser Appears as an ‘Erase’ option on the Context Menu of  Windows Explorer and Recycle Bin., making their use more simple and straightforward.

Eraser is free, there are versions for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista and 2003 and its source code is available for download.

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