Eraser is a complex security program for Microsoft Windows which allows you to fully remove sensitive information from your hard disk by overwriting it numerous times with cautiously selected patterns.
You can drag and drop folders and files to the on-demand eraser, use the appropriate Explorer shell extension or use the embedded scheduler to program overwriting of vacant disk space or, for example, browser cache files to happen commonly, during your lunch break, at night, at weekends or whenever you want.
The design used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory and they are picked to effectively delete the magnetic remnants from the hard drive.
Perhaps you have saved some of this data on your PC where it is easily at your reach, but when the time comes to delete the information from your hard disk, things get a bit more difficult and keeping your privacy is not as easy as it may have seemed.
Your first speculation may be that when you delete the file, the information is gone. Not quite, when you remove a file, the operating system does not really delete the file from the drive; it only deletes the allusion of the file from the system table.
There are numerous problems in secure file elimination, mostly generated by the use of write cache, creation of the hard drive and the use of information encoding. These issues have been taken into consideration when Eraser was developed , and because of this instinctive design and a simple user interface, you can easily and safely erase private information from your hard drive.
- It's powerful and efficient.
- Lets you schedule automatic tasks.
- The interface is not very user-friendly.
- The interface design is dated.
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