i have to buy a good wiper ,please give me some advises

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i would like to buy a good wiper , a good product

    that can wipe an hard drive , a ssd but even an ipad or smart phone(i guess they are formated fat32)

    fast and secure

    is there is a really good free alternative i would like to try it

    thanks
     
  2. dogbite

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    Use Privazer to wipe out any trace for your PC.

    I do not know about mobile phone.
     
  3. mantra

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    i would like a boot cd/or usb linux based or a winpe

    to wipe all the drive
     
  4. Sadeghi85

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    Parted Magic

    ISO download link: -http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/files/Stable/Parted%20Magic%202013_06_15/pmagic_2013_06_15.iso/download

    Double click the "Erase Disk" shortcut on the desktop. For wiping hard drives, the best method is "Secure Erase"(last option on the screenshot). You can boot the iso from a usb flash drive if you prefer.


    EDIT:

    If you were willing to buy a wiper software, buy the latest Parted Magic ISO from its own website instead:
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads
     

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  5. mantra

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    Hi
    looks cool!
    really ,is it fast? can wipe an ipad too?
    it's free ,if i like i can do a donation ,isn't it?

    thank Sadeghi85
     
  6. Sadeghi85

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    Don't know if it can wipe an ipad, try it.

    It's free as in "freedom", but as of last update you have to pay $5 to be able to download it. However, if you want it for free, you can download the previous versions from sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/files/Stable/

    The "Secure Erase" method is the fastest way to wipe a hard drive.
     
  7. JackmanG

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    Maybe I missed something...why do you have to buy a wiper, exactly?
     
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  8. Snoop3

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    i think if you download and burn one of those live utility CDs like Hirens Boot CD or the SystemRescue CD there will be several apps in there like DBAN that can do the job for free also.

    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd


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    here's a few i see listed for Hiren's:

    Active Kill Disk 4.1.2393 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive.
    Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) 1.0.7 - Completely deletes the contents of any hard disk it can detect.
    DiskWipe 1.2 - Securely erases the contents of a disk replacing it with random data or leaving the drive completely blank.
    HDD Erase 4.0 - Secure erase using a special feature built into most newer hard drives.
     
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  9. mantra

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    hi Sadeghi85

    is no more free ,isn't it?

    in the homepage there is
    4.99$ to download it ,and $49.00 to have a year of update

    thanks
     
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    Try the free trial of BCWipe Total Wipe-out. It'll do 1 Pass overwrite for free, for a week or two. It does DCO and HPA as well.

    No idea on Apple iPads/Phones. On Android, you can just encrypt it, and then reset.
     
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    Boot n Nuke
     
  13. mantra

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    Should be last time I compared. Seriously, the author isn't getting my money after the way he killed off all traces of the old free versions just like that.
     
  15. mantra

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    hi
    have you the hash of the last free version release by _https://partedmagic.com/downloads/ Parted Magic 2013.08.01 ?
     
  16. J_L

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    Sorry, no. I don't keep hashes after I use them. MajorGeeks is the most reputable source I can find.
     
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    I just use R-wipe and sometimes Privazer and even Ccleaner. I would think that would do the trick.
     
  19. Haggishunter

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    Use BCWipe from Jetico. It is tried & tested. Also, in conjunction I wld recommend R-Wipe&Clean.
     
  20. Gullible Jones

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    Darik's Boot and Nuke is good for wiping large numbers of hard disks in one go. For home users, any live Linux will work.

    Re SSDs, do be warned that nothing can be depended on to wipe them securely. Proprietary SSD firmware can (at least in theory) prevent data from being completely erased, in a misguided effort to prevent wear on the disk.
     
  21. mantra

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    in short should i use the program bundle with the ssd?
     
  22. PaulyDefran

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    You can, just don't count on 100% cleaning. The one positive to SSD's is that TRIM acts like a "wiper". If it really matters, I would just pop in a fresh SSD (or check if the mfg of your current drive offers a secure erase function in the firmware) and FDE it before any sensitive data hits the drive. That way, anything the controller does, it does on encrypted data.
     
  23. mantra

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    do you use zero wiper mehod?
     
  24. mantra

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    hi
    may i ask you which software did you use to encrypt android?
     
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