Vista - Which file erase freeware?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by terminal velocity, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. terminal velocity

    terminal velocity Registered Member

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    Title says it all.

    Looking for file shredding freeware for targeted use, that's reliable on Vista. Only needs to be rated to DoD(3) passes.

    Appreciate guidance.
     
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    Thanks Scotcov :) - I used and liked older versions of eraser with XP.

    I'm unsure as to it's development model at the moment. I will give it a go if no other good options become available.

    I am hoping to find a new & good sustainable alternative to go forward with in Vista. Something light that also works through the context menu.
     
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    It has everything you say you need. What is the uncertainty about?
     
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    Only that the development appears to be presently reliant on the one person, 'Joel', who appears to be unpaid and from what I can tell recently embarked on his college life.... it's not always the greatest recipe for software development.

    It just makes sense to me to start looking for viable alternatives before I commit to a choice, rather than later.
     
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    Yeah....that's a bit of a concern. But - not for now. It's a great piece of software as is. If you need something "better" down the road, you don't have to sign-on for life. But, I hope with it being open-source now they'll get more developers involved.
     
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    I have not tried Heidi yet, but I did download it. But just at a glance, it appears that it only wipes free space and some selected files. I have been using R-Wipe. If there is a way to perform all of the tasks that R-Wipe does for free, then I would like to know. Here is a screen shot.

    http://www.download.com/3004-2144_4-10783156.html

    The bar on the left side shows part of what it will clean but not all. The section for Application traces is minimized completely. If there is a way to do all of these things for free, please let me know. Ccleaner does not even come close.
     
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    Thanks for replies so far. :thumb: I'll check back a few times just to see if there are any other good options or comments.
     
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