What is Eraser?
Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper "Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory" and they are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.
Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defence and overwriting with pseudorandom data. You can also define your own overwriting methods.
File size :: 9.47 MB (9,931,912 bytes)
MD5 :: 88764D4693549C3C833A2158351AC5C0
Main :: esnips
Eraser v5.7 addon for those who prefer smaller but older version
Edited by johndoe74, 13 September 2008 - 01:38 AM.