File Shredder Apps and Alternatives

12 applications in this hubLast updated: Nov 12th 2018, 16:26 GMT

When erasing a file, it will not be actually removed from the computer, only the reference to its will be deleted. In other words, the files can still be accessed unless they are overwritten or deleted with a special application.

File shredders are software applications use specialized algorithms to permanently remove data from computers, but also to free computer space occupied by leftover files.

The most efficient known algorithm is the Gutmann method which writes a series of 35 patterns over the hard disk region to be erased, so that no recovery application can restore the files.

File shredders might also include schedulers that will frequently erase files and folders from a previously chosen location.

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east-tec Eraser

east-tec Eraser 13.0.0.9000

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Eraser

Eraser 6.2.0.2982

Make sure important documents or various files are permanently deleted and cannot be brought back,...

Jan 4th 2018, 06:17 GMT
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WinUtilities Professional Edition

WinUtilities Professional Edition 15.4

Optimize your computer's performance, run disk cleaning, detect invalid registry entries and error...

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Your Uninstaller! PRO

Your Uninstaller! PRO 7.5.2014.03

Uninstall programs, delete registry entries, create system restore points, as well as shred files ...

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CCleaner

CCleaner 5.49.6856

Make your PC as good as new by having junk files removed, broken registry fix and a lot more tools...

Nov 12th 2018, 12:52 GMT
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R-Wipe&Clean

R-Wipe&Clean 11.10 Build 2189

Security application with numerous options for wiping unused space, useless files and important da...

Feb 15th 2018, 05:30 GMT
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Clean Disk Security

Clean Disk Security 8.09

Cleans your disks without risking data loss, targeting recent files, the Recycle Bin, temporary fo...

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CCleaner Portable

CCleaner Portable 5.49.6856

Safely remove the traces left behind by visited websites or third-party apps and clean your regist...

Nov 12th 2018, 16:26 GMT
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DP WIPE

DP WIPE 1.1

Make sure your classified or personal files are removed once and for all with the help of this lig...

Jan 6th 2011, 22:18 GMT
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WinUtilities File Shredder

WinUtilities File Shredder 2.0

Remove files and folders once and for all through specialized wipe algorithms, and wash free space...

Oct 3rd 2008, 13:27 GMT
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Delete Files Permanently

Delete Files Permanently 5.5

Swiftly and permanently remove files from your computer's hard disk with the help of this unobtrus...

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BCWipe

BCWipe 6.09.18

Use military-grade procedures to surgically remove all traces of any file from your computer's har...

Oct 24th 2018, 04:15 GMT
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