Files you delete from your computer don’t actually go away forever. They can be easily retrieved by many data recovery software, as long as they were not overwritten. Jihosoft Eraser is a free data destruction tool that solves this problem efficiently by a powerful algorithms and an intuitive user interface. It permanently wipes out data and prevents recovery of those data by overwriting the existing data with new random data, and doing so in multiple times.
Jihosoft Eraser not only wipes our existing files and folders on your Windows system, but also permanently shred entire partition or hard drive. It even comes with a feature that cleans up your free space left on any of the partition drives. You can easily perform these tasks right in the program from the left side panel.
As you can see from the screenshot above, you can choose one of 5 security levels to perform the deletion, from low with random data to highest with Peter Gutmann Standard. The higher security level you choose, the longer it takes to deletion to finish.
Here is a quick trick when performing Drive/Partition deletion or Free Space deletion. The 5 security levels we see in File & Folder deletion are actually hidden. You will need to click the down arrow in Start Deletion button to get the list and pick the desire level from there.
Jihosoft Eraser is totally free for personal use with no string attached. You can perform the tool freely without any restrictions. However, if you are intend to use it for commercial purpose, please do play fair and buy the license from their website.
It is compatible with most popular Windows systems, from NT all the way to Windows 8.1, on both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. It also supports wide Windows file systems, including HFS+, FAT12/16/32, NTFS, USF, XFS, EXT2/3, etc.
Jihosoft Eraser is a powerful data wipe-out tool that deletes your files, format old hard drives without leaving anything behind. It’s a useful tool for anyone who concerns about their data.
While we are here talking about the data security and destruction tools, don’t forget to check out our The Complete Data Wiping Guide for Windows.
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Last updated: 08/04/2014