Well, we have all been in a situation where we need to sell our laptops or PC whenever we are not using it and it is better to sell it off and invest the money in another purpose. Also, it might happen that you know your PC has some important data that should not be leaked whatever happens so it is better to destruct all the data on that hard drive. For that reason, you need a data-destruction tool and the best one right now is Eraser.
A good data destruction software completely wipes off the data present on the hard drive by using data sanitization methods. Eraser is one such good program which completely destroys the data present on your hard drive at free of cost.
What is Eraser?
Eraser is a data-destruction tool that can totally destruct everything that is available on your hard drive in a matter of seconds. Not only can Eraser destruct the entire hard drive, but it can also permanently delete individual files and folders as well.
The best part about Eraser is that it can permanently delete files or folders or the entire hard drive and it is the best way to evade data-recovery software as well so no one can recover the deleted data from that particular storage device once it has been destroyed.
Eraser supports various locations of data sources in the Windows. It includes file, files in folders, Recycle Bin, unused disk space, secure move, and drive/partition. It means you can use Eraser to empty and completely trace proof the recycle bin items every day. Eraser even supports include/exclude masks for when you’re deleting files within a folder.
Data sanitization methods used by Eraser
- DoD 5220.22-M
- AR 380-19
- RCMP TSSIT OPS-II
- HMG IS5
- GOST R 50739-95
- Random Data
- First/Last 16KB Erasure
How does Eraser work?
The application is really easy to work with and sports a simple design. The working mechanism of Eraser is that you can schedule tasks inside the app to erase certain files, folders, or even the entire hard drive. You can set the task to run immediately or it can be scheduled for a later date or time. It is also possible to erase the data on every restart so that your PC seems fresh on every boot
As far as Eraser’s performance is concerned, it works very well for the job it is developed to do. Eraser has a very intuitive UI as well as drag and drop mechanism and can erase everything on your hard drive or SSD. However, it can’t erase the drive on which Windows is installed for obvious reasons.
Overall, Eraser is a decent data sanitization application with plenty of methods to apply in data destruction method. It is a free program and it won’t let you down with the performance.
The application works on all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was tested on Windows 7.
Eraser Data-Destruction Software Tool Review
Overall, Eraser is a decent data sanitization application with plenty of methods to apply in data destruction method.