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Hardwipe 64-bit Edition

Hardwipe is a free data wiping tool that can be used by anyone needing to ensure that discarded, but sensitive, information can never be recovered by...

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Publisher Big Angry Dog Ltd
Requirements
Windows 2000, Windows 2012, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 98
License Free

Hardwipe is a free data wiping tool that can be used by anyone needing to ensure that discarded, but sensitive, information can never be recovered by someone else.

Hardwipe provides a slick user interface with optional support for 'right-click' context menus in Windows File Explorer. Use Hardwipe to conveniently and permanently erase/hard wipe data on various hard disks and portable storage media. It can conveniently destroy files and folder contents on-demand, erase drives and USB media, and clean the Windows Recycle Bin.

Key features* include:

  • Secure data erasing.
  • Pause and speed (CPU priority) options.
  • Context menu integration.
  • Recycle Bin and Disk Free Space wiping options.
  • Online support.

Hardwipe gives you the freedom to securely erase the following: Physical Devices, Logical Volumes, Files/Folders, Recycle Bins, Free Drive Space and Windows Page-file. Hardwipe also offers read-back verification, report logs, and supports all major cleaning schemes, including: GOST R 50739-95, DOD 5220.22-M, Schneier and Gutmann.

*Hardwipe is free for non-commercial use, although some advanced features require a paid upgrade.