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#1 sultrynights

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:13 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone has used the program Erase to remove sensitive data from the hard drive? It's a free program so I'm not sure how good it is or if it's even safe to use.

Thanks! :thumbsup:

(Moderator edit and note: corrected Topic Subject to reflect application's name. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 28 May 2009 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

Are you talking about Eraser? The difference being with an r on the end which may save you from a rogue application. If so, Yes, it is a freeware application we endorse and members use and is listed in our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps directory. Scroll down to: PC Security and it is the middle application.

Hope this answers your inquiry?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

I have used Eraser and will use it again. It's easy and works well. I have a few extra hard drives lying around, every time I get another one I hook it up and run Eraser on it..

Good program.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:21 AM

Yeah Eraser, sorry about the typo. :thumbsup: Thanks so much for the help Animal, Wildabeast

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:31 AM

It is important, though, to understand that care must be taken in using Eraser; a file erased cannot be retrieved, so it is always important to double-check what you are going to erase before you push the magic button. I have used Eraser for several years, and can certainly recommend it.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:53 AM

I wasn't sure if individual files could be erased and I see you've answered that for me. As I've never tried this before I will be careful. Thanks John! :thumbsup:




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