Eraser Portable 5.82 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 16, 2007 - 3:04pm

Eraser logoEraser Portable 5.82 has been released. This new addition to the lineup is a secure file and data deletion utility. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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Eraser Portable ScreenshotEraser Portable is a full-featured file wiping and data deletion utility that can be used to securely remove all traces of files and data on computer storage media. It uses patterns based on Peter Gutman's Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory and effectively remove magnetic remnants from hard drives. It also includes the method defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defence. Learn more about Eraser... Installer / Format

Eraser Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Eraser Portable is available for immediate download from the Eraser Portable homepage. Get it today!

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This is a great app and now it's portable! Thank you so much!

Nice to see this portable finally......but your launcher is a little bugged.

Lines 227 and 239 in the cleanup section have the MoveKey values reversed. Please fix because line 227 is the main HKCU\Heidi key so all user settings are not restored after exiting the portable version.

I don't mean to sound ungrateful of course. The last few weeks you've been doing some amazing work. So many useful releases. I can't thank you enough!!

EDIT - hmmm, something is not working right in the cleanup section at all. The HKCR\.ers and HKCR\Eraser.Document keys are not being deleted after restoration; I'm left with the backup keys intact. I'm not sure, but I've run across this when dealing with the HKCR hive in my NSIS launchers as well. I started making changes directly to HKLM\Software\Classes and this phenomenon went away. Can anyone else confirm this?

Wow John you have been on fire lately. Keep up the good work.

Success is in the Details.

Success is in the Details.