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Eraser Portable 5.82 Pre-Release 2 (Testers Needed)

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https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/eraser_portable

Another one I'd mentioned a LONG time ago and hadn't thrown out there. This is Eraser, a secure file-deletion utility that can be used to fully wipe files or entire drives.

This one has a few registry entries that needed handling in multiple registry hives with different user-level permissions, but it should properly handle them all.

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Please give it a try and post your feedback.

Thanks,
John

UPDATE (Pre-Release 2): Added in a file I left out of the installer package. Handled an additional registry key.

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Another project to forsake I suppose...

at least some weight will be taken off my shoulders, I will test this one later, also got any more you have not unveiled yet?

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Heh.

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Initial Test Feedback

Test Environment
PC = VMWare Virtual PC
Storage = Non Persistent
RAM = 256 MB
OS = XP SP2
Account = Administrator

Eraser Portable
Version = Eraser_Portable_5.82_PRERELEASE1.paf.exe
Path to executable = C:\PortableApps\EraserPortable\EraserPortable.exe

Results
1. Splash screen displayed and closes normally
2. Eraser does not start (Waited 30 minutes)

Checks
1. Task Manager Applications = C:\PortableApps\EraserPortable Running
2. Task Manager Processes = EraserPortable.exe CPU Usage = 96%

Subsequent Actions
1. VPC re-booted to restore pristine condition
2. Eraser v 5.82 downloaded
3. Eraser unpacked using Universal Extractor
4. Eraser.dll copied from unpacked sys folder to unpacked app folder
5. Path to executable = C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\eraser582setup\{app}\eraser.exe

Results
1. Eraser runs as expected without error messages.

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Same as above

I tried to run ..\EraserPortable\App\eraser\eraser.exe directly and it errors out due to eraser.dll missing.

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Same Issue

Test Environment
RAM = 512 MB
OS = XP Pro SP2
Account = Administrator

Eraser Portable
Version = Eraser_Portable_5.82_PRERELEASE1.paf.exe
Path to executable = C:\Documents_and_Settings\zrh535\Desktop\EraserPortable\EraserPortable.exe

Results
1. Splash screen displayed and closes normally
2. Eraser does not start (Waited 15 minutes)

Checks
1. Task Manager Applications = EraserPortable.exe Running
2. Task Manager Processes = EraserPortable.exe CPU Usage = 99%

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Works fine on Windows 2K except you forgot to include the all

important eraser.dll (downloaded the Eraser [non-portable]installer extracted it and put the .dll in my port version), also I found a stray registry key left behind (my crappy version was not run on the computer neither was there a local install):

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ers

BTW I have admin privs on the comp I ran it on.

As for the Erasing, everything went OK

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Pre-Release 2

Handled the other registry key and added in the file I left out of the installer. Verified to work on clean systems (like a default/patched Windows 98SE install).

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Yup it works

Yup it works now.
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Test Prerelease2 Feedback

Test Environment
PC = VMWare Virtual PC
Storage = Non Persistant
RAM = 256 MB
OS = XP SP2
Account = Administrator

Eraser Portable
Version = Eraser_Portable_5.82_PRERELEASE2.paf.exe
Path to executable = C:\PortableApps\EraserPortable\EraserPortable.exe

Results
1. Runs successfully without any error messages
2. No registry entries found

Checks
Not strictly checking if PRERELEASE2 works, more a check on how successful Eraser has been.
Tool used = Restoration v 3.2.13 (portable uneraser) http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Restoration-Download-19260.html
Before 1st run of Eraser
Total files found

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