Erase your hard drive with Eraser

runs on Windows
screenshot of Eraser

Your computer has all kinds of important and sensitive stuff on it. Financial information, proprietary work files, names and addresses of all your contacts, and more is just sitting there. This is all well and good while you're using it, but at some point it all needs to go away. Maybe you're upgrading your box and want to donate your system to your kid's school, or you're planning to make a few bucks by putting it up on Craigslist. Or maybe it's gone beyond its useful life and you're going to be conscientious and recycle it. No matter what the reason, you want to make sure all your data is cleaned off the drive.

Just deleting files isn't enough. You need wipe that hard drive clean to make sure that your data is completely gone. Eraser is a tool that can help you do just that. Not only does it "erase" your data, it actually overwrites it with other data in such a way that it's really, really gone. Now you can sleep better at night knowing that your personal information isn't going to fall into somebody else's hands.

Eraser is a free download. It's a Windows app and the latest version runs under XP and later; they've also got an older version that still works with Win98, ME, NT and 2000.

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One Response to “Erase your hard drive with Eraser”

  1. pat jones says:

    Iwas unable to download the eracer.Can you help?