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Freeraser Shreds Sensitive Information Permanently


Freeraser Shreds Sensitive Information Permanently

When you have sensitive information on your PC, a mere delete is not sufficient as there are many utilities which can recover deleted data from hard disk. When you want to delete sensitive information, you should make sure that it will be deleted permanently. Freeraser is a great utility which allows users to delete unwanted files permanently. This application destroys the data you choose before the deletion, using a complicated procedure of filling the actual content with random data.


Freeraser function on three levels:

  1. Fast destruction (standard 1-round filling of random data)
  2. Forced destruction (3 rounds of filling according to DoD 5220.22M standard)
  3. Ultimate destruction (35 rounds of filling with data according to Guttman algorithm).

Users can define the method that they wish to destroy their data with while deleting. Freeraser also has a portable version.

Freeraser is completely free of cost and a very good utility to permanently erase sensitive files from your computer.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Syahid A

    February 20, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Another good tool for erasing those sensitive files eh? 😀 Nice find Nirmal!

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