Eraser

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eraser
Maintainer: Heidi Computers
OS: Windows
Genre: Template:Anti-forensics tools
License: GPL
Website: heidi.ie/eraser

About

Originally developed by Sami Tolvanen and now maintained by Garrett Trant of Heidi Computers Ltd, Eraser is a Windows tool that allows you to securely remove files from your computers hard drive and securely wipe free space so as to remove remnants of previously deleted files by overwriting with specially selected wiping paterns.

Eraser currently works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 2003 Server and DOS and supports FAT and NTFS formatted IDE/SATA/SCSI hard drives. Support for Vista was introduced in 5.83beta.

Methodology

Eraser overwrites the filename for each deleted file with zeros up to the maximum filename length.

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