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 the residual data 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.
Eraser overwrites the filename for each deleted file with zeros up to the maximum filename length.
Eraser was originally developed by Sami Tolvanen and now maintained by Garrett Trant of Heidi Computers Ltd.