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DoYourData Super Eraser 5.1 Giveaway
$19.50
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Giveaway of the day — DoYourData Super Eraser 5.1

Erase data from hard drive or storage media permanently.
$19.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 25 (56%) 20 (44%) 12 comments

DoYourData Super Eraser 5.1 was available as a giveaway on March 2, 2018!

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DoYourData Super Eraser offers a secure data erasure solution to permanently erase data from hard drive or storage media. It allows you to erase files/folders, wipe entire hard drive/device. It also can wipe unused disk space to permanently erase deleted/lost data on the hard drive.

System Requirements:

Windows Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012; Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

DoYourData

Homepage:

http://www.doyourdata.com/data-erase-software/super-eraser.html

File Size:

13.7 MB

Price:

$19.50

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#3

Thanks GOTD team but for obvious reason's, and those listed below, I'm going to stay with my Active Killdisc USB stick. Does what it needs to do and knows the difference in drive structure. Thanks to the other poster's for their "delve deep" comments. Makes deciding if the program is a fit or not, a whole lot easier.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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It does not install on Windows XP SP3, "This program requires Windows NT version 5.1 Service Pack 4 or later."
So no 2000 or xp, when sp4 for xp does not exist.

Reply   |   Comment by JardaH  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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Any developer of sanitising software whose technology includes "Peter Gutmann's algorithm" has me running for the hills: Gutmann himself long since disowned the very thing Super Eraser proclaims on its website -- begging the question: just how competent is today's developer in this specialist field?

It's not a question that gets a convincing answer on that website, and particularly in regard to the wiping /erasing of the content of SSDs: for all I know, Super Eraser 5.1 treats an SSD like a conventional HDD, and I'd be hesitant about advising anyone to go blithely ahead and do that.

But what really leaves me baffled about DoYourData and its product is this section from the developer's website:

https://www.doyourdata.com/erase-data/ccleaner-data-erasure.html

It's a glowing eulogy to, er, the rival product CCleaner Free. But the screenshots are all of . . . Super Eraser.

As to CCleaner Free, Options / Settings provides for Normal file deletion (faster) or Secure file deletion (slower), this latter with choices of: Simple Overwrite (1 pass), Advanced Overwrite (3 passes), Complex Overwrite (7 passes) and the wholly-unnecessary-but-will-please-the-paranoid Very Complex Overwrite (35 passes). Options to Wipe Alternate Data Streams and Wipe Cluster Tips are also offered, as well as Wipe Free Space drives

That does not, of course, mean CCleaner Free rules supreme, though at $00.00 compared to Super Eraser's retail $19.50 it's certainly a bargain. The truth is, there's a wide selection of data erasing freeware out there, with Eraser (to cite just one example) being a darn sight quicker to use than the clunky CCleaner "customized" process for dealing with specific files or folders.

Shredders, then, exist in abundance, both free and paid-for. On which basis, Super Eraser 5.1 must presumably have some kind of unique selling point, some aspect or aspects which distinguish it from the rest of the herd. Sadly, I haven't found it. Thanks then, DoYourData and GOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+78)

MikeR, "Privazer" OK !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dimma  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

MikeR, It looks like the web page you point out that proclaims CCleaner as what is being promoted but all downloads are for their product as well as the screenshots they also include CCleaner in the pages keywords metadata... To me that looks like a deception to deceive search visitors looking for CCleaner into downloading and installing and hopefully buying THEIR product and not CCleaner that they were after! As far as I am concerned that is digital fraud and links.giveawayoftheday.com should downgrade the trustworthyness rating for that site from "Unknown" to "Poor" or "Low". It is a dispicable practice!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

MikeR,
you should try free KC's zero. https://www.kcsoftwares.com/?zero
look under products...good luck wiped files are gone forever...

use veracrypt to encrypt hd or SSD.
Format: using setup or F-disk, good luck restoring encrypted files... (minimal extra writing on SSd)

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

MikeR,
If you don't like this product, you may try this other one

https://www.dogdatarecovery.com/windows-data-recovery-software/dog-data-recovery-professional/user-guide.html

... wait .... they are the same! :)

Compare the above with

https://www.doyourdata.com/guide/do-your-data-recovery-pro-user-guide.html

I'm getting a bit sick of this kind of GOTD offers. It seems there are a lot of people just cloning apps and trying to get some $ from the GOTD offer. Or it could be worse, of course.

In any case, in the future I'll refrain from installing offers from not-well-known sources. A pity for new developers.

Reply   |   Comment by oscar  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

MikeR,
Sorry, I linked another product from the same suite. Doesn't matter, all the products from both companies are clones

Reply   |   Comment by oscar  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

MikeR, I usually encrypt data that I want to wipe first that way no matter what method is used to wipe the files etc. there is absolutely no way anything can be recovered. Might seem a bit long winded but is far more secure.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Dimma, well said! Sorry, I'm not at my brightest first thing in a morning. Actually, I'm never that bright at any time of day. Thanks again for the correction.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK: well spotted. I was too short of time this morning to check the link, so kudos to you for flagging up what's really going on there.

I don't blame GOTD for being unaware of this developer's pursuit of profit by fraudulent means.

But as the evidence is so clear, I hope DoYourData and its products are never again seen on GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

MikeR,

Just to clarify, Peter Gutmann had never "disowned" his method. He simply became dismayed by the fact that people were holding it to be the "one true way" and using it on drives that had encoding technology which was not fully on the scene when he wrote his original paper. As he explains in the many epilogues to his original idea, his method is overkill for most modern (mechanical) drives. Against the data-encoding technique implemented by later drives, only a subset of the 35 passes would be needed to destroy data, while the rest would be useless. It was this blind usage and the lack of understanding of both the algorithm and drive technology which bothered Gutmann.

I've summarized the issue, but you can read everything in Guttman's own words here:
https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/secure_del.html

P.S.: For the record, I use Eraser for my deletion requirements, which is what Gutmann uses.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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