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DoYourData Super Eraser 5.5 (Windows and Mac) Giveaway
$19.50
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Giveaway of the day — DoYourData Super Eraser 5.5 (Windows and Mac)

Erase data from hard drive or storage media permanently.
$19.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 40 (63%) 24 (37%) 31 comments

DoYourData Super Eraser 5.5 (Windows and Mac) was available as a giveaway on December 22, 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:

19.0 MB

Price:

$19.50

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#11

Not sure how useful this is not being portable.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Simple, painless, smooth download, installation, and registration as per the instructions in the ReadMe file. Nice interface. Looks good! I know I can use this! Thanks so much, GAOTD and DoYourData!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

It would be better if there was an option to just overwrite the file header, and it's size in MFT, afterall, not everyone needs a top notch security solution.

Reply   |   Comment by fijorube@khtyler.com  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

fijorube@khtyler.com, that is an option in some erasing programs just wipes the first kilobyte of the chosen files... works only on some file types... any zip compressed data with multiple files can be mostly recovered since they include a "central directory" that is in fact at the end of the archive and is normally used by most unzip tools since it is so much quicker to parse the entries in that compact location than seeking through the individual component files zip headers one at a time. Another option is called top and tail erasing where the first and last cluster in each file to be erased is over written as well as the directory entries file name.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

is there software out there that will super erase data from previously deleted areas??

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ron, Yes, it can help you wipe free disk space to permanently erase already deleted data.

Reply   |   Comment by DoYourData  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ron, "super" erase is just a marketing gimmick to try and differenetiate this product from the other similar or better erase products at less or no cost out there... and yes any such eraser should have the option to erase free space, they should also be able to erase cluster tips too. Eraser from https://eraser.heidi.ie/ will do that and much more for free.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ron,

I use eraser. It's free, has a dozen different erase methods, and can 'erase' the blank space on any disk. (re-write over blank space).

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Can it be installed on a flash drive for portable use?
I want to be able to run it from a plug-in flashdrive to erase the hard drive of the computer that it is plugged into.
Please let us know.

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

Bob,

It sometimes makes sense to run an app from a bootable USB drive, e.g. today's GOTD, DoYourData Super Eraser, but it seems like most often the app in question is not portable, often because of where it stores activation data. One potential solution is to create a Windows To Go USB drive, which is really just a copy of win10 plus the files needed for it to boot. You can create one using rufus & a win10 ISO -- Enterprise & I *think* Edu versions won't try to activate if that matters to you -- win10 will for the most part run fine unactivated. And since it's a regular copy of Windows, you can install & activate software like DoYourData Super Eraser.

rufus[.]ie/en_IE.html

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#6

Is DoYourData Super Eraser portable? Can it be run from a flash drive?

Reply   |   Comment by MP  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

MP, I am so sorry that it is not portable. We hope improve in next versions.

Reply   |   Comment by DoYourData  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DoYourData, I made a portable for myself, using Cameyo.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DoYourData, would you mind telling us in what way this eraser program is a "Super Eraser"?

Does it by default simultaniously erase Alternative Data Streams associated with a target file being erased?

Does it impliment the Security Erase prepare/unit ATA/ATAPI command ?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I've never seen a purpose for this type of software. If I want to toss out anything with a HDD, I take out the drive and destroy it. If I want to sell or give away anything with a HDD, I format it and re-install OS.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)

jj juice, if you give or sell me your old computer, with a formatted drive and re-installed OS, I can recover almost all your old data with any of the many giveaways we have seen here. Or with the free Recuva.

Formatted does NOT wipe the original data. It only 'tells' your computer it can overwrite all existing data.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

little ricky, you might de amazed.

Many formats, like .pdf and .doc have a characteristic header that can be found. And from there ...

I remember long, long ago I used to replace the two bytes in the header of an encrypted WordPerfect file to make unwanted de-encryption more difficult.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

little ricky, When files are deleted from your computer/disk formatted, you are simply deleting the directory listing for the particular file. Even thou it is no longer "visible", the data remains on the disk and isn't permanently removed until it's overwritten with new data. Just re-installing an OS only over writes the area previously used by the OS. Other data remains. The only real way to actually wipe a drive so nothing can be recovered is a complete overwrite of the complete drive, usually consisting of all zeros, except the 511th and 512th byte..those are left with the code that allows the BIOS of an MBR system to recognize the drive is ok to write to. Or take a hammer and nail to it and completely destroy the platters inside.
UEFI and GPT systems are a bit more difficult, but again, unless the complete drive is over written, old data that isn't part of the O/S could be recovered with advanced methods. I had an old drive here that I did a complete format on, but decided to check it

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

little ricky, who told you that? rebuilding a maliciously erased MBR is not that difficult and even not bothering to rebuild it but using a partition data recovery tool should scan a drives logical surface for partition signatures and glean the partition parameters from each partion it finds and offer the contents for saving to another drive... or use of a simple deep scan and just find known file header structures and depending upon algorithm used recover the data with varying degrees of success.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Disregard my previous comment. Program that refused install was a different program from a different giveaway site..Lol.

Reply   |   Comment by Duane  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#3

Click to install?
Clicked as instructed.
Message comes up '' Installation path invalid''.
I was not given any option to enter installation path?
Consequently program refuses to install?

Reply   |   Comment by Duane  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Duane, I usually have to pause my anti virus to install this site. works. for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Gb  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gb, Whenever there is a giveaway for both Apple and Windows, the setup.exe for Windows is not encrypted an running it will not trigger your AV into reacting on a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

OK....my usual question on this forum.....is this 6-month license? a one year license or a lifetime license? Updates and technical support included? Is this better than Glary Utilities or Macrorit Data Wiper, both of which have been offered here on the GAOD page?

Reply   |   Comment by HellsBells  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

HellsBells,
After you have successfully registeredthe software, please do not register it again or reinstall it,
otherwise the registered version would be turned into a trial.

You have to install and activate it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.

Terms and conditions

Please note that the software you download and install
during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

I'bve installed the software but it's only a trial version. How do I activate the full version?

Reply   |   Comment by John Saunders  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Sorry! Found the number in the text file so I now have the full version and it looks good.

Reply   |   Comment by John Saunders  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
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