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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%) 32 comments

DoYourData Super Eraser 5.5 (Windows and Mac) was available as a giveaway on December 22, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.95
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Detect and remove stubborn malware!

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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#12

Not sure how useful this is not being portable.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

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  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I’ve been using CCleaner for years to do a good Guttman method overwrite occasionally. Only on magnetic drives. SSD’s, all you have to do is run TRIM.
Barts Nuke Disc was the OG when it came to overwriting everything up to Windows 7. I’m not sure it works in 8/8.1 or 10. But if you can load it from CD by changing your boot order in the BIOS, then that’s what I’d recommend.
Thanks GOTD, but I will pass on this one too.

Is there any chance we will get a HEX editor before the new year? Hope so, as I’ve been using this site every day since the 90’s and it’s at its worst I’ve ever seen it.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Richard Sebire, Technically TRIM use for secure data erasure is not garanteed to be secure since its implimentation in firmware is entirely manufacture specific and often when a clusters worth of flash memory cells are TRIMed they are NOT erased but are queued for erasure at some point in the future and reads just return null sectors until a new write is made to that logical cluster and a fresh collection of flash memory cells are allocated to that logical cluster and the write is performed. Such queued for erase flash memory cells would still be readable by removing the flash memory chips and hooking them up to a controller chip with forensic examination firmware. I believe there is a secure device erase extended ATAPI command that works better on SSDs than magnetic media because the time taken to erase SSD chips is so much faster than erasing the surface of magnetic media since there is no bulk erase hardware on magnetic media but there is on most SSD memory chips.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Richard Sebire, the 35 pass Peter Gutmann method has long been recanted by Guttman himself as pointless for modern drives, it was only a hypothetical sequence of patterns that probabilistically would erase all know magnetic drive recording technologies at the time. To this day none of the hypothetical techniques he described to recover previously overwritten data has ever been publically acknowledged to have ever worked to recover any data at all on modern hard drives!

Current best practice advice with modern much higher density data recording technologies like perpendicular recording it is universally accepted that a single overwrite with zeros is more than sufficient to prevent data recovery and use of pseudo random data patterns is a waste of computation resources, in fact using multiple passes is a waste of time and if one is performing both passes before moving on to the next logical sector you are making the overwrite less effective as it will take at least twice as long to erase the entire surface... If you frequently need to sanitise magnetic media the far better option is a bulk eraser device called a degausser and remove all traces of magentic information on al the platters of a magnetic hard drive in one go. Dariks Boot and Nuke (DBAN) which is what you are calling "Barts Nuke Disc" will only work on systems whos controllers can be configured to emulate generic IDE interfaces and maybe certain SCSI controllers but it is unlikely to work on modern hardware that requires machine specific drivers before windows will install. If that means you have to put the drive in a USB caddy that will reduce the write speed significantly. As far as I am aware DBAN USB driver technology does not use USB3.0 SuperSpeed or SuperSpeed+ compatible drivers so will restrict the write speed very significantly.

If you need a powerful but free HEX editor try looking for HxD editor
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ I have a commercial Hex editor or two installed but invaribly end up choosing HxD for my binary file and disc and memory operations for its rapid startup and uncluttered GUI. I have even used it to remove watermarks from demo versions of software.

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

Richard Sebire,

You are so right on all accounts.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#8

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

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#6

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

Reply   |   Comment by MP  –  8 months 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  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months 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  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
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