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Giveaway of the day — TS DataWiper 2.0

Certified, Safe Data Eraser Software.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 96 (87%) 14 (13%) 43 comments

TS DataWiper 2.0 was available as a giveaway on March 8, 2020!

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Don’t let your sensitive data fall into the wrong hands! TS DataWiper offers military & government data erasure standards to ensure securely and permanently erasing your data, beyond the scope of data recovery.
Destroy Sensitive Data
Permanently erase data before you sell, donate, abandon or dispose your old computer, hard drive, digital device, etc.
Prevent Data Recovery
100% erase your data with certified data erasure standards, leaving no chance for data recovery or deleted file recovery.
Fix Logical Errors
Fix errors on your hard drive or storage device by rebuilding file system, formatting/wiping the hard drive or device.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; English

Publisher:

TogetherShare Software

Homepage:

https://www.togethershare.com/data-eraser/datawiper-for-windows.html

File Size:

14.7 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime, no updates

Price:

$19.95

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#18

Will not activate. It shows a message about possible counterfeited software

Reply   |   Comment by sm  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#24

can't activate this app,
it says "activation failed. you may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

Reply   |   Comment by abdurachman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

This is the error message when putting in the reg key - Activation Failed - You may be a victim of Software Counterfeiting ???

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

I have the same problem of activation failure like other people here. Is there a way to get around this problem of activation? We need help.

Reply   |   Comment by R S Chan  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

Bench grinder. That is all. if you NEED it wiped that's your go to.

The cost of a new HDD is infinitesimal compared with the cost to your butt of sharing a cell with Bubba for the next thirty years.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#20

On the home page, just after Why Choose TS Data Wiper, it says "DTS DataWiper offers 100 safe, effective data erasure standards to help you securely, easily and permanently erase data depending on your needs." I can only see 5 data erasure standards listed.

The certified part may be a bit overstated. There is a lack of evidence that this software is certified by an independent body. If certified is referring to the algorithms used, where is this certification at least for the Gutmann methodology? A paper was written but where is the certification (whatever that means)?

The user guide states "The licence code can be transferred to your new computer". So, there doesn't appear to be a bootable cd/usb option.

I am uncomfortable. Perhaps some attention by the vendor to the advertising verbiage would clear up some of the fog and potential misunderstandings.

Reply   |   Comment by Perspicacious  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

activation failed...You may be a victim of software counterfeiting..BS garbage!

Reply   |   Comment by ok  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

"Certified, Safe Data Eraser Software."

Ha. What is "certified"? Certification source? Methodology?

Reply   |   Comment by Chelsa Turner  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Chelsa Turner, Also in what way is it safe? Does it mean it will not erase any data so all data is safe from being erased? Or it only erases safe data and no risky classified data... I guess it is just a meaningless ambiguous marketing statement.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

i cant register program, error key !!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by fernando sanchez  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

Mine installs but will not run in 64 bit Win 10. It sends a message to MS

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Atwell  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Erasing content securely from a disk drive really hammers the disk. It requires many overwrites in each sector. That's usually OK for a mechanical drive in good shape, but I am concerned that that kind of activity on an SSD could significantly shorten the life of the drive. You should be sure you really need to kill that data.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Tester, with modern hard drive recording techiques it only requires a single overwrite on magnetic media to demonstrably securely remove all traces of previous data from the drives platter. Even when FM and MFM and RLL reocrding methods were used the paper describing a hypothetical method for recovery of previously recorded data beneath over written magentic patterns remains hypothetical and has never been peer reviewed demonstrated by any lab in the world. Modern perpendicular recording techniques have rendered even hypothetical lab recovery techniques as not even hypothetical but purely fictional/fantasy story lines in CSI or NCIS and not in any real world investigation.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, you did not address my primary concern - about SSDs. Are you saying one pass is all your software needs to accomplish a truly secure deletion on an SSD?
Previously, most government specs call for multiple rewrites of sectors on all types of drives, and most packages that I have require multiple passes to assure complete data destruction.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tester, I believe I did address your concern regarding SSD erasure by stating it requires filling up the drives logical sector allocations plus re-overwrite at least the same again with the over provisioning size to cater to forcing the erasure of the storage allocated to over provisioning which is used for write wear leveling when there is no other unallocated storage left. It is NOT the overwriting that erases the SSD but the pre-erase operation that must be done on any Flash memory cell before it can be written to again.

In the past when MFM and RLL hard drive storage was still in use Guttmans paper on hypothetical techniques to read data under previous writes was taken as a significant risk even though no one had done it in a peer reviewable experiment. But since hard drive recording densities have increased by magnitudes over that which Guttman was addressing Guttmans fear mongering paper that was never demonstrated in reality has long since been disregarded by all nation state security labs.

See first bit of section 2.4 of NIST document https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-88r1.pdf

You can evaluate the possibility of any fragments of data stored in remapped bad sectors that are not user accessible by evaluating the SMART reallocation count events... if the number of events experienced by the drive is zero (which it normally is) then no user addressed sector contents have ever been remapped to/from spare space.

That document is a bit vague on solid state storage not addressing any of the technicalities of non-wear leveled flash media or wear leveled flash media or TRIM use and misuses and it does mention that when one relies upon Secure Erase drive command one has to blindly trust the manufacturer/firmware developer has implimented it properly and will sanitise all regions that could have contained copies of user data.

The SSD erasure method I described *should* give you the most likely sanitation as long as one does not TRIM delete content before completing the over filling of the SSD. NOTE TRIM is NOT implimented in any USB2.0/3.0/3.1 SATA bridge caddy. As no mehanisim exists to translate USB mass storage commands to manufacturer and device specific TRIM commands.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tester, Oh sorry I confused this thread with another similar one that did ask about SSD and I did answer that one which would have answered your query too. The method I described in that other comment thread and in the imediate prior reply to this would only add 1 to the cell erasure count of each erase-block on the SSD FLash memory chips plus one more for the end TRIM prompted erase. Since even QLC flash memory can tolerate at least 500 erase cycles per cell it will reduce the life of the SSD by 0.4% IF you do it as described. After completing the procedure descibed make sure the SSD is on a directly connected local hard drive data bus like a real SATA port or NVMe socket so when the filling files or partitons are made then deleted to force TRIMming the logical sectors to formally deallocate them and queue them for the final erasure of every flash memory block.

Apologies about merging the two comment threads in my mind!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Thanks about the GOTD Offer! :)

Installation went normal and the Registration Key works!

When having issues like disappearing GUI/UI:
Uninstall it, Restart (preferably first Safe Mode and than Normal Mode), do a Registry and System File Check (look online about it and write/print it and/or use another device to use, preferably with an Internet connection.
Restart after checking it all (preferably into Safe Mode first and than Normal Mode).
Than Install the program again (or the version that can be downloaded at the GOTD Offering firm) and see what happens, after a Normal Restart.

Check if Create a Restore Point is active, Google: How to see if Restore Points are Created Win ??
My OS was some how set to NO, or it just didn't do that. Did check and fixed it.

When having a System Utility software, you might have the option to do a System Check by that program.
However, it might be better to use Windows to check. Maybe both.

Some questions to think about:
A lot installed?
Did this occur earlier?
Any system hang once in a while, or happened once?
And a lot more question when possible and write errors down.
This way you will have a list to go on, when trying to fix it.

Good Luck & Have Lots Fun, Enjoy! :)

PS: Have a happy work week & weekend! :)

Reply   |   Comment by USER  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

USER,

Windows 10 x64 Pro is the OS that's installed.

Reply   |   Comment by USER  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

USER,

Very Important:

After Restart the first time and after each Uninstall and Restart of the software, do a Registry & File System Check.
Google: How to do a FSC Win ???, or How to do a File System Check Step by Step Win ???
Make sure you have it all to support you, when you can't use the computer, just to be sure.
Use another computer if you like, like a mobile phone or whatever and/or write/print it out.

Forgot about it! :(

Reply   |   Comment by USER  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#12

You can't go wrong with BleachBit

Reply   |   Comment by HRC  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

HRC, I bet you can if you make it erase the wrong file by mistake... oops!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

With the comms allready put Up, I'll pass om this one.
I have used Eraser, from Heidi computer, for years.
It has, different Eraser opputunities. I use The Gutmann(35passes), which had never let me down.

Reply   |   Comment by daddy cool  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

daddy cool, why oh why would you use Gutmann 35 passes method? I recomend you do some research on what the hypothetical purpose of the Gutmann 35 passes erasure method was... You can be assured that a single overwrite of plain zeros is more than sufficient to prevent all nation-state labs from recovering previously recorded data on any magnetic hard drive.
If you are paranoid you can try overwrite with zeros then a pass of pseudo-random sequence then clone a copies of all the windows system32 folders worth of DLL's over the free space and then delete them. But 35 passes using Gutmann patterns on a single hard drive of known recording method is pointless and takes so long and wastes so much power...
Even old MFM and FM and RLL drives. Gutmans original paper was not even a theoretical paper but a hypothetical paper that has NEVER been peer review demonstrated as possible with any production hard drive technology. It has a chance of being possible with single density flopy drives of yester-century but not on any modern hard drive tech at all.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

So . . . . . . . If Activation is failing how is it that we have such a high Approval Rating??? Something isn't making sense here!!!

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#9

I've used similar software, KillDisk (free), to wipe a 4TB HDD that Windows 10 was preventing me to format. Worked well.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

The program starts (GUI comes up), then it just disappears. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Earwood  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Michael Earwood, Operating system? You realize there's a DEP fix for Windows 7 & 10 don't you? I'm not saying that's the issue but I've fixed many a program because of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Michael Earwood,

Oeps, the Comment #9 was meant as a response to this Comment!

Just look up & Enjoy! :)

Reply   |   Comment by USER  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#7

I gather that since this program so far has a 95% thumbs-up and no commentary that it actually does what it says and is as strong at wiping drives as it claims?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Rob, it also could be company trolls trying to boost the credibility of GotD's daily offering...which happens a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Bugs  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Rob, or it could be those that have had a bad experience are put off by the reason for user vote thumb down and don't bother or choose a reason that does not count in the public tally of user votes! Not all User Voters comment and not all commentors User Vote. and apparently magnitudes more participants neither User Vote or comment ever, if the participation stats are to be believed, like when there is a fixed number of license codes distributed by email by GAOTD themselves.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

I entered the key correctly and activated it and the message "Activation failed. You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Please contact technical support via email [...]"

Reply   |   Comment by Krzysztof  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

This is the error message when putting in the reg key - Activation Failed - You may be a victim of Software Counterfeiting ???

Reply   |   Comment by Mort  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#4

the given registration key couldn't be use for registration.
Activation Failed.

Reply   |   Comment by Muhammad  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

It keeps on saying `Activation failed`

Reply   |   Comment by Friedrich van der Wart  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#2

This is a nice offer, BUT... how can you produce data wiping software without a component to completely wipe the system drive, meaning the entire drive including the OS? There should be a bootable tool --- written to cd or usb --- that allows wiping the entire system disk without removing the disk and mounting it to a separate computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Fred,

That's one Option.
However, they could create a Temporairly Master/Active HDD/SSD to complete the Complete HDD/SSD Wipe.
It's possible to have the system restart and do it all. The only thing why the HDD/SSD is present, is to be Wiped. It can be set to give it a Drive Letter, when formatted or not too, HDD/SSD Drive Check & Fix, and so much more.

If they would, they could create it that way, that it will do it all and ask if you like to start an OS (Where to find (when needed), or by a Live distribution by USB/DVD (portable mediums) or whatever), or to Install an OS & Where and Much More if they like.

So..

Enjoy the GOTD! :)

Reply   |   Comment by USER  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#1

Can they rally wipe SSD , with its sector remapping where nothing is ever stored in the same place?

Reply   |   Comment by AR  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

AR,

There are a couple of 3rd party tools that claim to, but your best hope IMHO is to use whatever utility is provided by the SSD manufacturer & hope that it really works -- tests have shown not always depending on brand/model.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

AR, Technically yes it is possible to securely wipe an SSD if it supports the built in ATA Secure Erase command. In order to securely overwrite all SSD memory sells all you need to do technically is overwrite the entire logical drives public sector count plus an additional overwrite of whatever that drives over-provisioning is forcing the firmware to use all the over provisioning spare memory cells... then TRIM the entire public logical sectors. It will reduce the number of available erase cycles significanlty but not enough to break anything as should increments each memory block erase count by at most 2 where even the most fragile QLC tech can support over 500 erase cycles per memory erasable memory block. Assuming the firmware does not suffer from rampant write multiplication like some badly designed DRAM-less SSD controllers do.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Right. over-provisioning is only for the capacity, not the write spreading algorithm. Otherwise, simply filling the drive with random files would have been enough.
As for ATA SE command, not all drives implement it as they should:
https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/62253/what-is-the-difference-between-ata-secure-erase-and-security-erase-how-can-i-en

Reply   |   Comment by AR  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

AR, Over provisioning is to allow wear leveling even when the advertised capacity has been written to in it's entirety. Which is why you must write the full capacity plus the over provisoning capacity then TRIM the lot to be sure. While the reminant data that may remain in the over provisioned memory blocks it is not readable by the stock firmware and is not readable once the block is electrically erased, but if the memory block is just queued for electrical erasure it is possible to take the FLASH EEPROM chips from the SSD board and attach them to a dedicated controllers board with diagnostic/forensic firmware which could read any remaining data in normally unreadable over provisioning memory cells queued for but not yet erased.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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