Hardwipe 5.1.4

  • Last update: 19 Mar 2016
  • License: Freeware
  • Size: 8.66MB
  • Downloads: 8467

Hardwipe is a tool designed to take care of your privacy.

You certainly had files you whished nobody can see, but even if you delete them, they can be recovered by specialized software and people.

Hardwipe takes care of this issue and using 6 different algorithms (Zero Overwrite, Random Overwrite, GOST R, DOD, Schneier, Gutmann), will overwrite your files or drives in such a way that no one will ever be able to recover anything.

You can wipe files, drives, Recycle Bin or even empty space in case your files have been already deleted some time ago.

Hardwipe provides several speed options for you, but whatever you choose the process won’t be so fast as it should be very thorough and efficient.

You can run this tool as an Administrator if you don’t have the proper rights and you can set it to auto-shut down the computer at the end.

What's New in Hardwipe 5.1.4 :

- The portable edition is now available in both 64 and 32 variants.
- Additionally, command line only downloads are available. These can be found on the Portable Edition page.
- Added command line option to input license key via the command line. Previously, this could only be done using the GUI.
- Internal changes to the overwriting engine to reduce the occurance of "access denied" errors. Windows sometimes locks files during the wiping process. While, ultimately, the behaviour of Windows cannot be controlled, this change should really help things.
- Portable variants of Hardwipe Commander now log to its local "hw-log" directory by default, although this can be overriden with a command option.
- The command line option "log-user" has been deprecated. Hardwipe Commander now logs this information by default, and the option will be ignored.
- If the file renaming process (part of file removal) fails after overwriting the file, this is now explicitly logged with a new error description. Previously, it would have been reported that procedure simply failed.
- The command line utility now displays the bus architecture (i.e. 32 or 64-bit) with the version information command.

Related downloads:

· Disk Wipe: securely erases the contents of a disk replacing it with random data or leaving the drive completely blank.
· Unlocker: unlocks in-use files, allowing functions to be performed on theme.

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