Almost all of our hard drives contain a lot of data that can be easily traced back to us. This data may include but not be limited to personal photos, financial details, account passwords, addresses, personal and sensitive files and folders, etc. If you don’t want others to find this data or if you are selling or throwing away your hard drive, then deleting the data is a must. But the normal Delete key on your keyboard only removes the pointers that are pointing to the data, which simply means that the data deleted using the traditional method can be recovered using any capable data recovery software without much effort.
However, there will be times when you need to securely erase data on your hard drive so that it is not recoverable even with the best of data recovery software. Super Eraser is one such software that helps you securely erase your data with no traces using multiple wiping methods.
Features of Super Eraser
Wipe Individual Files and Folders: Using Super Eraser you can quickly and securely wipe select files and folders with a click or two.
Wipe Partitions and Drives: Besides erasing individual files and folders, you can also use Super Eraser to wipe entire partitions and hard drives, a helpful feature if you are selling, donating, transferring or throwing away you hard drive.
Wipe Unused or Free Space: If you’ve already deleted a bunch of data, then you might want to wipe the unused or free space so that the deleted data is not recoverable. Super Eraser makes it easy to do so.
Three Different Wiping Methods: Super Eraser has three different methods – HMG Infosec Standard5, US Army, and DoD 5220 – to securely wipe your data. You can select any wiping method you want before erasing the data.
Installation and Usage
Using Super Eraser is easy and straightforward. To start, go to the official website and download the software. Once downloaded, install it like any other Windows software.
After installing, launch the software. As you can see, the user interface is minimal and has all the options you need. The first thing you need to do is activate the software. Click on the “Activate” button appearing on the upper-right corner.
The above action will open the License Code window. Enter the license code and click on the “Activate” button to complete the procedure.
As I said before, you can wipe individual files and folders, partitions and unused space using different wiping methods or algorithms. In my case, I want to erase some files and folders. To wipe files and folders, select the option “Erase Files or Folders” appearing on the left pane.
Now, click on the “Add” button and select the appropriate option to either select files or folders.
Once you are done selecting the files and folders, this is how it looks. On the left pane you can select the wiping algorithm under the “Set Eraser Method” option. Once you are done with everything, click on the “Erase Now” button.
You might receive a warning message. Simply click on the “Continue” button to complete the procedure.
You’ve successfully wiped your confidential data irrecoverably.
Super Eraser is a simple and no-nonsense software that enables you to quickly and securely erase any and all confidential data when you need to. If you are in need of deleting data beyond recovery, then do give the software a try.
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