Eraser is a Free, secure data removal tool for Windows, licensed under GPL. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Eraser works with any drive that works with Windows and is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
[advt]It erases residue from deleted files, MFT & MFT-resident files (for NTFS volumes) and Directory Indices (for FAT). It is a powerful and flexible scheduler. Also it erases files, folders and their previously deleted counterparts.
Why Eraser ?
Most of you have stored sensitive info like passwords, personal information, classified documents from work, financial records etc, in your system. Sometimes you may suspect that there’s a breach / unauthorized access in your system and to safeguard your info, you will ‘delete’ them from your system.
You think that when you ‘delete’, the data is gone and you are safe. But the case is different, when you delete, the OS removes only the reference to that file, not the data! The data will still remain in the disk! Someone with better knowledge and a good recovery tool can easily recover that ‘deleted’ data!
Now what? Terrified? No need to worry. That’s what secure data removal tools are designed for. Among them, Eraser is free, has a light and simple user interface, so that you can remove your data easily and safely.