Top 5 Best Windows Secure File Deletion Software

by Ramesh Natarajan on July 1, 2011

Are you looking for free and effective secure file deletion software to delete your files permanently? We have tried and tested several deletion software and based on our experience and reviews, here are the Top 5 Windows Secure file deletion software that you can use to delete your files permanently.

1. CCleaner

This is one of best file shredders available that thoroughly cleans several places where possible data are still stored. It erases data where you would normally find it difficult to locate and erase on your own. It also erases traces of your online activities and contains a featured-packed registry cleaner that runs really fast and doesn’t contain spyware or adware.

2. Eraser

Eraser is one of the popular free and secure file deletion soft wares for windows. It is designed to delete files permanently from your disk and allows you to totally eradicate all the sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it multiple times. This software will also prevent any attempt of retrieval with the use of disk maintenance and undelete utility. Eraser also comes with a flexible and customizable scheduler to ensure that your system memory is overwritten from time to time to avoid data thefts.

3. Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN)

Darik’s Boot and Nuke is a boot disk that that securely deletes any contents of any hard disk. It is ideal for bulk or emergency data destruction as it can automatically wipe away the contents of any detected hard disk without a trace. This is the ultimate shredder.

4. File Shredder

This is also a reliable source of secure file deletion that will completely erase files from your hard drive. It has a user-friendly interface that even the most novice will understand. It has the functionality to let you browse and choose which files you want deleted. You can also choose 5 options for shredding algorithms and it performs its tasks very quickly.

5. Prevent Restore

Prevent restore comes with a wizard that will make installation a breeze. It also ensures permanent deletion of files that can no longer be restored unless the space marked by windows is not overwritten.


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Peter Freeman August 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I have to take you to task for a comment made about CCleaner : Piriform, who developed it, do *not* try to foist toolbars or anything else onto you during the download process from their site. If you got CCleaner from another site – CNet for instance – then it’s that site which is to blame. Piriform play fair, you don’t get unwanted programs tacked onto your download.

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