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Eraser 5.2 for Windows 9x, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP is now available
for download at:
Changes since version 5.1:
o New cryptographically strong pseudorandom number generator.
o Added support for NTFS alternate (named) data streams.
o Added an option to always hide the taskbar tray icon.
o Information bar in the main application is not visible by
default anymore, the selected view is shown in title bar.
o Fixed a conflict with Windows 2000 Local Security Policy
editor when enabling clearing of paging file.
o Fixed a problem clearing file names from folders that had a
dot in their names (FAT partitions).
o Fixed a problem with erasing cluster tips on Windows ME if
System Restore was disabled.
o Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
For a detailed description of changes, see the source code release.
Eraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to completely
remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several
times with carefully selected patterns.
You can drag and drop files and folders to the On-Demand eraser, use
the convenient Explorer shell extension or use the integrated
scheduler to program overwriting of unused disk space or, for
example, browser cache files to happen regularly, at night, during
your lunch break, at weekends or whenever you like.
The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper
"Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory" and
they are selected to effectively remove the magnetic remnants from
the hard disk.
Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial
Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defense and
overwriting with pseudorandom data. You can also define your own
ON THE WEB
See Eraser home page at http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/ for
installation instructions and more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Read the FAQ at http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/faq.shtml before
The source code for Eraser 5.2 is available under GNU General
Public License and can be downloaded at the home page.
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