Secure Deletion tools are tools that completely delete the item that the user requests to be deleted.
Why don't operating systems do this by default?
Programs of Special Note
- Aiko SecuWipe
- Secure data deletion for Windows Mobile PDAs, Smartphones and Windows CE handhelds. Wipes contacts, email, SMS, free space, files and folders.
- Offers several patterns for wiping data, wipe multiple types of media at one time USB, ATA, SCSI, CF and more.
- CyberScrub cyberCide
- This program securely erases all data from drives or partitions.
- CyberScrub Privacy Suite
- This program securely erases selected data, wipes free space, powerful scheduling capabilities.
- CyberScrub Compliance Suite
- Network-based program securely erases selected data, wipes free space, powerful scheduling and log file reporting capabilities. Ideal for enforcing document life-cycle and data retention policies. Ensures compliance with HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, FACTA, Gramm Leach Bliley and more
- Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
- This is a bootable disk that securely wipes any hard disk it can detect.
- Offers several patterns for wiping data including Peter Gutmann's and the US DoD 5200.28-STD standard.
- http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ linux version of GNU shred
- http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/coreutils.htm Win32 version of GNU shred
- Part of GNU coreutils.
- Lenovo SDD
- AB Commander
- Windows file manager that offers the "secure delete" option for files and folders: