Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
When you delete a file, the operating system does not really remove the file from the disk; it only removes the reference of the file from the file system table. The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible to recover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface.
There are several problems in secure file removal, mostly caused by the use of write cache, construction of the hard disk and the use of data encoding. These problems have been taken into consideration when Eraser was designed, and because of this intuitive design and a simple user interface, you can safely and easily erase private data from your hard drive.
- Fixed documentation errors when adding new tasks
- Fixed fatal errors when erasing files which the current user do not have access to
- Fixed updater with the change in server
- Fixed bug in monthly schedules
- Implementation suggestion by Jackjack that the title of balloon tips should be "Task Completed" and not "Task Executed" for clarity
- Document working around UAC to erase unused disk space.
- Fixed bug in scheduler where tasks will only be run once per Eraser start up even if the schedule should have been triggered
- Fixed memory leak when the Unlocker feature was enabled.
- Fixed some cases where file unlocking would still not allow a file to be unlocked for erasure.
- Fixed a situation where by a task would be initiated from the Explorer context menu and when Eraser was not running. Under some situations, the task will run but the UI will not reflect that.
- Fixed a crash when using the Unlocker code from Windows Vista.