Download Secure Delete - Best Software & Apps

  • CleanMyMac X

    4.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    All-in-One Software Utility to Clean Macintosh Computers

    6
    402 votes
    • PROS: A clear and logical user interface, The ability to free up massive amounts of hard drive space, Built-in virus scanners and speed tests, Many utilities can be modified to suit personal preferences
    • CONS: One of the most expensive hard drive maintenance bundles, Does not detect duplicate files within a system, Certain types of malware might not be eliminated, May not detect certain files which take up only a small amount of memory
  • Registry Mechanic

    2011

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Fix Windows Registry and improve other system areas

    8
    421 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface design, easy to use, Thoroughly documented, Varied array of tools
    • CONS: Disappointing trial limitation, "Windows tools" are actually system built-in tools
  • Advanced System Optimizer

    3.1.648.8773

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Clean, optimize and personalize your PC

    7
    242 votes
    • PROS: Packed with tools, Allows you to customize the look of Windows, Optimizes your PC on a number of different levels, Targets and lists problem files
    • CONS: Tweaking and optimizing take a while to complete, Can slow down PC while running in background
  • CleanMyPC

    1.8.11.1175

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful, attractive and highly customizable cleaning suite

    5
    77 votes
    • PROS: Highly customizable, Quick cleaning, Gives you status readings, Speeds-up your PC
    • CONS: Cleaning function should be used with care
  • Eraser

    6.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Fully erase data from your hardrive

    7
    66 votes
    • PROS: Effective and deep deletion, Schedule automatic tasks, Simple once you know how!
    • CONS: Not instinctive, Big deletions can use lots of system resources
  • DBAN

    (Darik's Boot and Nuke) Beta 2.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software package to automatically erase hard drives

    8
    62 votes
    • PROS: Arguably one of the most effective ways to permanently erase data from a hard drive., The execution of this software will not be interrupted by other programs.
    • CONS: There is no way to retrieve accidentally deleted data., The actual deletion process can sometimes require days.
  • File Shredder

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Delete unwanted files beyond recovery

    7
    76 votes
    • WipeFile

      2.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Erase files and folders permanently

      8
      24 votes
      • PROS: Powerful yet easy to use, Embedded with Windows Explorer, File filters for folder wiping, 14 wiping methods available
      • CONS: No documentation in English
    • Hardwipe

      (64bits) 5.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Delete files permanently

      8
      164 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Good options, Can delete data from the context menu
      • CONS: Use with care
    • Secure Eraser

      5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Securely and permanently delete files

      6
      48 votes
      • Secure delete

        3.1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Delete private files forever from your Android device

        5
        8 votes
        • PROS: Safely deletes images, Supports folder deletion
        • CONS: Poor user interface
      • Wipe

        2013.58

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Safely remove all computer usage tracks

        7
        41 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Features a special algorithm for secure deletion, Creates logs after the work is done
        • CONS: Doesn't show actual files that is about to wipe, You can't filter files
      • Lavasoft File Shredder

        7.7.0.2

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Leave no trace of your files with secure delete

        6
        10 votes
        • Steganos Privacy Suite

          17.0.2.

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Comprehensive security suite to ensure your privacy

          8
          139 votes
          • PROS: Includes a varied selection of tools, Easy to use interface, Also works with USB memory devices
          • CONS: Takes time to learn advanced features
        • DriveScrubber

          3.5.5

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Securely erase data from your hard drive

          7
          12 votes
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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          117.0.2.1398.5Windows
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          320114217.5Windows
          43.1.648.87732427.2Windows
          54.3.14026.2Mac
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