[Release] Eraser 5.8 --> 2006-04-19

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[Release] Eraser 5.8 --> 2006-04-19

Post by Aserone » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:45 am

Eraser is a great security utility (I love it!) to really remove data from harddisks so it can't be restored, ever.

The addon is Completely uninstallable.

It installs with the shellext option enabled, ex: "Erase Recycle bin" on right mouse click (on the recycle bin).

I've turned off the Scheduler autostart. Fixing the original installers reg entries wich were wrong to begin with (a real pain!). :rolleyes:

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Eraser v5.8
LINK: Foxy_Eraser_5.8_Addon
MD5: F17B86A93DC3C7913AA7BBE00273CB81
SIZE: 2189 KB
Builddate: 2006-04-14
Description: Eraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from hard drives by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Language: English
Version: 5.8
License: Open Source (GNU GPL)
Release Date: 2006-04-10
Website: http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
Project Site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eraser/
Installs to: "%PROGRAMFILES%\Security\Eraser"
Shortcut: "Start Menu\Security\Eraser"
Shortcut: "Start Menu\Security\Eraser Verify"
Shortcut: "Start Menu\Security\Create Nuke Boot Disk"
Op System: Windows 2000, XP & 2003

Your first thought may be that when you 'delete' the file, the data is gone. Not quite, 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. Before the file is overwritten, anyone can easily retrieve it with a disk maintenance or an undelete utility.

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.

*It works with any drive including IDE, SCSI and RAID. Also CD-RW's.
*Uses the Guttmann (Default), Pseudorandom Data and US DoD 5220-22.M methods.
*Erases Files and Folders.
*Erases Files/Folders that were only previously 'deleted'.
*Erases all hard drives using 'Darik's Boot and Nuke' method.
*Erases Index.dat on Reboot
*Erases Encrypted Files and Drives.
*Erases FreeSpace on 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS.
*Erases contents of the Recycle Bin.
*Erases Compressed Files and Drives.
*Erases Network Files, Floppy Disks, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW.
*Erases Windows Temporary Files.
*Erases Internet Cookies.
*Erases Paging (swap) file.
*Erases Internet Cache.
*Appears as an 'Erase' option on the Context Menu of Windows Explorer and Recycle Bin.
*Comes with an Eraser Scheduler that allows you to create user-defined tasks.
*Defeats File Recovery software applications Hardware tools.
*Supports FAT32 and NTFS Files Systems.
*Eraser is easy to use and comes with a dedicated support network.


I've stripped the default "INNO uninstall" which only works correctly if %SystemRoot%=c:\ (or were it was originally installed). I've really tried to overcome this issue hexediting unins000.dat, but that didn't work with enviromental variables. The second try was to uninstall from inf with either "advpack.dll" or "syssetup.dll" and both do work flawlessly for what it's supposed to do (erasing files and reg entries, even cleaner than INNO ;)).

If anyone know how to edit INNO unins000.dat files please let me know!

Using Mrs Peel's excellent layout with her permission (thanks!).

Have fun all!

[Edit 2006/04/14] - Fixed autostart. Nothing else.
[Edit 2006/04/20] - RyanVM hosting (thanks!)
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Post by maveric73ph » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:19 am

aserone, been using this very useful addon for some time now. any updates btw? i think its currently v5.82

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Post by SymSpaceT » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:26 am

Thanks for the addon!

(Updates will be welcome)


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Post by ccl0 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:51 pm

why are you bumping all these old addons? if they haven't been updated in over a year the chances are they are discontinued

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Post by SymSpaceT » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:21 pm

Actually, I was looking at the big list of various addons then picked what I found useful and followed the link. Didn't really pay attention to the dates.



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Post by mutedchild » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:42 am

Eraser 6.0.8 is out...thank you..

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