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The Ultimate Data
Sanitization Security Tool

Hardwipe is a slick on-demand data sanitizer for Windows Desktop with a user interface that is both beautiful and a dream to use.

Use Hardwipe to permanently erase data on disk and portable storage media, thus ensuring that discarded, but sensitive, information can never be recovered by someone else.

V5 Technology Preview

You can now download a preview of the next major release of Hardwipe, version 5, planned for 2015.

Hardwipe can not only wipe drives and USB media, but can also sanitize the Windows Recycle Bin, overwrite selected files and folders, and clean unused drive space of unwanted remnant data. Furthermore, you can run Hardwipe as a standard-alone application, or use its convenient "right-click" context menus from within the Windows File Explorer.

It also provides overwrite verification, audit logging, and supports all major sanitization schemes, including:

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Softpedia Editor's Rating: 4.5/5

"A simple and efficient cleaning application that can both wipe files and clean system drives from your computer in just a few simple steps." - Full Review

Hardwipe is free for individual use. A professional upgrade is also available.


Hardwipe Screenshot

Right-click Context Menus from Windows Explorer

Hardwipe lets you wipe:

  • Physical Devices
  • Logical Volumes
  • Files & Folders (inc. sub-trees)
  • Windows Recycler Bins
  • Free Drive Space

Features also include:

  • Explorer "right-click" context menus
  • Overwrite verification
  • Visual audit log of sanitization tasks
  • Background mode for lengthy tasks
  • Automatic computer shutdown on task completion
  • Multilingual support with additional language packs

Use Hardwipe whenever delete absolutely must mean delete!