Eraser is a secure data removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns.

The program is free software, which means that everyone has access to the source code, the freedom to study it, make modifications, and even distribute modified versions of their own. This freedom has made Eraser one of the most trustworthy and popular security tools for Windows.

As I said in my announcement in November, I have moved on to other projects and version 5.3 is the last release of the program I will make. Thanks to the GNU General Public License, other developers will be able to continue the work without me.

New maintainer

Garrett Trant has taken over the main branch, and will continue maintaining the program. You can find more information from his web site.

Documentation and support

I no longer provide technical support for Eraser. If you have a question not answered in the help file or the Frequently Asked Questions, please post a message on the support forum.