- “Instant Erase”: Selecting files over the context menu prompts a mini-dialog from where deletion can immediately take place
- Permanent deletion of files, folders, Memory cards and USB sticks
- Delete an entire computer, no boot medium necessary
- Delete internet traces and temporary program files
- Six methods to permanently delete confidential data
- Detailed reports as proof of deletion
- Analysis tool to search for unsafe deleted files
- Adapted deletion method for SSDs (TRIM)
- Enhanced report and activity management
- .Net Framework 4.6.1
- Supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Vista
Important Features at a Glance
All files, settings, applications and the operating system are deleted so that a recovery even with the best file recovery software is impossible. You can delete an entire computer including the system partition without boot media. After restarting the system the deletion process begins automatically. Should an SSD not support TRIM, then the data is overwritten with zeros to avoid wear effects.
New and enhanced functions
In addition to many minor enhancements, O&O SafeErase includes an analytical tool that scans your computer for temporary and unsafely deleted files. With just a few clicks, you can clean your computer so that data thieves never have a chance to recover old files for possible misuse. SSDs can also be detected, and deletions made on them will be done using TRIM commands that spare resources. Advanced and improved management of reports and deletion lists make using O&O SafeErase even more convenient.
When surfing the Internet, your browser usually stores Internet files unnoticed on your hard drive. These files can provide information about websites you’ve visited or the passwords you’ve entered. It makes no difference whether it involves cookies, data entered on forms, or browsing history – O&O SafeErase lists all the information saved for each browser you use, and you can then delete them individually or together. Once deleted, nobody will be able to detect your Internet traces and your online accounts are protected from data thieves or hackers. Version 11 supports Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, as well as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
Deleting your entire computer
Deleting the entire computer allows you to permanently delete all confidential files before you dispose of, sell, or give your computer away. All files, settings, applications and the operating system itself are deleted so that a file recovery is impossible. You can be sure that nobody will ever restore your confidential information and misuse it, protecting yourself against identity theft. With O&O SafeErase you can even delete your entire computer without a start medium (e.g. a Boot CD).
Six deletion methods for maximum security
O&O SafeErase allows you to choose from among six different deletion methods. The methods of deletion differ in the number of runs and the type of overwriting process. These methods ensure maximum security, whatever your requirements. In addition to standardized deletion methods of the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) you can also select a complex mathematical method (the Gutmann method), which complies with the highest security levels. In this scientifically approved method of data deletion, corresponding areas of the hard disk are overwritten 35 times using precisely defined rules along with fixed and random values. In this way, O&O SafeErase exceeds even the requirements of the DoD and the BSI. Quick deletion can also be made by just overwriting data with zeros.