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Thanks for the heads up Hazel, and for the link login.

 

I've never used this application, but in case I ever need to, now is definitely the time to get a reliable version.

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Thank you for the warning.

 

Eraser version 5.84 32 bit has worked here (Win XP home) w/ no problems for quite a while. This version still available at: http://www.onlyfreewares.com/Utilities/Enc...rity/Eraser.php

I stayed at version 5.7 after 5.8 trashed my OS and they failed to do any kind of investigation when I posted about it on their forum.

 

Incidentally that message has also been posted, and replied to, on the Eraser forum itself:

 

http://bbs.heidi.ie/viewtopic.php?t=4302&a...&highlight=

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I have used only version 5.7. I have wiped unused space with it a couple times and haven't noticed any problems after doing so.

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just got the new one try it one time so now? not work to good said not did the free space. may be I go back. :unsure::unsure: ver 5.86

 

I take it off wipe one note pad & lockup PC next PC not Boot 4 hours to fix, I dont need it nill for the FBI to see.post-16440-1208421560_thumb.png

 

all I need is CCleaner

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just got the new one try it one time so now? not work to good said not did the free space. may be I go back. :unsure::unsure:

You really shouldn't jeopardize your system integrity with a software that's just been taken over by an unknown entity, especially after reading some of his replies in that other forum I would avoid it. Maybe later on his coding may perhaps become trusted, etc. There's other freeware floating about that can wipe the freespace of HDD's.

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There's other freeware floating about that can wipe the freespace of HDD's.

Or just stick to an older version. I've stuck with version 5.7 after briefly trying 5.8 a few months after it came out and finding it buggy and any software that trashes my OS doesn't get a second chance.

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any software that trashes my OS doesn't get a second chance.

I remember when you posted about that, and like you I also wouldn't use a software that destroyed my Windows installation.

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Have used Eraser for a number of years and for the most part without problems.  My last clean however indicated that Systems Restore or Volume Shadow "may have" not allowed Eraser to complete the job.  Can't find anywhere on the Eraser website where I can get an answer to this and if in fact Systems Restore should be turned off prior to using Eraser. Any ideas??

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Well, you could post on the Eraser forum. This is a nigh-on ten year old thread on another manufacturer's forum that, to be blunt, really has no relevance to your problem.

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