Delete Personal and Sensitive Data Safely and Definitively - ASCOMP Releases Version 5.3 for Secure Eraser

Secure Eraser 5.3

The more complex and confusing the digital world becomes, the more important it is for private users and companies to develop a clear answer to the question of how their own private or sensitive data is handled. Never before has so much data been generated, saved, sent - and at some point deleted again. Though what is formatted or deleted on a hard drive, memory card, USB stick or browser is far from gone and can easily be restored with the right tools.

What may sound practical at first becomes a problem later when an old device gives way to a newer one and is disposed of, given away or sold. To prevent private or sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, it is advisable to delete it in such a way that it is destroyed forever - irreversibly. This can easily be done with the Secure Eraser from ASCOMP Software.

Secure Eraser offers private users, as well as companies, the possibility of securely and permanently erasing files, folders, entire drives or surfing tracks. For this purpose, the software uses recognized procedures for data deletion and overwrites confidential information up to 35 times so that it cannot be restored even with special software. Although, the award-winning solution can do even more and also removes cross-references that could allow conclusions to be drawn about the former existence of the deleted files in the hard disk allocation tables.

"This means that users can be certain that private or sensitive data will not fall into the wrong hands," explains Andreas Stroebel, Managing Director of ASCOMP Software who specializes in the secure handling of data.

The data to be deleted is overwritten with random values. In addition, Secure Eraser offers the US DoD 5220.22-M E and US DoD 5220.22-M ECE standards of the US Department of Defense, the German industrial standard and the Peter Gutmann standard for selection. Upon request, all deletion processes can be recorded in detail.

With Secure Eraser 5.3, ASCOMP is now releasing a speed-optimized version which, thanks to its user-friendly interface, makes the multitude of functions and settings even clearer and makes the permanent deletion of sensitive data even easier. The software offers a contemporary and clear answer to the question of data protection and can be used in both private and professional environments.

Secure Eraser 5.3 is supported by all common Microsoft operating systems from Windows XP (both the 32- and in the 64-bit version) and can be downloaded free of charge for private use from The paid version (from 29.90 USD) is ad-free and also offers technical support.

Source: ASCOMP Software