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Free EraserDrop Portable: easily secure-erase your data

Posted In Security, Portable apps - By Jack on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 With No Comments »

EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them so they can not be recovered. EraserDrop does away with the standard Eraser Portable interface and is packaged as a portable app so you can easily delete files on the go.


EraserDrop’s target accepts any combination of files and folders. The target can be moved about the screen by holding the LEFT SHIFT key, LEFT-CLICKING the target, and dragging. The window position is saved, but will be corrected if it goes beyond screen boundaries – ie if you move from a screen with a high resolution to one with a lower resolution.

The image for the drop target can be changed on-the-fly. Simply choose a PNG graphic you like, place it in the Dataimages directory, and select the image from the Open File dialog. The window will be sized accordingly. Transparency is supported!

Hide the target by right-clicking and choose ‘Hide’, or press the hotkey. To bring it back, click the tray icon or use the hotkey (default is unset). The hotkey can be defined from the context menu. See the readme for details.

Download Details

  • Publisher: (Erik Pilsits) and the Eraser team
  • Date updated: 2009-10-12
  • System Requirements: 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • License: Free / Open Source (GPL)
  • Source Code: Launcher (included), Eraser source
  • Link download: EraserDrop Portable (Ziddu) or EraserDrop Portable (FileServe)

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