Permanent Eraser

Developer: Edenwaith

Current Version: 2.7.3

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 1.5 MB - Download


When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times.

Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method. This utility overwrites your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing before Permanent Eraser finally unlinks it from the system. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.


Release Notes:

- Fixed the issue where an earlier version of Permanent Eraser did not work on macOS Sierra and later.
- Fixed default Preferences for new users.
- Minor UI fixes.
- Updated German localization.
- Updated Help files.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.5.3
Review by thobst

Works Better than Finder Empty Trash - Had been using "Secure Empty Trash" within finder for a long time now and found it to be slow and difficult to use. Permanent Eraser is faster, easier to use, and works great with an Automater iCal event to run it on a daily basis. Thanks for a great app and I would recommend this to anyone (and have).

Found helpful by 13 out of 17 people
Version 2.5.3
Review by Warranted review

Doesn’t work anymore - Has not worked since I updated to sierra. Was always my favorite app for getting rid of everything, but I’m still waiting for an update!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.7.3
Review by TIALKN

FOR THE $$, BEST! - Beest quality app, as of 1/31/18, for the price of “FREE". #BLESSUP

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people