Shred Agent 1.2 for Windows

by AKS-Labs

Avg. Rating 2.7 (3 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.1 MB
License Shareware, $60.00
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 125
Publisher AKS-Labs
Homepage Shred Agent

Publisher's Description

Shred Agent is a file shredder utility that makes deletion secure and prevents information leakages. Shred Agent was designed to replace in-secure file deletion with secure file wiping. It works in background and can see all files that are deleted, including temporary and cached files.

Latest Reviews

jahamaville

jahamaville reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

Pros:
Nice idea for a shredding program. It runs in the background and automatically shreds files as they're deleted. Pretty fast and light on resources.

Cons:
The program costs $70 (FileForum has the wrong price). Quite expensive for such a simple idea, and an interface made for Windows 98.
NTFS is a complicated file system, and there are lots of ways for leaks to happen which this program doesn't pick up. Leaks can be caused by defragmenters, compressed files, and simply resizing files, and possibly other ways I don't know of.
By default, the program writes to a log file, a big NO for privacy. There's no way to prevent it from listing the files it shreds in the main window. No option to disable the tray icon.

This program still needs a lot of work before I would consider purchasing it.

The_Blinded

The_Blinded reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

There are a lot of free softwares that do the same and maybe better.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

This sounds like a nice utility, and is certainly a nice idea, but $60 is insane. mst RealDelete is similar for half the price.

I know of NO freeware titles that do what Shred Agent does, which is to continually monitor ALL deleted files, and securely delete them. It doesn't just shred selected files on demand, which is what Captain Assumption above seems to think ("blinded" indeed).

Avg. Rating 2.7 (3 votes)
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jahamaville

jahamaville reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

Pros:
Nice idea for a shredding program. It runs in the background and automatically shreds files as they're deleted. Pretty fast and light on resources.

Cons:
The program costs $70 (FileForum has the wrong price). Quite expensive for such a simple idea, and an interface made for Windows 98.
NTFS is a complicated file system, and there are lots of ways for leaks to happen which this program doesn't pick up. Leaks can be caused by defragmenters, compressed files, and simply resizing files, and possibly other ways I don't know of.
By default, the program writes to a log file, a big NO for privacy. There's no way to prevent it from listing the files it shreds in the main window. No option to disable the tray icon.

This program still needs a lot of work before I would consider purchasing it.

The_Blinded

The_Blinded reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

There are a lot of free softwares that do the same and maybe better.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.2 on Sep 19, 2008

This sounds like a nice utility, and is certainly a nice idea, but $60 is insane. mst RealDelete is similar for half the price.

I know of NO freeware titles that do what Shred Agent does, which is to continually monitor ALL deleted files, and securely delete them. It doesn't just shred selected files on demand, which is what Captain Assumption above seems to think ("blinded" indeed).

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