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east-tec Eraser 13.3 for Windows

by East-Tec

Avg. Rating 4.3 (75 votes)

File Details

File Size 15.5 MB
License Shareware, $29.95
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,648
Publisher East-Tec
Homepage east-tec Eraser

Publisher's Description

east-tec Eraser is a privacy protection software that helps you protect your personal data, your offline and online privacy by helping you erase all files that store evidence of your computer and Internet activities. It will help you keep your PC clean by deleting impressive amounts of unnecessary data that is stored on your computer with or without your approval, contributing in this way to improving your computerâ??s performance and security. By using east-tec Eraser as a privacy protection software in your day to day activity, your data will be safe and your offline and online privacy fully protected.

Latest Reviews

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v11.1.2 on Jul 1, 2014

One & half years later the special offer reduction from, $49.95 to $34.95 (Summer Sale Limited Time Offers expires July 31) strangely is still on, if they can't be honest & upfront about the true cost of their software that puts into doubt some of their other claims.

I stand by my original review, CCleaner will do as good a job for free, & the cost of this software is still prohibitive & expensive compared to other pay for cleaners - Also there is PrivaZer, again free or donate $10 for it.

imre31

imre31 reviewed v10.1.9 on Feb 27, 2013

Contrary to the opinion of Music4Ever, the coincidence is that I am their customer from 2009 and I saw all the improvements they did to this product, the interface being intuitive even for a beginner. More, they are very prompt each time I require any application which is not supported. Regarding the upgrade price, they have a great discount for customers who want to upgrade. Last time I contacted the support for my key, they told me they prepare a completely rebranded Eraser, I hope that it will be at least as it's now.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v10.1.9 on Feb 26, 2013

This offers nothing that CCleaner with winapp2 don't unless your really addicted to ladies sites & need to frantically hide it, there are free erasers out there also. There is so much blurb above no room for the reviews!

Reminds me of the scam 'Evidence Eliminator' from days gone by as 'Evidence' is mentioned four times in the blurb. Also very expensive @ $40 for 1 PC a year.

@imre31 - I'm sure it's no coincidence that this is your one & only review - Add to that fact your 'review' sounds very much like an advert for the program - This then leads me to the inevitable conclusion that your are part of the company (person) that produces this software. A company that IMHO also uses borderline scare tactics to get gullible people to buy it at an inflated price ~ (BTW the $39 initial cost is a special reduction from $49)

pjb

pjb reviewed v9.9.84.100 on Apr 20, 2011

Although a good app, it's annoying that they don't keep fully up-to-date and support thew latest browsers. With the dev cycle speeding up these days, this is a must. They refuse to support any browser other than released! Strange when things like firefox nightly etc don't use different paths..

pjb

pjb reviewed v9.9.0.100 on Sep 11, 2010

According to the change log it supports Firefox 4 Beta - I am running 4 beta 5 and it does not recognise it as installed! - other than that still a good app for what it does. - 1 star for no Firefox 4 beta support!

Change Log: New and updated sensitive areas in Privacy Guard: Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, Mozilla Firefox 3, Internet Explorer, Google Toolbar, DivX Plus Player, Windows Live Mail, Skype 5 Beta, MSN Messenger, avast! Home Edition and more.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.4.100 on Aug 12, 2008

Finally the got the update for Firefox 3. Better later than never!

Biggo

Biggo reviewed v8.9.3.100 on Jul 30, 2008

Still no update for Firefox 3!!!!

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.3.100 on Jul 10, 2008

The product remains good.
The support has gone down hill.
The developers need to move up a gear! They just don't seem to put an effort into def files for the latest products. To-date they still have not done anything for Firefox 3! some 23 days after release!
CCleaner developers on the other hand seem more on the ball, and even supported the cleaning of Firefox 3 well before release! - Good on their team.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.0.103 on Mar 26, 2008

Continues to improve with each build. They added some new system alert thing, which could be ok for some users, however not everyones cup of tea! At least there is a easy way to disable that feature should you decide not to use it.

I would have preferred an option to choose weather to install that component or not during the initial install.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.0 on Dec 17, 2006

I am currently using build 8.0.0.240, and have found it works really well. Apart from some cosmetic changes to the UI it seems the same as Cyberscrub - However East-Tec Eraser seems more up-to-date with the programmes that are out there, the updates are more readily accessible, and according to other reviews I have read their support seems better.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (75 votes)
Your Rating
Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v11.1.2 on Jul 1, 2014

One & half years later the special offer reduction from, $49.95 to $34.95 (Summer Sale Limited Time Offers expires July 31) strangely is still on, if they can't be honest & upfront about the true cost of their software that puts into doubt some of their other claims.

I stand by my original review, CCleaner will do as good a job for free, & the cost of this software is still prohibitive & expensive compared to other pay for cleaners - Also there is PrivaZer, again free or donate $10 for it.

imre31

imre31 reviewed v10.1.9 on Feb 27, 2013

Contrary to the opinion of Music4Ever, the coincidence is that I am their customer from 2009 and I saw all the improvements they did to this product, the interface being intuitive even for a beginner. More, they are very prompt each time I require any application which is not supported. Regarding the upgrade price, they have a great discount for customers who want to upgrade. Last time I contacted the support for my key, they told me they prepare a completely rebranded Eraser, I hope that it will be at least as it's now.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v10.1.9 on Feb 26, 2013

This offers nothing that CCleaner with winapp2 don't unless your really addicted to ladies sites & need to frantically hide it, there are free erasers out there also. There is so much blurb above no room for the reviews!

Reminds me of the scam 'Evidence Eliminator' from days gone by as 'Evidence' is mentioned four times in the blurb. Also very expensive @ $40 for 1 PC a year.

@imre31 - I'm sure it's no coincidence that this is your one & only review - Add to that fact your 'review' sounds very much like an advert for the program - This then leads me to the inevitable conclusion that your are part of the company (person) that produces this software. A company that IMHO also uses borderline scare tactics to get gullible people to buy it at an inflated price ~ (BTW the $39 initial cost is a special reduction from $49)

pjb

pjb reviewed v9.9.84.100 on Apr 20, 2011

Although a good app, it's annoying that they don't keep fully up-to-date and support thew latest browsers. With the dev cycle speeding up these days, this is a must. They refuse to support any browser other than released! Strange when things like firefox nightly etc don't use different paths..

pjb

pjb reviewed v9.9.0.100 on Sep 11, 2010

According to the change log it supports Firefox 4 Beta - I am running 4 beta 5 and it does not recognise it as installed! - other than that still a good app for what it does. - 1 star for no Firefox 4 beta support!

Change Log: New and updated sensitive areas in Privacy Guard: Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, Mozilla Firefox 3, Internet Explorer, Google Toolbar, DivX Plus Player, Windows Live Mail, Skype 5 Beta, MSN Messenger, avast! Home Edition and more.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.4.100 on Aug 12, 2008

Finally the got the update for Firefox 3. Better later than never!

Biggo

Biggo reviewed v8.9.3.100 on Jul 30, 2008

Still no update for Firefox 3!!!!

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.3.100 on Jul 10, 2008

The product remains good.
The support has gone down hill.
The developers need to move up a gear! They just don't seem to put an effort into def files for the latest products. To-date they still have not done anything for Firefox 3! some 23 days after release!
CCleaner developers on the other hand seem more on the ball, and even supported the cleaning of Firefox 3 well before release! - Good on their team.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.9.0.103 on Mar 26, 2008

Continues to improve with each build. They added some new system alert thing, which could be ok for some users, however not everyones cup of tea! At least there is a easy way to disable that feature should you decide not to use it.

I would have preferred an option to choose weather to install that component or not during the initial install.

pjb

pjb reviewed v8.0 on Dec 17, 2006

I am currently using build 8.0.0.240, and have found it works really well. Apart from some cosmetic changes to the UI it seems the same as Cyberscrub - However East-Tec Eraser seems more up-to-date with the programmes that are out there, the updates are more readily accessible, and according to other reviews I have read their support seems better.

TC17

TC17 reviewed v7.0 on Nov 11, 2005

There may be other programs that do wiping. But this is the only one that I have seen that has many different wipe methods not found in other products. Such as Russian GOST P50739-95, German VSItR, U.S. NAVSO P-5239-26, B. Schneier's algorithm, and others.

Also its the only one I know of that scrambles the file names & properties if you configure it to, which is just as important. Along with erasing the extra "slack" space.

The negative to this program is its cost, and its upgrade cost. Another negative I should mention is that its now using the stupid online activation cr*p. I've had to email them a couple of times to re-activate my copy because of reinstalling windows too many times. Its dang annoying and I hate it, but until another program comes with the same features, I have no choice.

Nogard

Nogard reviewed v7.0 on Nov 10, 2005

Nice program. But there are free things out there does the same thing. Plus the version number is wrong. The website is saying it's 2006 not 2005.

Antibuddha

Antibuddha reviewed v6.0 on Feb 3, 2005

I really like this powerful program. Aside from being a workhorse that allows the user to define wiping parameters as high as any personal use program that I've seen, it also provides the user a slider to assign the level of system resources to commit to the wiping operation. I've found that by going offline and shutting down all other active programs and running at the highest level, the engine can complete its operation in much faster time than any other wiper I've sampled. The typical browser, cache, history, etc, cleaning module is smooth and quick and easily customized.

RedBadger

RedBadger reviewed v5.5 on May 20, 2004

Guess I'm the only one to review this program. Its been 2 years since my last post here :) But wanted to say I still think this is the best program of its type. It also now supports the NTFS file system and the "Alternate Data Streams" used with NTFS, plus you can also search for the hidden Alternate Data Streams (inside the "privacy guard" option). This program is also good for clearing out your temporary files directory of all the junk that takes up space that never seems to get deleted... even the locked files which it erases upon reboot.

RedBadger

RedBadger reviewed v3.5 on Jun 18, 2002

I have tried several of these types of eraser programs and decided this one is the best of the bunch. It is also the EXACT same program as the one called Cyberscrub, only this one is $10 cheaper. Not sure why they are exactly the same, but one is sold in the U.S., and this one is sold in another country, which might explain it. But they are the same in every way, exactly. I would have purchased the software called Window Washer, but after testing, it doesn't correctly wipe files like it should (the program called "Window Washer" claims 10 wipes, but in reality its actually wiping at 2 or 3 wipes... I timed it compared to other wipe programs). This program here has a MUCH better wipe feature to it, and scrambles the file names and attributes.

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