The mass media and the Internet are full of stories about used computers being sold with hard disk drives containing confidential data — banking account information, credit card numbers, social security data, human resource, accounting and other internal documents, or even restricted information concerning a company's board of directors!
This confidential data should not only be safeguarded according to the strict rules, but it should also be reliably and completely destroyed when needed. You know you have deleted all the financial, corporate, and personal files, and even formatted and deleted hard disk partitions — but are they really gone from the drive? The answer is NO!
Acronis® DriveCleanser® 6.0 ensures the complete destruction of data on selected partitions and/or entire disks. Acronis has a long history of supporting all Microsoft operating systems and now continues that tradition with full Microsoft Vista Support for Acronis® Drive Cleanser® 6.0!
Windows 3.1 + DOS
Windows 95 OSR 2
Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4.0 (including Server)
Windows 2000 (including Server and Advanced Server)
Windows 2003 Server
Linux (any distribution)
Features and Benefits
Microsoft Vista Support — Support for Microsoft's latest and most robust operating system to date.
Securely deletes all the data and partitions on a hard disk.
Full review of the results of hard disk wiping through built-in DiskViewer utility.
Extremely easy to use Windows XP-like wizard-driven interface.
Data Destruction Standards
Microsoft The Acronis Drive Cleanser application offers the destruction of confidential information on hard magnetic disks with the help of special algorithms.
National data destruction standards
These algorithms were designed in compliance with most known national standards:
American: DoD 5220.22-M;
American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL);
American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM);
Russian: Russian Standard, GOST P50739-95.
In addition to algorithms corresponding to national standards, Drive Cleanser® supports predefined algorithms proposed by well-known and authoritative specialists in the field of information security:
Peter Gutmann's algorithm — data is destroyed with 35 passes;
Bruce Schneier's algorithm — data is destroyed with 7 passes.
Predifinied Wiping Algorithms
Custom Wiping Algorithms
Latinchannels IX. Best Software
Acronis® products won the Best Software Award at LatinChannels IX
PC-compatible computer with Pentium processor or similar, 64 MB RAM, a mouse (recommended).