ascomp-secure-eraser-feature-image

ASCOMP Secure Eraser Overview & Giveaway

ascomp-file-shredder-thumb

ASCOMP Secure Eraser Pro

Winners Announced!

 

This contest has now expired. Winners will be notified by email.

Congratulations to the Winners and Thank You to everyone who participated!

ASCOMP has generously offered five (5) licenses for their Secure Eraser Pro software to five lucky Dave’s Computer Tips (DCT) readers. Each license is currently valued at $29.90 (US).

There is a free version available for personal use only, but the Pro version removes ads and allows for tech support and multiple business licenses. Read on to learn more about the features of this flexible product.

System Requirements

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.x (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Secure Eraser Professional

ascomp-secure-eraser-box-shotSecure Eraser uses the most renowned method of data disposal and overwrites sensitive information in such a sure way that it can never be retrieved – even with specialized software. Our multiple award-winning solutions for definitively destroying data also eliminate any cross-references that could leave traces of deleted files in the allocation table of your hard drive.

This easy-to-use Windows software will overwrite sensitive data even up to 35 times – regardless of whether they are files, folders, drives, recycle bin or traces of surfing. You can also delete files that have already been deleted, but this time for good.

Secure Eraser not only overwrites using random data, it offers the approved US Dod 5220.22-ME and U.S. DoD 5220.22-MECE standards from the US Department of Defense, the German industrial standard and the Peter Gutmann standard. All deletions are logged in details upon request. ~ ASCOMP

Overview

Secure Eraser includes a local help file in HTML format. It is well laid out and easy to understand. I much prefer this to having an online help system where you must be connected to the Internet to get immediate help if you need it.

Secure Eraser adds an entry to your Context menu for easy access to the program.

ascomp-context-menu-entry

Secure Eraser Features

ascomp-contest-image

Secure Eraser includes the various types of file/folder deletion that you would expect from software in this genre. It also includes a Registry Cleaner and a System Cleaner. Anyone who has followed my articles over the years knows that I do not support Registry Cleaners too strongly. I believe the risks outweigh the potential benefits. The System Cleaner included in this package is a simple, straightforward tool. A more dedicated cleaner such as CCleaner or PrivaZer might be a better choice as it will give you many more options and features. However, it is a nice addition and has been included if you choose to use it.

Note: DCT ran a CCleaner to PrivaZer comparison article a while back and you can read it at CCleaner vs PrivaZer – Which is more effective?

A search on DCT for PrivaZer will bring up several articles on the subject.

All in all, I would say that Secure Eraser is a complete solution for those who have the need or desire to truly and fully delete the contents of their drives.

How to Enter the Contest

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win Secure Eraser Pro. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and valid email address in the spaces provided below, then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and/or Facebook. Each of these will add an additional entry for you thus increasing your odds of winning!

Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but is encouraged.

Competition Rules:

  • To enter, simply submit your name and a Valid eMail address. Your address will not be shared outside this site
  • You must submit a VALID eMail address. We need to contact the Winner, so disposable eMail addresses will not be eligible
  • Shortly after the contest ends, the winner(s) will be chosen at random
  • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
  • The winner(s) will be notified by eMail at the eMail address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid email address that you check regularly
  • Winner(s) must claim their license within five (5) days. After the five (5) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at DCT’s sole discretion
  • Entrants agree to allow DCT to communicate with them via email using the address provided when entering the contest

Good luck to everyone!!

7 thoughts on “ASCOMP Secure Eraser Overview & Giveaway”

  1. Hi Richard,
    I received an email saying I was one the the winners for Secure Eraser Professional. I tried to reply to the email twice but am getting messages saying the email could not be delivered.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Brad

  2. I tried to replay again with the same error:
    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    richard.pedersen@davescomputertips.com
    host davescomputertips.com [67.202.70.109]
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO::
    550-“JunkMail rejected – se5j-lax1.servconfig.com [173.231.200.197]:34113 is in
    550 an RBL: Error: open resolver; https://www.spamhaus.org/returnc/pub/172.70.125.39

    1. The problem is definitely a configuration issue on our end. We will fix this ASAP.

      Try using a different email address to send your reply.

      Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience,
      Richard

  3. Hi Richard,
    I have tried a couple of different email addresses, the other one hosted by my domain holder failed also. I have also tried sending from my old sbcglobal.net email address but I could no do a direct reply with that one.
    Thanks,
    Brad

    1. Hi Brad,

      I received your email from the sbcglobal address and have sent your license there.

      In the future, you might consider using that address to enter our giveaway contests. For some reason, that we still haven’t figured out, our email system is choking on that baysailor address.

      Thank you,
      Richard

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top

WHY NOT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER?

Get great content like this delivered to your inbox!

It's free, convenient, and delivered right to your inbox! We do not spam and we will not share your address. Period!