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  1. Joel

    Eraser Strong Name compromise

    It has come to my attention that a cryptographic key used to sign the binaries which Eraser is built with (nightly builds) was leaked and stored on a publicly-available source repository for a few months prior my discovery. For the majority of users using Eraser and only using official releases...
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    [v6] Eraser Quick Walkthrough

    HowToAnswer has recently done a short article on the basic usage of Eraser. If you really want to dive right in without reading the manual, this would be it. A slightly longer version dealing with more questions and concepts has been contributed by David.
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    Eraser 6.0.10.2620 released!

    Hello, I'm happy to announce the immediate release of Eraser 6.0.10. Eraser 6.0.10 has got a few stability bugs fixed. You are highly encouraged to upgrade to this version. Read the full announcement and download it from there. Joel
  4. Joel

    Read-only Forum: Visit SourceForge page

    Hello, As you've probably already noticed, the forum here has been marked read-only. The developer of DBAN hasn't visited this forum for almost 5 years and the level of support we can provide for DBAN is limited. As such, it would be best that questions relating to DBAN be asked on the...
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    Testing Eraser Builds

    A wiki article is being set up by DavidHB and myself in the Trac Wiki. Please contribute to the test regime, if you have constructive ideas.
  6. Joel

    Server Migration

    I will be migrating the Eraser servers to one new consolidated server over the next few days. The first service to be affected is Trac, one that's settled, I will move the Eraser website proper, then lastly the forum will be moved. Moving the forum is expected to take approximately 1 day. The...
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    Eraser 6.0.9.2343 released!

    Hello, I'm happy to announce the immediate release of Eraser 6.0.9. Eraser 6.0.9 has got a few usability and stability bugs fixed. You are highly encouraged to upgrade to this version. Read the full announcement and download it from there. Joel
  8. Joel

    Eraser's Bugs

    Hello, It's been a while since I've managed to work on the Eraser codebase. In this period of time we had a server compromise resulting in Trac being taken offline. I expect to be able to work on Eraser almost on a full-time basis in Sept and Oct for a period of about 1 or 2 weeks. As time is...
  9. Joel

    Server Compromise

    Dear Users, We were informed by our ISP at around 1100hrs GMT+1 today that we had a server compromise. Details of which are unclear, however what we do know is that 13 GB of data was leaked from the Eraser Windows server (hosting the Eraser website) and that the Linux server (which hosts this...
  10. Joel

    Eraser 6.0.8.2273 Released

    Hello, I'm happy to announce the release of Eraser 6.0.8. Eraser 6.0.8 has been updated with many of usability and stability bugs fixed. You are highly encouraged to upgrade to this version. Read the full announcement and download it from there. Joel
  11. Joel

    [v6] Eraser Architecture and Design decisions

    The purpose of this post Eraser is an open source project. It is therefore appropriate that the programming team should explain to users the reasons for a number of the design decisions that lie behind the complete re-write of the application which was undertaken for Eraser 6, and also respond...
  12. Joel

    Eraser complains about Recycle Bin Files with access denied

    You seem to get a problem - error erasing file X and that file is from the recycle bin. You check the recycle bin and see nothing. What do you do? The first thing to do is to run Eraser as an administrator and re-run the Erase. That should resolve most cases of this issue. If that does not...
  13. Joel

    [v6] Why are there no progress dialogs?

    Some of you have wondered: Why is it that v6 does not come with progress dialogs? Short answer: we do. It's just hidden. In your Eraser Scheduler, you can double click on a task while it is running to display the progress dialog. This will present the familiar progress dialog that v5 had, with...
  14. Joel

    Can't run free space wipe

    http://bbs.heidi.ie/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5309.
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    Eraser 6.0.7.1893 released

    Hello, I'm happy to announce the release of Eraser 6.0.7. Eraser 6.0.7 has been updated with much user feedback and with plenty of usability and stability bugs fixed. You are highly encouraged to upgrade to this version. Read the full announcement and download it from there. Joel
  16. Joel

    [v6] Why do I have reduced Free Space After Using Eraser?

    If you have used the wipe free space option in Eraser and subsequently noticed that your "free space" has dramatically reduced then delete the folder which contains a randomly-named name, containing random filenames (quite a few dozen) with most of them either <1KB or all of a constant size in...
  17. Joel

    Problems to erase unused disk space

    You need to exit the running instance of Eraser (in the tray) before you run the new instance as an administrator.
  18. Joel

    Eraser 6.0.6.1376 (stable) Released

    Hello, I'm glad to announce the release of Eraser 6 stable. Eraser 6 has been released after being under 2 years of development. Eraser 6 sports a completely revamped user interface, and Windows XP/Vista/7 support out of the box. Read the full announcement and download it from there. Joel
  19. Joel

    Eraser 5.8.8 Released

    Hello all, I'm pleased to announce that Eraser 5.8.8 is released. This release is mainly meant to fix the disk corruption which results from running a first/last 2KB erase on a sparse file as well as to fix the context menu causing Explorer to hang when installed with certain software which...
  20. Joel

    Eraser Nightly Builds available!

    Hello, I'm sure some of you beta testers will like to use the latest versions of Eraser which are fresh out of SVN either for feature testing or for bug fixes. You now can, at http://eraser.heidi.ie/download.php. If you so choose to use the nightly builds, please join the Beta Testers group and...
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