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2NOTE: This version uses a new installer system. You MUST remove
3ALL EARLIER VERSIONS before installing this Beta. When installing
4an earlier stable build, UNINSTALL the Beta first.
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7Eraser 5.85 Beta 2 (Oct 12th 2007)
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9
10CONTENTS
111. LEGAL
12   1.1. Copyright
13   1.2. License agreement and Disclaimer
14   1.3. Digital signature
152. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
16   2.1. Libraries
173. HOW TO INSTALL & UNINSTALL
18   3.1. Before installing
19   3.2. Installing
20   3.3. Help?
21   3.4. Uninstalling
224. DESCRIPTION
235. AUTHOR
24   5.1. Web site
25
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271. LEGAL
28
29   1.1. Copyright
30
31        Eraser Copyright © 2007 by the Eraser Project. All rights
32        reserved.
33        Eraser Copyright © 2002-2006 by Garrett Trant. All rights
34        reserved.
35        Eraser Copyright © 1997-2002 by Sami Tolvanen. All rights
36        reserved.
37
38        By using this software you accept all the terms and
39        conditions of the license agreement and disclaimer
40        below.
41
42        All registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in
43        this document are the property of their respective
44        holders.
45
46   1.2. License agreement and Disclaimer
47
48        This program is free software; you can redistribute it
49        and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
50        Public License as published by the Free Software
51        Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
52        option) any later version.
53
54        This program is distributed in the hope that it will be
55        useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
56        implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
57        PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
58        for more details.
59
60      1.2.1 GNU General Public License
61            The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) is attached
62            in the file COPYING.txt
63
64   1.3. Digital signature
65
66        The setup program is signed with Pretty Good Privacy
67        (PGP) (public key available at web site) for verifying
68        the authenticity. The signature file should be included
69        with the archive. This file has the extension '.asc'.
70
71        If you did not receive a separate digital signature file
72        with this archive, download the official binary
73        distribution at the home page (see section 5.1).
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762. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
77
78   This version of Eraser runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0,
79   2000, XP and all editions of Vista. Windows XP x64 and all
80   64-bit SKUs of Vista can also be used (using the 64-bit
81   version)
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843. HOW TO INSTALL & UNINSTALL
85
86   3.1. Before installing
87
88        Be sure to uninstall any previous version of Eraser
89        before installing.
90
91        If the setup program asks you to reboot Windows after
92        installation, you must do that before running Eraser.
93
94   3.2. Installing
95
96        EraserSetup.exe is a self-extracting executable containing the
97        program files.
98
99        Run EraserSetup.exe to install Eraser. The setup program will
100        extract the files and copy them to a desired location.
101
102   3.3. Help?
103
104        After installing, you can open the help file (in the
105        Eraser directory) by double-clicking the ERASER.HLP
106        file.
107
108        You can also get answers to some frequently asked
109        questions and read a step-by-step installation
110        instructions at Eraser home page (see section 5.1).
111
112   3.4. Uninstalling
113
114        You can uninstall Eraser normally via Control Panel,
115        Add/Remove Programs. You should not remove the files
116        manually because the settings in the registry would not
117        be removed.
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1204. DESCRIPTION
121
122   Eraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to
123   completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by
124   overwriting it several times with carefully selected
125   patterns.
126
127   You can drag and drop files and folders to the on-demand
128   eraser, use the convenient Explorer shell extension or use
129   the integrated scheduler to program overwriting of unused
130   disk space or, for example, browser cache files to happen
131   regularly, at night, during your lunch break, at weekends or
132   whenever you like.
133
134   The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter
135   Gutmann's paper "Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and
136   Solid-State Memory" and they are selected to effectively
137   remove the magnetic remnants from the hard disk making it
138   impossible to recover the data.
139
140   Other methods include the one defined in the National
141   Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US
142   Department of Defense and overwriting with pseudo-random data
143   up to one hundred times.
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1465. AUTHOR
147   
148   The new maintainer of this product is the Eraser Project.
149   For more information visit
150   http://sourceforge.net/projects/eraser
151 
152   Sami Tolvanen, the original author of this software is a
153   student in the university of technology in Finland. For
154   more information,visit his home page at
155   http://www.tolvanen.com/sami/.
156
157   5.1. Web site
158
159        You can download the latest version of Eraser and the
160        required libraries at the Eraser SourceForge page.
161
162        http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=37015
163
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