I think it be better if Eraser showed which pass it is currently working when erasing a file.
Also one additional thing I noticed, when a file is for some reason somehow in use (in my instance it was an .iso file) Eraser doesn't inform you that is in use, it simply crashes.
I generated two containers, exactly 500 MB each, using same algorithm, same password and used 35 pass algorithm to erase both files. The difference between them was a minute. You can try it out too, it just requires Truecrypt and Eraser and File Shredder.
I noticed a difference between eraser and file shredder in the way work. I used a same file size and type (encrypted container generated by truecrypt) but eraser was a lot quicker than file shredder so i am worried that if eraser is going quicker it may not be as secure? both programs use the 35...
I got a question when it comes down to the algorithm that is used when deleting files. So i got eraser installed on my windows computer and I create a new task and select a file. how do i know which algorithm is used to delete the file? or how do i select which algorithm to use?