Eraser 5.8.8 Released

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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 also inserts a context menu item.

Read the full announcement and download it from there.

My apologies, but the build uploaded on the 15th of December 2009 was with a wrong version of the Visual C++ redistributables.

If you wish to maintain using the downloaded copy, you may, but you will need to install the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 ATL Security Update runtimes appropriate for your platform (x86 or x64, for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows respectively). Alternatively, you may download the version re-posted on SourceForge today (16 December 2009 at 8:20PM +800GMT). The new file hashes are:

MD5: 9d84e8184413495257abeeba44cccd81
SHA-1: c83260be472af4cdf18a31de293f9b0cd1494548
RIPEMD-160: 772f72acfd807407ba36bc275a40fcd0684f3022
SHA-256: a03578a6b28aff267f20a87755696a91a1d5b923e815b2989e4afcc8915cc357
SHA-512: 12f3a76886d8217d47d51926247ec12a58d1ff66a7d76f0496297850a171d5f22be89cf421d6d63c3f01ae9fc30e31857fa5b344bbcc783e1c2b5e83a7e052cb
Whirlpool: 997962f5a454f3a8e1c439569b90170eaf8c824a2e6a63c594290d57f5947cb013e9215ed7bf58c695f898e63f6f3a6e3b6aad17ca452d1f8c9afc6c40509eb1

Sorry for the confusion!
With the release of Eraser 6.0.7 the Eraser 5.x branch has been retired. No active development on this branch will continue. Support for this line of releases also ceases. See the announcement at for the details.
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