OW Shredder 6.45      

Size:  1.05MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2019-02-12

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OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Downloads:   7487

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Reviewed on June 17, 2015

If you know that deleting files from your computer does not necessarily keep them away from prying eyes, then you will understand the importance of shredding files so they cannot be retrieved. OW Shredder is a simple application that uses advanced technology to permanently erase data, including all drive traces. You can use it to erase a whole drive or even "free" disk space.  

When you delete data from your hard drive, your system simply makes the space it had occupied available for writing. If nothing has been written on that space, the data still exists and can be retrieved using appropriate tools. This is why you should consider erasing the apparently free space for better security. OW Shredder writes random data to ensure your erased data can never be retrieved.


The free application features four tabs labeled Control, Tools, Settings and About respectively, which calls for no further explanation. The Control tab gives you access to File/Folder Eraser, Full Drive Eraser and Drive Trace Remover. You only need to drag and drop a file, folder or drive to the relevant section on the application window and then click the Erase All button.


The application does not support batch processing. When you drag and drop more than one item, it will only process the last item you select.


The Tools tab gives you several tools you can use to fine-tune your computer, including Disk Analyzer, Cluster Analyzer, Disk Stats, System Recovery, Autostart Manager, MFT Trace Eraser and File Unlocker.


The Settings tab allows you to make several configurations, such as the shedding algorithm, cluster mode, theme and language. You may also choose to erase event logging and integrate desktop widget. You may likewise add erase and unlock buttons to the context menu in addition to enabling auto-cleaning of the recycle bin.


On the top section of the user interface, the application displays the name of your operating system, CPU, size of RAM and its chipset family.


OW Shredder is a lightweight and portable application that requires minimal system resources. When you launch the executable file, it creates a settings.dat file in the same folder where it resides.


Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

Software Product Description

Free secure eraser to completely remove data from your hard drive.