FileWing Shredder 2015i

FileWing Shredder 2015i

Reviewed by Pete Daniel on - Version tested: 1.0s
  • Size

    4.61 MB
  • License

    Freeware
  • OS

    Windows
  • Price

    $0.00
  • Developer

    Abelssoft
  • Updated

    23 Apr 2017
  • Downloads

    1,722 (17 last week)
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"100% safely and irreversibly removes files."

Overview

FileWing Shredder is a file removal utility that can ensure all files are deleted in a way that they cannot be un-deleted later by a data recovery utility tool.

The software doesn't just have one method to delete files securely. No no. It includes a number of different sophisticated algorithms which it can use to ensure that file data is overwritten in a way that it cannot be recovered.

The number of times that the location where file data was previously located is overwritten can be chosen from one time to 35 times. The number of times the data space is overwritten can improve the security of the deletion process however it adds additional time to each file deletion action which should be noted before beginning the process.

The software comes in several versions. The Pro version includes the option to completely format available space on a storage device including both traditional platter-based hard drives and USB flash drives too.

Both folder and files can be selected for deletion. This saved time needing to grab only files from a single folder at a time to add to this file shredding utility.

Installation

The software required 9.2 MB of available space to complete the setup package. The installation completed without any difficulties.

There was no adware, toolbars, malware or spyware included with the setup program.

FileWing Shredder requires Windows OS.

Interface

The blue-hued interface is nicely laid out and easy to understand. It is uncomplicated and doesn't confuse the user with extensive menus or complicated options.

There is a step by step process shown in a breadcrumb-type guidance at the top of the interface. Therefore, for the user is prompted to add folders and files, then they'll be moved to the deletion algorithm that they wish to use with this deletion process, and lastly a summary will confirm the deletion action that has been completed.

A nice interface that is suitable for people who have different levels of Windows knowledge.

Pros

  • Secure file shredding utility
  • Choose the type of overwriting algorithm used
  • Overwrite files between 1 and 35 times
  • Attractive interface

Cons

None

Alternatives

File Shredder is a freeware option for securely deleting unwanted files before discarding them completely. It can also shred free drive space. More similar software include BCWipeO&O SafeEraseDriveScrubber.

Conclusion

FileWing Shredder is a good file shredding option for users who want multiple algorithm choices for shredding files and overwriting data.

Requirements: .NET Framework 4.0

What's new in this version: Optimized Performance, Windows 10 Support, Available in Portuguese

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested FileWing Shredder on 23 Apr 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
FileWing Shredder Antivirus Report

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