Free O&O SafeErase 4!

O&O SafeErase 4 is a program that allows users to securely delete data on their computers. O&O SafeErase 4’s secure deletion capabilities includes the ability to securely delete data, files, Internet browser data, Windows temprary files, partitions/hard drives, whole computers. Here is the official descroption of the program along with a list of important features (as per the developer):

When you sell, destroy or return your old computer to the leasing firm, did you know that the data on it is almost never fully deleted? Even when hard disks are formatted, anyone can take ordinary data recovery software and easily get hold of things like your customer data, construction plans or your passwords. The fact is: data deleted in Windows is easily recovered again.

So what to do? Well, with O&O SafeErase, you can securely delete individual folders as well as entire computers, using internationally recognized and recommended methods, so that it is never capable of being accessed again. Some of these techniques are being employed by the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the German Department for Security in Information Technology (BSI). That’s how safe it is.

O&O SafeErase also protects your privacy. Every time you surf the net, traces of your activities are left in the history, including sites visited and your profile. Data spies or identity thieves are masters in following these traces and assuming your identity or accessing your bank or credit card. One click with O&O SafeErase securely deletes all these traces too. The ultimate protection, made easy for you.

Important Features at a Glance

NEW: Internet Security: securely delete Browser data
NEW: Pre-defined and individual deletion profiles
NEW: Various settings for secure deletion
NEW: Detailed reports on deletion procedures
NEW: Overwriting with zeros (for very fast deletion)
NEW: Supports multi-core processors
NEW: Clear user interface showing main functions
Secure deletion of files and partitions
Secure deletion of entire computers without Boot media
Secure moving of files and directories
Six methods for securely deleting your confidential data
Complete integration in Windows Explorer

More detailed information about O&O SafeErase 4 is available via the O&O SafeErase 4 data sheet.

To get O&O SafeErase 4 for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free:

Free updates: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows 2000 and higher

Download size: 29 MB for 32-bit version and 52 MB for 64-bit version

If you do it properly you will get a confirmation message:

  • Check the inbox of the e-mail address you entered. There should be an e-mail from O&O Software ( with the subject of Your free license of O&O SafeErase 4?. In the e-mail you will find registration information for SafeErase 4:

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting O&O SafeErase 4 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

NOTE: Unless specifically stated otherwise in the article above, O&O SafeErase 4 has not been tested or reviewed by dotTech (aside from checking to make sure this promotion is valid). Please do not take this post as an endorsement/rejection or review of the program. This article is simply to inform about the availability of this program as a freebie. dotTech cannot vouch for the quality (or lack thereof) of O&O SafeErase 4.

Thanks Murphy!

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  • leo


    oops! guess I downloaded the German version by mistake! there is an English version on the website too. ;)

  • leo

    Please help! my copy of this software is in German. How can I get the English version? Thanks in advance.

  • Willy Neurauter


    Thanks for the heads up! I found it there later & moved it to my in box.

  • Tortuga

    @Willy Neurauter: Hi there

    Have you looked in your Spam folder? We rcvd ours within seconds!
    We have had several Promos from O&O, and they are a reputable company.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Wouldn’t a format (Full if you like) do the job for you ?

    PS If your CD is a Full Installer (not OEM), I would first try a Repair Install, to see if that made it livable with

  • Emrys

    Hey. I run an old, buggy XP. Can I use this to wipe the HDD and just reinstall the original CD ROM disk to have a “new” computer?

  • Willy Neurauter

    Downloaded software but have not received serial number.

  • Tortuga

    Many Thanks Ashraf.
    And as usual, everything is explained clearly :D


  • Ashraf

    @Rob (Down Under): I would love to but often times I don’t have that information; most of the time developers don’t specify if immediate registration is required. The only time I have that information is 1) For dotTech Promos where I can ask the developer or 2) The developer specifies at the promotion page. Sorry :-(.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Hi Ashraf,
    I often download programs (etc), and follow them up later –
    – If I get time (not too often)
    – Or, when I need them.
    What would be handy, if you could mention in your reviews (or ‘heads ups’), whether immediate registration is required.
    EG With this offering, can one download the program, and go to the web site to request a registration.
    When that is received, could one file it where we saved the program, and do nothing else for 6 months.
    If we find we need the program, we can install the program (for the first time ever), and follow the final steps that you mentioned ?