Free East-Tec Eraser 2010!

Software Description

Seeing as dotTech has featured East-Tec Eraser 2008 and East-Tec Eraser 2009 in the past, I am sure most dotTechies don’t need an introduction to East-Tec Eraser 2010. However, for the benefit of those that don’t know, the following is how I describe East-Tec Eraser:

[…]East-Tec Eraser is a program that allows you to securely delete files, data and user activity from your computer. You see usually when you delete something on your computer, it is not truly “deleted” in the sense that there are ways for the data to be retrieved. East-Tec Eraser allows you to delete files/data/user activity using secure erasing methods that make it near impossible for others to retrieve what you deleted.

The best way I would describe East-Tec Eraser is CCleaner + Heidi’s Eraser into one program. With East-Tec Eraser not only can you securely delete individual files and folders but you can also protect your privacy by securely deleting your Windows (applications/programs, email, P2P, etc.) data and Internet (almost all browsers are supported – including Chrome and Opera) activity. To help you with the former task, East-Tec Eraser has an easy to use interface where you can add multiple files and folders at once to delete; you also have the ability to add entries in your right click context menu. To help you with the later task, East-Tec Eraser has a built in application detector that will detect all the possible applications that it can erase the activity history from automatically; if East-Tec Eraser does not find a particular application that you use, you have the ability to add custom programs (by designating files, folders or registry entries) to delete the history from.

East-Tec Eraser boasts the ability to erase anything using methods from a normal erase to a Gutmann wipe (35 pass) and everything in between, including methods that match and surpass US Department of Defense 5220.22-M standards. Heck if you don’t like any pre-configured secure erasing methods you have the ability to create/define your own also (if you custom created method to securely erase files/data becomes popular and you become rich and famous, I expect royalties).

Additionally, you can use East-Tec to securely erase files/data/user activity that you previously deleted or use the built in disk wiper to securely wipe any hard drives (internal or external – including USB/flash drives) or select partitions.[…]

I don’t know the specific details about what has changed since East-Tec Eraser 2009 (v9.5) and the new East-Tec Eraser 2010 (v9.9).

dotTech Advice

I have been a user of East-Tec Eraser since East-Tec Eraser 2008 and I recommend it in a heartbeat. While I don’t use East-Tec Eraser’s privacy cleaning capabilities – I leave that to CCleaner – I use East-Tec Eraser’s secure deletion capabilities regularly and they work great. Sparing everyone the boring details, if you are looking for a secure deleting program, you should grab East-Tec Eraser 2010.

Freebie Details

To get East-Tec Eraser 2010 for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free: v9.9 (“2010”)

Free updates: No

Supported OS: Supported OS: Windows Vista, XP, Server 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98.

Windows 7 is not officially supported in East-Tec Eraser 2010 but it seems to work just fine on Win7.

Download size: 7.7 MB

Giveaway time-frame: This giveaway is open until January 15, 2011

  • After you have registered, check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from EAST Technologies Support ( with the subject of Confirmation required for your Softpedia registration of East-Tec Eraser 2010. In the e-mail there will be a confirmation link you need to follow:

  • Once you follow the confirmation link, you need to confirm you want to get East-Tec Eraser 2010:

  • After clicking on GET FREE KEY, your registration details will be displayed for you right on the screen:

  • Download and install East-Tec Eraser 2010; then register it by doing the following:

Make sure you close the Risk Monitor and Scheduler before registering as the directions say otherwise the registration will be reset next time you restart your computer.

  • Enjoy!

If you have any trouble getting East-Tec Eraser 2010 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks Troll!

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  • giovanni

    Of course I forgot to mention that this FREEBIE is given away in association with DOWNLOADCREW:

    So hurry up before this great offer is over!!

  • giovanni

    Grab a FREE KEY LICENSE of EAST-Tec ERASER 2011 here:

    And if you love excellent FREEWARE as much as I do, have a look at this amazing tool:


  • internetexplorer

    Apparently this is supposed to be a six-month license, but I cannot find any confirmation of that by checking the info displayed in the program itself, so does anyone know if it locks up in six months?

  • @indianacarnie: Thank you for your kind words. We like to help when we can do this. We wish you a Happy New Year!

  • indianacarnie

    While I use another (free) secure file deletion software, and as you say ashraf old habits….. haha, I must say that I am TOTALLY impressed by East-Tec’s support here in this comment section. It’s indeed rare to find a company that at least seems to care, especially for a “freebie”. George’s fast and helpful replies to all who were having problems has me thinking that I may indeed at least try this software. Kudos to East-Tec and George! You may have just gotten another customer.

  • @Ron: and @JCR1960: please write to with more details about your problems (the exact steps you have followed, screenshots describing your issues, etc.) and we will help you further.

  • Ron

    The program is not working on my XP box. I downloaded and installed as instructed. It registered fine and seemed to be working however, it will not fix any risk alerts. It tells me the program has expired and offers a free 5 day use and then quits working altogether and the icon turns blue. I uninstalled it with revo and reinstalled fresh. Again it appeared to accept the reg key. Later it reported the same 3 risk alerts but does not respond to the ‘fix’ command and reports 3 risk alerts “0 in progress.”
    This has happened twice so I’m going to uninstall again and install Eraser (thanks Lindsay).

  • JCR1960

    Doesn’t work on Win 7, at least not on my PC. Just hangs there. Uninstalled. Also found no way to customize browser cleaning. Bad.

  • Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • tunchi_1939

    @Troll, @George (East-Tec): Thank you, thank you very much for your kind reply. Merry Christmas.

  • @tunchi_1939: The answer given by @Troll is correct. The program will never expire, only the right to get newer versions has already expired. Actually, you cannot get new versions for free, but you can use the program for an unlimited time. To get an upgrade subscription, use the Upgrades toolbar option.

  • Troll

    @tunchi_1939: If I’m not mistaken, that date is the upgrade subscription expiration date, not for the program itself.

  • Mark

    I tried this out when you featured v.2009. I liked it so much I bought the current version.

  • Cindy

    @George (East-Tec):

    Thanks George! I blocked the trojan during download, and was able to complete the download and install the software with no additional issues.

  • tunchi_1939

    Thank you very much for this promotion.- I’ve installed without problem in XP Home – SP3.
    The only issue is that program says: Expiration date: 12/18/2010.
    Is this correct or I did something wrong?
    Thank you.

  • @Michael: Glad to hear it’s working fine now :)

    @JohnP and @Cindy: We are testing our software with all the major antivirus software before releasing it. We have just scanned it again with the latest Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 with the latest updated and no threats were found. We think it was just a false positive.

  • Michael

    @george (east-tech) & ashraf:

    thanks for your input. i did send an email to east-tech support later in the day yesterday and did subsequently received an email with the license key and the download link. the software installed without a glitch.

    around midnight, i went back online to east-tech website. apparently, the site is working fine for me with every web page link coming up. not sure why yesterday around 1 – 3 pm PST , i simply could not get on to their websites. all other websites were fine except theirs. but it’s working fine for me now.

    all is good now. thanks for your prompt replies.

  • lol768

    @JohnP: Trojan.Generic usually indicates a false positive, and as all the VirusTotal scanners think the file is safe it probably isn’t malicious.

  • Cindy


    I got the exact same message from Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and was actually going to post to that effect what I saw John’s post.

  • JohnP

    Kaspersky (KIS 2010 and KIS 2011) alleges that the setup file download is infected with a trojan
    (HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic in etesoftpedia.exe//data0019//Armadillo)

    I’ve uploaded it to VirusTotal, which shows no malware detected by any of the antivirus programs – but they are running ver. 7 of Kaspersky, not the latest one.

  • @Merlin Lenchanteur:

    Can you please send an email message to to have a support ticket open for your case? Our team will try to analyze your issue and get back to you ASAP.

  • Merlin Lenchanteur

    @Georges: I already did what you suggested even though I use Chrome. I also went to HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Current Version and suppressed Aedebug. Heidi’sEraser works absolutely fine. One of those mystery. Thanks.

  • Canuck50

    Thank you for the great freebie. You have come through once again. Registration and download went through very smoothly. Had this program up and running within 5 minutes of first reading this article. Have sent a link to several of my friends to insure that they too, get on this one. Thanks again.

    Happy Holidays from Canada everyone.

  • Sap

    Thanks, Ashraf. You’re the best “freebieman” @ Net. Best wishes for You from Poland :).
    BTW sorry for my bad english.

  • @Merlin Lenchanteur: Try to open INTERNET EXPLORER, go to ADVANCED OPTIONS by clicking on TOOLS/OPTIONS (then advanced), and make sure script debugging is turned off. Other system debuggers may exist and may need removing.

    @Michael: The connection works fine from here, too. Send us an email message to with the email address you used to register the software and we will send you the setup file and license key manually.

  • Ashraf

    @Lindsay: Sorry your comment was marked as spam; I had to manually clear it.

    That said, Heidi’s Eraser is definitely a great program; by all means people that prefer it over East-Tec Eraser should go for it. For me, on a personal level, I started using East-Tec Eraser before I was introduced to Heidi’s Eraser and, well, as they say: Old habits die hard.

  • Ashraf

    @clydeman: You are welcome!

    @ivan: Right back at you – happy holidays!

    @Clodmore: You are welcome!

    @Merlin Lenchanteur: I have no idea what that means. Have you tried restarting your computer?

    @Michael: Connection is perfectly fine for me.

    @leland: You are welcome!

  • Thanks Ashraf, I had been waiting for this based on last years giveaway. Excellent quality software.

  • Lindsay

    I appreciate your efforts Ashraf, but Eraser does the same task for free (donations accepted) with no need to register anything.

    Version 6.0.8 of Eraser was released in November, an 8.8 MB download.

  • Michael

    Their website connection is either very slow or it is not working properly at all. It took me forever to finally get any of their web page to process and many times the web page will keep loading forever and nothing shows up.

    I finally got to the stage of getting their confirmation link, after more than 30 minutes later, then the damp link won’t even connect me to their web page. It makes me wonder if this site is even reliable at all. Or maybe I just hit the jackpot and the site happens to be busted today. Very frustrating.

  • Merlin Lenchanteur

    I keep having problem the following message with this soft, and I can’t understand the issue.

    “For security purposes, this program will not run while system debuggers are active. Please remove or disable the system debugger before trying to run this program again.”

    I went and check IE, supressed a few keys in the register but went nowhere. Any idea?

  • Clodmore

    Thanks, Ashraf, for yet another goodie. It took me awhile to learn that I don’t need the latest and greatest piece of software or hardware to be content. I should say that my booket book learned that long before I accepted it.

  • Awesome software! It will be a perfect Christmas present :D

    Happy Holidays!

  • clydeman

    Thanks for this one!!!!