Free East-Tec Eraser 2011! [24-hours]

Software Description

The following is a description of East-Tec Eraser 2011, as per how Ashraf has described it in the past:

[…]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.[…]

dotTech Advice

I’ve been a fan of East-Tec Eraser since I used East-Tec Eraser 2008. Personally speaking, I think it is a great program that allows users to easily and quickly securely delete files and securely wipe empty space and/or hard drives/partitions. Highly recommended.

It should be noted, however, I’m not too sure how often EAST Technologies is updating East-Tec Eraser. I mean they are releasing “new” versions, 2010, 2011, 2012, etc. each year but the actual program doesn’t appear to be much different than previous versions aside from a slight change in interface. If there are any changes from version to version, they are only minor changes.

Freebie Details

East-Tec Eraser 2011 is being given away in a promotion by DownloadCrew. The giveaway is live for 24-hours (ends January 10, 2011 at 6:69 PM EST); there is no information on if you can install/reinstall at a later date or not.

Version being given out for free: v9.9.93.216 (“2011”)

Free updates: No

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 7.7 MB

To get East-Tec Eraser 2011 for free, do the following:

  • Check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from with subject of Confirmation required for your Downloadcrew registration of East-Tec Eraser 2011. There is a link in the e-mail you need to follow:

  • When you follow the link you will be taken a page where you must click on the GET FREE KEY button:

  • Once you click the GET FREE KEY button you will be given your registration details and directions on how to register East-Tec Eraser 2011:

  • Once you have the registration details you need to download the program. To download the program you need to have an account with DownloadCrew. If you already have an account with them, skip to the next bullet point below. If you don’t have an account with them, visit the registration page and register (registration is free):

After you fill out the form and hit CREATE ACCOUNT, if you do it properly you will be shown the following message:

Now check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from noreply@gi?veaway.down? with subject of – New Account?. In the e-mail is a link you need to follow:

Click on the link or copy + paste it in your browser. Once the page loads your account has been confirmed (there is no success message) and you can use it.

  • If you are not already logged in (you may already be logged in if you just created a new account) visit the login page and log into your DownloadCrew account :

  • Visit the promotion page and scroll down about half way and click on the DOWNLOAD button:

  • Once the download finishes, install East-Tec Eraser 2011.
  • After installation, run East-Tec Eraser 2011 and register it using the registration details you were provided earlier following the registration how-to given earlier.
  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting East-Tec Eraser 2011 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks Giovanni!

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  • jatiwulung

    So, what is the difference of version 2010 and 2011? Better improvement?
    I used East- Tec 2010 quite a while ago, but it couldn’t detect my installed Firefox for cleaning. Simple but important.

  • Major thanks for the blog article.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  • John A.

    I had same problem of asking for Serial a few times. Then program said “East-Tec Eraser 2011 free
    givaway expired”. Had it on my computer one week and uninstalled it. Good riddance. I don’t know
    about other people, but I don’t have the time to waste on Software like this. I put these Companies in
    the ROUND FILE.

  • hangdawg

    secure file wiper plus wiping free space

    i tried East-Tec Eraser 2011 i didnt care for it it put a slew of orange triangles in notification area

  • Jacal

    CCleaner -> Settings -> Secure file deletion. I just mention, don’t advise it. At least not for normal home usage.

  • Adaadat

    The version given away was “9.9” (2011). I previously had “9.5”, which was labelled “2009”.

  • (Also,upon downloading,I WAS sent to an instruction page….Irregardless,even though I DID close Risk Monitor by using the X in upper right corner, (I was not afforded an option to close/exit in right-click context menu)- that did NOT do the trick…. BUT… the closing Risk Monitor thru Processes in Task Manager method,though improvised,WORKED ) !!!!!

  • *To Register: Start task manager(CTRL+ALT+DEL) shut down “Risk Monitor -East-Tec ” in processes,THEN.and only then,enter Name and Serial EXACTLY (copy and paste) as you supplied East-Tec with…. I tried to Register this stubborn thing 10 times….I finally figured this out after Ashraf’s post about closing down Said “Risk Monitor”,got it on the 11th try- Thanks,AGAIN,Ashraf !! You Da Man,AGAIN !!!!!

  • Michael

    For those with registration key problems, I have not install this version yet but as I recall, to “properly” register without the software repeated asking you to enter registration key is to do the following steps:

    1. Close Risk Monitor and Scheduler, if they are open (they are located in system tray, near the system clock). Close them by right clicking their icons (Risk Monitor has a blue or red triangle icon and Scheduler has a calendar icon) and selecting Close or Exit.

    2. Then open only East-Tec Eraser (make sure Risk Monitor and Scheduler are closed) and re-enter your key from Help menu > Enter Key (we recommend you to use copy and paste to avoid typing errors). Done!

    You should never get those annoying registration key requests again once you follow the steps above. These are standard registration process for East-Tech Eraser software. Not sure why that instruction is not included in your installation package. Hope that resolves people’s frustrations with the registration. I’ve been using the version 2010 and not sure if there is any new changes with 2011 to warrant me for an upgrade. Hmmm.

  • Ranjan

    I use ‘Eraser’ to securely delete files (& folders) from my hard disk. ( It’s free and powerful. Here’s the Buts this one also have a disk wiper. But I already have couple of programs to do that – CCleaner and Wise PC Engineer. I think I will stick with these programs. :)

  • Tommy

    I think East-Tec is a more professional (and blows the doors off of CCleaner) program! Any thoughts on that? BTW, what IS the difference between this one and the 2010 version I had?

  • Ruchir

    Downloadcrew is coming in a big way.

  • Ashraf

    @Anyone having issues registering: Make sure u close the “risk monitor” from the system tray before registering. If you dont close it then the program will not properly register.

  • ebony


    Thanks, followed your instructions and they worked for me. Saved my bacon.

  • gpc111

    My experience is the same as OldMalden. This is also the same as the 2010 giveaway. It seems like there is a problem with the installer or the key. i will uninstall and move on. Thank you for the info on this offer. Keep up your great work.

  • @OldMalden: After I… RE-ENTERED the KEY… for the ????th time….. I went to the “Help” button at the top of the GUI.
    I then selected “Enter Key” and ENTERED it…… AGAIN….. This seems to have fixed it…. at least for me.
    I hope that this works for everyone else too!

  • @BLACKBIRD: To OldMalden,…. and everyone else.

    After I… RE-ENTERED the KEY… for the ????th time….. I went to the “Help” button at the top of the GUI.
    I then selected “Enter Key” and ENTERED it…… AGAIN….. This seems to have fixed it…. at least for me.
    I hope that this works for everyone else too!

  • HELP!!!

    Every time I open the program,…. it wants me to enter the registration key!
    Again,…. and again,…. and again…… (It accepted it to first two times… and I thought everything was good…)
    How do I get it to STOP making me keep RE-REGISTER every time I try to open the program???

  • Ends at 6:69 PM EST? LOL

  • Joe

    Thanks Ashraf and Giovanni for an excellent freebie in East-Tec Eraser 2011. It installed and is operating 100%.

    Thanks also for the ceaseless flow of opportunities you send each day.

    How can we assist you to help re-pay for the wins you faciliate?


  • OldMalden

    Thanks Ashraf!!

    All goes well and the license key is accepted. Checking “Help -> About” it says “Upgrade Subscription expires on 11/18/2011”; Risk Monitor says “Your subscription expired”

    I tried uninstalling and re-installing – but still get the same message.

    Ah Well …. Did I miss a step?

    Update: Is this just saying I’ll have to pay £12 to get to 2012 version? If so, then I’m OK for the moment!