Permanent Eraser allows you to securely delete files. When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with OS X 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times.
Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method. This utility overwrites your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to
- New context menu plug-in for OS X 10.5 Leopard.
- Increased app responsiveness while preparing to erase the Trash.
- Fixed a Retina UI issue on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Fixed UI issues for non-English localizations.
- Tested and verified for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- OS X 10.5 or later