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ShredIt X
ShredIt X
6.2.2
3.6
0.0
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ShredIt X free download for Mac

ShredIt X for Mac6.2.2

31 January 2019

Permanently delete files from your hard disk.

What is ShredIt X for Mac

ShredIt X permanently deletes files from your hard disk. Deleted data can be recovered from your computer. Protect your privacy with this easy to use file shredder | hard drive cleaner for Mac OS X that will erase data so it can't be recovered. Whether you want to clean a disk or wipe disk free space, ShredIt for Mac OS X is the right security eraser software for the job. Secure Delete files, disk free space, a hard drive, an external drive, a CD-RW and more. It comes with simple instructions, built in safety features, DoD, DoE, NSA, Gutmann standards compliance and online tutorials.

What's new in ShredIt X

Version 6.2.2:
  • Build with XCode 10
  • Changed the icon
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Oct 3 2016
6.1.0
0.0
Oct 3 2016
0.0
Version: 6.1.0
You cannot shred a file, if you are using an SSD. You might not be able to shred a file (completely), if you're using a Fusion Drive. Even if you're using an HDD, you might not be able to shred a file, if you're using a journaled HFS+. If you use APFS, you cannot shred a file. There is a very good reason why Apple removed "Secure Empty Trash" and the srm command line program from macOS, because they don't want to give their customers a false sense of security: shredding is probably impossible with modern devices and modern filesystems, and users should be aware that they are buying products from snake oil salesmen, if developers claim they can "shred" your files. Use File Vault 2 whole disk encryption instead and just delete/rm your files the normal way.
Yusepe40
Yusepe40
Feb 17 2015
6.0.3
4.0
Feb 17 2015
4.0
Version: 6.0.3
To MacUpdate: Shredit.app version 6.0.3 is only Intel. Valid for OSX.6 Snow Leopard. Not for OSX.5 (Universal Binary, valid on PowerPCs or Intel Mac).
BasilFawlty
BasilFawlty
Oct 25 2012
6.0.3
1.5
Oct 25 2012
1.5
Version: 6.0.3
I have tried for three weeks and several emails to get support for this product and the good folks at Mireth have not replied to my emails. I am very disappointed in their lack of support. WHY THE HECK WON'T YOU GUYS ANSWER MY EMAILS? I'M USING THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS I USED TO PURCHASE AND REGISTER SHREDIT! VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
Filchescat
Filchescat
Jul 20 2012
6.0.3
0.0
Jul 20 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
I think this download is still 6.0.2
neimen
neimen
Nov 27 2011
6.0.2
0.0
Nov 27 2011
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED USERS: note that this version of the app seems to implement a new two-field registration scheme. a single (old) registration code no longer works.
Trashie
Trashie
Jan 12 2011
5.8.7
5.0
Jan 12 2011
5.0
Version: 5.8.7
Pretty much works perfect and the schedular is great you can leave it to do a free space wipe during the night while you sleep. Yeah good app and does what it says on the box. I tested it with some recovery software it does mess up recovery. You run this those files are really gone forever. BTW I see a unix command put here NEVER USE THIS COMMAND unless you know about unix. That one is a crazy command! :) I am not sure on OSX rm does a secure delete? Don't you need to pipe to a program like shred/gshred like on Linux/BSD?
one-1
one-1
Nov 29 2006
5.7
0.0
Nov 29 2006
0.0
Version: 5.7
Get On My Command contextual menu and choose delete files 7 up to 32 times. You can delete any files or folders anytime.
Sanjinko
Sanjinko
Nov 29 2006
5.7
0.0
Nov 29 2006
0.0
Version: 5.7
To permanently delete files/folders from your HD: 1)Open Terminal 2)cd FILE/FOLDER PATH 3)sudo rm -rv * Then you type in your admin password, and chosen data is gone...forever.
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Sep 22 2006
5.6.1
5.0
Sep 22 2006
5.0
Version: 5.6.1
This is exactly what I needed. Thanks. Great app! :)
Guest
Guest
Apr 30 2005
5.5.1
2.3
Apr 30 2005
2.3
Version: 5.5.1
Shredit seems to create as many 1.95gb files on your HD as it can before it even BEGINS to shred - this takes DAYS...! Isn't there any program which can do this faster and without reducing your HD space to 0?
Guest
Guest
Nov 30 2004
5.5.1
2.3
Nov 30 2004
2.3
Version: 5.5.1
what does it mean to shred free space?
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
5.5.1
2.3
Aug 30 2004
2.3
Version: 5.5.1
Superfluous rip off!!! Panther has an option of Delete or Secure Delete which does the same thing.........for FREE!
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
5.5.1
0.0
Aug 30 2004
0.0
Version: 5.5.1
I have used Shredit X for quite a while. It is most useful for cleaning up hard drives. The shredding of free space is invaluable. The reviewers who only dwell on file removal haven't done their homework.
Guest
Guest
Aug 12 2004
5.5
2.3
Aug 12 2004
2.3
Version: 5.5
According to info posted on ShredIt website, it has also the ability to overwrite free space - I don't know of any in-built ability of Panther to do that. I have not yet used or tested ShredIt, but I am considering it, and I feel that this element should also be taken into consideration in order to evalute fairly. Unless somebody can recommend a better tool for overwriting free space?
Guest
Guest
Jul 30 2004
5.5
2.3
Jul 30 2004
2.3
Version: 5.5
if you just want to delete the files without moving them to the trash, you can use srm in terminal
Guest
Guest
Jan 31 2004
5.4
0.0
Jan 31 2004
0.0
Version: 5.4
Exactly what the others say - if you have OS X 10.3 (& why would't you..?) then this function is built into the Finder.
Happyone
Happyone
Jan 30 2004
5.4
0.0
Jan 30 2004
0.0
Version: 5.4
There's only one way to "securely delete" files: The Gutmann Method. It appears that Shredit X only overwrites a file with a "proprietary" bit pattern a "proprietary number of times." I've seen enough of these so called secure deletion programs posted on this board that I think I'm going to go write an open source program that uses the Gutmann method -- security and privacy should not have a price tag attached to them.
Jwilson13
Jwilson13
Jan 30 2004
5.4
2.5
Jan 30 2004
2.5
Version: 5.4
Now that Panther has the Secure Empty Trash option that is also compliant with the US DoD standards, I'm not sure what makes ShredItX worth the shareware fee. I looked on the web site and it still only compares ShredIt to using the ordinary Empty Trash. For those that don't know, in Panther you can now choose Secure Empty Trash from the finder.
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2004
5.4
2.3
Jan 30 2004
2.3
Version: 5.4
Have have nothing but the highest respect for programmers, regardless of the size of their code. Unfortunately, some programs are destined to be obsolete before they are ever compiled. This is such the case. In OS X 10.3 (Panther), go to the "Finder" menu and select "Secure Empty Trash". It's almost instant and no separate applications to run. According to Apple, "Secure Erase Trash immediately overwrites the file with random data, so that the file disappears and cannot be reconstructed" [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/security/] I had read that it overwrites the drive location 7 times with random data.
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3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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