ShredIt X
ShredIt X 6.0.3
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Permanently delete files from your hard disk.   Shareware ($24.95)
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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
Version 6.0.3:
  • adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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BasilFawlty reviewed on 25 Oct 2012
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!!!
[Version 6.0.3]

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BigJohnson replied on 12 Nov 2013
They have different addresses for sales and support, so maybe you contacted the wrong one if you emailed where you bought it from.
Technical Support Email: help@micromat.com

They DO have a phone number listed on their site, so why haven't you called instead of getting so angry?
Technical Support Phone: 707-566-3860

I contacted support a couple times in the past, and received prompt and detailed replies.

Good luck with that!
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Filchescat commented on 20 Jul 2012
I think this download is still 6.0.2
[Version 6.0.3]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 20 Jul 2012
According to the info.plist file, it's 6.0.3. Are you seeing 6.0.2 somewhere else?
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Filchescat replied on 20 Jul 2012
and now . . . . it says 6.0.3. Go figure. Just one of those things, you know?
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neimen commented on 27 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 6.0.2]


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Trashie reviewed on 12 Jan 2011
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?
[Version 5.8.7]


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Rob commented on 29 Nov 2006
Get On My Command contextual menu and choose delete files 7 up to 32 times. You can delete any files or folders anytime.
[Version 5.7]


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Sanjinko tipped on 29 Nov 2006
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.
[Version 5.7]

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edenwaith commented on 04 Dec 2006
If you have Mac OS 10.3 or later, you can also use the built in secure remove tool (srm) from the command line.

srm -fvrz some_file
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beLine replied on 02 Jun 2007
Only runs DoD 7-pass wipe. This can do considerably more, and the fact that you can schedule free space wipes is even better, as you can wipe space over, and over, and over... bye bye...
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Scottishwildcat replied on 22 Apr 2008
If you believe that, then I'm afraid you're sadly mistaken... however, using srm instead of rm will do the trick.
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Burning Thumb Software (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2009
ShredIt X has many important features, like Safe Place, not found on the command line. We have been doing this for 15 years (since Mac OS 7) and trust me there is nothing worse than the sinking feeling of realizing you just shredded something by accident. This is just one example.

Finally, if the command line is for you that's great, but for many Mac OS X users a GUI is the way to go - there is a good reason for GUI's and that is why many folks pay $179 for Mac OS X upgrades instead of installing the free open source Darwin ;-)
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St00pid-M0nk3y reviewed on 22 Sep 2006
This is exactly what I needed. Thanks. Great app! :)
[Version 5.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2005
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?
[Version 5.5.1]

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maconnect commented on 22 Jan 2006
Yes, it's called "Finder". It's not on macupdate, but I'm sure you know it :D

Finder: "File -> Secure empty trash"
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Virion replied on 29 Nov 2006
maconnect:
Sounds more like he's referring to shredding free space, which requires filling free space first. It's different from shredding only the trash and should technically wipe anything in that 'empty' area but will also take a long time if the free space is, obviously, quite large.
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 2004
what does it mean to shred free space?
[Version 5.5.1]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Dec 2004
Shredding free space is the process of writing over the "unused" portions of your hard drive. Just because a current file isn't occupying space on a particular location on your drive, doesn't mean that data still doesn't exist from previous information. Shredding free space will also write over the unused portions of your drive, which is useful if you want to clean up your drive from any old information.
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Scott_R replied on 21 Jan 2006
Just to clarify: normally, when you delete a file, the OS doesn't actually *erase* it. The data is still there but the pointers to it are removed, so the computer "doesn't know" it's there and will write new data in that space--some day. If your drive falls into the wrong hands, the orignal data in that free space can be recovered (that's what an "undelete" program does). It's like going to a library and throwing away a book's card in the card catalog (see how old I am?) but leaving the book on the shelf. If you know where to look, you can find it. Erasing free space writes meaningless data over space that's not designated as containing data, thereby making the information inaccessible.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Aug 2004
Superfluous rip off!!!

Panther has an option of Delete or Secure Delete which does the same thing.........for FREE!
[Version 5.5.1]


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Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:20 Jul 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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