1-abc.net File Washer

1-abc.net File Washer 6.0

It lets you completely and permanently delete files
2.0  (1 vote)

1-abc.net File Washer is a data protection tool that removes files permanently in an irreversible manner, making sure that they can no longer be recovered and accessed. This handy utility is meant to be used in order to ensure that confidential, sensitive data will not fall into the wrong hands. Someone willing to access those files may attempt to recover them from the disk after they were deleted with sophisticated methods that have a decent rate of success. By using this file shredding utility, you can make sure those files are completely and permanently deleted and file retrieval and recovery attempt are futile.

I like that this tool offers 11 different ways to delete files that are based on how the deleted data are overwritten: from slower yet more reliable methods to faster ones that are a bit less secure. Even the powerful, well-known Gutman Method can be employed and used to ensure the completely secure deletion of the files. Unfortunately, the processing speed is pretty slow, even when faster deletion methods are chosen. For larger files, it can take entire hours. The good part is that entire deletion projects can be saved and relaunched at later time.

This handy tool can also wipe entire drives, not just separate selections of files. It is also very easy-to-use, as its interface is neat, simple and self-explanatory.

In conclusion, it's a nice tool that offers really appealing flexibility and reliability in the quest of completely deleting sensitive files.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use.
  • Supports 11 different erasing methods.
  • Wiping entire drives is possible


  • Even while using the fastest deletion method, file wiping will take a while.
  • The interface cannot be resized or customized
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