Jetico BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete selected files so that they can never be recovered or undeleted.
It embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu or from the context (right-click) menu. Or from BCWipe Task Manager or from a command-line prompt.
The program complies with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) standard, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE M 205.1-2) standard and a set of other standard wiping schemes.
You can also create and use your own customized wiping scheme to wipe sensitive information from storage devices installed on your computer.
Approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense, BCWipe surgically removes all traces of selected data, while BestCrypt disguises the data you need to keep with convenient, reliable encryption.
For central administration and policy management, Jetico offers an Enterprise product line, highlighted by BCWipe Enterprise featuring Enforcer.
- Delete with wiping. Using this command, you can delete and wipe files or folders, as well as select groups of files/folders.
- Wipe-free space. When you delete sensitive files using a standard Windows ‘Delete’ command, the operating system does not shred the contents of the documents from the hard drive. It just marks disk space, earlier occupied by the files, as ‘free’. To remove all the traces of the earlier deleted files completely, use this command to wipe free space on the disk.
- Wipe Internet History. BCWipe can completely wipe all traces of your Internet history: cache, cookies, browsing history, search history, saved passwords, last active tabs, etc. Supports the latest versions of web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
- Wipe Local History. (Wipe names of recently used files) BCWipe can wipe names of files opened with Windows components and other popular applications. Also can wipe the names stored on a subfolder or in Windows Registry. Individual entries can wipe without deleting the whole list.
- Swap file protection. BCWipe utility can wipe unused space in the Swap File or keep the whole swap file encrypted.
- Wipe file slacks. File slack is the disk space from the actual end of a file up to the end of the last cluster used by the file. You can turn on/off file slack wiping before running the Wipe Free Space process.
- Wipe MFT records – for NTFS drives. BCWipe can wipe empty MFT Records – i.e. records related to deleted files.
- Wipe Compressed Files. Compressed files cannot be wiped by usual means. BCWipe contains a special module that can read disk sectors on a low level. Due to this module, BCWipe can wipe compressed files. Administrator rights are required to wipe compressed files.
- BCWipe Task Manager. The utility allows running some wiping tasks automatically. You can set a time for running the task, as well as special options for the task.
- Reserved Space Manager. Wipe Free Space is a time-consuming process. On modern large disks with terabytes of free space, it may take several days to complete. The Reserved Space functionality of BCWipe is intended to save time by preserving the wiped space in a clean state. Reserved Space Manager allows the users to manage the free/reserved disk space.
- Wiping Scheme Editor allows the creation of custom wiping schemes.
- Swap File Encryption utility. Swap File is the Windows system file that is used for virtual memory support, and it can store parts of documents, you are working with, in an open form on a hard drive. Even if some powerful encryption program encrypts an original document, Windows can put a whole document or part of it to the Swap file in an opened form. Encryption keys, passwords, and other sensitive information can also be swapped to the hard drive. Even if you use all of the security advantages of the latest Windows versions, simple investigating of the Swap file in DOS mode may allow extracting a lot of interesting information from the file. BCWipe allows encrypting the Swap file contents and preventing such a leak in the operating system.
- Hexadecimal File Viewer. Using the Viewer you can examine the contents of the file after wiping. The utility is useful for investigating the quality of the wiping process, for example when you use a custom wiping scheme.
- Log Viewer. A convenient tool for reading, searching and filtering information about the wiping process.
- Automatic Update utility. Allows users to get the latest updates of the software automatically.
Changes in BCWipe 7.03.1 | 02-June-2022:
- Enabled user preferences to be saved automatically across wiping tasks.
- Privacy Guard: new settings and stability improvements.
- Fixed minor bugs.
- Updated to include the newest BCWipe Privacy Guard tool
- Added Privacy dashboard to the Overview Panel
- Added support for drag-and-drop in the Delete With Wiping command
- Added ability to Enable and Disable Transparent Wiping from the systray icon, without having to open BCWipe Task Manager
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