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File Shredder PC Edition

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Deleting files with Windows commands does not actually remove the data. Blancco File Shredder permanently erases data and files from desktops and laptops while they are active. The user-friendly Blancco File Shredder makes day-to-day data shredding easy. It is ideal for permanently erasing documents in programs such as Excel, Word and PDF.

Permanent erasure

  • Enables permanent removal of files or folders.
  • Supports all global data erasure standards.

Fast and easy erasure

  • Integrates with Windows Explorer – simply right click to erase.
  • Allows use of Windows Task Scheduler for creating automatic shredding tasks.
  • Erases selected files (including previous versions), free disk space, temporary files and the recycle bin.

Legislation and industry compliance

  • Meets and exceeds all recognized international standards and requirements.
  • Allows organizations to comply with new legislation and regulations demanding secure removal of customer-related data.


  • Easy installation on desktops and laptops
  • Remote installation and deployment available through MSI package
  • Central configuration of clients through group policy files
  • Fast erasure of files, folders, temporary files and free space, with marked files overwritten a select number of times
  • Simple selection of files for shredding with right click or browse functionality
  • Instant shredding of files via drag and drop from desktop to Blancco File Shredder
  • Overwrite of remaining old files using “shred free space wizard” to shred recycle bin and all temporary files
  • Certified for use with Windows 7, Vista and XP


  • Detailed reports for easy viewing and XML files for centralized reporting


  • Full integration with Blancco Management Console 2 for detailed auditing and control to ensure full compliance

Language support:

  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Swedish

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 7, Vista and XP. 32 and 64 bit platforms

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