How to configure Eraser

To configure Active@ Eraser settings:

  1. Start Active@ Eraser:

    Eraser Windows software
  2. Open Active@ Eraser Settings dialog by doing one of the following:
    • Click the Settings button on the toolbar, or
    • Choose Settings menu item under View menu, or
    • Press Windows Key+Alt+S key combination (by default), or
    • Choose Settings menu item from the context menu of Eraser's tray icon

      Eraser Windows software

      Active@ Eraser Settings dialog will appear:

      Eraser Windows settings
  3. Start at Windows Logon — check this option to have Active@ Eraser started automatically every time you log onto the Windows. Always check this option if you have scheduling enabled.
  4. Confirm operation on manual start — check this option to have confirmation dialog displayed before any Erase/Wipe/Clean Up command is executed by user.
  5. Confirm operation on scheduled start — check this option to have confirmation dialog displayed before Clean Up command is executed while scheduled.
  6. Erasing Method — select one of methods for data destruction to be used by default:
    • One pass zeros: 1 pass, quick, low security
    • One pass random: 1 pass, quick, low security
    • US DoD 5220.22-M: 3 passes, slow, high security
    • German VSITR: 7 passes, slow, high security
    • Russian GOST p50739-95: 5 passes, slow, high security
    • Gutmann: 35 passes, very slow, highest security
  7. Hot Keys — assign hot keys for standard Eraser's operations.
    Combination consists of Windows Key + Alt Key + User Defined Key These hot keys are active when Eraser is running (tray icon is displayed)
  8. Click Ok to apply the Eraser settings.

For more information about Active@ Eraser configuration, see Profile Creation, Scheduling and Internet Browsers.

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