AceErase file shredder meets and exceeds DOD government standards

AceErase uses powerful shredding algorithms which meet and exceed Department of Defense (DOD) standards!



AceErase permanently overwrites files to prevent data recovery using powerful file shredding algorithms that meet and exceed Department of Defense (DOD) standards for data destruction.


AceErase File Shredder & Internet History Eraser has received many awards for its software quality and ease of use. It’s been certified 100% clean of viruses, spyware, and malware by independent labs.

Try out the free trial today.


AceErase Main Interface

Per item progress bars display progress for each item, a total progress bar displays the progress for all items, browse for files or folders using the Add button or simply drag-and-drop files onto the shred list window & start shredding.

File shredding algorithm options

File Shredding Algorithms

AceErase File Shredder uses powerful file shredding algorithms that meet & exceed government standards. It permanently destroys the data by overwriting the file with unique patterns rendering it unrecoverable forever.

"Shred Your Tracks" Options

Eliminate traces of your PC & internet activities with AceErase's PC & internet history eraser component: “Shred Your Tracks”. Shred recycle bin contents, temporary internet files, cookies, locked index.dat files, & more beyond recovery.

Right-click Menu

A convenient right-click menu provides quick & easy access to commands useful for managing list items: Add, Remove Selected, or Remove All items from the list or Open Item Location to view all files in a folder to be shredded.

AceErase is Easy to Use

Select the file shredding algorithm and other options.

Select the file shredding algorithm.

Select a shredding algorithm from the Algorithm drop-down list. This is the algorithm that will be used to shred all items in the list. Set other file shredding options as needed, such as: shred filenames, shred folder names, shred folder content recursively, clear the swap file after shutdown, and select the log level desired. Options will be remembered next time you start AceErase and will be used in subsequent shredding operations unless you change them again.

Select the files to shred.

Use AceErase's simple drag-and-drop feature to drag and drop files or folders unto the list to be shredded, or use the Add button to browse for files and folders on your computer instead. If you have the Professional version, you can also select Shred Your Tracks items, such as internet history, internet temporary files, cookies, and locked index.dat files, or your computer's recently opened documents list, start/run history, local temporary files, recycle bin contents, or unused free space on your hard drives or USB flash drives.

Select the files to shred.
Start shredding!

Start shredding!

Once you have selected your shredding algorithm and other shredding options, and selected any Shred Your Tracks items (Pro only) and added any other files or folders to the AceErase list, just click Start Shredding! to begin shredding those items. You will see the progress and status of each item in the list as well as the total progress of all items as a whole. You can cancel shredding by clicking the Cancel button at any time, but please use caution... although AceErase has safeguards to prevent accidental eraser of important system files, any item already shredded (or partially shredded) will be permanently unrecoverable. The shred process can not be reversed.

Compare Free Trial vs. Professional Features



as in zilch!

  • Fully functional, zero pattern algorithm (one pass)
  • Free updates until the next major version release
  • Comprehensive feedback with AceErase log
  • Shred files & folders
  • Shred file slack (file tips)
  • No spyware, malware, or adware, ever!
  • Easy install/uninstall with Installshield Wizard
  • Limited to 15 number of uses
  • All features...



per computer

  • Five shredding algorithms (1-99 passes)
  • Free updates until the next major version release
  • Three levels of logging with AceErase log
  • Shred Your Tracks (Shred PC & internet history)
  • Shred files & folders
  • Recursively shred folders
  • Shred filenames, folder names, and empty folders
  • Shred file slack (file tips)
  • Command line options
  • Clear swap file at shutdown
  • No spyware, malware, or adware, ever!
  • Easy install/uninstall with Installshield Wizard
  • No time or number of use limits
  • All features...
  • "I have been using AceErase routinely for the past several months and I find it indispensable. The security it provides allows me to focus on the more important aspects of my business. Thanks for a great product!

    Bill Clark / Owner, Advanced Systems Design

  • "I am writing to say how pleased I am with the AceErase software. The whole process from installation to first use was straightforward and easy to follow. The software is extremely user-friendly. The help menus are easy to understand and thoroughly explain the product and it’s functions.

    Rachel White / Quality Assurance Analyst

  • "I have been an AceErase customer for over a year and am sure glad that I got it. To be able to clean out all of the junk that has built up on the computer and not leave a trace for others to use has been a great source of happiness and if a version 3 ever came out, I would not hesitate for a second to buy it and recommend it to my friends.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is AceErase and what does it do?

AceErase is a secure File Shredder and a PC & Internet History Eraser program in one. It provides a variety of powerful data destruction and file shredding algorithms that meet and exceed Department of Defense strength and standards so you can permanently overwrite the data in your sensitive files rendering that data unrecoverable.

AceErase Pro additionally provides a convenient “Shred Your Tracks” feature that permanently erases your PC and internet activity allowing you to keep your working and internet browsing habits private.

Everyone uses a paper shredder these days to securely destroy sensitive documents before throwing them away. Think of AceErase as a digital shredder for your computer files!

What is included in the FREE Trial Version of AceErase?

  • Fully functional Fast (Zero Pattern) Algorithm, limited to one pass
  • Easy Drag and Drop interface
  • Per-item progress bars, status indicators, and total progress bar
  • Fast, multithreaded design
  • Comprehensive feedback with AceErase® log
  • Supports USB flash drives (thumb drives, pen drives)
  • Portable: Can run from your USB flash drive
  • Free updates until the next major version release with the built-in Check for Updates option
  • The free trial version offers 15 number of uses
  • Absolutely no spyware, adware, or malware of any kind, ever!

Compare the features between the Professional Version vs. Free Trial Version here…

What are the system requirements?

Operating System:
Windows 8, Windows 7, & Window Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Memory (RAM):
32+ MB
Hard Drive space:
7+ MB free
CPU Speed:
300+ MHz
Supported Browser:
Internet Explorer 5.01 or later (needed for “Shred Your Tracks” browser items only: internet history, internet temporary files, internet cookies, IE’s address bar history list)

Can AceErase run from my USB flash drive?

Yes! AceErase is compact enough that it can run standalone from a USB flash drive (pen drive, thumb drive). After installing it on your system just copy the AceErase.exe file (found under your Programs folder) to your flash drive.

When you copy only the executable, you will not be able to access context sensitive help or main help. If you would like to be able to access the help files, just copy over the AceEraseHelp.chm file too (also found under the Programs folder) to the same location where you copied the executable (AceErase.exe) file.

Now you can run AceErase from any computer with a USB port without having to install it!

Does AceErase shred file tips (cluster tips, file slack)?

Yes, both the free trial and pro versions of AceErase automatically shred the cluster tips of any file shredded.

AceErase File Shredder

Protect Your Privacy - Go Pro!

Eliminate traces of your PC and Internet Explorer activity with 'Shred Your Tracks' (available only in the Pro version).

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AceErase Awards

No adware, no spyware, no malware, ever!

AceErase File Shredder Internet History Eraser has been tested and certified to be free of viruses, spyware, adware, and malware by many independent labs.
You may rest assured that AceErase is safe to download and install on your computer.

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