BCWipe

 

Delete files forever. Use military-grade procedures to surgically remove all traces of any file.

 

Make sure that when you delete files, you do it for good – with BCWipe.

 

In response to a data spill or simply as a routine precaution, BCWipe can be counted on to permanently delete data remanence that can carry sensitive information even after you delete files, folders and other data easily recoverable by a simple restore tool.

 

Wipe files with new BCWipe 5.0

  • Delete files for good, and get more wiping power thanks to our modified engine and interface
  • Scroll down to review new features in BCWipe 5.0

 

BCWipeTM data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe 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. BCWipe complies with 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 permanently delete files or wipe data and sensitive information from storage devices installed on your computer.

 

Need to do more than permanently delete files? Looking to erase an entire hard drive?
See BCWipe Total WipeOut.

 

Want to control wiping with central management?
See BCWipe Enterprise featuring EnforcerTM, which allows IT administrators to remotely wipe data and delete files selectively from any drive in their network, without end-user intervention.

 

 

 

BCWipe Features


Click on the following commands and tools for more information:

  • Delete with wiping
    Using this command, which is available in the context menus of the 'My computer' window, you can delete and wipe a file or folder, or delete files and folders in groups.
  • Wipe free space
    Delete files, then wipe without a trace. Using this command, available in the context menus of the 'My computer' window, you can completely and permanently and remove all traces of previously deleted files.
  • Wipe Internet History*
    BCWipe can permanently delete files associated with your web browsers and completely wipe all traces of your Internet history: cache, cookies, browsing history, search history, saved passwords, last active tabs, etc. Supported web browsers include the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
  • Wipe Local History*
    BCWipe can wipe names of files opened with Windows components and other popular applications. Names stored on a subfolder or in Windows Registry can be wiped. View detailed information about every entry, such as in the Find History list. Individual entries can be wiped without deleting the whole list.
  • Wipe Swap File
    The swap file is a Windows system file that is used for virtual memory support. If you are working on a file or document (even one that has been encrypted), Windows will copy all or part of it in an open unencrypted form to the swap file on your hard disk. Encryption keys, passwords, and other sensitive information can also be 'swapped' to your hard drive. Even if you use all the security features in the latest versions of Windows, simply investigating the swap file in DOS mode with readily available tools may allow for significant data retrieval. BCWipe offers the option to wipe unused portions of the swap file to ensure your total security.
  • Swap File Encryption*
    The BCWipe CyrptoSwap utility allows you to encrypt the Swap File, which provides you with additional security. Supported symmetric algorithms and key lengths: Rijndael 256-bit key (Cipher Block Chaining Mode), Blowfish 448-bit key (Cipher Block Chaining Mode), GOST 28147-89 256-bit key (Cipher Feedback Mode), Twofish 256-bit key (Cipher Block Chaining Mode).
  • Wipe File Slacks
    A file slack is the disk space from the end of a file up to end of the last cluster used by that file. You can turn file slacks wiping on or off before running BCWipe commands in order to wipe file slacks after you delete files. (Read more explanations on file slacks in the Tips & Tricks section.)
  • Wipe MFT Records and Directory Entries*
    Prevent recovery when you delete files. The file system records the names and attributes of files to a special area of your disk drive (so called 'directory entries' for FAT and MFT for NTFS). When a file is deleted, the corresponding directory entry is modified by the file system which makes it invisible to Windows and to you. However, most of the information still exists and the name and attributes can be restored using any recovery utility. BCWipe shreds directory entries and MFT so that the information can never be recovered.
  • BCWipe Task Manager*
    Administrators now have complete flexibility for choosing what to wipe, when to wipe it, and how to wipe it. Lists of recently used files are removed from the File Menus of specific programs. Wipe your Internet Cache, Cookies, History, etc. Wipe the entire swap file. Wipe selected Registry Keys and user activity history stored by Windows.
  • Log File Viewer*
    Log Viewer is a convenient tool to survey the log file generated by the wiping process. With Log Viewer users can monitor the wiping process while it is running.
    View is customizable by hiding/showing columns.
    Log Viewer can filter the file by selected text string or highlight all the strings containing the selected text. For Transparent Wiping the Log Viewer reports the process that initiated the deletion.
  • Hexadecimal File Viewer*
    Verify wiping after you delete files. Using the Hexadecimal File Viewer, you can examine contents of files after wiping. This utility is useful for investigating the quality of the wiping process, for example when you use a custom wiping scheme.
  • Automatic Update Utility*
    BCWipe includes an Automatic Update utility which actively monitors Jetico's latest software updates and enables users to receive them automatically.
  • Transparent Wiping*
    When you delete files, this feature automatically does the wiping. Jetico uses a higher level of protecting deleted information from unauthorized recovery - BCWipe's Transparent Wiping. After Transparent Wiping is easily activated on your computer, BCWipe will automatically wipe files and folders and all their contents when deleted. You no longer need to worry about securely erasing all traces of every single sensitive file you've been working on. Once you delete files or folders, BCWipe's Transparent Wiping wipes files and takes care of the rest.

 

The primary advantage for users running Transparent Wiping is that it eliminates time-consuming processes to wipe free space, wipe temporary files or wipe old file versions. These tasks are typically necessary because while running an application - such as editing an Office document or browsing the Internet - it creates temporary files, cache objects or other special system files that may contain confidential information, so even after you delete files, traces remain.

 


Transparent Wiping intercepts all 'delete' commands sent by the user or by the system and securely wipes the data files. You can delete files and be confident that data is wiped, and you can rest assured that all temporary files created by Windows or by any application will be wiped when they are no longer needed.

Transparent Wiping securely erases the following sensitive data on the fly:

  • All files and folders deleted using normal commands
  • Temporary files created by Windows and applications
  • Temporary files created when working with decrypted data
  • Data stored in Windows Restore Point when the Restore Point is deleted
  • Files stored in Recycle Bin when emptied
  • Or only specific types of files, folders and applications by configuring include/exclude lists

*Feature only available for Windows

 

 

 

New Features in BCWipe 5.0

 

Click on the following new product features for more information:

  • Enhanced functionality and interface for BCWipe Task Manager
    • Service mode added for more powerful wiping privileges like wiping locked files
    • Hidden and silent operations
      Run wiping without displaying tasks and messages on screen
    • Progress of running tasks displayed in status column
    • Terminate running tasks from Task Manager
    • View detailed progress by opening associated log file
    • Show which user created each wiping task (convenient for multi-user computers)
    • More attractive icons added to user interface
  • Additional task scheduling options
    • At system startup – before logon
      Wiping tasks scheduled 'at startup' were previously performed at user log on. For added security, this properly evolved 'startup' task schedule now truly runs at system startup before user log on. When wiping tasks run at startup, they are not displayed on the screen anywhere – the wiping operation is performed in the background, transparently and silently. Scheduling wiping tasks at user log on is now listed more accurately as the 'logon' option.
    • At logoff/shutdown
      When a user has finished working on the computer and is ready to leave for the day, BCWipe tasks can just be set to run at logoff/shutdown without additional effort. Scheduling tasks at logoff/shutdown also increases the power for wiping web browser history. Some Internet Explorer files are locked by the system and cannot be completely wiped while Windows is active. Running wiping tasks at logoff resolves this issue.
    • While no users are logged on
      If wiping tasks are set to run on a regular schedule (daily or weekly), then they can still be completed even if the user is logged off. In cases where multiple users share a computer, a wiping task scheduled by one user will still run if another user is logged on – wiping tasks run as long as the computer is turned on.
  • Expanded use of Wipe Internet History and Wipe Local History
    • Wipe Special Folders task renamed as Wipe Internet History
    • Support for Google Chrome web browser added to Wipe Internet History
    • User Temp folder and Recycle Bin can be wiped with Wipe Local History
    • Wiping of MacroMedia Flash Player Cache added

 

 

Wiping Schemes in BCWipe

  • U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(ECE) - 7 passes
  • U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(E) - 3 passes
  • DoE M 205.1-2 (U.S. Department of Energy standard)
  • German VSITR standard
  • Bruce Schneier's recommended wiping scheme
  • Peter Gutmann method
  • One random pass
  • Create your own wiping scheme using BCWipe's Wiping Scheme Editor
    (can create complementary passes)

 

 

Supported Web Browsers To Wipe Internet History 

  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera