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Last Update:

22 Jan 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dennis van Lith
  • Joel Low
  • Garrett Trant


admin file delete erase forensic


This is not the latest version of Eraser available. | Updated: 22 Jan 2018



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Dennis van Lith
  • Joel Low
  • Garrett Trant


This is not the latest version of Eraser available.

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To install Eraser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Eraser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Eraser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade eraser -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade eraser -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure eraser installed
    name: eraser
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'eraser' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: eraser,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller eraser
   Name     = 'eraser'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'eraser':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install eraser version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Jul 2019.


Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7,8 ,10 and Windows Server 2012.


  • Erases residue from deleted files
  • Erases MFT and MFT-resident files (for NTFS volumes) and Directory Indices (for FAT)
  • Powerful and flexible scheduler


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'eraser'
$url         = ''
$checksum    = '6F7B1DF4C8B3CB176F5B9910736355F8FC9401ED8DE635B0DB20CC0A6D2076DC'

$setupDir    = Get-PackageCacheLocation

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  url            = $url
  url64Bit       = $url
  checksum       = $checksum
  checksum64     = $checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  unzipLocation  = $setupDir
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$msi_path = if ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne 'true') {
    ls "$setupDir\*eraser*x64*.msi" -Recurse | select -Expand FullName
} else {
    ls "$setupDir\*eraser*x86*.msi" -Recurse | select -Expand FullName
if (!(Test-Path $msi_path)) { throw "Unpacking failed" }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'msi'
  file           = $msi_path
  silentArgs     = '/quiet'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  softwareName   = "Eraser"
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
rm -force -r $setupDir\eraser\* -ea 0

$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if (!$installLocation) { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location"; return }
Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Eraser 1861 Saturday, June 13, 2020 Approved
Eraser 724 Sunday, June 7, 2020 Approved
Eraser 7394 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
Eraser 2494 Thursday, August 1, 2019 Approved
Eraser 6212 Monday, January 22, 2018 Approved
Eraser 929 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Approved
Eraser 892 Saturday, March 25, 2017 Approved
Eraser 861 Monday, February 8, 2016 Approved

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