Version history

Deleting data

For an example when permanently deleting data, we chose Peter Gutman (35 passes) method. It took 9 hours and 20 minutes for application to delete all of the data on our 3.73 GB flash drive. However while choosing One Pass Zeros (one pass) the app finished the job in just under 15 minutes.

Therefore if you want to be 100% certain that the data you want to delete is gone forever, do plan in doing it either over night or while you are not home. Having this in mind, people who made this software actually added an option inside KillDisk to turn off computer once it finishes its task.

USB Flash Drive 3.73 GB

Data Erase method Time elapsed
One Pass Zeros (one pass) 15 minutes
US DoD 5220.22 M (3 passes) 43 minutes
Peter Guntman (35 passes) 9 hours, 28 minutes

Active@Boot Disk Creator

Active@ KillDisk comes paired with Active@ Boot Disk Creator, an application that will create a bootable drive based on the Windows PE 3.1 enabling you in permanently deleting your files from an outside source.

Creating a bootable drive is a very easy task requiring you to only choose the drive you want to install Windows PE and click on Next a few times.

Once you created your bootable drive, all you need to do is reset your computer and choose this bootable USB in your BIOS under Boot Menu options.

LSoft has also included additional software preinstalled within Windows PE: Disk Editor, Partition Manager and Hard Disk Monitor. WIN PE also comes with some basic games in order for the user to cut the time short, when KillDisk is doing its long wipe and erase operations.

Apart from not coming in all the pretty colors as his full Windows version does, Active@ KillDisk has all the functionality of its counterpart.

All in all, Active@ KillDisk is a well-built piece of software with a very specific purpose. Not all might see its use and after all not all of us might ever need it.

However, today when you take a look at the tabloid papers or some internet news portals, you must at least consider that having one of these tools might not be such a bad idea.

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4.2.1 Interactive Mode (continued)

4.2.1.1 Erase Data from a Device

When you select a physical device (for example, Fixed Disk 0), the erase command processes partitions no matter what condition they are in. Everything is destroyed.

If you want to erase data on selected logical drives, follow the steps in 4.2.3 Erase or Wipe Logical Drives (Partitions).

To erase the data:

  1. Be certain that the drive you are pointing to is the one that you want to erase. All data will be permanently erased with no chance for recovery.
  2. When you have selected the device to erase, select the checkbox for this hard drive. You may select more than one physical disk for the erase action. In this case these disks will be erased simultaneously. To permanently erase all data on the selected disk(s), press F10 or click Kill on the toolbar. The Kill dialog box appears.Kill dialog box
  3. Select an erase method from the list. Erase methods are described in Chapter 5 Erase/Wipe Parameters in this guide.
  4. Set other parameters for erasing. To specify log and certificate file location, e-mail notifications and other settings, click the more options link at the bottom. The settings box will then appear.:

    For information on these settings, see Chapter 5 in this guide.

  5. Click Start. If the Skip Disk Erase Confirmation check box is clear, the Confirm Action dialog box appears.Confirm Action
  6. This is the final step before removing data from the selected drive forever. Type ERASE-ALL-DATA in the text box and press ENTER or click YES. The Progress bar appears.
  7. To stop the process at any time, click the Stop button for the particular disk. Click theStop All button at top left corner to cancel erasing for all disks. Note,that data that has already been erased will not be recoverable.Disk Erasing in Progress
  8. There is nothing more to do until the end of the disk erasing process. The application will operate on its own.

    If there are any errors, for example due to bad clusters, they will be reported on the Interactive screen and in the log. If such a message appears, you may cancel the operation (click Abort), or you may continue erasing data (click Ignore or Ignore All).

Because of the BIOS restrictions of some manufacturers, a hard disk device that is larger than 300 MB must have an MBR (Master Boot Record) in sector zero. If you erase sector zero and fill it with zeros or random characters, you might find that you cannot use the hard drive after erasing the data. It is for this reason KillDisk creates an empty partition table and writes a typical MBR in sector zero (in case the Initialize disk(s) after Erase option is selected).

Before < Erase Data from a Device > Next

This document is available in PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free download):

USER’S GUIDE
Size: 714 KB

USER’S GUIDE (Console)
Size: 683 KB

KillDisk Datasheet
Size: 2,44 MB

Active@ Disk Image

Wiping Free Space

For wiping the free space we used a 7.32 GB flash drive. With One Pass Zeros it took around 80minutes for software to finish. When choosing a US DoD 5220 (3 passes) method it 7 hours and 47 minutes for KillDisk to wipe. But all that was nothing when we tried Peter Guntman. After less than an hour software has shown only 1% of progress and around 56 hours and 27 minutes until the end!

Yes, that is a lot!

Forgive us but we decided to take its word for it. We like to think that we might have saved some trees in some rain forest in Brazil by giving up on this last test and saving some electricity.

USB Flash Drive 7.32 GB

Free Space Wipe method Time elapsed
One Pass Zeros (one pass) 1 hour, 20 minutes
US DoD 5220.22 M (3 passes) 7 hours, 47 minutes
Peter Guntman (35 passes) 56 hours, 27 minutes (estimated)

Meaning of How do you use killdisk??

How do you use killdisk? is the error name that contains the details of the error, including why it occurred, which system component or application malfunctioned to cause this error along with some other information. The numerical code in the error name contains data that can be deciphered by the manufacturer of the component or application that malfunctioned. The error using this code may occur in many different locations within the system, so even though it carries some details in its name, it is still difficult for a user to pinpoint and fix the error cause without specific technical knowledge or appropriate software.

Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version

The performance of Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version depends on the version of the application, as displayed in the table below.

FREEWARE vs. PROFESSIONAL

Features Free Pro
Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive or logical partition
Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space
Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / eSATA / SSD / SCSI / iSCSI disks / LUN / RAID Disk Arrays
Supports parallel erasing/wiping: two or more HDDs can be cleaned up simultaneously
Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards and USB/USB3 external devices
Supports Batch Mode (can be run without of any user interaction)
Supports large-sized drives (more than 2 TB)
Supports Command Line parameters
Operates from bootable CD/DVD/BD Disc or USB disk
Detects Hidden Areas (HPA/DCO) on the disks
Resets detected Disk Hidden Areas  
Customizable security levels  
Supports erasing of all detected HDDs and USBs
Erasing report can be sent out by e-mail via SMTP after erasing/wiping completed  
Erasing report is created and can be saved in file  
Displays detected drive and partition information
Scans NTFS/EFS, FAT/FAT32/exFAT, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs volumes and displays existing and deleted files and folders
Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed  
Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive
Displays Erase/Wipe certificate for printing
Saves Erase/Wipe certificate to PDF file
PDF Certificate can be customized, technician info and company logo can be inserted  
Wipes out NTFS, FAT/exFAT, HFS+ volumes from areas containing deleted and unused data
Wipes out free clusters (unused by file data sectors)
Wipes out file slack space (unused bytes in the last cluster occupied by file)
Wipes out deleted MFT records on NTFS and Directory system records on FAT/exFAT
Wipes out unused space in any MFT records and compressed clusters on NTFS
Maps network shares for storing logs and certificates, saves and restores mappings automatically
Boot Disk Creator prepares bootable CD/DVD/BD or USB disk and configures KillDisk auto-launch with command line parameters  

Supports 24 standards plus User Defined method:

Erases with one-pass zeros
Erases with one-pass random characters  
Erases with user defined method, using specified number of passes and custom pattern (including hex values) for each pass  New!  
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M  
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M (ECE)  
US Department of Energy M205.1-2  New!  
US Army AR380-19  
US Air Force 5020  
Navso P-5329-26 (MFM)  
Navso P-5329-26 (RL)  
NCSC-TG-025  
Canadian OPS-II  
Canadian CSEC ITSG-06  New!  
HMG IS5 Baseline  
HMG IS5 Enhanced  
German VISTR  
Bruce Schneier  
Gutmann’s method  
Russian GOST p50739-95  
NIST 800-88 1 standard  
NIST 800-88 2 standard  
NIST 800-88 3 standard  
Australian ISM-6.2.93  New!  

Before < Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives > Next

Requirements:

Windows Application:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32 & 64-bit)
Windows 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 Servers
38MB free disk’s space
Intel Pentium+
512MB+ RAM

Console Boot Disk:

Tiny & fast utility for any PC (32 & 64-bit)
CD/DVD/BD/USB drive to boot from
32MB storage space on CD/DVD/BD/USB
Intel Pentium+
64MB RAM for execution

Win Boot Disk & Linux LiveCD:

Intel-based 64-bit PC (x64)
CD/DVD/BD/USB drive to boot from
500MB storage space on CD/DVD/BD/USB
Intel Pentium+ on PC to boot up
1GB RAM on PC to boot up

Features

Parallel Secure Erasing

True parallel erasing of multiple disks at the same time (limited to number of licenses purchased),
more than 20 international sanitation methods

Wipes out unused space

Unused space on all disks can be wiped out by overwriting data securely more than 20 international data destruction methods

Reports & Certificates

After sanitizing completion certificates customized with company’s logo can be printed or saved in PDF and exported to XML

Disk inspection tools

Powerful disk examination tools such as File Browser & Disk Viewer give you a complete overview of volumes and low-level sectors on your disks

  Freeware Ultimate

Parallel erasing of multiple disks at the same time, independent erase & wipe sessions

2 disks 2 disks

Erasing disks with One Pass Zeros sanitizing standard

Included Console boot disk to boot and erase both modern 64-bit & legacy 32-bit (x86) systems

Support for more than 20 international erasing standards including US DoD 5220.22 M and User Defined method

Command Line parameters used in scripting allow to automate erase procedures (Batch Mode)

Certificates can be customized with company’s logo & comments can be easily added to certificates for each session

Included Windows-based boot disk supporting UEFI secure boot on x64 systems

Included Linux-based boot disk (LiveCD) supporting UEFI secure boot on x64 systems

Console application supports Secure Erase (ATA command) for SSD/HDD

User defined erase method can specify custom pattern for each pass using even hexadecimal (HEX) values

Detects, displays and resets/erases Hard Disk Hidden Zones (HPA or DCO areas)

Save Log & Shutdown PC option after erase completed

Fingerprint (sanitizing status: date, erase method, etc) can be placed to first disk’s sector & displayed after boot up the disk

Displays information about all volumes, partitions, hard disks, external USB disks & Memory sards currently connected

Wipes out unused space on all disks completely by securely overwriting data on the physical level

Support for wiping out unused sectors on Apple HFS+, Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, Unix UFS/XFS/JFS & MS FAT/exFAT/NTFS file systems

Supports all possible I/O interfaces: IDE / USB / SATA / eSATA / SSD / SCSI disks, LUN / RAID disk arrays

Supports large-size disks (more than 4TB in size) & new disks having 4kb sector size

Built-in Hex Viewer allows to inspect raw disk’s sectors: MBR, volume boot sectors, file system records & data file clusters

Very easy to use: intuitive user interface for beginners, as well as a powerful command line mode for advanced users

Supports fixed disks (HDD), Solid State Disks (SSD), Memory Cards and USB/USB3 external devices

Utility can be placed on a bootable disk and used from it. You do not even need to boot from the hard drive to erase it

Supports MBR and GPT (GUID Partition Table) style partitioning for wiping/erasing of volumes

Certificate can be displayed after erase/wipe completion and saved as PDF

Erases physical disks, partitions, logical drives & even unused disk space

Boot Disk Creator can pre-configure KillDisk startup process on the Boot Disk using Command Line parameters

Universal Boot Disk Creator prepares CD/DVD/BD/ISO/USB media for bootable Windows/Linux/Console environment

Screenshots

More screenshots

Videos

Running Active@ KillDisk for DOS

After you purchase Active@ KillDisk, you will receive a zip file named KD-SETUP.zip. This file contains everything you need to set up and run the application.

Double-click on the .zip file to open it up. In the window that opens, click Extract all files. The Extraction Wizard will open. Click Next to continue.

From the Select a Destination dialog, select the location where you want the folder to be placed. Then click Next to extract the files.

Use these files while following the steps below to prepare a bootable disk.

5.1 Preparing a DOS-Bootable USB / floppy Disk

Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives is a powerful utility with a small footprint.

It is small enough to operate from a single USB / floppy drive in a Microsoft DOS environment.

This can be useful in a number of situations. For example, a computer technician who is assigned to erase the data on PCs with hard drives containing Windows operating systems or operating systems other than DOS or Windows, can use a single DOS-bootable USB / floppy to erase all data.

This chapter describes the steps to create a DOS-bootable USB, floppy(a startup disk) and run the utility. If you have a bootable USB / floppy, skip to the Copy Active@ KillDisk to a USB / floppy section, below.

If you want to create a bootable CD ROM, follow instructions in 3.2 Preparing a Bootable CD.

5.1.1 System Formatting

To prepare a bootable USB / floppy from MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/ME/XP, put a blank 3.5-inch USB / floppy in the USB / floppy drive (drive A:) and follow the appropriate instructions below.

Windows 95/98/ME Operating System
  1. Click the Start button and click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. From the Control Panel screen, click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. In the Add/Remove Programs screen, click the Startup Disk tab.
  4. Click Startup Disk. and follow the screen instructions until the process is complete.
Windows XP Operating System
  1. Right-click A: drive.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click Format.
  3. Enable the checkbox beside Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  4. Click the Start button and follow the screen instructions until the process is complete.

5.1.2 Copying KILLDISK.EXE, DOS4GW.EXE Files to a USB / floppy

Copy the Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives file (KILLDISK.EXE) and DOS-extender file (DOS4GW.EXE) to the bootable USB / floppy disk or startup disk in drive A:.

If you don’t have the Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives file, download it from http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm.

After copying the file onto the USB / floppy, remove it from the USB / floppy drive.

Labelling the Disk

If you plan to use Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives in Command Line mode, please skip the next section and read Boot to DOS (Command Line Mode). Once preparation of the bootable 3.5-inch USB / floppy disk is complete, you are ready to begin removing data.

5.1.3 One-Step Method

Combine all the above steps into one by navigating to our Web site.

Once you have installed Active@ KillDisk on the USB / floppy, you are ready to boot from the USB / floppy and use the software for disk erasing.

This document is available in PDF format, which requires AdobeВ AcrobatВ Reader (Free download):

5.3 Modes of Operation

It is wise to label the USB / floppy to identify the way you plan to use Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives.

DOS Interactive Mode and Command Line Mode are similar in that you can control what happens after the utility has started. In Autoexecute Mode, however, Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives will start immediately upon completion of the bootstrap startup (depending on the automatic settings).

5.3.1 DOS Interactive Mode

This section describes how to use the DOS Interactive screens. For «hands-off» operation, see 3.3.3 Autoexecute Mode.

The steps for erasing data and wiping data are similar. Follow steps 1 through 13 and then click the link to complete either the erasing process or the wiping process.

If you are booting from a USB / floppy drive, check that the USB / floppy drive has in the of your computer.

If you are booting from a CD, check that the CD drive has boot priority in the BIOS settings of your computer.

Here are the steps for interactive operation:
  1. With the PC power off, insert either the Active@ KillDisk bootable USB / floppy disk into drive A: or the Active@ KillDisk bootable CD into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Start the PC by turning on the power. The screen will display the Microsoft DOS prompt.
  3. At the DOS prompt, run Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives by typing: KILLDISK.EXE
    The Detected Physical Devices screen appears.
    All system physical devices and logical partitions are displayed in a list.
  4. Change the position of the cursor in the list using the keyboard and arrow keys. A list of commands is displayed below the device list.

    Hard drive devices are numbered by the system BIOS. A system with a single hard drive shows as number 0. Subsequent hard drive devices are numbered consecutively. For example the second device will be shown as Hard Disk 1.

    Select a device and read the detailed information about the device in the right pane. Below the device, select a logical partition. The information in the right pane changes. As well the list of commands changes.

  5. Be certain that the drive you are pointing to is the one that you want to erase or the one you want to wipe. If you choose to erase, all data will be permanently erased with no chance for recovery.

    To preview the sectors in a device, press . The Preview Sector screen appears.Preview Sector

  6. Press to switch to the right panel.
  7. To see items in the list, use , or the up or down arrow keys.
  8. To open a folder, move the cursor to the folder and press . KillDisk scans the MFT records for this folder. The files in the folder appear in the right panel.

    Existing file names and folder names appear in white colour and deleted file names and folder names appear in gray colour. If you are wiping data from unoccupied areas, the gray-coloured file names are removed after the wiping process completes. You may use Files Preview to inspect the work done by the wiping process. After wiping, the data in these areas and the place these files hold in the or are gone.

  9. Press to close this screen and return to Detected Physical Devices.

At this point, link to the steps to either erase the data or wipe the data.

Before < Modes of Operation > Next

Causes of Using Killdisk?

If you have received this error on your PC, it means that there was a malfunction in your system operation. Common reasons include incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in your Windows registry, consequences of a virus or malware attack, improper system shutdown due to a power failure or another factor, someone with little technical knowledge accidentally deleting a necessary system file or registry entry, as well as a number of other causes. The immediate cause of the «Using Killdisk» error is a failure to correctly run one of its normal operations by a system or application component.

Причины ошибок в файле Active KillDisk.exe

Проблемы Active KillDisk.exe могут быть отнесены к поврежденным или отсутствующим файлам, содержащим ошибки записям реестра, связанным с Active KillDisk.exe, или к вирусам / вредоносному ПО.

Более конкретно, данные ошибки Active KillDisk.exe могут быть вызваны следующими причинами:

  • Поврежденные ключи реестра Windows, связанные с Active KillDisk.exe / Desktop Security 2003.
  • Вирус или вредоносное ПО, которые повредили файл Active KillDisk.exe или связанные с Desktop Security 2003 программные файлы.
  • Другая программа злонамеренно или по ошибке удалила файлы, связанные с Active KillDisk.exe.
  • Другая программа находится в конфликте с Desktop Security 2003 и его общими файлами ссылок.
  • Поврежденная загрузка или неполная установка программного обеспечения Desktop Security 2003.

Шаг 1: Удаление KillDisk соответствующих программ с вашего компьютера

Следуя первой части инструкции, вы сможете отслеживать и полностью избавиться от непрошеных гостей и беспорядков:

  1. Для завершения KillDisk приложения из системы, используйте инструкции, которые подходят вам:

Windows XP/Vista/7:Выберите кнопку Пуск , а затем перейдите на Панель управления.

Windows 8: Переехали курсор мыши с правой стороны, край. Выберите Поиск и начать поиск «Панель управления». Другой способ добраться туда — чтобы сделать правый клик на горячий угол слева (просто, кнопку Пуск) и идти на Панель управления выбора.

Как вы попадете в Панель управления, затем найдите раздел программы и выберите Удаление программы. В случае, если панель управления имеет Классическийвид, вам нужно нажать два раза на программы и компоненты.

Когда программы и функции/удалить программу Windows появляется, Взгляните на перечень, найти и удалить один или все программы, нашел:

  • KillDisk; HD-всего плюс; RemoveThaeAdAopp; UTUobEAdaBlock; SafeSaver; SupTab;
  • ValueApps; Леденец; Обновление версии программного обеспечения; DP1815; Видео проигрыватель; ;
  • Плюс HD 1.3; BetterSurf; Доверенные веб; PassShow; LyricsBuddy-1; Yupdate4.flashplayes.info 1.2;
  • Media Player 1.1; Экономия быка; Feven Pro 1.1;Websteroids; Экономия быка; 3.5 HD-Plus;Re-markit.

Кроме того вам следует удалить любое приложение, которая была установлена короткое время назад. Чтобы найти эти недавно установленного applcations, нажмите на Установлена на раздел и здесь расследование программы, основанные на датах, были установлены. Лучше посмотрите на этот список еще раз и удалить любые незнакомые программы.
Это может также случиться, что вы не можете найти какой-либо из выше перечисленных программ, которые вы посоветовали удалить. Если вы понимаете, что вы не признают любые ненадежные и невидимый программы, выполните следующие шаги в данном руководстве деинсталляции.

Распространенные сообщения об ошибках в Active KillDisk.exe

Наиболее распространенные ошибки Active KillDisk.exe, которые могут возникнуть на компьютере под управлением Windows, перечислены ниже:

  • «Ошибка приложения Active KillDisk.exe.»
  • «Active KillDisk.exe не является приложением Win32.»
  • «Возникла ошибка в приложении Active KillDisk.exe. Приложение будет закрыто. Приносим извинения за неудобства.»
  • «Файл Active KillDisk.exe не найден.»
  • «Active KillDisk.exe не найден.»
  • «Ошибка запуска программы: Active KillDisk.exe.»
  • «Файл Active KillDisk.exe не запущен.»
  • «Отказ Active KillDisk.exe.»
  • «Неверный путь к приложению: Active KillDisk.exe.»

Такие сообщения об ошибках EXE могут появляться в процессе установки программы, когда запущена программа, связанная с Active KillDisk.exe (например, Desktop Security 2003), при запуске или завершении работы Windows, или даже при установке операционной системы Windows

Отслеживание момента появления ошибки Active KillDisk.exe является важной информацией при устранении проблемы

Meaning of Using Killdisk?

Using Killdisk is the error name that contains the details of the error, including why it occurred, which system component or application malfunctioned to cause this error along with some other information. The numerical code in the error name contains data that can be deciphered by the manufacturer of the component or application that malfunctioned. The error using this code may occur in many different locations within the system, so even though it carries some details in its name, it is still difficult for a user to pinpoint and fix the error cause without specific technical knowledge or appropriate software.

Causes of How to use a killdisk?

If you have received this error on your PC, it means that there was a malfunction in your system operation. Common reasons include incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in your Windows registry, consequences of a virus or malware attack, improper system shutdown due to a power failure or another factor, someone with little technical knowledge accidentally deleting a necessary system file or registry entry, as well as a number of other causes. The immediate cause of the «How to use a killdisk» error is a failure to correctly run one of its normal operations by a system or application component.

Running Active@ KillDisk (Graphical User Interface)

After purchasing Active@ KillDisk license, you will receive a registration key and an installation file named KILLDISK-SETUP.EXE (Windows or Ultimate versions) or KILLDISK-SETUP.TAR.GZ (Linux versions).

This file contains everything you need to get started.

After installation, Active@ KillDisk still starts as FREE version (unregistered), you need to register it first to have all professional features activated.

  1. To register the software, click Enter Registration Key button on the Welcome screen, or click Enter Registration Key… from the Help menu.
  2. In the Registration dialog, type (or copy and paste) your name (or company name for corporate licenses) and a registration key being sent to you, and click OK button. You can also load registration information from a text file, (either INI or TXT type) where first line is a name, and second line is a key.

Windows or Ultimate versions

To install the application, double-click KILLDISK-SETUP.EXE and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

The installed application contains two main applications:

  • Active@ KillDisk for Windows (KillDisk.exe) — Run this application from your Windows operating system to inspect local disks and erase/wipe your data. KillDisk.exe is a 32-bit application, and KillDisk64.exe is a 64-bit application.
  • Active@ Boot Disk Creator (BootDiskCreator.exe) — Create a bootable Windows PE CD/DVD/BD or USB disk to boot from it and run Active@ KillDisk for Windows. Using Active@ KillDisk this way allows you to wipe confidential data from the system volumes while gaining exclusive use of a partition because the operating system runs outside the partition that you are securing.

Linux versions

To setup the application, double-click KILLDISK-SETUP.TAR.GZ under Linux environment and unpack the archive to a proper location. Read ReadMe.txt file for list of supplied files and configuration instructions.

The archive contains two main applications:

  • Active@ KillDisk for Linux (KillDisk) — Run this application from your Linux operating system to inspect local disks and erase/wipe your data. File named «KillDisk» is an executable (linux/elf386 format), however it on a clean Linux machine, Qt4 supporting libraries (not supplied) needs to be downloaded and installed using standard Linux Software Manager (like Apper or YaST).
  • Active@ Boot Disk Creator (BootDiskCreator)— Create a bootable Linux OpenSUSE-based GUI environment on CD/DVD/BD or USB disk to boot from it and run Active@ KillDisk for Linux at startup. Prepared bootable disk contains Linux GUI environment with Active@ KillDisk executable with all required dependencies (Qt libraries).

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