[KB7397] Delete data using ESET Endpoint Encryption Shredder


ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE) Client and EEE Server are separate products from ESET Full Disk Encryption (EFDE)

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  • Securely erase data using ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE)


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ESET Endpoint Encryption Shredder is used to delete sensitive data securely. Any recovered files cannot be read. You can choose from four algorithms to shred data, by either writing a cryptographically secure random number stream over the data, or applying the Gutmann algorithm which implements a file erasing method as described in Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory, or using the US Department of Defence 5220.22-M standard for sanitizing data.


  1. Drag-and-drop files
  2. Use the menu window
  3. Shredder Options

Data cannot be recovered

When shredded, data cannot be recovered.

I. Drag-and-drop files

  1. Drag-and-drop the data onto the ESET Endpoint Encryption Shredder icon located on the desktop.
Figure 1-1

II. Use the menu window

  1. Right-click the file and click Send to ESET Endpoint Encryption Shredder.


Figure 2-1
  1. Click Yes.
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III. Shredder Options

  1. Right-click the ESET Endpoint Encryption Shredder icon and click Settings.
Figure 3-1
  1. Select the desired Pattern for the Shredder and then click OK.
Figure 3-2