Secure Deletion for Android

Secure Deletion for Android


This application ensures that deleted data is completely removed from your phone. After secure deletion, it is irrecoverable, even for experts using forensic tools.

Why is secure deletion needed? Our smart phones store sensitive personal and business data such as emails, SMS messages, pictures, and our web browsing histories. Unfortunately deletion on phones is not immediate. Even after you delete your email or clear your browser's cache, the data will remain on your phone typically for days or even months, depending on phone usage. This data is easily recoverable with minimal effort by technically-knowledgable persons.

Standard countermeasures do not help, such as overwriting files with random data, due to special features of the Android's file system (namely the use of journaling). Even encryption does not help as the associated key must be stored temporarily in memory and is recoverable after deletion.

Our Secure Deletion application solves this problem. It forces your Android phone to overwrite the sections of storage where deleted data resides so that the data is really deleted and cannot be recovered.
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$2.83
54
2.7
User ratings
17
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
106 kb
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About Secure Deletion for Android
This application ensures that deleted data is completely removed from your phone. After secure deletion, it is irrecoverable, even for experts using forensic tools.

Why is secure deletion needed? Our smart phones store sensitive personal and business data such as emails, SMS messages, pictures, and our web browsing histories. Unfortunately deletion on phones is not immediate. Even after you delete your email or clear your browser's cache, the data will remain on your phone typically for days or even months, depending on phone usage. This data is easily recoverable with minimal effort by technically-knowledgable persons.

Standard countermeasures do not help, such as overwriting files with random data, due to special features of the Android's file system (namely the use of journaling). Even encryption does not help as the associated key must be stored temporarily in memory and is recoverable after deletion.

Our Secure Deletion application solves this problem. It forces your Android phone to overwrite the sections of storage where deleted data resides so that the data is really deleted and cannot be recovered.

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A Google User
Jan 28, 2014
Waste of money Does not do what it says and erase sms messages permanently. I was still able to recover them
A Google User
Oct 25, 2012
Great app It works very well in filling up unused space, although there is no way of telling if it fills in the spaces between each deleted file or if this is just another file shredder. @scott, the app does have a status window. Once deletion is activated the light blue section that highlights this app data will turn red and (depending how far you set your free memory) will increase in size till there is no more memory left. You can also double check by looking into your devices settings under 'memory usage'.
A Google User
Oct 25, 2012
Great app It works very well in filling up unused space, although there is no way of telling if it fills in the spaces between each deleted file or if this is just another file shredder. @scott, the app does have a status window. Once deletion is activated the light blue section that highlights this app data will turn red and (depending how far you set your free memory) will increase in size till there is no more memory left. You can also double check by looking into your devices settings under 'memory usage'.
A Google User
Oct 23, 2012
Can't tell if working I can't tell if the product is working, especially when the screen on my tablet goes blank to save on battery life. Product needs a status icon which brings up a status window telling user if app is running and what percent of the delete process is completed at that point. Also needs some more documentation. I'm still not sure whether this product works with the built-in (non-removable) SD card on my tablet. (I'm looking for a product which does overwrite SD card space.) Though I bought it, I have uninstalled it until the developer addresses these issues. I cannot recommend anyone else prchase this at this time, though the concept has great potential.
A Google User
Oct 1, 2012
Does its job.