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Minimum System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
BCWipe supports the following operating systems (including 32 and 64-bit versions):
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 (no support for ReFS)
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2003
10-February-2021 | BCWipe v.7.01 | Task Manager 4.00.1| BCWipeGUI 1.0 | Driver 5.74
General availability of BCWipe v.7 announced.
- Review computer status in one glance to improve system performance and privacy.
- Run common wiping tasks in one click.
- New controls allow users to wipe data instantly.
- Use all-in-one wiping tasks for thorough clean-up that saves time.
- Quickly review settings or follow real-time progress in enhanced 'View mode'.
- Access and review 'Transparent Wiping' and 'CryptoSwap' for ongoing privacy.
- Wipe SSD faster while protecting it from wearing out with redesigned Reserved Space Manager.
22-December-2020 | BCWipe v.6.10.8 | Task Manager 3.06.8.8 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.74
- Fixed occasional BSOD with Windows 10 Insider Preview builds.
31-August-2020 | BCWipe v.6.10.7 | Task Manager 3.06.8.8 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.72
- Improved the SSD detection procedure for Windows 7.
- Fixed an occasional error deleting BCWipe temporary folders before running Wipe Free Space.
18-August-2020 | BCWipe v.6.10.6 | Task Manager 3.06.8.7 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.72
- Fixed error in 'Reserved space' feature on SSD drives.
- Fixed error in recognizing NVMe drives as SSD.
- Support for Windows 10 Spring 2020 update.
02-April-2020 | BCWipe v.6.10.5 | Task Manager 3.06.8.6 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.72
12-February-2020 | BCWipe v.6.10.4 | Task Manager 3.06.8 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.72
06-January-2020 | BCWipe v.184.108.40.206 | Task Manager 3.06.7.12 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.71
- Fixed hidden attribute being set to a parent folder when wiping directory slacks.
24-December-2019 | BCWipe v.6.10.3 | Task Manager 3.06.7.12 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.71
- Improved 'Registration' procedure.
- Corrected the counter of files/folders being wiped.
- Resolved a conflict between Transparent Wiping and Avast antivirus software.
- Fixed an occasional error in deleting a temporary file.
17-October-2019 | BCWipe v.6.10.2 | Task Manager 3.06.7.9 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.69
- Ready for Windows 10’s November 2019 Update (19H2)
09-September-2019 | BCWipe v.6.10.1 | Task Manager 3.06.7.9 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.68
- Fixed occasional blue screen caused by 'fsh' driver
- Updated AutoUpdate utility
12-July-2019 | BCWipe v.6.10 | Task Manager 3.06.7.9 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.67
- Improved wiping of MFT records when wiping free space on SSD disks
- Fixed error in Transparent Wiping working with the third-party file editors on the latest Windows 10 build
- Fixed minor bugs
29-March-2019 | BCWipe v.6.09.22 | Task Manager 3.06.7.7 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.65
- Improved for compatibility with drives encrypted with third-party software
18-February-2019 | BCWipe v.6.09.21 | Task Manager 3.06.7.7 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.65
- Added support for Mozilla Firefox v.65+.
24-December-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.20 | Task Manager 3.06.7.5 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.65
- Fixed occasional system crash at the end of 'Wipe free space' process running on SSD
23-October-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.18 | Task Manager 3.06.7.5 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.62
- Fixed BCWipe process crashing occasionally after wiping a file.
12-October-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.17 | Task Manager 3.06.7.5 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.62
- Fixed 'Wipe Local History' task not wiping MC Office's 'Recent Documents' list.
27-September-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.16 | Task Manager 3.06.7.3 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.62
- Fixed BCWipe Service that sometimes was not able to start BCWipe background processes at system startup
19-September-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.15 | Task Manager 3.06.7.3 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.62
- Fixed a minor bug
- Updated for compatibility with BestCrypt
08-August-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.14 | Task Manager 3.06.7.3 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.61
- Improved support for long file names in Transparent Wiping.
19-July-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.12 | Task Manager 3.06.7.2 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.60
24-April-2018 | BCWipe v.6.09.11 | Task Manager 3.06.7.2 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.58
- Added support for 'Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018' in 'Wipe Local History' task.
- Fixed occasional blue screen error caused by 'fsh' driver.
- Fixed incompatibility issue between 'Transparent Wiping' and the latest version of Google Chrome.
13-December-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.9 | Task Manager 3.06.7.1 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.57
01-December-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.8 | Task Manager 3.06.6.11 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.56
- Adjusted BCWipe 'Task Manager' to support the latest version of Firefox.
14-November-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.7 | Task Manager 3.06.6.10 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.56
- Removed unexpected stop of 'Delete with Wiping' operation if a file from selected group is not found.
- Improved wipe of Windows Media Player history.
- Fixed error in 'Transparent Wiping' log file scanning operation.
10-October-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.6 | Task Manager 3.06.6.9 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.56
- Improved ability to 'Wipe Internet History' in Microsoft Edge.
- Fixed occasional crash of 'Wipe Free Space' process.
- Fixed 'Zero free space' error for very large disks.
20-July-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.5 | Task Manager 3.06.6.7 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.56
- Fixed occasional task hanging at 'Wipe Directory Slacks' operation for large directories.
31-May-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.4.3 | Task Manager 3.06.6.4 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.56
10-April-2017 | BCWipe v.6.09.4 | Task Manager 3.06.6.3 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.56
21-September-2016 | BCWipe v.6.09.3 | Task Manager 3.06.6.3 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.56
- Kernel mode drivers digitally signed by Microsoft for compatibility with Windows 10 version 1607, also known as the Anniversary Update.
- Improved ability to wipe files at system startup.
- Fixed minor bugs.
22-August-2016 | BCWipe v.6.09.2 | Task Manager 3.06.6.1 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.55
- Added ability to wipe free space on several disks in parallel.
- Fixed minor bugs.
12-August-2016 | BCWipe v.6.09.1 | Task Manager 3.06.6 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.55
- Added 'Printer History' in 'Wipe Local History' task.
- Fixed error in generating log files when this option is disabled in 'Transparent Wiping'.
- Fixed error in 'Shutdown After Wiping' setting.
23-June-2016 | BCWipe v.6.09 | Task Manager 3.06.5.15 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.55
- Added MS Office and other items to 'Wipe Local History' - NOTE: The task uses a new format, it is recommended to delete old 'Wipe Local History' tasks and create new ones by using this version.
- Added ability to wipe pagefiles larger than 2GB with 'Wipe Swap File'.
- Added ability to wipe free space on network mapped drives through BCWipe Task Manager.
- Added 'Show log file' button in 'Wipe Free Space' progress window.
- Fixed error when wiping NFS shared drives.
- Fixed error in 'Transparent Wiping' logging.
29-February-2016 | BCWipe v.6.08.6 | Task Manager 3.06.5.5 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.55
- Fixed stability issue of 'Transparent Wiping' when encrypting files with EFS.
13-January-2016 | BCWipe v.6.08.5 | Task Manager 3.06.5.5 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.54
- Improved ability to process NTFS hardlinks, symbolic links and junction points.
- Updated 'Wipe Internet History' command to support the latest version of Opera browser.
- Fixed error when wiping encrypted files.
- Fixed error when wiping file slacks - some timestamps of read-only files were modified by BCWipe.
11-December-2015 | BCWipe v.6.08.4 | Task Manager 3.06.5.2 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.54
- Fixed stability issues of 'Transparent Wiping' updating to Windows 10 Threshold 2 (Version 1511, build 10586).
01-December-2015 | BCWipe v.6.08.3 | Task Manager 3.06.5 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.54
- Fixed error when running 'Wipe Local History' task created by an older version.
25-November-2015 | BCWipe v.6.08.2 | Task Manager 3.06.4.7 | Extension Library 220.127.116.11 | Driver 5.54
- Improved wiping performance on EFS-encrypted files.
29-September-2015 | BCWipe v.6.08.1 | Task Manager 3.06.4.6 | Extension Library 1.0.45 | Driver 5.54
- Added support for Microsoft Edge browser.
- Updated to comply with the latest version of all supported browsers.
- Fixed error with folders being marked as 'Compressed' after wiping.
- Fixed minor bugs.
16-June-2015 | BCWipe v.6.07.27.2 | Task Manager 3.06.4.2 | Extension Library 1.0.45 | Driver 5.54
- Updated for compatibility with Jetico Central Manager v.2.5.
12-May-2015 | BCWipe v.6.07.27 | Task Manager 3.06.3 | Extension Library 1.0.45 | Driver 5.52
- Fixed stability issue of BCWipe when wiping MFT records.
06-February-2015 | BCWipe v.6.07.24 | Task Manager 3.06.1 | Extension Library 18.104.22.168 | Driver 5.51
07-January-2015 | BCWipe v.6.07.23 | Task Manager 3.06.1 | Extension Library 22.214.171.124 | Driver 5.47
- Fixed error in wiping Internet History - Chrome Extensions are no longer wiped.
- Added new flag in Command Line syntax: -noNTFSLogFile.
17-December-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.22 | Task Manager 3.06 | Extension Library 126.96.36.199 | Driver 5.47
19-November-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.21 | Task Manager 3.06 | Extension Library 188.8.131.52 | Driver 5.47
- Added support for wiping Internet Explorer v.10/11 Web Cache.
- Fixed error in wiping files encrypted with EFS.
09-October-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.20 | Task Manager 3.05.9 | Extension Library 184.108.40.206 | Driver 5.47
- Extended return codes for BCWipe running in batch mode.
- Added support for the latest version of Mozilla Firefox and special MSI version of Google Chrome.
- Fixed minor bugs.
04-July-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.11 | Task Manager 3.05.8 | Extension Library 220.127.116.110 | Driver 5.47
30-April-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.9 | Task Manager 3.05.6 | Extension Library 1.0.43 | Driver 5.47
- Fixed error in 'Move with source wiping' operation.
- Fixed error in File Viewer.
11-February-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.7 | Task Manager 3.05.5 | Extension Library 18.104.22.1680 | Driver 5.47
- Fixed error in wiping files or folders with name pattern specified by user.
05-February-2014 | BCWipe v.6.07.6 | Task Manager 3.05.5 | Extension Library 22.214.171.1240 | Driver 5.47
12-December-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07.5 | Task Manager 3.05.4 | Extension Library 126.96.36.1990 | Driver 5.46
- Fixed error in wiping Internet Explorer history.
- Fixed error in AutoUpdate utility.
26-November-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07.4 | Task Manager 3.05.4 | Extension Library 188.8.131.520 | Driver 5.46
- Added support for Opera v.16+.
- Fixed minor bugs.
11-October-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07.3 | Task Manager 3.05.3 | Extension Library 184.108.40.2060 | Driver 5.46
- Improved safeness of directory slacks wiping when wiping system and user profile directories.
- Fixed BCWipe failure when running several wiping tasks at user's logoff.
03-October-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07.2 | Task Manager 3.05.2 | Extension Library 220.127.116.110 | Driver 5.46
- Fixed occasional crash of BCWipeTM process at the end of task executing.
26-September-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07.1 | Task Manager 3.05 | Extension Library 18.104.22.1680 | Driver 5.46
24-September-2013 | BCWipe v.6.07 | Task Manager 3.05 | Extension Library 22.214.171.1240 | Driver 5.46
- Added support for Internet Explorer v.11.
- Added the ability to wipe saved network passwords when wiping local history.
- Improved compatibility between Transparent Wiping and Windows Updates.
- Wipe free space adjusted to wipe disks encrypted with TrueCrypt.
24-June-2013 | BCWipe v.6.05.1 | Task Manager 3.04.2 | Extension Library 126.96.36.1998 | Driver 5.45
18-June-2013 | BCWipe v.6.05 | Task Manager 3.04.2 | Extension Library 188.8.131.528 | Driver 5.45
- Improved registration procedure.
- Fixed bug: Restore Point was wiped but not deleted when wiping a file under certain conditions.
- Fixed error in running an operation that requires administrator privileges from standard user account.
- Fixed error it task queueing.
- Fixed occasional system crash at wiping unused MFT records.
- Fixed minor bug in BCWipe Scheme Editor.
08-May-2013 | BCWipe v.6.04.3 | Task Manager 3.04.1 | Extension Library 184.108.40.2068 | Driver 5.44
- Fixed occasional crash of 'Wipe directory slacks' operation.
11-April-2013 | BCWipe v.6.04.2 | Task Manager 3.03.9 | Extension Library 220.127.116.115 | Driver 5.44
- Fixed compatibility with the latest version of Google Chrome.
-Cookies are now wiped completely.
-User settings are not deleted.
- Fixed error in ‘excluded pattern’ for directory wiping.
- New option included in AutoUpdate utility.
12-March-2013 | BCWipe v.6.04.1 | Task Manager 3.03.8 | Extension Library 18.104.22.1685 | Driver 5.44
05-March-2013 | BCWipe v.6.04 | Task Manager 3.03.8 | Extension Library 22.214.171.1245 | Driver 5.44
05-December-2012 | BCWipe v.6.03 | Task Manager 3.03.6 | Extension Library 126.96.36.1991| Driver 5.44
- Improved performance of MFT wiping when wiping files/folders.
- New options for event-based scheduling: logon, logoff and startup wiping tasks can now be configured to start once a day/week/month.
04-October-2012 | BCWipe v.6.02 | Task Manager 3.03.4 | Extension Library 1.0.4 0| Driver 5.43
- Added support for Windows 8, including the ability to wipe data on Storage Spaces.
28-August-2012 | BCWipe v.6.01.03 | Task Manager 3.03.3 | Extension Library 1.0.38 | Driver 5.42
17-August-2012 | BCWipe v.6.01.02 | Task Manager 3.03.3 | Extension Library 1.0.38 | Driver 5.42
12-July-2012 | BCWipe v.6.01.01 | Driver 5.42
- Added central management of Reserved Space (only available in BCWipe - Enterprise Edition).
- Fixed minor bugs.
29-June-2012 | BCWipe v.6.01 | Driver 5.42
Commercial version 6.01 of BCWipe released.
- Faster Wipe Free Space operation with new Reserved Space Manager Wipe Free Space can be a time-consuming process. Modern large disks with terabytes of free space could take several days to complete. BCWipe's new Reserved Space Manager saves time by preserving the wiped space in a clean state. For more detailed information, see Reserved Space article in Help File.
- Wipe directory slack space on NTFS drives The NTFS directory node is a special file that contains names of files and subdirectories. Like any other file, the directory node/entry has slack space which may still contain names of deleted files, as well as other deleted data.
- Wipe temporary data stored in NTFS log file NTFS is a journaling file system that uses the NTFS Log ($LogFile) to record usage history of the file system.
- Avoid Low Disk Space situation BCWipe is now smart enough to overwrite free space without causing a Low Disk Space condition.
- MFT wiping is faster and more convenient than ever When wiping free space and unused MFT records, BCWipe v.6 wipes MFT several times faster than before. When wiping a file, BCWipe v.6 wipes the corresponding MFT record.
- New wiping standards added BCWipe now includes British HMG IS5 (Baseline, Enhanced), Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II, NAVSO-P5239-26, Russian GOST R 50739-95, US Army AR380-19
05-March-2012 | BCWipe v.6.00.1 Beta | Driver 5.42
Beta version of BCWipe v.6 announced.