Downloads:

22,285

Downloads of v 2.04:

5,934

Last Update:

26 Nov 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich

Tags:

privacy security delete erase sysinternals cli

SDelete

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2.04 | Updated: 26 Nov 2020

Downloads:

22,285

Downloads of v 2.04:

5,934

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich

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SDelete 2.04

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

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

>

Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade sdelete -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 sdelete -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install sdelete
  win_chocolatey:
    name: sdelete
    version: '2.04'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'sdelete' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.04'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller sdelete
{
    Name     = "sdelete"
    Version  = "2.04"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'sdelete':
  ensure   => '2.04',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator virtualex on 01 Dec 2020.

Description

SDelete

Securely overwrite your sensitive files and cleanse your free space of previously deleted files using this DoD-compliant secure delete program.

One feature of Windows NT/2000's (Win2K) C2-compliance is that it implements object reuse protection. This means that
when an application allocates file space or virtual memory it is unable to view data that was previously stored in the
resources Windows NT/2K allocates for it. Windows NT zero-fills memory and zeroes the sectors on disk where a file is
placed before it presents either type of resource to an application. However, object reuse does not dictate that the space
that a file occupies before it is deleted be zeroed. This is because Windows NT/2K is designed with the assumption that
the operating system controls access to system resources. However, when the operating system is not active it is possible to
use raw disk editors and recovery tools to view and recover data that the operating system has deallocated. Even when you
encrypt files with Win2K's Encrypting File System (EFS), a file's original unencrypted file data is left on the disk after a
new encrypted version of the file is created.

Command line usage

SDelete is a command line utility that takes a number of options. In any given use, it allows you to delete one or more
files and/or directories, or to cleanse the free space on a logical disk. SDelete accepts wild card characters as part of
the directory or file specifier.

sdelete [-p passes] [-s] [-q] <file | directory>

sdelete [-p passes] [-z|-c] [drive letter]

-a Remove Read-Only attribute.

-c Clean free space.

-p passes Specifies number of overwrite passes (default is 1).

-q Don't print errors (Quiet).

-s or -r Recurse subdirectories.

-z Zero free space (good for virtual disk optimization).

Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue

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tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName      = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$url              = 'https://download.sysinternals.com/files/SDelete.zip'
$checksum         = '49cfc704a431d0f4557d06561310ade7ba78b84c389a99cbe0fac83410f6b255'
$checksumType     = 'sha256'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
Write-Verbose "Accepting license..."
$regRoot = 'HKCU:\Software\Sysinternals'
$regPkg = 'SDelete'
$regPath = Join-Path $regRoot $regPkg
if (!(Test-Path $regRoot)) {New-Item -Path "$regRoot"}
if (!(Test-Path $regPath)) {New-Item -Path "$regRoot" -Name "$regPkg"}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "$regPath" -Name EulaAccepted -Value 1
if ((Get-ItemProperty -Path "$regPath").EulaAccepted -ne 1) {
  throw "Failed setting registry value."
}

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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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SDelete 2.02 8037 Monday, February 18, 2019 Approved
SDelete 2.01 3415 Sunday, February 18, 2018 Approved
SDelete 2.00 2286 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Approved
SDelete 1.61.0.20160210 1512 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Approved
SDelete 1.61 1101 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Approved

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