Using command line you can create special .lnk files to customize and automate SecuWipe processes – either for automatic and silent wiping, for integration with your own applications or for execution in conjunction with autorun scripts.

The command line syntax is:

..\secuwipe.exe [/option][:parameter]

You can specify the following options when working with SecuWipe from command line:

/silent – SecuWipe will execute with no warning dialog, no progress bar dialog, no success message. The executable will be remaining in RAM if /unload-flag is not set

/unload – SecuWipe will be unloaded after it finishes operation. This will close .exe in any case – even if the application returned some kind of error.

/wipe: – wipes the specified folder and specific file

/format – it is an additional flag to the command

/wipe: /freespace – the selected folder will be wiped, then the remaining free space

/wipe: /freespace /format  – in case the storage card has been selected to be wiped – the card will be formatted before wiping

/minimize – minimizes SecuWipe automatically on launch, hides the main window

/freespace

  • erases the free space on the device pointed to by the /wipe switch (must be used with the /wipe switch);
  • Can be also used as a standalone parameter to wipe particular memory, e.g. /freespace:”Storage Card” ;
  • Can be an additional flag to /wipe – to wipe the remaining space, e.g. /wipe:\doc.txt /freespace

Selecting Wipe methods:

/level:1|2|3|4|5|6 – is an additional flag to /wipe and /freespace, e.g. /wipe:\file.bin /level:2

  • Level 1 – zero filling
  • Level 2 – U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (C)
  • Level 3 – U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (E)
  • Level 4 – U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)
  • Level 5 – Bruce Schneier’s algorithm
  • Level 6 – Peter Gutmann’s algorithm

Command Line Usage Examples:

  1.  Wipe file “\My Documents\Note1.pwi” without freespace and wiping level “DoD 5220.22-M (E)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”\My Documents\Note1.pwi”
  2. Wipe file “\My Documents\Note1.pwi” without freespace wiping and wiping level “DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”\My Documents\Note1.pwi” /level:4
  3. Wipe file “\My Documents\Note1.pwi” with freespace and wiping level “DoD 5220.22-M (C)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”\My Documents\Note1.pwi” /freespace /level:2
  4. Wipe “\Temp” folder without freespace and wiping level “Peter Gutmann’s algorithm”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:\Temp /level:6
  5. Wipe “\Temp” folder without freespace wiping and level “Bruce Schneier’s algorithm”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:\Temp /level:5
  6. Wipe “\Temp” folder with freespace and “Zero-filling”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:\Temp /freespace /level:1
  7. Wipe main memory freespace and “DoD 5220.22-M (E)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /freespace /level:3
  8. “Storage Card” freespace wiping with “DoD 5220.22-M (C)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /freespace:”Storage Card” /level:2
  9. “Storage Card” content wiping with “DoD 5220.22-M (C)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”Storage Card” /level:2
  10. “Storage Card” complete wiping (both data and free space) with “DoD 5220.22-M (E)”:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”Storage Card” /freespace
  11. “Storage Card” complete wiping (both data and free space) with “DoD 5220.22-M (E)” but with formatting before wiping:
    SecuWipe.exe /wipe:”Storage Card” /freespace /format

SecuWipe is designed to wipe information from devices running on Windows CE/embedded platforms, as well as legacy Windows Mobile platforms, even the most early versions of Windows Mobile/Pocket PC.

If you need to securely wipe sensitive data within your organisation, please, either