Downloads:

11,472

Downloads of v 2.02:

3,613

Last Update:

18 Feb 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich

Tags:

privacy security delete erase sysinternals cli

SDelete

2.02 | Updated: 18 Feb 2019

Downloads:

11,472

Downloads of v 2.02:

3,613

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich

SDelete 2.02

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Details

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:

>

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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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://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. Enter your internal repository url

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

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade sdelete -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure sdelete installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: sdelete
    state: present
    version: 2.02
    source: STEP 3 URL

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

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chocolatey_package 'sdelete' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.02'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

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


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: sdelete,
    Version: 2.02,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller sdelete
{
   Name     = 'sdelete'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.02'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

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


package { 'sdelete':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.02',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

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


salt '*' chocolatey.install sdelete version="2.02" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Nov 2019.

Description

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).


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName = 'sdelete'
$url = 'https://download.sysinternals.com/files/SDelete.zip'
$checksum = 'd19cf1835d2024ddd9e67c0566aa5dab963c629f6ff8888fb0aebf0c2092caaf'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$url64 = "$url"
$checksum64 = "$checksum"
$checksumType64 = "checksumType"
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Url64bit "$url64" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                             -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                             -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"
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."
}

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SDelete 2.01 3290 Sunday, February 18, 2018 Approved
SDelete 2.00 2204 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Approved
SDelete 1.61.0.20160210 1374 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Approved
SDelete 1.61 991 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Approved

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