KillDisk 11 distribution overview
After purchasing Active@ KillDisk
license, you will be emailed a registration key and an installation file named
KILLDISK-<VERSION>-SETUP.EXE . This file contains everything you need to get started - double click on the file and the
installation wizard will take you through the setup process.
Figure: Installation file
Note: If you purchased the Ultimate version, you will receive the Windows executable file. To access the Linux installation
files, install it on your Windows machine and navigate to the root directory of the application where you will find the Linux
installation files. The path to the linux application will look something like: C:\Program Files\LSoft
Technologies\Active@ KillDisk Ultimate 11\Linux\KillDisk_Linux_Installer.tar.gz
After installation, Active@ KillDisk still starts as FREE version (unregistered), you need to register it first to
have all professional features activated.
Windows or Ultimate versions:
To install the application, double-click KILLDISK-SETUP.EXE and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.
The installed application contains two main applications:
- Active@ KillDisk for Windows (KillDisk.exe) — Run this application from your Windows operating system to
inspect local disks and erase/wipe your data. KillDisk.exe contains both the 32-bit and 64- bit applications.
- Active@ Boot Disk Creator (BootDiskCreator.exe) — Create a bootable Windows PE CD/DVD/BD or USB disk to boot
from it and run Active@ KillDisk for Windows. Using Active@ KillDisk this way allows you to
wipe confidential data from the system volumes while gaining exclusive use of a partition because the operating system runs
outside the partition that you are securing.
To setup the application, make sure you found the Linux file, as mentioned in the note above. Double-click
KillDisk_Linux_Installer.tar.gz in your Linux environment and unpack the archive to a proper location. To install, simply
run the following command in the directory where the archive was unpacked: