3. Running Active@ KillDisk (Graphical User Interface)

After purchasing Active@ KillDisk license, you will receive a registration key and an installation file named KILLDISK-SETUP.EXE (Windows or Ultimate versions) or KILLDISK-SETUP.TAR.GZ (Linux versions).

This file contains everything you need to get started.

After installation, Active@ KillDisk still starts as FREE version (unregistered), you need to register it first to have all professional features activated.

  1. To register the software, click Enter Registration Key button on the Welcome screen, or click Enter Registration Key… from the Help menu.
  2. In the Registration dialog, type (or copy and paste) your name (or company name for corporate licenses) and a registration key being sent to you, and click OK button. You can also load registration information from a text file, (either INI or TXT type) where first line is a name, and second line is a key.

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 is a 32-bit application, and KillDisk64.exe is a 64-bit application.
  • 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.

Linux versions

To setup the application, double-click KILLDISK-SETUP.TAR.GZ under Linux environment and unpack the archive to a proper location. Read ReadMe.txt file for list of supplied files and configuration instructions.

The archive contains two main applications:

  • Active@ KillDisk for Linux (KillDisk) — Run this application from your Linux operating system to inspect local disks and erase/wipe your data. File named "KillDisk" is an executable (linux/elf386 format), however it on a clean Linux machine, Qt4 supporting libraries (not supplied) needs to be downloaded and installed using standard Linux Software Manager (like Apper or YaST).
  • Active@ Boot Disk Creator (BootDiskCreator)— Create a bootable Linux OpenSUSE-based GUI environment on CD/DVD/BD or USB disk to boot from it and run Active@ KillDisk for Linux at startup. Prepared bootable disk contains Linux GUI environment with Active@ KillDisk executable with all required dependencies (Qt libraries).
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