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.
- To register the software, click Enter Registration Key button on the Welcome screen, or click Enter Registration Key… from the Help menu.
- 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.
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).