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Developer(s)Protectstar Inc.
Initial release2011
    Operating systemWindows, Windows Server, macOS, iOS, Android
    Available inEnglish
    TypeUtility software
    LicenseFreemium Logo.png Search IShredder on Amazon.

    iShredder is a deletion software, which erases data permanently in iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.


    Established in 2004, the U.S. company Protectstar Inc. tests and develops security and risk reduction software in computers and mobile devices.[1][2]

    In 2006 they created Data Shredder, a software for secure data deletion in Windows.[3] In 2011 the company launched iShredder for iPhone, iPad and iPod[4], based in the technologies of Data Shredder for Windows. A Chinese version was introduced in 2012.[5]

    In 2016 the first version for Mac OS was available.[4]

    In 2017, version 6 of iShredder was released for Android[6], also new versions for Windows,[7] Windows Server, iOS[8] and Mac OS[9]; the same year Protectstar launched an Enterprise Edition, and a Military version for Mac and Windows, which contains military deletion algorithms.[10][11][12]


    iShredder uses data shredding techniques and deletion algorithms that securely delete data and/or wipe the empty free disk space, making it impossible to recover deleted data on the device.[2][13][14]

    It uses certified algorithms, depending on the edition: DoD 5220.22-M E, US Air Force (AFSSI-5020), US Army AR380-19, BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423 Standard, BSI-2011-VS, CSEC ITSG-06, NATO Standard, Gutmann, HMG InfoSec No.5, DoD 5220.22 SS.[10]

    Last versions:

    • iShredder 6 for Android[6]
    • iShredder 7 for Windows and Windows Server[7]
    • iShredder iOS 3
    • iShredder Mac 2[15]

    All versions have a standard free alternative and others with a cost (Pro, Enterprise and Military, depending on the version).[2]

    The software is featured in articles on smartphone security.[16][17][18]


    1. "Norton Internet Security 2009 Bests 13 Security Suites in Protectstar Review". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "iShredder Review: Erasing Data Before Getting Rid of Old Mac". Mac Spy Aware Reviews. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    3. Ilascu, Ionut. "Professional Data Shredding Utility". softpedia. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    4. 4.0 4.1 "About Us". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    5. "iShredder China | iPhone app | App Decide". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    6. 6.0 6.1 "Secure Erase with iShredder 6". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    7. 7.0 7.1 "Download iShredder 7". softpedia. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    8. "iShredder Claims To Shred Your iPhone or iPad's Data". Cult of Mac. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
    9. "iShredder Mac for Mac | MacUpdate". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    10. 10.0 10.1 "ProtectStar debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017 |". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    11. "iShredder 5 Military Edition". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    12. May 30, ProtectStar Incorporated |; 2017. "iShredder 5 Military Edition Download". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    13. "iShredder Review: Erasing Data Before Getting Rid of Old Mac". Mac Spy Aware Reviews. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    14. "iShredder Review & Best Alternative to iShredder for iOS 13". Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    15. "iShredder Mac 2.0.10 is fully compatible with Mojave |". Retrieved 2019-04-21.
    16. Saltzman, Marc. "How to properly wipe your smartphone's data". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    17. GCS, Reliance (2019-03-05). "Smartphone Security For The Privacy Paranoid". Medium. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    18. "So löschen Sie den Android-Speicher richtig". (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2019-08-26.

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