Installation and Distribution

After purchasing Active@ KillDisk a registration key will be emailed to you as well as a download link to installation package named KILLDISK-<VERSION>-SETUP.EXE. This file contains everything you need to get started - just double click the file and installation wizard will take you through the setup process.
Note: If you purchased the Ultimate version you receive installation executable file to run on Windows. To access the Linux installation files install KillDisk on your Windows machine and navigate to the application directory. In Linux subfolder 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 a FREE (unregistered) version. You need to register it first to have all professional features activated.

Windows versions:

In order to install the application double click KILLDISK-<VERSION>-SETUP.EXE file and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

The installed package 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
  • Active@ Boot Disk Creator (BootDiskCreator.exe) - Create a bootable WinPE-based CD/DVD/BD/USB disk to boot from and run Active@ KillDisk for Windows. Using Active@ KillDisk this way allows you to wipe out confidential data from the system volumes while gaining exclusive use to partitions because the operating system runs outside the partition that you are securing

Linux versions:

In order to install KillDisk on Linux make sure you found the Linux installation 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 start installation simply run the following command in the directory where the archive was unpacked:

sudo ./KillDisk_Linux_Installer.run