Running east-tec Eraser in command line mode

east-tec Eraser is a flexibile privacy protection software and you may run it from the command line prompt. This feature allows you to automatically erase sensitive data from BAT files or from scheduling software.

The corect usage on how to use the command line is:

QSCMD.exe [<automation>] <modulename> <moduleparameters>

where

automation – specifies the automation options to the erasing process

You can use the following parameters:

/S

Shuts down the computer after the process is finished

/R

Restarts immediately the computer to complete the process

/I
Ignores all locked files.

Note: The locked files will not be erased even after restart.

modulename – specifies the path and the name of the module to be run

moduleparameters – specifies the module’s parameters

/?

For details about what parameters are available, please use the /? parameter


Erasing files and folders from the command-line

Use the following syntax:

QSCMD.exe modules\eff.dll /?

Correct usage of Erase Files and Folders:

<modulename> [-]item [/A=<container file>] [/M=<MethodName>] [/L=<logfile>]

where

item

Specifies the files and/or folders to be erased.

NOTE: You can use wildcards (e.g. *.tmp, *.bak).

Include a ‘-‘ character before the file specifications if you want to look for files only in the specified folder and not in its subfolders. By default, Eraser looks for files in the specified folder and in all its subfolders.

/A

If you want to erase a larger number of files, use the /A option. Textfile must be a text file that contains on separate lines the names of the files you want to erase.

container file

Each line contains a file or folder

/M <MethodName>

Use a specific wipe method to perform the actions specified in the command-line. MethodName is the name of the method as it appears in the list from east-tec Eraser.

/L logfile <path to the logfilelogfilename>

Specifies the path to the log file, it may be a full or relative path


Running Privacy Guard from the command-line

Use the following syntax:

QSCMD.exe modules\pg.dll /?

Correct usage of Privacy Guard:

<modulename> [/M=<MethodName>] [/L=<logfile>]

where

/M <MethodName>

Use a specific wipe method to perform the actions specified in the command-line. MethodName is the name of the method as it appears in the list from east-tec Eraser.

/L logfile <path to the logfilelogfilename>

Specifies the path to the log file, it may be a full or relative path


Running Erase Deleted Data from the command-line

Use the following syntax:

QSCMD.exe modules\edd.dll /?

Correct usage of Erase Deleted Data:

<modulename> [/D=<drives> [/F] [/S] [/P] [/M=<MethodName>] [/L=<logfile>]

where

D <drives>

Specifies the files and/or folders to be erased.

/F

This parameter will wipe the disk free space on the specified drive

/S

This parameter will wipe the slack portion of all files on the specified drives

/P

This parameter will scramble the files and folders properties on the specified drives

/M <MethodName>

Use a specific wipe method to perform the actions specified in the command-line. MethodName is the name of the method as it appears in the list from east-tec Eraser.

/L logfile <path to the logfilelogfilename>

Specifies the path to the log file, it may be a full or relative path


Running Media Wiper from the command-line

You may run Media Wiper from the command line prompt. This feature allows you to automatically erase entire removable devices from BAT files or from scheduling software.

Use the following syntax:

QSCMD.exe modules\mw.dll /?

Correct usage of Media Wiper:

QSCMD.exe <modulename> [/D=<drives>] [/M=<MethodName>] [/I] [/N] [/Q] [/NF] [/L=<logfile>]

where

D <drives>

Specifies the list of the devices to be erased.

/M <MethodName>

Use a specific wipe method to perform the actions specified in the command-line. MethodName is the name of the method as it appears in the list from east-tec Eraser.

/I

If this parameter is used, the process will use ISAAC pseudo random number generation algorithm for random data generating. This ensures a high security level but slows down the wiping process.

/Q

If this parameter is used, Media Wiper will erase the CD/DVD disc quickly (between 1 and 2 minutes depending on the recorder speed), but the program area will still contain user data. The quick erase option is recommended for routine use, when you want to prepare the disc for another burning but do not need to ensure that the data is erased beyond recovery

/NF

If this parameter is used, the removable device won’t be formated at the end of the wipe process.

/L logfile <path to the logfilelogfilename>

If this parameter is used, the wipe process will generate a wipe report file for each device that is wiped. You need to specify the path to the log file, and it may be a full or relative path.

Example

“C:\Program Files\east-tec Eraser\QSCMD.exe modules\mw.dll” E /M5 /L “C:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Roaming\East-Tec\east-tec Eraser\report.txt”

This command will completely erase device E using method number 5 and it will generate a log file (report.txt) at “C:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Roaming\East-Tec\east-tec Eraser”.