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NTFS Streams Eraser revived!

I’ve decided to revive my old tool designed to erase all NTFS Alternate data Streams on a specified partition. In the old days it was designed for Kaspersky Antivirus users in mind, today it’s focused a bit more on Comodo Internet Security users, because Comodo started using NTFS ADS to track origin of files. And I’m pretty confident there are other programs which still create NTFS ADS. If you for example decide not to use file origin tracking within Comodo or you uninstall it, you can use NTFS Streams Eraser to cleaup NTFS ADS that have already been created or you just want to cleanup the partitions after uninstallation of Comodo Internet Security program.

NTFS Alternate Data Streams are harmless and well documented feature of NTFS filesystem, but there are people who are concerned over concealed data being attached to files.

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