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Active@ Data Studio 9

October 20, 2014

• New component added: Active@ ISO Manager 5 - ISO image file mastering and burning utility

• Added 64-bit versions of Active@ Partition Manager, Active@ Data Burner, Active@ Disk Editor & Active@ Disk Monitor, performing faster on x64 platforms

• Included latest software versions:

- Active@ KillDisk 9.1 - multi-sessions performance improved, new command line params
- Active@ UNDELETE 9.7 - added 26 more signatures, BtrFS recovery, new wizards
- Active@ Disk Editor 5 – added Open File mode and Disk Browser
- Active@ Partition Manager 3.5 – new look'n'feel, editing ExtFS, HFS+ & UFS boot sectors
- Active@ File Recovery 13 – new signatures, Last Chance recovery & BtrFS support
- Active@ Partition Recovery 11 – LastChance recovery, BtrFS, new Copy All Data options
- Active@ Disk Monitor 3.2 - 64-bit desktop component added
- Active@ Data Burner 5.7 - 64-bit desktop component added, latest burning library

Improvements to Boot Disk components:

• Boot Disk Creator: improved look'n'feel
• Network initialization and status display improved
• Added the latest Intel, VIA USB3 drivers & Adaptec SCSI drivers

Active@ Boot Disk 9

October 20, 2014

The latest software versions:
- Active@ KillDisk 9.1
- Active@ File Recovery 13
- Active@ Partition Recovery 11
- Active@ Data Burner 5.7
- Active@ Disk Monitor 3.2
- Active@ Disk Editor 5
- Active@ Partition Manager 3.5

• Added the latest Intel, VIA USB3 & Adaptec SCSI drivers
• Network initialization and status display improved

Active@ Partition Recovery 11

October 8, 2014

- Added LastChance recovery method for detecting and restoring files by their signatures
- Files detected by signatures can be renamed and organized in folder’s before recovery occures
- Added Linux BtrFS file system recovery
- Added option of recovery only volume’s files & folders, in addition to sector-by-sector copy
- Latest Active@ Disk Editor 5
- New Ultimate package beyond Windows-based Active@ Boot Disk now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot system

Active@ UNDELETE 9.7

September 19, 2014

  • - New Recovery Wizard: recover files from damaged partitions;
  • - New Recovery Wizard: recover files by signatures from unpartitioned disks;
  • - New File System support: BtrFS;
  • - Latest recovery kernel: version 2014.09.08;
  • - Recovers 26 more file signatures: MXF, MKV, GIF, LIT, RMF, WVC, OGG, RB, ARC, AIF, FB2, PSD, AU, 7Z, FLIC, FLAC, APE, MEF, AAC, ZOO, TAR, PCX, F4V, FLV, MMF, SRW;
  • - Re-implemented most signatures to speed up their detection process (up to ~20%-30%);
  • - Intensive GUI tweaks and bug fixes;

Active@ File Recovery 12

September 4, 2014

  • - Added "Last Chance" recovery method for detecting files by signatures;
  • - Added recovery of files from Linux BtrFS file system;
  • - Added recovery of 26 more pre-defined file signatures: eBooks, Adobe Flash, Real Audio, Archives, ... (MXF, MKV, GIF, LIT, RMF, WVC, OGG, RB, ARC, AIF, FB2, PSD, AU, 7Z, FLIC, FLAC, APE, MEF, AAC, ZOO, TAR, PCX, F4V, FLV, MMF, SRW);
  • - Improved processing of internal attributes for signatures: MID, MRW, RAF, X3F, PDF, RA, RM, RMVB;
  • - Re-implemented most signatures to speed up their detection process (up to ~20%-30%);
  • - New Ultimate package now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems.

Active@ Data Burner 5.7

August 25, 2014

  • - Added after-burn options: PC Shutdown & Quit
  • - Added command line switches /SHUTDOWN /QUIT
  • - Added burner selection from a command line
  • - Documentation updated (PDF format)
  • - Minor improvements and bug fixes

Active@ Password Changer 6

June 24, 2014

  • - New interface design, stretchable dialogs
  • - Added support for GPT disk partitioning style
  • - Added option to locate SAM registry file manually
  • - Enhanced universal Boot Disk Creator
  • - New Ultimate package beyond professional features includes linux-based Active@ LiveCD
  • - Professional version - Active@ Boot Disk Lite improved:
    • New drivers for Network, Mass Storage, USB3
    • Default video resolution selection improved
    • Browser is updated to the latest Opera 12

Active@ UNDELETE 9.5

June 13, 2014

New: Organize files feature to group files by System and Meta attributes before actual recovery;
New: File Organizer view allows collect files from different sources to recover them all at once;
File Recovery dialog enhanced to have more file renaming options;
New file signatures for file types: GIF, LIT, RMF, WVC, OGG, RB, ARC, AIF, FB2, PSD, AU, 7Z, FLIC, FLAC, APE, MEF and AAC;
Search view enhanced to keep previous search results from same source (volume);
Recovery Explorer view enhanced to present data storage devices in different way;
Recovery wizard improved and implement advanced scan results analysis and recover features;
Recovery Kernel: version 2014.06.12;
Intensive GUI tweaks and bug fixes;
Professional & Enterprise versions:
- Added the latest USB3 driver pack, LAN/Mass Storage driver’s pack (200 drivers total)
- Included the latest Opera 12 Internet Browser
- Improved Bootable Disk Creator
- Improved default display resolution setup

Active@ KillDisk 9

May 28, 2014

- New Ultimate package includes DOS, Windows, Linux & Console targets;
- New Linux packages contain 32-bit & 64-bit Linux & Console targets;
- Improved Boot Disk Creator allows to setup command line parameters for KillDisk startup;
- Linux Console (text mode) boot disk is now included in Windows package;
- Redesigned and improved user interface;
- Added option to write fingerprint to the first disk sector;
- Comments for the erase session can be added to certificate;
- Default logo can be removed from the certificate;
- Non-blocking erase mode allows to work in parallel erase/wipe sessions;
- Added new Department of Energy erase method (DoE M 205.1-2);
- Added new Canadian CSEC ITSG-06 erase method;
- Allowed Hex values for User Defined method;
- Allowed to specify ASCII/HEX pattern for each pass in User Defined method

Active@ Data Studio 8

January 17, 2014

- Added 64-bit versions of Active@ File Recovery, Active@ Partition Recovery & Active@ KillDisk, performing much faster on x64 platforms
- Active@ Disk Editor 4 – new advanced templates and navigation;
- Active@ Disk Image 5.6 – added 4KB sector support & Widows 8.1+BCD correction;
- Active@ File Recovery 12 – new signatures, virtual disks & file organizing features;
- Active@ KillDisk 8 – new exit codes, user blocking mode & log to XML export;
- Active@ Partition Recovery 10 – added data recovery from disk images;
- Active@ UNDELETE 9 – new styles, virtual volumes & larger than 2GB RAM usage;
- Improvements to Boot Disk components:
o Boot Disk Creator: localization & manual USB disk selection
o Added memory testing boot option
o Active@ Partition Manager 3 – new partition resizing functionality
o Latest Driver’s Pack including Mass Storage, USB3 & Network drivers (203 total)

Active@ Boot Disk 8

January 17, 2014

- Improved Boot Disk Creator: localization & manual USB disk selection;
- Added memory testing boot option;
- Active@ Disk Editor 4 – new advanced templates and navigation;
- Active@ Partition Manager 3 – new partition resizing functionality;
- Active@ Partition Recovery 10 – added data recovery from disk images;
- Active@ File Recovery 12 – new signatures, virtual disks & file organizing features;
- Active@ Disk Image 5.6 – added 4KB sector support & Widows 8.1+BCD correction;
- Active@ KillDisk 8 – new exit codes, user blocking mode & log to XML export;
- Latest Driver’s Pack including Mass Storage, USB3 & Network drivers (203 total).

Active@ Partition Recovery 10

January 15, 2014

- Added 64-bit executable to perform faster on x64 platforms;
- Improved scanning and recovery algorithms;
- Extended volume properties displayed;
- Latest Active@ Disk Editor 4;
- Latest version of last chance recovery tool
Active@ File Recovery v.12;
- Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite 8 & all the latest boot disk utilities.

NTFS Data Recovery Toolkit 5.0

January 16, 2014

- The latest Active@ Disk Editor 4 – new advanced templates and navigation;
- Active@ File Recovery 12 – new signatures & file organizing features;
- Active@ Partition Recovery 10 – added data recovery from Disk Images;
Active@ Partition Manager 3 – new partition resizing functionality.

Active@ File Recovery 12

January 10, 2014

- Added 64-bit executable which scans disks much faster and optimizes memory usage on x64 platforms;
- Files detected by Signatures can be organized (sorted, viewed and placed in folders) by attributes before recovery;
- More pre-defined file signatures added (MTS, FMP, ...);
- Added Virtual Disk option, to scan devices/disk images having different sector size;
- Increased memory limits (up to 3GB) for 32-bit executable to process larger data arrays on x86 platforms;
- Minor improvements is disk scan and recovery algorithms;
- The latest version of Active@ Disk Editor 4;
- The latest version of Active@ Partition Recovery 10 (Professional versions);
- The latest Boot Disk Creator and Driver's Pack for Boot Disk (Enterprise version).

Active@ KillDisk 8

January 2, 2014

- Added 64-bit executable to perform faster on x64 platforms;
- Latest Boot Disk Creator, including localization & memory testing options;
- Added log export option to XML format;
- Added return (exit) codes for executable running from command prompt;
- Added command line switch (-ns) to block user interaction while erase is in progress;
Minor improvements...

Active@ Disk Image 5.6.2

December 30, 2013

- Fully supported disks 4096 bytes sectors (ADI & RAW images);
- Windows 8.1 backup/restore support with BCD correction;
- Added German translation.

Active@ UNDELETE 9.0.75,
Active@ UNDELETE Freeware 9.0.64

December 30, 2013

- Recovery Toolbar buttons merged (below);
- Latest Kernel with Scan & Signatures exceptions fixed;
- Latest Boot Disk Creator (select USB manually, if not detected).

Active@ Partition Manager 3.0

December 11, 2013

- The most important new features are Resize feature for NTFS volumes and Editing Boot Sectors;
- Ability to Expand existing partition to utilize maximum space available;
- Shrink existing partition (volume) preserving existing data on it;
- Added editing and synchronization boot sectors of UFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4;
- Open and preview disk structure of raw and LSoft disk images;
- New GUI look'n'feel and switchable color schemas for better user experience;
- Enhancements and common functionality improvements.

Active@ Disk Editor 4.0

December 11, 2013

- New GUI look’n’feel, customizable color schemas;
- About & Survey dialogs enhancements;
- Initialization speed improved (support for some device types can be turned off);
- Latest Kernel, containing improvements & bug fixes

Active@ UNDELETE 9

November 22, 2013

- Improved disk scan and file recovery algorithms
- Remastered wizards: File Recovery, Restore Partitions, Virtual RAID assembly and more!
- Create and edit Virtual Disks based on real devices to alter actual disk geometry for better disk access
- Support of advanced scripting and criteria editing of user defined file signatures
- Ability to Expand existing partition to utilize maximum space available
- Shrink existing partition (volume) preserving existing data on it
- Support virtually mounted volumes like TrueCrypt and BitLocker
- New GUI look'n'feel and switchable color schemas for better user experience
- Enhancements and common functionality improvements

Active@ Boot Disk 7.5.3

November 5, 2013

- Boot Disk Explorer is improved, fixed problem with filenames duplication
- Minor improvements

Active@ Partition Recovery 9.5

October 24, 2013

Ability to open Disk Image and recover all files and folders from a disk image to another location
Support for Raw and Compressed disk images and any raw disk images created by third party tools
Support for VMWARE disk images (*.vmdk) and VirtualPC disk images (*.vhd)
Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite 7.5 and all the latest utilities.

UNFORMAT 3.0

October 8, 2013

- Support for exFAT, Apple HFS+ & Linux ExtFS file systems recovery;
- More than 30 new pre-defined File Signatures being added by default;
- Custom File Signatures can be defined using simple scripting;
- Improvements in scan algorithms, the latest recovery kernel;
- The latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite & utilities (Professional version)

Active@ KillDisk 7.5.1

August 1, 2013

- Added 3 new NIST 800-88 erase methods;
- New application style: light colors scheme & new icons;
- Default method can be defined in INI file to get HDD serial;
- Certificate logo now can be added in JPEG format;
- Minor improvements...

NTFS Data Recovery toolkit 4.0

July 29, 2013

The latest Active@ Disk Editor 3,
Active@ File Recovery 11,
Active@ Partition Recovery 9,
Active@ Partition Manager 2.6.
Significantly improved Disk Editor, now hyperlinks can be used to navigate MFT file records.

Active@ Data Studio 7.5

July 26, 2013

- Improved Boot Disk Creator;
- The latest software versions: Active@ Disk Image 5.5.2;
Active@ KillDisk 7.5.0;
Active@ File Recovery 11.0.5;
Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0.4;
Active@ Partition Manager 2.6.5;
Active@ Data Burner 4.0.5;
Active@ Disk Editor 3.0.9.
- Optimized package size, more compact installation.

Active@ Boot Disk 7.5

July 25, 2013

- Improved Boot Disk Creator;
- The latest software versions: Active@ Disk Image 5.5.2;
Active@ KillDisk 7.5.0;
Active@ File Recovery 11.0.5;
Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0.4;
Active@ Data Burner 4.0.5;
Active@ Partition Manager 2.6.5;
Active@ Disk Editor 3.0.9.
- Optimized package size, more compact installation.

Active@ UNDELETE 8.6.25

July 8, 2013

- Disk Editor improvements (hyperlinks, new templates);
- Better integration with Disk Editor;
- Latest Kernel, bug fixes.

Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0.4

July 5, 2013

- Added recovery of all volume data at once: 'Copy All Data to a New Disk' function
- Enhanced support for recovery of FreeBSD Unix UFS and Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs file systems
- Improved integration with Active@ Disk Editor 3.0 (HexViewer) - to inspect disks and partitions on a low level
- New application style: Light color scheme by default
- Improvements in data recovery kernel: more deleted and damaged volumes can be detected
- Professional and Enterprise editions now include the latest Active@ File Recovery ver. 11
- Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite ver. 7.1 and the latest utilities

Active@ Disk Image 5.5

June 28, 2013

- Multi-language support (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish). Installation & Boot Disk Creator as well.
- Active@ Virtual Disk (RAW & ADI images can be mounted and visible in Windows Explorer, read-only mode)
- Minor improvements

Active@ Disk Editor 3

June 28, 2013

- Hyperlinks for MFT records
- Enhanced UFS, HFS+, ExtFs templates (iNodes, SuperBlocks, …)
- Better command line integration
- Kernel update and bug fixes
- Better date-time display format
- Preserve panel state for convenience

Active@ File Recovery 11

June 21, 2013

- New Look and Feel: light color scheme by default
- Improved integrated Disk Editor (HexViewer), including Linux & Unix iNode & SuperBlock templates
- Custom file signatures can be defined via powerful scripting language
- Display of file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
- Sorting & recovery based on file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
- Added new built-in signatures for file types: 3FR, RW2, ERF, KDC, DCR, MOS, ODT, OLE and XPS
- Fixed minor bugs and improved scanning and recovery algorithms

Active@ UNDELETE 8.6

May 17, 2013

- Recognize new file signatures: LZH, MNG, CHM, ARJ, CAB, ODT, XPS, 3FR, RW2, ERF, KDC, DCR and MOS
- User defined file signatures now supports advanced scripting to determine file size and EOF
- Extract and display meta data for media files
- Enhanced search and file filters
- Improved integrated Disk Editor: supports more templates,View File Header function, HFS+ file system support and more
- GUI tweaks and enhancements: Simplified 'Getting started' window, undockable tool views, new Output console window, navigation pane in volume scan results view
- More enhancements and functionality improvements

Active@ UNERASER 6.0 FREEWARE

May 1, 2013

- Unerase deleted files, folders & documents
- Unerase deleted images & photos on camera cards
- Unerase deleted & damaged volumes & partitions
- Unerase data from Disk Images & damaged RAIDs
- Unerase after virus attack, damage & power surge
- Recover accidentally formatted HDD,SSD,USB,SD Media

Active@ KillDisk 7.1

March 20, 2013

- PDF certificates can be attached to e-mail notifications
- Improved Wipe for corrupted volumes (when disk integrity check fails)
- E-mail notifications now have LOG files attached
- New lightweight installer
- Minor UI & Kernel improvements
- Disk Serial Number (S/N) display problem fixed
- Added Verify Disk S/N' Dialog — to change Disk Serial

Active@ Boot Disk Lite improvements:
- Added pre-configuration of Network & Security features
- Added WMI & Scripting support
- Driver's Pack for Mass Storage, USB3 & Network devices

Active@ UNDELETE Lite 8.5 FREEWARE

March 15, 2013

Lightweight & Easy-to-use edition of Active@ UNDELETE:
- Recovers deleted files and folders
- Recovers lost files from deleted or damaged partitions
- Detects and recovers files by their signatures
- Screenshots and more...

Active@ Password Changer 5

March 5, 2013

- Universal Boot Disk Creator
- Disk locking improved
- More detailed error messages
- Latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite utilities
- Included PDF Documentation
- New lightweight installer

Professional version:
- Customizable Boot Disk
- Pre-configured Network & Security added
- Added WMI & Scripting support to WinPE
- Latest Driver's Pack for Network, Mass Storage & USB3

Active@ Boot Disk 7.1 and Active@ Data Studio 7.1

March 1, 2013

Boot Disk Creator improved:
- Software Update module added
- Firewall state configuration option added
- GUI improvements
Latest Active@ Password Changer 5.0.11
WMI and Scripting support added to Boot Disk (Commercial version)

Active@ Data Studio 7

February 1, 2013

- Active@ UNDELETE v. 8.5.5 (stand-alone and on Boot Disk)
- Active@ File Recovery 10.0.7 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
- Active@ Partition Recovery 8.0.2 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
- Active@ Disk Image 5.4.2 (SSD support)
- Active@ Password Changer 4.1.235 (drive lock issue resolved)
- Active@ Disk Monitor 1.4 (new device refresh issue resolved)
- Active@ KillDisk 7.0.4
- Active@ Disk Editor 2.1.35 (Integration with File & Partition Recovery)
- New lightweight installer, more compact installations

Active@ Boot Disk 7

February 1, 2013

- Active@ File Recovery 10.0.7 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
- Active@ Partition Recovery 8.0.2 (UFS & Ext4 file systems support)
- Active@ Disk Image 5.4.2 (SSD support)
- Active@ Password Changer 4.1.235 (drive lock issue resolved)
- Active@ Disk Monitor 1.4 (new device refresh issue resolved)
- Active@ KillDisk 7.0.4
- Active@ Disk Editor 2.1.35 (Integration with File & Partition Recovery)
- New lightweight installer, more compact installations

Active@ Undelete 8.5

January 24, 2013

- Added UFS & Ext4fs file systems support.
- Simultaneous scan of several disks or volumes (logical drives).
- Integrated Disk Editor improved: MFT records inspection, more templates supported.
- User defined file signatures - user can set his own file signature (template) providing required template options, header and footer criteria. Users templates can be edited, removed and imported from formatted file created manually in text editor.
- Integrated dynamic help based on CHM architecture. Downloadable PDF documentation.
- Performance tune-ups and improvements.
- Enhanced scan algorithm and scan results post-processing schema.
- Many GUI tweaks and enhancements, floating tool views, output console.

Active@ Disk Editor 2.1

January 24, 2013

- Advanced search using RegExp & wildcards
- Open and work with raw & compressed disk images
- Command line support
- More templates supported (HFS+, Linux)
- New lightweight installer and smaller installation (8MB vs. 15MB)

Active@ Partition Recovery 8.0

January 21, 2013

- Added recovery of Unix UFS & Linux Ext4fs
- Integrated Disk Editor (Hex Viewer)
- Application styles: Dark & Light colors
- Navigation buttons: Go Back & Go Up
- Improvements in recovery Kernel
- Latest Active@ File Recovery v. 10
- Latest Boot Disk Creator & Utils
- New lightweight installer

Active@ File Recovery 10

January 14, 2013

- Integrated and Stand-alone Disk Viewer/Editor for advanced data inspection
- Added support for RAR archives recovery by signatures
- New File Systems supported Ext4fs (Linux) and UFS (FreeBSD UNIX)
- Flexible application styles: Dark & Light color schemas
- SuperScan can detect files by signatures based on User-defined templates
- Added convenient "Up" and "Back" navigation buttons
- Greatly improved scan algorithms (for Linux & MacOS)
- New lightweight installer
- Documentation is included in separate PDF files (Commercial versions)
- Latest Boot Disk Creator includes security options and network pre-configuration

Active@ Disk Image 5.4.2

January 2, 2013

- Freeware and Trial packages
- Added Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the list of recognized OSes
- Prevents Windows 8 to go to sleep if a disk image activity (create, restore, verify) is performed
- Added to the log indication whether original partition size is preserved when restoring a disk
- Fixed: Restoring an image of the whole disk might cause error in creating of partition
- Pro version: Latest Boot Disk Creator includes Network pre-configuration and security features
- Pro version: Latest Boot Disk Utilities, Documentation & Virtual Keyboard added

Active@ UNDELETE 8.2.3

November 30, 2012

- New simplified first screen
- Updated Help, PDF now included to comm. versions
- Bugs & defects fixed
- For Pro & Enterprise versions — the latest Boot Disk Creator & Boot Disk utilities

Active@ Boot Disk 6.5

November 16, 2012

Boot Disk Creator:
- can create password protection boot disks
- can pre-configure Network Settings (Static IP, etc..)
Boot Disk Utilities:
Virtual Keyboard added
3 Games added
FilePreview component added (for Partition & File Recovery)
Boot Disk Software updated to:
Disk Image 5.3.1
KillDisk 7.0
Disk Editor 2.1(Advanced Search & NTFS templates)

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 3.1.6

October 12, 2012

Improved local & network service communication - Added Named Pipes network transport - Fixed service restore after hibernation problem

Active@ Disk Image 5.3.1

September 26, 2012

- Generic uncompressed raw images support
- Editing scheduled tasks
- Pre- and post-execution commands for scheduled tasks
Changed: Partitions are now created aligned to 4K boundary for improved performance on SSD disks
Fixed: DIM crashes when creating a RAW image of not initialized disk
Boot Disk – also contains all latest improvements:
- Driver’s Packs for Medis Storages/USB/Networks
- Updated browser and other utilities

Active@ Disk Editor

September 12, 2012

New Freeware Active@ Disk Editor is advanced tool for viewing and editing sectors of Physical Disks, Partitions and contents of any file type.
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Active@ Disk Editor

September 12, 2012

New Freeware Active@ Disk Editor is advanced tool for viewing and editing sectors of Physical Disks, Partitions and contents of any file type.
Read more

Active@ KillDisk 7.0 Beta

September 10, 2012

- Parallel erasing/wiping of several disks
- Support for wiping Apple HFS+ & Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
- Company Logo & Technician Info can be included into erase certificate
- Notifications can be sent by e-mail
- Re-designed User Interface
- Existing customers may use version 6 registration keys to activate Pro edition features.

NTFS Recovery toolkit 2.0

September 6, 2012

- Updated Active@ File Recovery 9.5
- Updated Active@ Partition Recovery 7.1
- Updated Active@ Disk Editor 2.1
- New Kernel & GUI design for Partition Recovery
- Added support for recovery Apple HFS+ & Linux Ext2/Ext3 for Partition Recovery & File Recovery

The most important related to NTFS feature:
- Active@ Disk Editor supports advanced templates to view/edit/compare NTFS Boot Sectors & particular MFT records

Other features:
- Active@ Disk Editor: comparison of objects within templates, support for bookmarks, Unicode data view, templates for:

  • LDM Objects for Dynamic Disks
  • Apple HFS+ Boot Sector
  • Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs Boot Sectors
  • Microsoft exFAT Boot Sector

Active@ Data Studio 6.0.0

July 20, 2012

- Latest Active@ File Recovery 9.5
- Latest Active@ Partition Recovery 7.1
- Latest QtWeb Internet Browser 3.7
- Added 152 Driver Packs for USB3, Mass Storage Devices & Network Support

Active@ Boot Disk 6.0.0

July 20, 2012

- Latest Active@ File Recovery 9.5
- Latest Active@ Partition Recovery 7.1
- Latest QtWeb Internet Browser 3.7
- Added 152 Driver Packs for USB3, Mass Storage Devices & Network Support

Active@ File Recovery 9.5

July 12, 2012

- Support for MacOS X HFS+ and Linux Ext2fs/Ext3fs file systems
- Docked Properties window displays object's properties "on-the-fly"
- Added search by object's ID range, and full path is now displayed
- Stores local settings in INI file instead of Registry
- Improved recovery files of MP3 type by signatures
- File Preview allows to preview files up to 10MB in size

Active@ Undelete 8.0

June 29, 2012

- Re-designed user interface
- Supports NTFS/exFAT/HFS+/Ext2/Ext3fs file systems
- Integrated Hex Editor supports many templates
- Advanced data recovery algorithms

Active@ Partition Recovery 7.0

June 7, 2012

- Supports exFAT, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
- Completely redesigned GUI
- Includes freeware DOS tools & Disk Editor
- Improved SuperScan algorithms

NTFS Recovery toolkit

May 15, 2012

NEW! NTFS Recovery toolkit includes several utilities: Disk Editor, Partition Manager, Partition Recovery and File Recovery.
Freeware license for manual mode. Commercial version has manual and authomated modes.

Active@ Partition Recovery 6.5

April 1, 2012

- Improved Bootable Disk Creator;
- Improved Extended Scan algorithms;
- Latest File Recovery 9.0 included.

Active@ Boot Disk 5.7

March 31, 2012

Updated software:
- Active@ KillDisk 6.0.1 (Certificates, improvements);
- Active@ File Recovery 9.0.4 (completely new UI & Kernel).

Active@ UNFORMAT 2.5

March 27, 2012

- Support for large HDDs;
- Advanced recovery by folder/by file;
- Improvements in scan algorithms.

Active@ KillDisk 6

March 14, 2012

- Erasing/Wiping Certificate for printing can be displayed after action completion;
- Erasing/Wiping Certificate can be saved as PDF
- Progress bar improved to display current pass and overall status
- Log filename and path can be specified in settings
- Log is improved to display details for each pass and verification
- Progress now shows elapsed time and estimated time to completion
- Session Log can be viewed while erasing/wiping is in progress
- If several drives are selected to be erased, queue progress is displayed
- Command line options added to support certificate and log file options

Active@ File Recovery 9

March 1, 2012

- Support for exFAT file system; support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs;
- Support for multi-tasking: user can QuickScan found volumes and recover data while SuperScan is in progress;
- Scan speed increased 2 to 4 times, with significant reduction in system memory consumption keyboard shortcuts added – many operations can be performed without use of a mouse...

Active@ KillDisk 5.5.5

January 19, 2012

-Serial Number display fixed in Log and some other places
- Registration issue fixed

Active@ Data Studio 5.5

January 10, 2012

- File Recovery 8.2 (just version changed)
- Disk Image 5.2.5 (performance boosted 150%)
- KillDisk 5.5.3 (HDD Serial Display)

Active@ KillDisk 5.5 for Windows

August 23, 2011

New: universal Boot Disk Creator for DOS and Windows for all types of media
New: Boot Disk Creator allows customizing bootable media features and boot options
New: Windows Boot Disk is based on Windows 7 SP1 and includes new drivers and utilities
New: Included Boot Disk for Windows documentation
New: InstallShield-based installation
New: Minor bug fixes and improvements in the software

Active@ Disk Image 5.1

August 11, 2011

New: Added image verification after creating an image
New: Added shutdown option after creating an image
New: E-mail notifications
New: Starter Edition
Fixed: If incremental and differential images located in the same folder selecting differential image to restore will show the list of incremental images to select from

Active@ ISO Burner 2.5

July 27, 2011

New: Updated burning engine
Fixed: Few cosmetic defects

Active@ ISO File Manager 4.0

July 7, 2011

New: added command line parameter /FS=[0 - CDFS, 1 - UDF]
Updated Manual, disc burning engine and SPTD drivers
Fixed: Burn ISO dialog is not closing by [X] button

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 3.0

July 7, 2011

New: Loading hosts from file
Added extra description of attributes
Minor GUI improvements

Active@ File Recovery 8.1

June 15, 2011

New (Professional and Enterprise versions):
- Active@ Organizer utility to organize / rename files after a catastrophic data loss.
- Minor kernel improvements.

Active@ ZDelete.Net 7.1

May 31, 2011

New redesigned user interface
Remote administration of network clients
New wipe method implemented, cleaning up free and slack space
Supports 17 security standards
Simultaneous wiping multiple disks
Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server and all x64 platforms supported
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari supported
New improved installer

Active@ Boot Disk 5.3

May 10, 2011

Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
Antivirus setup guide added
Products lineup is updated:
   • Active@ Password Changer 4.0
   • Active@ Disk Image 5.0
   • Active@ Partition Recovery 6.0
   • Active@ File Recovery 8.0
   • Active@ Kill Disk 5.2 for Windows

Active@ Password Changer 4.0

April 26, 2011

Support for large HDDs
Improved SAM scan algorithms
Minor GUI improvements

Active@ UNFORMAT 2.0

April 20, 2011

Support for large HDDs
Advanced recovery by folder/by file
Improved scan algorithms
Professional version includes Boot Disk Lite and Bootable Disk Creator

Active@ Undelete 7.4

April 14, 2011

Improved support of large (bigger than 2TB) disks
Improved scan algorithms
Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)

Active@ Disk Image 5.0

April 9, 2011

New: Added scripting support (Pro version)
New: Image encryption (Pro version)

Active@ Partition Recovery 6.0.0.1

April 8, 2011

Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
Minor kernel improvements

Active@ File Recovery 8.0.1

April 8, 2011

Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
Minor kernel improvements

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 2.1.0

April 1, 2011

New: Loading hosts from file
New: Windows .NET style added
Fixed: Error in WinCE style at first start
Fixed: Some labels are rendered incorrectly when a non-standard system font size used

Active@ File Recovery 8.0.0

March 16, 2011

Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks > 2TB
Improved FAT partitions search
New improved Boot Disk Creator
Enterprise version now contains full installation bootable ISO (no additional download required)
Windows PE updated to version 3.0 (based on Windows 7)
Fixed minor bugs

Active@ Partition Recovery 6.0.0.0

March 16, 2011

Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks > 2TB
Improved FAT partitions search
New improved Boot Disk Creator
Enterprise version now contains full installation bootable ISO (no additional download required)
Windows PE updated to version 3.0 (based on Windows 7)
Fixed minor bugs

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.22

March 15, 2011

Fixed bug in wiping temporary files when ZDWipe is closed improperly.

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.20

January 18, 2011

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.20 changes:
Fixed: System folders not displayed in Auto-cleaner.
New: Added Safari browser support.

Active@ Boot Disk 5.1.3

January 7, 2011

Changes: fixed bug when copying several files in Explorer.

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.15

November 18, 2010

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.15 changes: Notice of Safari support removed from Help. Fixed: Help does not open when F1 is pressed and Files pointed by .LNK files are deleted instead of link files themselves.

Active@ Boot Disk 5.1.2

November 15, 2010

New version of Active@ Boot Disk: fixed problem with inability to lock first partition by Disk Image and Password Changer.

Active@ Disk Image 4.2.4

November 1, 2010

New 4.2.4 version of Active@ DiskImage has more features. Copy Disk to Disk feature (direct copying partitions with resizing). Scheduled incremental backups support (Pro version). Incremental backup of unknown file systems is supported.

Active@ Boot Disk 5.1.1

October 29, 2010

Now new 5.1.1 version of Active@ Boot Disk is based on Windows 7 and includes Active@ Disk Image 4.2.4.

Active@ ZDelete 6.0.12

October 25, 2010

New 6.0.12 version of ZDelete has support for Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server and all x64 platforms. Google Chrome browser cleanup is also supported. New erasing methods added, including User-Defined,new Wipe implemented, cleaning up free and slack space. ZDelete 6.0.12 was certified for Windows 7.

Active@ Boot Disk 5.0.10

July 15, 2010

New version has new features: dual-boot functionality (DOS + Windows), new Boot Disk Creator interface plus additional features. Also it has Disk Defragmenter for files optimization and new activation process does not require reinstallation

Active@ UNFORMAT 1.0

May 1, 2010

LSoft started up new soft, which createds to solve almost all data loss scenarios due to logical failure, recovers files on a disk or restores partitions. More info

Active@ KillDisk 5.2

May 1, 2010

New version supports 17 security standards from various countries including: Bruce Schneier's algorithm, Canadian OPS-II, DoD 5220.22 M, Gutmann's algorithm and many more.More info

Active@ Disk Image 4.0

March 12, 2010

Version 4.0 New features: incremental and differential backups, added support for GPT and Mac OS style GPT partitions, also partition type detection by ID and GUID. More info

Active@ Disk Image 3.3.4

October 4, 2009

Version 3.3.4 has some new features. These include improved performance during raw image creation, added backup and restore of unknown file systems (including raw images into .ADI backups), fixing BCD storage after restoring a partition and more. More info

Active@ Boot Disk (Windows LiveCD)4

August 15, 2009

Announced new version of Active@ Boot Disk that gives you a lightweight Windows (WinPE 2.1) environment with disk recovery, data recovery, password resetting, data erasure, network tools and other system utilities.More info

Active@ Data CD/DVD Burner 3.1

June 10, 2009

New version incorporates a superior media burning library as well as improved user interface. More info

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 1.2

April 14, 2009

New version has more features. Current features now include performance monitoing and control, S.M.A.R.T. Technology, Scanning Disks and more.
Try DEMO version for FREE! More info

Active@ UNDELETE 7.2

January 13, 2009

New version has an improved kernel, perfected features. More info

Active@ ISO Burner 2.0

January 13, 2009

New version incorporates a superior media burning library. More info

Active@ Boot Disk 4.0

August 15, 2008

A bootable CD that gives you a lightweight Windows Vista SP1 (WinPE 2.1) environment with disk recovery, data recovery, password resetting and more. Try DEMO version for FREE!More info

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 1.2

April 11, 2008

LSoft released Active@ Hard Disk Monitor - a freeware disk utility that checks and monitors the status of your hard drives to help prevent data loss.

The software controls the HDD S.M.A.R.T. status. For example: hard disk parameters such as Temperature, Head Flying Height and Spin-Up Time to notifies a user if critical conditions occur. Disk Monitor also displays hard disk drive information, current S.M.A.R.T. attributes and the overall status of the hard disk′s health. More info

Active@ UNDELETE 7

April 1, 2008

Launched Active@ UNDELETE 7 - powerful data recovery software that helps you to recover lost, deleted and formatted data from hard drives, flash cards, hardware or software RAID's. It also includes Partition Manager being able to detect and recover deleted partitions. New version includes Windows Vista-based bootable CD/DVD ISO image for recovering unbootable systems, supports Basic and Dynamic drives, recovering of fragmented, compressed and encrypted files, advanced Disk Imaging features, data editing in Hex/Text editor, RAID arrays and much more ... More info

Active@ Disk Image 3.0

November 20, 2007

Released Active@ Disk Image for Windows - a PC backup solution for an entire computer or any sets of PC disks, including operating system, applications and user files. A backup image may be stored on a USB drive, network storage, burned directly to CD/DVD/BR discs, or kept on any other media. In case of computer failure, a backup image may be used to recover your computer system or find & restore any necessary files from within an image. Active@ Boot Disk Lite (bootable CD/USB) as a component helps you bring a dead system back to life to restore a Windows system disk. Evaluate it for 21 day for free! More info

Active@ KillDisk 4.1

March 7, 2007

Released 4.1 of Active@ KillDisk - powerful and compact DOS utility that allows you to destroy ALL data on your hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. KillDisk implements recommendations of US Department of Defense security standard DoD 5220.22-M, German VSITR, Russian GOST and the most secure Gutmann's method. New disk wipe function wipes out all unused space on existing drives, not touching existing data. Package now includes additional a real-mode application which is more compatible with different types of hardware and more compact in size. More info

Active@ Password Changer 3.5

March 1, 2007

Released Active@ Password Changer - a solution designed for resetting local user passwords on Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista systems in case of Administrators password is forgotten or lost. New version now operates in both DOS and Windows environments and now contains windows Vista-based bootable CD/DVD ISO image. More info

Active@ ZDelete 5.7

December 8, 2006

Announced Active@ ZDelete 5.7 - cleanup software and erase utility that sweeps selected files, folders, Internet Caches without any possibility of future data recovery. Integrated Disk Wiper can also clear out all disk's free space so that recovery of files previously removed from the drive becomes impossible. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera - all web browsers are now supported! ZDelete conforms to US Department of Defense clearing and sanitizing standard DoD 5220.22-M.More info

Active@ ISO File Manager 2.0

December 6, 2006

Active@ ISO File Manager is a dialog-style software to author, edit and burn CD/DVD-ROM ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 / Joliet standards. You can create ISO images from either existing CD/DVD-ROMs or from a set of existing files and folders. Command line parameters are supported to automate the ISO authoring/burning process. More info

Active@ Partition Recovery 5.0 (Windows version)

September 26, 2006

Active@ Partition Recovery - is a data recovery software tool that helps to recover deleted partition and logical disks on hard drives. This software can backup the MBR (Master Boot Record), partition table and boot sectors. Also restores MBR from backup if partition structure was damaged by a virus or inadvertantly deleted. The software allows you to create disk images for backup. Corrects BOOT.INI and Volume Boot Sectors to keep the system bootable and safe. Fixes damaged MBR. DOS and Windows versions available! More info

Secure SMTP Server

June 7, 2006

LSoft Technologies launched a Secure SMTP Service. Secure SMTP server is a secure, reliable SMTP mail relay server for your outgoing mail. Secure SMTP service gives its members more possibilities than a standard SMTP server does. Fast, responsive, and quick loading, the SMTP server engine allows sending e-mail through SSL / TLS encrypted channels, provides detailed reports available for preview in the Control Panel, and enhanced delivery notifications. Get one month of FREE service now! More info

Active@ File Recovery 7.1

May 4, 2006

Active@ Data Recovery Services announced the launch of data recovery utility and a Web service site designed to recover files and folders over an Internet connection. Beyond the Internet service stand-alone application is available with support of RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5! Try DEMO version for FREE! More info

Toronto.NET GTA Local Search Engine and Directory

November 7, 2005

LSoft Technologies released a unique search engine technology for the local information search. www.Toronto.NET GTA local search and directory is based on this technology. More info

Active@ Boot Disk 2.1

October 12, 2005

Active@ Boot Disk - is a tool set including disk utilities for DOS on single bootable CD-ROM. It includes: Active@ UNERASER, Active@ Partition Recovery, Active@ KILLDISK, Active@ NTFS Reader, Active@ Disk Image and Active@ Password Changer. More info

Active@ Disk Image 2.0

September 09, 2004

Active@ Disk Image (DOS Edition) is a backup solution designed for complete backup and restoration of an entire HDD as well as particular FAT/NTFS partitions and logical drives. Unique feature is an ability to open disk images and preview files and folders inside before image restoration. Using Active@ Disk Image you can perform backup of your PC system to another hard drive or to a network server storage system and restore it from there in the event of a system crash or loss of important information. DEMO version allows you to create Disk Images. Try DEMO version for FREE! More info

Active@ Floppy Recovery 2.0

July 7, 2004

Active@ Data Recovery Software released a tool for data recovery from removable devices like floppies. Recovery software can create disk images (raw, compressed, self-extractors) and manipulate with these images (search for files and file fragments throughout the whole image library). Floppy Self-Extractor(tm) is a unique feature that allows you to create a compact executable from different sources (floppy, raw or compressed floppy image) and self-extract it back to the floppy, as well as extract raw floppy image from executable. Try DEMO version for FREE! More info

Active@ UNERASER 3.0

April 12, 2004

Active@ UNERASER is a compact but powerful undelete utility that can recover deleted files and folders on FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS partitions. Using Active@ UNERASER for DOS you don't need to install any files on your hard drive, which means no risk of overwriting the data you will recover. Active@ UNERASER now includes Windows Console application, Bootable Floppy Creator and Bootable ISO CD-Rom Image. More info

Active@ Eraser 4.1

December 05, 2003

Launched Active@ Eraser 4.1 - the most comprehensive data destruction tool set that includes Windows and DOS applications to keep your Personal Computer secure from undesired data recovery. Active@ ERASER consists of components: Windows Explorer plug-in that allows to delete files & folders securely instead standard unsafe Windows Delete command; Disk Wiper that allows to wipe out free disk's space to prevent recovery of previously deleted files or software activity; DOS Eraser for Hard Drives that allows to erase hard drives, logical drives and partitions completely. Active@ ERASER complies with the highest standards of data security by providing US DoD 5220.22-M, German VSITR and Russian GOST p50739-95 data destruction methods as long as the most secure Gutmann's and User Defined methods. All components are tightly integrated to attain maximum functionality. Try DEMO version for FREE! More info

Active@ ZDelete.NET v.5.0

September 30, 2003

Launched Active@ ZDelete 5.0 - data cleanup and erase utility that can delete selected folders, groups of files, Internet cache, history, cookies, etc. without any possibility of data recovery afterward. Remote control of cleanups across the network is available. ZDelete conforms to US Department of Defense clearing and sanitizing standard DoD 5220.22-M, German VSITR, Russian GOST, and the most secure Gutmann's method. Try full-featured version for FREE! More info

Data Recovery Service at Toronto, GTA, Ontario and across Canada

September 30, 2003

LSoft Technologies formed Active Data Recovery at Toronto division. Active Data Recovery at Toronto offers the ultimate service to recover your lost, corrupted data on your HDD, Zip drive, floppy and other media. More info

NTFS Reader for DOS 1.0

September 30, 2003

provides read access to NTFS drives from MS DOS environment. The FREEWARE utility supports long filenames, compressed and fragmented files. You can preview files on NTFS and copy them from NTFS to FAT volumes or network drives. More info