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Tool and Usage

CIRCLean is a hardware solution to clean documents from untrusted USB drives and sticks. The device automatically disarms harmful documents.

Why this tool?

Malware regularly uses USB sticks to infect victims. This solution can convert documents with potentially harmful code into disarmed data formats. This converted data is then stored on a trusted device.

How it works

The code runs on a Raspberry Pi. Therefore it is not required to plug the original USB drive into a computer. By forming an air gap your normal computer system does not have to touch the possibly harmful stick or drive.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a data sanitizing tool and data transfer tool.

CIRCLean is commonly used for data sanitizing or data transfers. Target users for this tool are general public.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

CIRCLean is under development by Raphaël Vinot.


Supported operating systems

CIRCLean is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release2.4 [2018-01-29]
LicenseBSD 3-clause
Last updatedJan. 31, 2018

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