Panic Button will help you wipe sensitive data with just one click of the mouse, alert your partners and turn off a device. Panic Button can urgently wipe RAM, delete any files, browser history, user activity history and saved passwords. It triggers automatically if a perpetrator gets access to your device.
Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later, 1 GHz or higher CPU, 512 Mb or higher RAM, 100 Mb Disk space.
The trial version allows to use the program for 14 days from its activation. The trial version has the functions of notification alerts, removal of data from the hard disk and logic bomb unavailable. If you need these options, unlock the full version of Panic Button.
Can I transfer my license to a different device?
To perform a transfer of license, during the program's setup on the new device, in the activation menu select the option "I already have a license". Follow the instructions from then on.
End User License Agreement (EULA) https://panicbutton.pw/agreement
Panic Button defends data by urgently removing it from the hard disk drive and random-access memory of your computer. The program can run in manual mode upon its activation by a user as well as in logic bomb mode. A logic bomb is programmed to trigger automatically when a perpetrator gains access to a computer.
Panic Button is capable of urgently deleting any files chosen by the user. You can select documents, movies, music, programs, archives, encrypted file-hosted volumes, and Panic Button will urgently destroy them at the required moment. Panic Button is adapted to run on HDDs and SSDs. To destroy data, it uses state-of-the-art technologies that make information recovery impossible. The CryptoCrash technology allows you to remove a 500GB file only for a few seconds.
Panic Button can delete browser history, saved passwords, cookies, information about recently viewed photos, opened documents and launched programs in seconds. It offers a flexible settings system that enables you to indicate the information you need to remove upon activation.
When activated, Panic Button instantly removes from RAM the encryption keys of such popular programs as TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, BitLocker, KeePass, clears all RAM and turns off a computer.
Panic Button’s most crucial task is to defend valuable information from third parties that gained access to a computer. It is useful in emergency situations when a user cannot prevent the perpetrators from accessing his or her computer, or the access to the computer was obtained surreptitiously, unbeknownst to the user.
In the latter case Panic Button makes use of the logic bomb feature and triggers independently, destroying all sensitive information irretrievably in seconds.
Panic Button’s second task is to help a user urgently remove all sensitive information on a computer. Due to the option of selecting a hot keys, the removal process takes only a few seconds and does not require more than one key stroke.
The third task is to provide reliable defense against the forensic analysis of the random-access memory, swap file and hibernation file. RAM stores the information currently being used that includes encryption keys, the clipboard’s content, the data of the browser in safe mode and other sensitive information. It is important to prevent third parties from accessing this data.
Panic Button solves this task by wiping RAM, however the information from RAM may be stored on the hard disk of the computer – to swap files and hibernation files. During the setup the program will test your computer’s protection from forensic analysis and, upon identifying swap and hibernation files, send you a notification.
Camouflage mode is a function that allows to disguise Panic Button’s shortcuts in the system tray and on your desktop. Panic Button can be disguised as a game or text document. Remember that the disguise hides only the external signs of Panic Button’s presence.
Panic Button offers automatic removal of the encryption keys of programs TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, BitLocker, KeePass from RAM when a computer goes to sleep. That may serve as an additional layer of defense of the keys for the users that seek maximum protection for their data.
When activated, Panic Button can send notifications to the specified email and XMPP (Jabber) addresses. This capability allows to instantly alert you, your family, colleagues and partners should a security issue arise.