Norton Power Eraser / Beta

Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult in order to remove crimeware that traditional virus scanning solutions doesn't always detect
Norton Power Eraser is an easy to use Windows application designed to help you get rid of computer threats, adding an extra layer of security to your system.

Beginners should have absolutely no problem when trying to figure out how to use the program because everything's pretty intuitive, mostly thanks to the interface.

The main window for example provides access to the three critical sides of the app: scanning, history and settings.

If you're okay with the standard settings and you wish to start looking for threats and rootkits, it's enough to press the “Scan for Risks” button. Keep in mind that a computer restart is absolutely mandatory, so make sure you save your work before launching the program.

The settings screen on the other hand is more appropriate to beginners, as it gives you the power to set up network proxy settings, log options, enable multi-boot check, show only bad files and include rootkit scan.

Last but not least, the “History” menu allows you to review previous sessions and thus find out whether a specific threat has been detected on your system before or not.

Norton Power Eraser isn't quite a resource hog, but it still stresses up the CPU and RAM during the scanning process, with the whole task needing up to several minutes to come to an end.

All in all, Norton Power Eraser is a pretty handy program, and although it may seem more appropriate to experienced users, rookies could install it with no risks thanks to its intuitive interface and the comprehensive help file.

Reviewed by on March 12th, 2012

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Norton Power Eraser - The main window of Norton Power Eraser enables you to initiate a new scan or undo a previous fixNorton Power Eraser - You can monitor the scanning process and you can stop whenever you want and resume it at a later timeNorton Power Eraser - Norton Power Eraser identifies several suspicious files and allows you to choose the ones that should be removedNorton Power EraserNorton Power Eraser

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There are some threats that impersonate legitimate programs, modify browsers or the boot screen graphics, and even red...

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