Norton Power Eraser 4.3.5.28

Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult traces in order to remove crimeware that traditional virus scanning solutions don't always detect
Norton Power Eraser is an easy-to-use Windows application designed to help you get rid of computer threats, thus adding an extra layer of security to your system. Beginners should have no kind of problems in figuring it out because everything's pretty intuitive, mostly thanks to the interface.

Clean and straightforward UI

The main window has a clear-cut look and provides immediate access to the three primary components of Power Eraser: scanning for risks, undoing the previous fix, and configuring advanced settings.

Run a scan with default settings

By proceeding with the default configuration, you can ask the tool to browse the PC for various threats and rootkits. It reveals the description, type and status for each item, along with an action to take, such as removing it. Keep in mind that a computer restart may be required to complete the task, so make sure to save any ongoing projects beforehand.

Create a system restore point and view log details

In addition, you can ask the program to create a system restore point before attempting to fix the problem, just in case Windows starts experiencing stability issues afterward and you need to undo settings. Meanwhile, log details can be viewed in a separate file, and its location can be revealed in Windows Explorer without leaving the interface.

Run an advanced scan for a more detailed report

Switching to advanced mode brings extra features to the table. For example, you can run a reputation scan with the Norton Cloud to verify a specific file or folder and find out the Norton community's opinion about it, perform a standard scan by taking into account the Windows files, as well as run a search on the computer if it has multiple Windows versions installed on it.

Configure program settings

The software application lets you apply a proxy configuration, change the log file's default saving directory, enable multi-boot check, show only bad files, and exclude the rootkit scanning mode (requires a system restart). Plus, you can delete the log history to free up space, as well as restore all settings to their factory parameters.

Evaluation and conclusion

Norton Power Eraser isn't quite a resource hog, but it still stresses up the CPU and RAM during the scanning process. It may take a while to complete a scan job, depending on the size of the target and settings applied.

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

Reviewed by , last updated on October 7th, 2014


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VERY GOOD
file size:
2.9 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Symantec
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Antivirus

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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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