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What does the Eraser.exe file do?

The Eraser.exe process is also known as Eraser and is a part of Eraser. This software is produced by The Eraser Project (eraser.heidi.ie) or, as the case may be, LSoft Technologies (www.lsoft.net). An obsolete or defective version of Eraser.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Eraser.exe Eraser

Eraser.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Eraser.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 980,920 bytes (53% of all these files), 1,074,600 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
Eraser.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. Eraser.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Eraser.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about Eraser?

Program to erase (permanently) empty hard-drive space using multiple random rewrites
doodles
This is part of a file shredder utility. (further information...)
Tom Filipi
Eraser is a secure data removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns. (further information...)
MrCharlie
Great eraser program, use with caution, files once erase cannot be recovered. (further information...)
radarray
Program which 'shreds' files you want to delete so no one can read them afterwards (further information...)
Darren
It is a shredder program, it is freeware and not part of windows period. It was on a "Maximum PC" Magazine And probably available on the Net as well. You can disable the "eraser.exe -hide" command it puts in your config file and still use the program.
bob
File "shredder" that removes files from your hard drive in a way that they can never be accessed again by any program. (further information...)
Salem Jansen

Summary: 4 users judge Eraser.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Eraser

To remove Eraser from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Eraser in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if Eraser.exe (Eraser) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Eraser. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Eraser or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Eraser.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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