Norton Power Eraser

Norton Power Eraser

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    108,944
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    302
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Very effective"

July 02, 2011  |  By the_bolshoi

 |  Version: Norton Power Eraser 1.7.0.3

Pros

detects oem virus in my operating system, but i did not fix it.

Cons

none so far.

Summary

Fast and Effective.

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4 stars

"Norton Power Eraser is a free download that's effective"

May 31, 2011  |  By bobengel

 |  Version: Norton Power Eraser 1.7.0.3

Pros

NPE is not installed in the computer; it's simply an executable file that scans the computer for "crimeware" that anti-virus software may miss. These files can be deeply embedded and difficult to remove such as root-kits. NPE performs very fast.

Cons

I did not find any negative aspects of the program but I was unable to determine how the program responds and reports when a dangerous file is found because none were ever encountered on my computer.

Summary

I would recommend Norton Power Eraser as a complement to anti-virus programs because of its ability to detect and eliminate dangerous files, especially root-kits. As a free offering by Symantec, it is not installed in the computer but it's initiated by opening an executable file. The program's data base is frequently updated.

On a badly infected computer, NPE will remove malware that prevents installation of some anti-virus programs and suites.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work!"

April 29, 2011  |  By mail@eckes.tv

 |  Version: Norton Power Eraser 1.7.0.3

Pros

Can't find any.

Cons

When I run Power Eraser, it starts its scan, but quits & gives me error codes. To get support from Symantec, I'd have to pay $99...Even though I've paid for Norton Internet Security, which doesn't find the trojan horse that's infected my computer.

Summary

This may be a great utility, but I'll never know! I downloaded it because Norton Internet Security can't find & remove the trojan horse that's re-directing my browser to pages I don't want to see. All I know for sure is that Power Eraser won't work on my Windows 7 Pro system. And I don't want to spend $99 on technical support that I shouldn't have to pay for! Next security suite I buy will NOT be from Symantec!

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4 stars

"great product"

April 04, 2011  |  By ladyhd1

 |  Version: Norton Power Eraser 1.7.0.3

Pros

quick and easy to use

Cons

take a while to load up when you first open

Summary

I like this product and will continue to use it and download upgrades when available

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date March 10, 2011
Date Added March 10, 2011
Version 1.7.0.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.82MB
File Name NPE.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 108,944
Downloads Last Week 302
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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