Home > By category > Security & Privacy >Other > Norton Power Eraser



Norton Power Eraser

  • Downloads: 
  • Views: 
  • Rating:

Norton Power Eraser Editor's Review

Getting rid of malware and other types of rogue applicationlications with a regular antivirus can prove to be a tough task nowadays. The way malicious users are becoming smarter with time; it makes sense to use an additional layer of protection on top of your existing security software. If you do not want to pay for this added security layer but want peace of mind, try Norton Power Eraser. It is no data shredding utility despite the naming. The app works as complementary to existing anti-malware applications. It is meant for finding and removing aggressive threats that stay immune to scans made by regular antivirus solutions.
Norton Power Eraser is a freeware and there is no need for installation, which makes it suitable for various types of PC users. You may also use it to clean up an infected PC before installing regular antivirus application. The application can be used on PCs running Windows XP and later versions.

The software deploys the file reputation service of Symantec. You will require an active internet connection for this application to run. The software has a simple and uncluttered interface that will not make beginners intimidated. There are 3 large buttons- Settings, History and Scan. It can also look for rootkits and if you enable the option, the application will reboot the computer after a scan is complete.

Norton Power Eraser accesses online Insight database of Symantec and there is option to specify the PC’s proxy settings for web access. After a scan is over, the application shows detected threats. The suspected files are marked for removal. While the application fares well in detection of malware and similar threats, it may also catch valid files owing to its aggressive scanning mechanism. It works well when used in combination with other Norton products or third party antivirus tools.

The application has an option to create system restore point before removing suspected items, which is handy for users. Seasoned users may delve into advanced section of the application. It lets you run a multi boot scan and a reputation scan. The latter can be run on entire system or specific folders. The application works well and does not take much time for scans but restore point creation does slow down its speed.  

Positive Points:
-    Works perfectly as an added layer of security for PC.
-    Checks for rootkits.
-    It is freeware and works with almost all third party anti-virus applications.
-    Automatic ‘System Restore Point’ creation.

 Negative Points:
-    Scans can be too aggressive.
-    Not a substitute for standalone anti-virus.

Conclusion:
No PC security software can be called perfect and Norton Power Eraser is no exception. However, its numerous benefits overshadow the small glitches. This application works in sync with your existing antivirus application and does not create problems for third party products either. It comes for free and needs no installation as well. The reputation based scan takes less time and its support for root kit detection is impressive. While scans tend to be on aggressive side and legitimate files can be caught at times, the option to undo changes through System Restore makes things easier for users. Norton Power Eraser may not be suitable for use as the only anti malware application but you can use it to bolster level of PC security for sure.
Rating: 4.5/5







Norton Power Eraser Publisher's Description

Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult to remove crimeware that traditional virus scanning doesn't always detect.

The NEW Norton Power Eraser takes on difficult to detect crimeware known as &scareware& or &rogueware& that cybercriminals use to trick you into unknowingly downloading threats onto your PC. This growing form of crimeware uses bogus pop-up alerts or security messages that scare you into thinking your PC has been infected and needs to be fixed immediately. It can be so tricky that it automatically downloads onto your PC even if you didn't actively click on anything! The Norton Power Eraser is specially designed to aggressively target and eliminate this type of crimeware and restore your PC back to health.

You should use Power Eraser only when nothing else will remove the threat and you are willing to accept the risk that the scanner may quarantine a legitimate program.

Because the Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect these threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully, and only after you have exhausted other options.

Free download from Shareware Connection - Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult to remove crimeware

Publisher: Symantec | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 2.5.0.42 | Size: 5427 KB | Platform: WinOther
Released Date: 18-10-2012 | Rating: 5 | Title: Norton Power Eraser

Author Url: http://www.symantec.com/index.jsp
Program Info Url: http://www.symantec.com/index.jsp
Download Url: http://liveupdate.symantec.com/upgrade/NPE/1033/NPE.exe
Screenshot Url: http://cdn.ghacks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/norton_power_eraser-500x374.png

More downloads from Norton Power Eraser publisher Symantec:

Norton Bootable Recovery Tool - Create a boot disc to help you clean your system

Norton AntiVirus 2013 - Introducing the new Norton AntiVirus.

Symantec Endpoint Protection - Combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention

Norton Removal Tool - Download and run the Norton Removal Tool Use the Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or a damaged Norton product.

Norton Removal Tool 2011 - Download and run the Norton Removal Tool Use the Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or a damaged Norton product.

Norton Power Eraser keywords:
Norton Power Eraser related downloads:

Colasoft MAC Scanner Pro - Colasoft MAC Scanner is a scan tool for scanning IP address and MAC address. It can detect the specified subnets and scan the MAC addresses and IP addresses.

Norton Antivirus Beta - Norton AntiVirus uses exclusive, patented layers of protection that work together to help keep you safe from even the sneakiest threats—working in the background to fend off identity thieves and viruses.

Norton Antivirus - Norton AntiVirus uses exclusive, patented layers of protection that work together to neutralize viruses, dangerous websites, and social media scams, so you’re protect you from today’s and tomorrow’s online threats.

Internet Browser Eraser - Internet Browser Eraser is one of the most advanced internet eraser / cookie washer in its category. It is an innovative solution for your online privacy issues. It also removes all traces of applications and internet history.

MailScan 4 for Mailtraq - MailScan 4 for Mailtraq is the world's first out-of-the-box, e-mail virus and content scanner for the Mailtraq Mail Server. This server is published by Fastraq Limited.

Shareware Connection periodically updates pricing and software information of 'Norton Power Eraser' from company source 'Symantec' , so some information may be slightly out-of-date. You should confirm all information before relying on it. Software piracy is theft,  Using 'Norton Power Eraser' crack, password, serial numbers, registration codes, key generators is illegal and prevent future development of Norton Power Eraser.

New Reviews

WWPass BlackBook and Personal Secure Storage - With time, PC security is turning out to be more complex and tedious matter. You can no longer rely on security apps but ensuring privacy of data is also important. While many password manager apps offer secure data encryption options, losing the ...

Norton Identity Safe - Symantec has been one of the most popular and major players in computer security solution for years. Its cutting edge system security products usually come with data security features. However, with its Identity Safe, the company has given users ...

Menu Uninstaller Ultra - For every Windows user it becomes necessary to remove some programs after prolonged usage. It can be necessary to free up disk space or the app may not simply suit the needs any more. Whatever is the reason, you need to uninstall third party apps ...

Potatoshare Systemnanny - People use PCs for various needs nowadays. A computer is not used to run office productivity or accounting software alone anymore. It is also used for tasks like web browsing, media playback, file conversion, and myriad related needs. After ...

PC DeCrapifier - There is hardly any computer user who does not want to keep the PC running at top speed. However, unnecessary software and bloatware can reduce the speed and performance of your PC. Such Apps often come pre installed with laptops and desktops. ...

Argente Utilities - You can find so many third party utilities that can be used to maintain a Windows based PC and extract maximum performance from it. While these tools offer better performance than Windows in-built utilities, the plethora of choices can make ...

Windows Media Player - There is hardly any Windows user who has not used Windows Media Player. This app was bundled with nearly each version of Windows and whether you like or dislike the software, it is likely you had a brush with it during your initial days with the ...

Roboscan Internet Security Free - Owing to incessant onslaught of various web based and other malware, it is not possible to keep your PC secured unless you use a capable system security suite. As a matter of fact, it is better to use feature- rich Internet security software than ...

TinyWall - Nowadays, it is quite hard to locate a computer user who does not need to access the web. While you browse the web for any need, it is imperative that you use security applications to safeguard your computer from various online threats. The ...

Windows Medkit - When you use a computer, the risk of malware invasion is there. Even if you use a top security app for protecting your PC from such attacks, it is hard to remain completely safe, thanks to growth of attacks and powerful malware lurking online. ...




New Downloads

WinGuard Pro

WinGuard Pro 2016 can Password
Protect Programs and encrypt
files on your computer. Users
can add Password Protection to
...

Secure Lockdown Standard
Edition

Lock down Windows
XP/Vista/7/8/10 and create a
virtual embedded environment.
Inteset\'s inexpensive Secure
Lockdown is ...

EncryptStick Mac

EncryptStick will store,
protect, synchronize and
securely backup your data,
with military grade
encryption. Join the ...

Avira Ultimate Security
Suite

The world’s most reliable
Antivirus This feature-rich
antivirus combines the
industry’s highest detection
rate ...

ExcelDecryptor

ExcelDecryptor allows you to
reset MS Excel document and
template (*.xlt, *.xls)
passwords with guarantee.
Multi-file ...

USB Copy Protection

USB Copy Protection is a
one-stop-solution program to
prevent all your files in a
USB flash drive or other types
of ...

SafeDNS Agent

SafeDNS makes your internet
safe. It blocks access to the
infected sites, phishing
resources, control &
command ...

ZoneAlarm Firewall Free

The WorldOCOs most downloaded
firewall software * Free
protection against hackers and
spyware * Effective and quiet
...

G DATA InternetSecurity
2014

G DATA InternetSecurity is a
suite of applications that
work together in order to
provide you with the best
protection ...

Power Registry Suit

Registry Utilities is a
freeware to help you Clean
Registry, Fix PC Errors, Clean
Privacy. It is a free,
powerful and ...

MacPermitWizard

MacPermitWizard protects your
data by restricting access to
files and folders and
preventing unauthorized access
to your ...

LibreEngineering for
Windows

LibreEngineering - suite of
instrumentation