RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Norton Power Eraser 5.1.0.9

Detect and remove malware at a click

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 4 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 16 June 2016
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 8244
Developer: Norton
RSS News Feed: http://community.norton.com/norton/rss/board?board.id=Announcements
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/norton_beta
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Norton
Back up your data with Acronis True Image 2016 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $29.99, saving 40%, from store.downloadcrew.com
Norton Power Eraser 5.1.0.9
Detect and remove malware at a click

Norton Power Eraser is a compact portable tool which will try to detect and remove malware from your PC.

Regular antivirus tools are generally cautious about what they remove from your PC. And that makes sense - you don't want them disabling a legitimate program because they've misidentified it as malware. But at the same time, this caution means that occasionally they'll miss deeply embedded threats, because there's just not quite enough information to decide what they are.

Norton Power Eraser works a little differently. This portable tool uses aggressive methods to try and identify every piece of malware on your system, and this enables it to pick up and remove dangers that other antivirus engines might miss.

The program offers no real-time protection, it's strictly on-demand scanning only. Launch it, click Scan For Risks, optionally choose to restart if you'd like to detect rootkits, and Norton Power Eraser will scan your system for potential threats.

If you've not tried the program since its early days then you'll find there are a number of improvements. Power Eraser can now show you its past repair sessions and undo them, for instance, restoring any files it might have wiped. And this beta adds further changes that improve the program's reliability, simplify its interface, and allows you to undo actions on a separate partition.

What's still true, though, is that Power Eraser takes a far more aggressive tack than most antivirus tools, and so there's a very good chance that it will point the finger of suspicion at entirely innocent files when the scan is complete. The program is still useful as it can help you to detect brand new files on your system, just be very careful before you agree to delete the programs it names.

Verdict:

It's more powerful than it used to be, yet Norton Power Eraser still raises a lot of false alarms once its scan has completed. Use with extreme caution.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Norton Security 2016

Norton Security v22.7.0.76

Trial Software

Norton’s security suite gets a facelift and extra layers of protection

Norton Security with Backup 2015

Norton Security with Backup 2015 v22.5.2.17

Trial Software

Norton’s security suite gets a facelift and extra layers of protection

Norton Bootable Recovery Tool

Norton Bootable Recovery Tool 7.1

Freeware

Get an unbootable PC running again with this essential disaster recovery tool

Norton Security with Backup 2016 beta

Norton Security with Backup 2016 beta v22.5.0.120

Free during beta-testing

Norton’s security suite is faster, Windows 10-ready

Other Download Articles From This Category
McAfee Avert Stinger

McAfee Avert Stinger 12.1.0.2097

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

McAfee Avert Stinger (64-bit)

McAfee Avert Stinger 12.1.0.2097 (64-bit)

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

Hotspot Shield 5

Hotspot Shield 5.4.11

Freeware

Protect your computer and enjoy unrestricted internet access when using wifi hotspots

AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner 6.010

Freeware

A small but powerful browser toolbar remover

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $19.99
RRP: $39.99
Saving 50%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Spektrel Art 1.0.0

Free Full Commercial Software

Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: