Remove Rogueware or Crimeware with Norton Power Eraser

April 27, 2010 | Filed under Security, Software


Norton Power Eraser is a new tool from Symantec that is made to be a part of Norton 2011 products. The name of this tool sounds like it is for clearing up temporary files but it is meant meant to detect and repair new malware threats that are not typically detected by Norton product scanners. The focus for this tool will be detecting and fixing “0-day” malware and top threats like Fake AV (also known as rogue ware or crime ware).

There are some threats that impersonate legitimate programs, modify browsers or the boot screen graphics, and even redirect traffic. Our standard scanners necessarily have a delicate balance between effective malware detection and removal and erroneously removing legitimate files. Sometimes, these “scareware” programs can require special tactics to remove them. With the Norton Power Eraser tool, these threats (and others) are specifically targeted, and thus are effectively detected and removed.

Norton Power Eraser

Norton Power Eraser is only advised to be used when nothing else will remove the annoying program because it is risky. Half of the scan results will often shows legitimate software so you must be sure that the program that you remove is a risk. In the Settings you can configure to use either Normal or Aggressive scan. When you selected an item to fix, it will reboot your computer and remove the item before Windows is fully booted up.

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