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Should I remove Eraser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,853
United States Rank #18,843
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.01 days
531.17 days >
Average installed length: 279.09 days


5.7 95.87%
5.6 4.13%

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Eraser is a program developed by Heidi Computers Ltd. The most used version is 5.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is eraser.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 5.58 MB (5,852,155 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Eraser come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.heidi.ie
Help link: www.heidi.ie/eraser
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eraser
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Eraser\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Eraser

Program executable:eraser.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\eraser\eraser.exe
Additional files:
  • eraserl.exe (by -) - Eraser (Eraser Launcher.)
  • erasext.dll (by -) - Eraser Shell Extension.
  • verify.exe - Eraser Verify.
  • eraserd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • erasext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Erasext' with a class of {8BE13461-936F-11D1-A87D-444553540000}.
Scheduled Task
  • Eraser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Eraser' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Eraser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Eraser.
Startup File (User Run)
  • eraser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Eraser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe -hide.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Eraser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Eraser' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\Eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Eraser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Eraser\Eraser.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024666362%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00112347%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00134317%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:881,483
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Eraser?

Quickly and completely remove Eraser from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Eraser from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Eraser, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Eraser.

Win XP 42%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 45.45%
Windows 7 33.06%
Windows Vista 11.57%
Windows 8 9.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 45.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.33%
Windows 7 Professional 11.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.17%
Windows 8 3.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.02%
  Germany 9.40%
  United Kingdom 8.72%
  Italy 7.38%
  Netherlands 2.68%
  France 2.01%
  Finland 2.01%
  Iran 2.01%
  Sweden 1.34%
  Canada 1.34%
  Czech Republic 1.34%
  Turkey 1.34%
  Brazil 0.67%
  Thailand 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.11%
Hewlett-Packard 15.19%
Acer 11.39%
American Megatrends 8.86%
ASUS 6.33%
Intel 5.06%
Samsung 5.06%
Medion 3.80%
Sahara 2.53%
Sony 2.53%
Gateway 1.27%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.13%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 2.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.13%
Dell Latitude D630 2.13%


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