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Should I remove Eraser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,859
United States Rank #8,725
Reach 0.0319%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.98 days
795.79 days >
Average installed length: 418.12 days


6.0.2343 100.00%

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What is Eraser?  (from The Eraser Project)

Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.


Eraser is a software program developed by The Eraser Project. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is eraser.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 46.19 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 13.23 MB (13,877,248 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 55% of users of Eraser come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: eraser.heidi.ie
Help link: bbs.heidi.ie/viewforum.php?f=30
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{3D33F6F0-4D90-484D-A1D9-09AE791CCBD9}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3D33F6F0-4D90-484D-A1D9-09AE791CCBD9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Eraser

Program executable:eraser.exe
Signed by:Open Source Developer
Path:C:\Program Files\eraser\eraser.exe
Eraser is a secure deletetion file utility that provides file overwriting features to delete files on the hard disk. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
Additional files:
  • bevelline.dll (by DELMATIC) - BevelLine
  • dragdroplib.dll (by Microsoft) - DragDropLib
  • eraser.defaultplugins.dll - Eraser (Default Plugins)
  • eraser.defaultplugins.resources.dll
  • eraser.manager.dll - Eraser Manager
  • eraser.manager.resources.dll
  • eraser.resources.dll
  • eraser.shell.dll - Eraser Shell Extension
  • eraser.util.dll - Eraser Platform Utilities
  • eraser.util.filesystem.dll - Eraser File System Utilities
  • eraser.util.unlocker.dll - Eraser File Handle Unlocker

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • eraser.shell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Eraser' with a class of {BC9B776A-90D7-4476-A791-79D835F30650}.
Scheduled Task
  • eraser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6174A7D-49D0-463F-ABDA-2AEB8DE9E2CE}' (runs on registration).
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 'Coupon Alert Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\2psrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:46.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001337088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005619%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007752%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:509,186
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Eraser?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.15%
Windows 10 8.27%
Windows XP 8.27%
Windows Vista 7.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.19%
Windows 7 Professional 16.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.49%
  Germany 13.90%
  United Kingdom 3.78%
  Italy 2.68%
  France 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Belgium 1.95%
  Canada 1.83%
  Australia 1.10%
  Switzerland 0.85%
  Turkey 0.85%
  Sweden 0.73%
  Indonesia 0.73%
  Spain 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.69%
Hewlett-Packard 26.23%
Acer 15.03%
ASUS 5.74%
Toshiba 4.10%
Intel 3.01%
Samsung 2.73%
Medion 1.91%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Lenovo 1.64%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 6.34%
HPE-400f 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.93%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.44%


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