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4% remove it96% keep it
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Eraser 5.86


Eraser 5.86 is a program developed by The Eraser Project. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 4 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,646,153 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Eraser come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: eraser.sourceforge.net
Help link: sourceforge.net/projects/eraser
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Eraser\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Eraser\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Eraser 5.86

Program executable:eraser.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\eraser\eraser.exe
Additional files:
  • Verify.exe (by -) - Eraser (Eraser Verify.)
  • erasext.dll (by -) - Eraser Shell Extension.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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}.
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.

How do I remove Eraser?

Quickly and completely remove Eraser 5.86 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 5.86, 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 Vista (SP2) 39%
Win 7 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 39.47%
Windows XP 36.84%
Windows 7 15.79%
Windows 10 7.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.89%
Windows Vista Business 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.75%
  Germany 7.84%
  Australia 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Sweden 3.92%
  Vietnam 1.96%
  South Africa 1.96%
  Belgium 1.96%
  Iran 1.96%
  Croatia 1.96%
  DK 1.96%
  Hungary 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.13%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 15.63%
Medion 6.25%
Gateway 3.13%
Toshiba 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 12.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.23%
Dell Dell DM061 3.23%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 3.23%
Compaq-Presario FK588AA-A... 3.23%
Compaq Presario 061 PJ518... 3.23%


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