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east-tec Eraser Version 11.0

What is east-tec Eraser?  (from East-Tec)

Protect your data and privacy and remove all evidence of your computer and online activity with East-Tec Eraser 2013. Eraser meets and exceeds government and industry standards for the permanent erasure of digital information and removes every trace of sensitive data from your computer, including Internet history, Web ...  Read more


east-tec Eraser Version 11.0 is a software program developed by East-Tec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named eteraser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 42.94 MB (45,027,635 bytes). The installed file Update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 east-tec Eraser come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.east-tec.com/eraser
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\east-tec Eraser\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\east-tec Eraser\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 42.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by east-tec Eraser Version 11.0

Program executable:eteraser.exe
Name:east-tec Eraser 2014
Path:C:\Program Files\east-tec eraser\eteraser.exe
Additional files:
  • EDDShellx64.dll - East-Tec Eraser 2014 (Erase Deleted Data X64 Windows Shell extension)
  • EFFShellx64.dll - Erase Files and Folders x64 Windows Shell extension
  • etEDDShell.dll - Erase Deleted Data Windows Shell extension
  • etEFFShell.dll - Erase Files and Folders Windows Shell extension
  • etMWShell.dll - Media Wiper Data Windows Shell extension
  • etPGShell.dll - Privacy Guard Windows Shell extension
  • etSCHAgent.exe - Sheduler Service Agent
  • etSCHService.exe - Sheduler Service
  • etUpdateMonitor.exe - Update Monitor
  • etUpdateService.exe - Update Service
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher Application
  • MWIShellx64.dll - Media Wiper Data x64 Windows Shell extension
  • RestartMan.exe - Restart Manager
  • RM.dll - Risk Monitor
  • SCH.dll - Sheduler
  • Update.dll - Update
  • QSCMD.exe - east-tec Eraser (Command Line Tool)
  • ArmAccess.dll
  • DefLibrary.dll
  • qengine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • etEFFShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F51FB829-3CE0-40E7-9926-43CCF4949C64}.
  • EFFShellx64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F51FB829-3CE0-40E7-9926-43CCF4949C64}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • etEraser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA992FA9-C277-4F44-A328-E0FF7F1BEE67}' (runs on registration).
  • etUpdateMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B3E483C-6661-4E04-8FF4-C7FCE7D864BE}'.
  • RestartMan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{995C167A-3E0F-4C93-9F4E-25AFC941B571}'.
2 Services
  • etSCHService.exe runs as a service named 'QSetSchedulerService' (QSetSchedulerService).
  • etUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'QSetUpdateService' (QSetUpdateService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • etSCHAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'East-Tec east-tec Eraser Scheduler Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\east-tec Eraser\etSCHAgent.exe.

How do I remove east-tec Eraser?

Quickly and completely remove east-tec Eraser Version 11.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall east-tec 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 east-tec Eraser Version 11.0, 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 east-tec Eraser.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.41%
Windows 10 39.77%
Windows Vista 3.41%
Windows XP 3.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.54%
Windows 7 Professional 11.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 9.20%
Windows 8.1 6.90%
Windows 8 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.10%
  United Kingdom 11.22%
  France 6.12%
  Australia 5.10%
  Italy 4.08%
  Iran 3.06%
  Sweden 2.04%
  Belgium 2.04%
  New Zealand 1.02%
  Czech Republic 1.02%
  Germany 1.02%
  Chile 1.02%
  Ireland 1.02%
  Israel 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.87%
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
Acer 13.43%
Lenovo 5.97%
ASUS 5.97%
Intel 4.48%
Toshiba 4.48%
Sony 4.48%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Alienware 1.49%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 19A 5.63%
Compaq-Presario NY540AA-A... 4.23%
ASUS All Series 4.23%
MSI MS-7758 2.82%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.82%


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