How to Remove “eraser.exe”

What is eraser.exe?

eraser.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Eraser. It belongs to software Active@ Eraser for Windows and was developed by LSoft Technologies.  It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as eraser.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with eraser.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with eraser.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the eraser.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the eraser.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by eraser.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by eraser.exe malware.

How to remove eraser.exe malware from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing eraser.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove eraser.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2011 at 11:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 3231af8379ab0548
14dd0fe32e815ac2
c70c9db7
f1f4e73246ae6d5a
a392be639b864f77
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable ed4fe861156155ef
15d3b7b786508ff7
979c4951
2b9419275d998a67
8cc371607830254d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China N/A
3 - Executable ec0ae0cd0cd0c3e0
2024086f7b641150
bcaac3e1
af8ca0266293fb9d
2c8dc6bc8e25698c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.6 5.6 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 December 2008 at 1:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 The Eraser Project Executable 1a5b59700847cc1f
dc09749acaa72d0b
7638eed3
34da68ccdc56bf94
09c72c43ba6b744f
Yes 6.0.10.262
0
6.0.10.262
0
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 35e450e27ea1482b
ab30b2cc1f6be2c4
98816c91
9f82a28011623122
0ec1a2ce8eb6cdef
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
3 The Eraser Project Executable 3b3ffa3eee0cb05e
47d2a328883afed4
3d279400
8b7c8dcc9887a4cb
5708d7b552203a9f
Yes 6.0.10.273
1
6.0.10.273
1
United States
4 N/A Non-executable 011fad35f204195d
e71efbb49ee7d95a
63cd324c
82c2d67d308b9cd4
fb9cffaa1c38100e
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.53/32
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