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Norton Power Eraser Tutorials for Windows XP/Vista

Norton Power Eraser is a free tool that can be downloaded and run to remove threats from your computer. You can run this tool to scan for threats even if you have a Norton product, or any other security product. If you cannot start the computer in Normal mode, you can run this tool in Safe mode. Norton Power Eraser is easy to download, and scans your computer quickly to detect the most aggressive computer viruses. You don't need to install this tool.

If you are on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7, read Norton Power Eraser Tutorials for Windows 11/10/8/7.

The Norton Power Eraser tool is compatible with computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems only. It does not work with computers running on Mac OS, WinPE, Android, and iOS.

Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect threats, and there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should carefully review the scan results page before removing files.

Download Norton Power Eraser and run a scan

  1. Download Norton Power Eraser.

  2. Press Ctrl + J key, to open the Downloads window in your browser, and double-click the NPE.exe file.

    If the User Account Control window prompts, click Yes or Continue.

  3. Read the license agreement, and click Accept.

    Norton Power Eraser checks for and prompts to download the new version if available.

  4. In the Norton Power Eraser window, click the Scan for Risks icon.

  5. By default, Norton Power Eraser performs a Rootkit scan and requires a system restart. When you see a prompt to restart the computer, click Restart.

    If you do not want to include the Rootkit scan, go to Settings, and uncheck the option Include Rootkit Scan (requires a computer restart).

  6. Wait for the scan to complete.


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DOCID: v69675421
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 10/08/2021