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Eraser.exe is a software application developed by Heidi Computers Ltd that is designed to permanently delete files from a computer. When a file is deleted using traditional methods, it is actually still stored on the computer's hard drive and can potentially be recovered using data recovery software.
However, Eraser.exe uses advanced algorithms to securely overwrite the deleted file, making it virtually impossible to recover. This can be especially useful for individuals or organizations who need to securely delete sensitive or confidential information to ensure it cannot be accessed by unauthorized parties.
(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Heidi Computers Ltd should be the publisher of Eraser.exe.
How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.
The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the Eraser.exe process is safe or malware.
Our team at SpyShelter has been studying Windows PC executables for over 15 years, to help fight against spyware, malware, and other threats. SpyShelter has been featured in publications like The Register, PC Magazine, and many others. Now we’re working to share free, actionable, and easy to understand information about Windows executables (processes) with the world, to help as many people as possible keep their devices safe. Learn more about us on our "About SpyShelter” page.