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What is eraser.exe?

Part of Eraser by The Eraser Project

What is it?

Eraser is a secure deletetion file utility that provides file overwriting features to delete files on the hard disk. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
Description of eraser.exe from The Eraser Project
Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. There are several problems in secure file removal, mostly caused by the use of write cache, construction of the hard disk and the use of data encoding. These problems have been taken into consideration when Eraser was designed, and because of this intuitive design and a simple user interface, you can safely and easily erase private data from your hard drive.
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How does eraser.exe run?

Process - eraser.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. eraser.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does eraser.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - eraser.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Eraser' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files1\Eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the eraser.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of eraser.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is eraser.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00170% CPU17027.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
44.12 MB RAM204.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
98 GDI objects65.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     3 context switches/sec3.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\eraser\eraser.exe

Are there other versions of Eraser?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Eraser.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: eraser.exe
Publisher: The Eraser Project (verified)
Name: Eraser
Description: Eraser
Size: 957.93 KB
Original file name: Eraser.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Unizeto Technologies S.A.

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0017666351%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000639058%
User CPU: 0.00170272933039%
Privileged CPU time: 1544.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 19 ms
CPU cycle count: 531,270,576
CPU cycle count /min: 164,233,010
Context switches /sec: 3
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 590.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 602.93 MB
Paged memory: 44.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 49.09 MB
Paged system memory: 344.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.56 KB
Working set memory: 48.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 50.22 MB
Min working set memory: 46.34 MB
Private memory: 44.12 MB
Page faults: 60,788
Page faults /min: 416
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 42
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 76.39 KB
Read transfer /min: 728 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 387 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 10,386
Other operations /min: 86
Total other transfer: 507.56 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3.46 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 98
Peak GDI objects: 105
USER objects: 55
Peak USER objects: 58
Handle count average: 371
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Eraser
Command: "C:\Program Files1\Eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart

Image hashes

MD5: 0f77770991308ca1f58f18eed7ebe7b7
SHA-1: 8f9cc1d3da2d4296ceae2d14bf94b6f15c2ae7e1
SHA-256: 3cb77c6adac58ee7f85bd3ea1f7c8218a95be84b15db38e39e66bf5cd32b4ce0

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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