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Nate_C
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎06-09-2010

Norton Power Eraser Beta

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The Norton team has just released the new Norton Power Eraser beta,  NPE 2.5.0.26

I hope many of you have a chance to try it and let us know what you think..
 
We look forward to reading your feedback and great ideas.
 
Key changes in this release:


•    Improved Network Resiliency
We have added additional logic to resolve network problems that prevent NPE from running
 
•    Undo to a separate partition
If you remove a file that makes the system unbootable, (certain rootkits that hook the OS for example) you can boot from NBRT or another Windows partition and undo the changes to the other OS
Note: Current NBRT does not use NPE 2.5 beta.

•    Main UI and setting layout changes
Main UI layout  has been updated with the three principal actions available as clickable button (Scan, History, Settings)
Similarly, the settings page layout has been refreshed and updated.
 
•    Setting option to only show bad files
Suspicious files that would normally be shown in the scan results can be suppressed. Users that have a high number of suspicious files that are safe may wish to enable this setting.

 

 

You can download the Norton Power Eraser Beta here:
http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?&env=beta

Regular Contributor
dallas_maverick
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎02-02-2010

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

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Hello,

 

 

well it works like a charm for me and thank you for bringing  the extra buttons ! This is how it should look like, without risks :)

 

 

 norton.png

 

and there's a great list of information in the Log itself, this shows me exactly what I need :D

 

 

 norton2.png

 

Keep up the good work and thanks again,

John

Nerimash
Posts: 230
Topics: 20
Kudos: 30
Solutions: 5
Registered: ‎02-25-2011

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

It's always good to see that this project is not abandoned by Symantec and it's updating frequently when the threat landscape is going to change.
Whether you have included advanced rootkit detection techniques(especially against Backdoor.Tidserv.M and Trojan.Zeroaccess)into the last beta build, or the only way to detect and / or clean these rootkits is the NPE scan on NBRT environment?

Visitor
rcsptdisi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-01-2012

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

unable to run Power Eraser Beta.   error message says it is not a valid win32 application

Norton Fighter
Krusty13
Posts: 6,637
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta


rcsptdisi wrote:

unable to run Power Eraser Beta.   error message says it is not a valid win32 application


Hi rcsptdisi,  Welcome to the Norton Commuinty.

Please try from http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?env=beta&NUCLANG=en-us.  Let us know how you get on.

Thanks,  Dave.

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

Visitor
rcsptdisi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-01-2012

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

That is what I did before. I followed the directions. When I tried to run it, I got the error message that it was not a valid win32 application.

Norton Fighter
Krusty13
Posts: 6,637
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

OK.  Then I am out of suggestions.  :smileywink:  Hang on until someone here can provide the information you require.

Thanks,  Dave.

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

NUser
Posts: 64
Kudos: 19
Solutions: 3
Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

Hi rcsptdisi,

 

Can you please check if the NPE-Beta.exe is not corrupted? There should be Symantec signature in the Digital Signature tab of Properties window. The size of the file is 2.64 MB (2,775,112 bytes) [The size on the disk may vary] Please check what the size is on your end.

 

Can you please let us know what OS you are running?

 

A common reason for the error which you are facing is that either the file is corrupted/missing or virus/malware exists on the machine.


Also, please try downloading NPE on a clean machine and then using it in the infected machine.

 

Let us know what happens

 

Thanks!

Visitor
rcsptdisi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-01-2012

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

There is no Digital signature

 

The file is 2.41 MB   2,530,792 bytes

 

I don't have another machine here that I can download to.

 

I do hav a viruson this machine. That's why I downloaded Power Eraser

 

The Norton scan says  I have Trojan.Zefarch on this machine

Visitor
rcsptdisi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-01-2012

Re: Norton Power Eraser Beta

The operating system is windows XP and I did download Windows XP Service Pack 3