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Norton Power Eraser beta, NPE 2.5.0.36

The Norton team has just released the new Norton Power Eraser beta,  NPE 2.5.0.36

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:

  • Norton Live Banner

At the bottom of the Main UI  there is a banner with a link to a Norton Live page that reads-

“Need help with a virus or spyware? A live expert can remotely remove it for you. Learn more about this paid service”

  • Rootkit Scan enabled by default

The Rootkit scan will run by default. There is an option in settings to disable this.

  • Improved usability scan results screen

‘Unknown’ files now have an info dialog pop-up to provide more information about the detection.

In order to remove an ‘Unknown’ file users will first need to click the ‘enable action on the file’ button found on the info pop-up dialog .

The Cloud Scan flow has been changed to a cloud shaped button.

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

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Power Eraser beta, NPE 2.5.0.36

it seems that there is a problem with the credits!

Cheers, Jo Graduate of the WTT Classroom
Kudos0

Re: Norton Power Eraser beta, NPE 2.5.0.36

I followed the instructions in the "How to run the free Norton Power Eraser tool to remove XP Antispyware 2012, Vista Antispyware 2012, Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and other misleading applications" and the scanner found a couple of issue on my computer, but it did not remove the Win 7 Antispyware 2012 scamware. Has this been validated in the removal of the Win 7 Antispyware scamware?

Kudos0

Re: Norton Power Eraser beta, NPE 2.5.0.36

Hi Chunge2000,      We require the logs for further analysis. To obtain the log please go the NPE settings page and copy the log file location. Do not exit NPE. Navigate to the log file location. Zip the NPETraceSession.etl file and send them to me using private message.   Regards, Kumaran
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Norton Power Eraser beta, NPE 2.5.0.36

Norton Power Eraser 2.5 is now officially released and the beta has ended. Thank you for testing the beta and for sharing your feedback.

You can download this version of NPE here:

http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?

  Key changes in this release:

  • Improved Network Resiliency

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 change
  • Norton Live Banner

At the bottom of the Main UI  there is a banner with a link to a Norton Live page that reads-

“Need help with a virus or spyware? A live expert can remotely remove it for you. Learn more about this paid service”

  • Rootkit Scan enabled by default

The Rootkit scan will run by default. There is an option in settings to disable this.

  • Improved usability scan results screen

‘Unknown’ files now have an info dialog pop-up to provide more information about the detection. In order to remove an ‘Unknown’ file users will first need to click the ‘enable action on the file’ button found on the info pop-up dialog .

The Cloud Scan flow has been changed to a cloud shaped button.

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