Norton Power Eraser is a powerful free removal tool that may help you clean up certain types of difficult to remove security risks. If a program has hijacked your computer and you are having difficulty detecting or removing it, Norton Power Eraser may be able to clean your computer.
Norton Power Eraser includes detection and removal capabilities for security risks that impersonate legitimate applications (for example, fake antivirus software), often known as "scareware", "rogueware" or "scamware". The tool uses aggressive techniques to detect malware, so there is a risk that it could flag certain legitimate programs for removal. You should carefully review the scan results page before removing any files. You can run this tool to scan for threats even if you have a Symantec product, or any other security product. If you cannot start the computer in Normal mode, you can run this tool in Safe mode.
The NEW Norton Power Eraser takes on difficult to detect crimeware known as "scareware" or "rogueware" that cybercriminals use to trick you into unknowingly downloading threats onto your computer. This growing form of crimeware uses bogus pop-up alerts or security messages that scare you into thinking your computer has been infected and needs to be fixed immediately. It can be so tricky that it can automatically download onto your computer even if you don’t actively click anything! The Norton Power Eraser is specially designed to aggressively target and eliminate this type of crimeware and restore your computer back to health.
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.
Because the Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect these threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully, and only after you have exhausted other options.