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What is erasext.dll?

Erasext.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if erasext.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Erasext.dll file information

The process known as Eraser Shell Extension or WYWZ belongs to software Eraser or Joel Low by WYWZ.

Description: Erasext.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Erasext.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 221,184 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 192,512 bytes, 297,984 bytes or 221,584 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/erasext.dll.html 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Erasext.dll is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Erasext.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with erasext.dll, you can also visit the www.heidi.ie support page, update the program to the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Eraser).

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If erasext.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 91,472 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 286,720 bytes and 4 more variants. The program is not visible. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The erasext.dll file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Erasext.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with erasext.dll, you can also visit the sourceforge.net support page [1][2], update the program to the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Eraser or Joel Low).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as erasext.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the erasext.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Installed by Eraser, a secure file deletion/wipe program.
  Mark   (further information)
This is part of a program called "ERASER" used to erase unused protions of Hard Drive. Program ERASER allows you to do a multipass write to sectors that are either not being used, have previously been used and deleted or while currently deleting a file. Excellent security tool for erasing your tracks. Perfect for when getting rid of old computer and not wanting others to see info about you.
  Hank Dougherty  
Not computationally dangerous, but it may be legally dangerous depending on your countries privacy laws. Check it out
  Pete  
Part of the Tool "Eraser"
   

Summary: Average user rating of erasext.dll: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think erasext.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.


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Best practices for resolving erasext issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with erasext. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the erasext.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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