Right click, then freezes....

jbeard

New Member
Eraser works for a while but then, out of the blue, will freeze explore.exe when I right click a folder or file. Logging out will bring it back until I right click again. Only uninstalling Eraser will eliminate the problem.
Any ideas?
 

jbeard

New Member
Looks like it goes bad only after I log out/in. Until then all works fine...
 

Tempus

New Member
Have you seen this? From the Eraser FAQ:

PC Freeze
I'm using Eraser on XP and when I right-click on a file or folder, the hour-glass cursor comes up and the computer freezes.
We are looking into this issue but in the meantime you can resolve it by doing the following trying either or both of the following:
Go to Edit->Preferences->General
Turn 'Enable Background (slow) Entropy Polling' off i.e. do not put a tick in this field.
Manually remove the Eraser shell extension registry entries.
Also, if you have Norton Utilities installed, there could be a conflict with that. We suggest you uninstall Norton Utilities/Eraser and re-install the app. without the clean-sweep component.
http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/faq.php#pc%20freeze
 

jbeard

New Member
Excellent! I guess I missed that part of the FAQ. Will give it a try.
However, I would assume that using the pseudorandom number wipe will not use the number generator.
 
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