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What is eeCtrl?

EeCtrl.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
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EeCtrl.sys file information

The process known as Symantec Eraser Control Driver or Symantec Eraser Control driver belongs to software Symantec Eraser Control driver or ERASER ENGINE by Symantec (www.symantec.com).

Description: EeCtrl.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. eeCtrl.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 389,432 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 371,248 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/eectrl.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. EeCtrl.sys is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > New Headway iTools Elementary).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eeCtrl.sys. Therefore, you should check the eeCtrl.sys 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.


User Comments

It is installed with Norton Antivirus\SystemWorks 2007 Beta's
  Mike G  
I have previously had Norton Internet Security 2006 installed, now its uninstalled but i still get an error in my logs regarding this service. The info in the registry (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EECTRL) cannot be removed for some strange reason. Seems to be locked. The service is not visible in my service manager. I have sent this information to Symantec, asking for help.
  Anna Eriksson  
its the Symantec Eraser Control Driver. Found in \Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE
  Nick A  
installed with symantec AV corporate edition in shared folder
  Thomas Zucker-Scharff  
Bei De-Installation nicht entfernt und kann massive HDD-Probleme verursachen!
  Harald-RenĂ© Flasch   (further information)
Removed with Norton's uninstaller for Anti-Virus.
  Jed   (further information)
Installed with Symantec Endpoint 12.1...did not successfully remove on uninstall, required Symantec's 'CleanWipe' utility to remove.
  Jim Lee  

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Summary: Average user rating of eeCtrl.sys: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments.
5 users think eeCtrl.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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