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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,181
United States Rank #38,487
Reach 0.0412%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.64 days
253.35 days >
Average installed length: 133.12 days


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3.0.669.0 3.11%
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ESET NOD32 Antivirus

What is ESET NOD32 Antivirus?

ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package made by the Slovak company ESET.

About  (from ESET spol. s r.o)

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 is an award-winning antivirus with fast and powerful detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and other malware. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 features an all-new Anti-Phishing module that identifies and protects you from fake websites trying to acquire your personal information. Your identity can...  Read more


ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a program developed by ESET spol. s r.o. The most used version is 3.0.642.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is callmsi.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 42.87 MB (44,952,864 bytes). eguiUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 25% of users of ESET NOD32 Antivirus come from Turkey, it is also popular in MA and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eset.com/us/home/products/antivirus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7D974ACA-4EE5-412C-8E6A-A5B57B305727}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.87 MB
Language: Turkish (Turkey)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Program executable:callmsi.exe
Name:ESET Smart Security
Eset MSI Launcher
Additional files:
  • eclsLang.dll (by ESET) - ESET Smart Security (Eset command-line scanner)
  • egui.exe (by ESET) - Eset GUI
  • eguiAmon.dll - Eset Amon GUI
  • eguiAmonLang.dll - Eset Amon Lang
  • eguiEmon.dll - Eset Emon GUI
  • eguiEmonLang.dll - Eset Emon GUI Language
  • eguiEpfw.dll - Eset Personal Firewall UI
  • eguiEpfwLang.dll
  • eguiLang.dll
  • eguiMailPlugins.dll - Eset MailPlugins GUI
  • eguiMailPluginsLang.dll
  • eguiScan.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner GUI
  • eguiScanLang.dll
  • eguiUpdate.dll - Eset Update GUI
  • eguiUpdateLang.dll
  • EHttpSrv.exe - Eset HTTP Server Service
  • ekrnEpfwLang.dll - Eset Personal Firewall service
  • ekrnLang.dll - Eset Service
  • ekrnMailPluginsLang.dll - Eset MailPlugins Service
  • ekrnScanLang.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner Kernel
  • ekrnUpdateLang.dll - Eset Update Service
  • eplgHooks.dll - Eset Hooks DLL
  • eplgOE.dll - Eset Plugin for Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • eplgOEEmon.dll - Eset Antivirus Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
  • eplgOELang.dll
  • eplgOutlookEmonLang.dll
  • eplgOutlookLang.dll - Eset Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
  • http_dll.dll - Eset HTTP Server
  • ecmd.exe
  • eguiProduct.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • egui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5CF24A10-D41B-46CF-9BA0-22D204A85FC5}' (runs on registration).
  • EHttpSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Eset HTTP Server' (EhttpSrv) "Eset HTTP Server".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • egui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'egui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • egui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0021035145%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00117351%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00093000%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ESET NOD32 Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

Win XP 49%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 56.92%
Windows 7 35.29%
Windows Vista 6.23%
Windows 8 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 56.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.09%
Windows 7 Professional 5.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.82%
Windows 7 Starter 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.09% of installs come from Turkey
Which countries install it?
  Turkey 25.09%
  MA 7.07%
  Mexico 4.59%
  Croatia 3.89%
  Spain 3.71%
  Iran 3.71%
  Poland 3.53%
  Argentina 3.36%
  Taiwan 3.18%
  United States 2.83%
  Philippines 2.83%
  Italy 2.47%
  Israel 2.47%
  Romania 2.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.19%
Dell 14.90%
Acer 13.25%
Intel 9.93%
American Megatrends 7.62%
ASUS 5.63%
Sahara 4.64%
Compaq 3.97%
Toshiba 3.64%
Samsung 1.66%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 3.89%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.89%
Micro-Star MS-7597 3.33%
Dell Latitude D620 2.22%

About ESET spol. s r.o

ESET is a security software company that uses assembly language in its products which contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization.
Publisher URL: www.eset.com


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