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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,432
United States Rank #4,064
Reach 0.5641%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.54 days
222.31 days >
Average installed length: 116.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.10.304.0 0.01%
8.0.319.1 8.59%
8.0.319.0 5.90%
8.0.312.5 0.09%
8.0.312.4 2.06%
8.0.312.3 10.13%
8.0.312.0 8.02%
8.0.304.7 0.44%
8.0.304.6 0.10%
8.0.304.5 0.09%
8.0.304.4 2.79%
8.0.304.3 3.31%
8.0.304.2 1.02%
8.0.304.1 9.20%
8.0.304.0 10.60%
8.0.301.4 0.38%
8.0.301.3 0.18%
8.0.301.0 1.57%
8.0.203.9 0.01%
8.0.203.2 0.01%
8.0.203.0 0.09%
8.0.201.1 0.01%
8.0.103.0 0.33%
7.0.400.1 0.48%
7.0.325.1 0.03%
7.0.317.4 6.22%
7.0.302.32 0.09%
7.0.302.31 0.15%
7.0.302.29 0.11%
7.0.302.28 0.62%
7.0.302.26 15.58%
7.0.302.24 0.16%
7.0.302.15 0.01%
7.0.302.8 0.80%
7.0.302.7 0.08%
7.0.302.5 0.13%
7.0.302.0 1.07%
7.0.207.11 0.01%
7.0.207.9 0.09%
7.0.207.8 0.03%
7.0.207.5 0.01%
7.0.104.0 0.27%
7.0.28.0 0.05%
6.0.400.1 0.11%
6.0.316.6 0.03%
6.0.316.5 0.03%
6.0.316.4 0.15%
6.0.316.3 0.20%
6.0.316.2 0.27%
6.0.316.1 1.93%
6.0.316.0 2.58%
71 versions

ESET Smart Security

What is ESET Smart Security?  (from ESET spol. s r.o)

ESET Smart Security is an all-in-one Internet Security solution with new Anti-theft feature that locates your missing laptop and gives you tools to help recover it. Personal Firewall and Anti-Phishing keep your data safe from identity theft and other scams. Delivering top protection right from the start, the solution l...  Read more

Overview

ESET Smart Security is a software program developed by ESET spol. s r.o. The most common release is 7.0.302.26, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is egui.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.23 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 68.83 MB (72,171,499 bytes). The installed file eguiUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 15% of users of ESET Smart Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eset.com/us/home/products/smart-security
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FBF09842-EB7F-4BC2-BD32-DDE2572B2195}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 68.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET Smart Security

Program executable:egui.exe
Name:ESET Smart Security
ESET GUI
Signed by:ESET
Path:C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
MD5:f87040e63a04812e2435806a3b917c00
ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package from ESET. ESET's use of assembly language in its products contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization. ESET calls its scanning...
Additional files:
  • callmsi.exe (by ESET) - ESET Smart Security (ESET MSI Launcher)
  • DMON.dll (by ESET) - Document Scanner DLL
  • ecls.exe - ESET command-line scanner
  • eclsLang.dll
  • ecmd.exe - ESET command line interface
  • eeclnt.exe - ESET Elevated Client
  • eguiAmon.dll - ESET Amon GUI
  • eguiAmonLang.dll - ESET Amon Lang
  • eguiDevmon.dll - ESET Devmon GUI
  • eguiDevmonLang.dll
  • eguiDmon.dll - ESET Dmon GUI
  • eguiDmonLang.dll
  • eguiEmon.dll - ESET Emon GUI
  • eguiEmonLang.dll
  • eguiEpfw.dll - ESET Personal Firewall UI
  • eguiEpfwLang.dll
  • eguiHips.dll - ESET HIPS GUI
  • eguiHipsLang.dll
  • eguiLang.dll - ESET Main GUI
  • eguiMailPlugins.dll - ESET MailPlugins GUI
  • eguiMailPluginsLang.dll
  • eguiParental.dll - ESET Parental Control GUI
  • eguiParentalLang.dll
  • eguiProduct.dll - ESET GUI Product
  • eguiProductRcd.dll
  • eguiScan.dll - ESET Scan GUI
  • eguiScanLang.dll
  • eguiSmon.dll - ESET Antispam GUI
  • eguiSmonLang.dll
  • eguiUpdate.dll - ESET Update GUI
  • eguiUpdateLang.dll
  • eh64.exe - ESET 64bit helper process
  • ekrnDmonLang.dll - ESET Dmon Service
  • ekrnEpfwLang.dll - ESET Personal Firewall service
  • ekrnHipsLang.dll - ESET HIPS Service
  • ekrnLang.dll - ESET Service
  • ekrnMailPluginsLang.dll - ESET MailPlugins Service
  • ekrnParentalLang.dll - ESET Parental Control Service
  • ekrnScanLang.dll - ESET Scan Service
  • ekrnSmonLang.dll - ESET Antispam Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • egui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AEDE4AC8-FA39-483D-A1E8-1619755AD61B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • egui.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named egui.
Startup File (User Run)
  • egui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'egui.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • egui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'egui.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

egui.exe
Memory:2.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004070699%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027138%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013569%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:15
70 average

How do I remove ESET Smart Security?

Quickly and completely remove ESET Smart Security 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 Smart Security 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 Smart Security, 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 Smart Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 65%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 64.99%
Windows 7 34.30%
Windows XP 0.54%
Windows Vista 0.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.32%
Windows 8.1 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.09%
Windows 8 Pro 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.01%
  Germany 5.55%
  Iran 5.49%
  Netherlands 4.64%
  France 4.09%
  Russia 4.08%
  Canada 3.60%
  United Kingdom 3.18%
  Czech Republic 2.81%
  Turkey 2.64%
  Italy 2.23%
  MA 2.01%
  Slovakia 2.00%
  Mexico 1.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.32%
ASUS 16.54%
Acer 15.98%
Dell 14.35%
Lenovo 8.15%
Toshiba 7.69%
GIGABYTE 7.46%
Samsung 5.03%
Intel 1.74%
MSI 1.11%
Medion 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.30%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.55%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.26%

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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