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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008

What is ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008?  (from ESET spol. s r.o)

ESET NOD32 Antivirus protects you against viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, phishing, and hackers. With it's ThreatSenseĀ® Technology it reacts quickly to new threats by analyzing code execution for malicious intent.


ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008 is a program developed by ESET spol. s r.o. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 32 files. eguiUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. While about 83% of users of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eset.com/us/home/products/antivirus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{86A6E235-C08F-4A14-B14C-793C7D8844A0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008

  • callmsi.exe (by ESET) - ESET Smart Security (Eset MSI Launcher)
  • ecls.exe (by ESET) - Eset command-line scanner
  • egui.exe - Eset GUI
  • eguiAmon.dll - Eset Amon GUI
  • eguiEmon.dll - Eset Emon GUI
  • eguiEpfw.dll - Eset Personal Firewall UI
  • eguiMailPlugins.dll - Eset MailPlugins GUI
  • eguiScan.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner GUI
  • eguiUpdate.dll - Eset Update GUI
  • EHttpSrv.exe - Eset HTTP Server Service
  • ekrn.exe - Eset Service
  • ekrnAmon.dll - Eset Amon Service
  • ekrnEmon.dll - Eset Emon Service
  • ekrnEpfw.dll - Eset Personal Firewall service
  • ekrnMailPlugins.dll - Eset MailPlugins Service
  • ekrnScan.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner Kernel
  • ekrnUpdate.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
  • eplgOutlook.dll - Eset Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
  • eplgOutlookEmon.dll
  • http_dll.dll - Eset HTTP Server
  • shellExt.dll - Shell Extension
  • Eset NOD32 3.x2.exe - Eset NOD32 3.x2
  • Eset NOD32 3.x.exe - Eset NOD32 3.x
  • ecmd.exe
  • eguiProduct.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Eset Smart Security - Context Menu Shell Extension' with a class of {B089FE88-FB52-11D3-BDF1-0050DA34150D}.
2 Services
  • ekrn.exe runs as a service named 'Eset Service' (ekrn) "Eset Service".
  • 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.

How do I remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008?

You can uninstall ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2008, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 2008.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Iran 16.67%

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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