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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,660
United States Rank #3,546
Reach 0.2334%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.59 days
253.34 days >
Average installed length: 133.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.1.245.1 0.02%
10.1.245.0 0.04%
10.1.235.4 0.29%
10.1.235.3 0.07%
10.1.235.1 0.97%
10.1.235.0 0.38%
10.1.219.1 2.30%
10.1.219.0 0.97%
10.1.210.2 0.86%
10.1.210.0 0.24%
10.1.204.5 0.33%
10.1.204.4 0.18%
10.1.204.3 1.39%
10.1.204.2 0.07%
10.1.204.1 0.55%
10.1.204.0 0.62%
10.0.399.0 0.02%
10.0.390.0 8.00%
10.0.386.5 0.18%
10.0.386.4 0.35%
10.0.386.3 0.02%
10.0.386.2 0.57%
10.0.386.1 0.09%
10.0.386.0 0.46%
10.0.369.2 0.38%
10.0.369.1 1.68%
10.0.369.0 0.77%
10.0.359.1 0.33%
10.0.337.3 0.18%
10.0.337.1 0.13%
9.0.429.2 0.02%
9.0.425.4 0.04%
9.0.386.1 19.47%
9.0.386.0 4.35%
9.0.385.1 0.42%
9.0.381.2 0.35%
9.0.381.1 9.33%
9.0.381.0 2.37%
9.0.377.1 14.21%
9.0.377.0 0.75%
9.0.376.2 0.18%
9.0.376.1 0.49%
9.0.375.3 0.42%
9.0.375.1 4.42%
9.0.375.0 2.54%
9.0.374.1 0.31%
9.0.351.3 0.02%
9.0.351.2 0.20%
9.0.349.19 0.02%
9.0.349.15 1.79%
9.0.349.14 4.51%
65 versions

ESET Smart Security

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Overview

ESET Smart Security is a program developed by ESET, spol. s r.o. The most used version is 9.0.386.1, 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 main program executable is ekrn.exe. The software installer includes 89 files and is usually about 1.07 MB (1,126,785 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of ESET Smart Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{74682D6B-2A0D-4095-902C-BA0BCB496D5D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.07 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET Smart Security

Program executable:ekrn.exe
Name:ESET Security
ESET Service
Path:C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
MD5:4f270920c9761f88287bcf82c423ef40
Additional files:
  • callmsi.exe (by ESET) - ESET Security (ESET MSI Launcher)
  • cfgres.dll (by ESET) - ESET Config Resource
  • DMON.dll - ESET Document Scanner DLL
  • eCapture.exe - ESET Capture
  • ecls.exe - ESET command-line scanner
  • eclsLang.dll
  • ecmd.exe - ESET command line interface
  • eComServer.exe - ESET COM Server
  • eeclnt.exe - ESET Elevated Client
  • egui.exe - ESET Main GUI
  • eguiAmon.dll - ESET Amon GUI
  • eguiAmonLang.dll - ESET Amon Lang
  • eguiAntitheft.dll - ESET Antitheft GUI
  • eguiAntitheftLang.dll
  • eguiDevmon.dll - ESET Devmon GUI
  • eguiDmon.dll - ESET Dmon GUI
  • eguiEmon.dll - ESET Emon GUI
  • eguiEpfw.dll - ESET Personal Firewall UI
  • eguiEpfwLang.dll
  • eguiHips.dll - ESET HIPS GUI
  • eguiHipsLang.dll
  • eguiLang.dll
  • eguiMailPlugins.dll - ESET MailPlugins GUI
  • eguiOnlineHelp.dll - ESET Online Help
  • eguiOnlineHelpLang.dll
  • eguiParental.dll - ESET Parental Control GUI
  • eguiParentalLang.dll
  • eguiProduct.dll - ESET GUI Product
  • eguiScan.dll - ESET Scan GUI
  • eguiScanLang.dll
  • eguiSmon.dll - ESET Antispam GUI
  • eguiSmonLang.dll
  • eguiUpdate.dll - ESET Update GUI
  • eguiUpdateLang.dll
  • ekrnAmon.dll - ESET Amon Service
  • ekrnAntitheft.dll - ESET Antitheft Service
  • ekrnAntitheftLang.dll
  • ekrnDevmon.dll - ESET Devmon Service
  • ekrnDevmonLang.dll
  • ekrnDmon.dll - ESET Dmon Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • callmsi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4F1D91EA-6298-40BE-BB71-DA937E4F5443}' (runs on registration).
  • egui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D828D78C-2EA5-43A3-801B-31DDCCE31BFE}' (runs on registration).
  • ecmd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1FF7BAF-D813-4D56-8861-22A8CCECA65C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • ekrn.exe runs as a service named 'ESET Service' (ekrn) "ESET Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • egui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ESET Main GUI' and executes as C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe.
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 Smart Security\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice.

How do I remove ESET Smart Security?

Quickly and completely remove ESET Smart Security from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,660

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.75%
Windows 7 29.23%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.34%
Windows 10 Pro 23.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.92%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.00%
  Germany 28.75%
  Netherlands 4.34%
  Italy 3.80%
  France 3.00%
  United Kingdom 1.86%
  Russia 1.65%
  Czech Republic 1.65%
  Poland 1.55%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Spain 1.30%
  Canada 1.01%
  Turkey 0.97%
  Austria 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.30%
Hewlett-Packard 18.01%
ASUS 14.56%
Medion 12.02%
Dell 10.77%
Lenovo 8.11%
GIGABYTE 6.33%
Toshiba 4.13%
Samsung 3.26%
MSI 1.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.98%
HP HP Notebook 2.87%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 2.45%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.13%

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