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3.0.710.0 27.50%
3.0.695.0 8.75%
3.0.684.0 1.25%
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3.0.667.0 0.63%
3.0.659.0 10.00%
3.0.658.0 2.50%
3.0.657.0 1.88%
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3.0.645.0 18.75%
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3.0.621.0 15.63%

ESET Smart Security

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

ESET Smart Security 6 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. How many personal photos, tax returns and private emails are...  Read more


ESET Smart Security is a software program developed by ESET spol. s r.o. The most common release is 3.0.710.0, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named egui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 46.91 MB (49,189,494 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 XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 17% of users of ESET Smart Security come from Turkey, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

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{8D8778FE-0FBA-4DE0-869B-BCF46883C5AC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 46.91 MB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET Smart Security

Program executable:egui.exe
Name:ESET Smart Security
Signed by:ESET
Path:C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
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:
  • ekrnSmonEngine.dll (by Mailshell.com) - Mailshell.com Anti-Spam SDK (Mailshell Anti-Spam SDK)
  • callmsi.exe (by ESET) - ESET Smart Security (Eset MSI Launcher)
  • ecls.exe (by ESET) - Eset command-line scanner
  • eclsLang.dll
  • 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 - Eset GUI
  • eguiMailPlugins.dll - Eset MailPlugins GUI
  • eguiMailPluginsLang.dll
  • eguiScan.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner GUI
  • eguiScanLang.dll
  • eguiSmon.dll - Eset Antispam GUI
  • eguiSmonLang.dll
  • eguiUpdate.dll - Eset Update GUI
  • eguiUpdateLang.dll
  • 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
  • ekrnEpfwLang.dll
  • ekrnLang.dll
  • ekrnMailPlugins.dll - Eset MailPlugins Service
  • ekrnMailPluginsLang.dll
  • ekrnScan.dll - Eset On-demmand Scanner Kernel
  • ekrnScanLang.dll
  • ekrnSmon.dll - Eset Antispam Service
  • ekrnSmonLang.dll
  • ekrnUpdate.dll - Eset Update Service
  • ekrnUpdateLang.dll
  • 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
  • eplgOESmon.dll - Eset Antispam Plugin for Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • ecmd.exe
  • eguiProduct.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • egui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8B810338-C091-4EB5-B391-05F3DA09A581}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ekrn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe'.
  • egui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe'.
Network connections
  • ekrn.exe connects to ni-in-f95.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • ekrn.exe connects to 72.af.f4.static.xlhost.com ( port 80).
  • ekrn.exe connects to wi-in-f113.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • ekrn.exe connects to (port 8890).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020910586%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00104553%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00104553%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:77.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0012554060%
Kernel CPU:0.00104276%
User CPU:0.00021264%

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.

Win XP 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 54.38%
Windows 7 35.00%
Windows Vista 10.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 53.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.03%
Windows 7 Professional 3.77%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.57% of installs come from Turkey
Which countries install it?
  Turkey 16.57%
  United States 9.47%
  Spain 7.69%
  Mexico 7.10%
  Argentina 6.51%
  Colombia 4.14%
  Chile 4.14%
  Taiwan 2.96%
  Hong Kong 2.37%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  Ecuador 2.37%
  Hungary 1.78%
  United Kingdom 1.78%
  MK 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
Acer 15.00%
American Megatrends 14.00%
Intel 10.00%
Sahara 4.00%
Samsung 3.00%
ASUS 2.00%
Toshiba 1.00%
Lenovo 1.00%
Common models
clevo M7x0S 1.98%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.98%
Micro-Star MS-7267 1.98%
Dell MM061 1.98%

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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