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Should I remove ESET Smart Security Premium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,918
United States Rank #33,647
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.81 days
51.83 days >
Average installed length: 27.23 days


VersionDistribution 1.59% 4.76% 3.17% 3.17% 1.59% 7.94% 4.76%
10.0.390.0 33.33%
10.0.386.5 4.76%
10.0.386.4 6.35%
10.0.386.2 1.59%
10.0.386.1 1.59%
10.0.386.0 3.17%
10.0.369.1 12.70%
10.0.369.0 1.59%
10.0.359.1 4.76%
10.0.337.2 3.17%

ESET Smart Security Premium


ESET Smart Security Premium is a program developed by ESET, spol. s r.o. The most used version is 10.0.390.0, 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. The software installer includes 92 files. 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 44% of users of ESET Smart Security Premium come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security Premium
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F1616598-404D-4994-9DE4-FAB1C095C599}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by ESET Smart Security Premium

  • callmsi.exe (by ESET) - ESET Security (ESET MSI Launcher)
  • cfgres.dll (by ESET) - ESET Config Resource
  • DMON.dll - ESET Document Scanner DLL
  • eamsi.dll - ESET Antimalware Scan Interface 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
  • eguiDevmon.dll - ESET Devmon GUI
  • eguiDevmonLang.dll
  • eguiDmon.dll - ESET Document Scanner 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
  • ekrn.exe - ESET Service
  • 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

  • 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 NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice.

How do I remove ESET Smart Security Premium?

You can uninstall ESET Smart Security Premium 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 Smart Security Premium, 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 Smart Security Premium.

Win 10 81%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.95%
Windows 7 19.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 31.75%
Windows 10 Pro 31.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 10 Education 3.17%
Windows 10 Enterprise 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.16%
  Germany 18.18%
  Poland 7.79%
  Italy 6.49%
  France 5.19%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Netherlands 3.90%
  Czech Republic 2.60%
  Spain 2.60%
  Australia 1.30%
  DK 1.30%
  India 1.30%
  Japan 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.57%
Lenovo 19.57%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 10.87%
Dell 8.70%
Medion 6.52%
Toshiba 6.52%
Intel 2.17%
Sony 2.17%
Samsung 2.17%
Alienware 2.17%
Common models
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