ESET Smart Security ESET Smart Security

A guide to uninstall ESET Smart Security from your system

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall ESET Smart Security for Windows. It is written by ESET, spol s r. o.. You can read more on ESET, spol s r. o. or check for application updates here. The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can uninstall ESET Smart Security by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{55FFA15B-4B16-4E17-AD8B-95EC3C793DE3}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. ESET Smart Security's primary file takes around 1.38 MB (1447168 bytes) and its name is egui.exe.

ESET Smart Security is composed of the following executables which occupy 2.17 MB (2271744 bytes) on disk:

  • callmsi.exe (65.25 KB)
  • ecls.exe (225.25 KB)
  • ecmd.exe (38.75 KB)
  • egui.exe (1.38 MB)
  • EHttpSrv.exe (18.75 KB)
  • ekrn.exe (457.25 KB) to view all...

This page is about ESET Smart Security version 3.0.672.0 alone. You can find below a few links to other ESET Smart Security versions: to view all...
Several files, folders and registry entries will be left behind when you are trying to remove ESET Smart Security from your PC.

Folders that were found:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserNameName.PARAG_GAS.000\Application Data\ESET\ESET Smart Security
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ecls.exe
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ecmd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiAmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiEmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiEpfw.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiMailPlugins.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiProduct.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiScan.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiSmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eguiUpdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\EHttpSrv.exe
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnAmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnEmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnEpfw.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnMailPlugins.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnScan.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnSmon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnSmonEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrnUpdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\em001_32.dat
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\em002_32.dat
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eset.chm
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\eula.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\mfc80u.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\Microsoft.VC80.MFC.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\msvcp80.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\msvcr80.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\shellExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\updater.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Eset Smart Security - Context Menu Shell Extension
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Eset Smart Security - Context Menu Shell Extension
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drives\Shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Eset Smart Security - Context Menu Shell Extension
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Eset Smart Security - Context Menu Shell Extension
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B51AFF5561B471E4DAB859CEC397D33E
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{55FFA15B-4B16-4E17-AD8B-95EC3C793DE3}

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B51AFF5561B471E4DAB859CEC397D33E\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{55FFA15B-4B16-4E17-AD8B-95EC3C793DE3}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\EhttpSrv\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ekrn\ImagePath

A way to erase ESET Smart Security from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

ESET Smart Security is a program offered by the software company ESET, spol s r. o.. Some users choose to erase this program. This is hard because uninstalling this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY approach to erase ESET Smart Security is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find ESET Smart Security or simply activate the Search field and type in "ESET Smart Security". The ESET Smart Security program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select ESET Smart Security in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding ESET Smart Security, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove ESET Smart Security.
Uninstall ESET Smart Security

8. After uninstalling ESET Smart Security, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong ESET Smart Security which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling ESET Smart Security with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove ESET Smart Security by ESET, spol s r. o. from your PC, we are not saying that ESET Smart Security by ESET, spol s r. o. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove ESET Smart Security in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-08-29 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-29 15:52:28.497