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How to Uninstall/Remove ESET Antivirus?

ESET is one of the best antiviruses in the market. The features offered by ESET are satisfactory, but it might turn out that ESET may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So if you wish to remove it and looking for an answer to how to uninstall ESET antivirus, you are at the right place. This blog shall provide you the correct way to uninstall the antivirus software from your system.

Steps to uninstall or remove ESET antivirus completely

Method 1: By using Windows Uninstaller

  • Select Start → All Programs → ESET → Uninstall.
  • Once done, restart the system.
  • Then have a look at the hidden files, by pressing Start → Control Panel → Folder Options → View.
  • Choose the Show hidden files and folders option.
  • Tap My computers and navigate to the following places.

C:\Program Files\ESET

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET

C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ESET

This shall delete the ESET software from your system.

Also Read: How to run the ESET Online Scanner

Method 2: Using ESET removal tool

You can install the ESET removal tool by visiting the official website of ESET or any trusted source. For this simply download and install this tool. Once installed, this tool shall automatically eradicate the ESET antivirus software. After the tool does its work, restart the system and voila, you are good to go.

Method 3: Manual Method

This method is a little complex and to evoke this method,

  • Restart your PC and switch on the Safe mode. You can select the safe mode by pressing F8 during the booting process.
  • Tap Start and pick Run.
  • In the run prompt, enter Regedit.
  • Press the enter key.
  • Among the list of files, locate the following files and even erase them.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESET

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ESET

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\egui

  • Now apply the setting of show hidden files.
  • Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf folder and remove INFCACHE.1 file.
  • Restart the system and delete the following folders.

C:\Program Files\ESET

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET

C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ESET

This process shall remove ESET from your system. In case of any issue, reach out to ESET Antivirus Technical Support Number. Also, if you wish to reinstall or update the ESET antivirus, follow these steps.

How  to install ESET antivirus

  • Simply download the ESET file.
  • Once downloaded, double tap on it.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions on the wizard and voila, ESET is installed on your PC. 

How to update ESET endpoint antivirus

ESET antivirus can be updated either automatically or manually. To automatically update ESET, visit the main program and choose the Check for updates option.

The default setting is to automatically update ESET. If you which to edit the interval, navigate to TOOLS > Scheduler on the main program.

If you are facing any issues or need clarification, dial our ESET helpline number. I hope this helps!

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