Uninstall ESET Smart Security 5 – How to Completely Uninstall ESET Smart Security Antivirus Program from Windows 7/Vista, ESET Removal Tool Download

Did Not Know How to Remove/Uninstall ESET Smart Security 5 / ESET NOD32 Antivirus Program from Your Windows PC? And More?

You can launch the Repair option on ESS Setup to fix ESET application, including the related missing or corrupt files and more other data. Read more below, and enjoy!

How Can I Uninstall ESS 5 via Launching Its Uninstall GUID?

NOTE If you just do not know much about the below method, please launch the standard uninstall option or download the uninstall tool to help you complete the uninstall.

1. As an administrator, please first disable your Internet connection. Then click Start > Run….

2. Please enter the below word in Run, cmd.

3. Type cd on the C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe. Then please copy this line, C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET, then click cmd.exe title, scroll down, click Edit, enter it, click Paste, and then press Enter key. [Please use this MS-DOS format command: cd (blank) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security]

4. Then you enter ESS’s installation folder.

5. Please copy the below details, callmsi.exe /i {83E3F4E4-CEA1-452B-9180-A40813CD111C}, visit the Paste command in Edit menu again. Press Enter.

6. Follow that ESET Setup Wizard to uninstall ESS 5 from your system.

7. Then click Next > button.

8. Then select Remove option

9. You can untick the Questionnaire option to safe your time. Then click Next >.

10. Finally click Remove button on ESET Smart Security Setup – Remove ESET Smart Security window, telling you:

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Subtitle: Remove ESET Smart Security
    • You have chosen to remove the program from your computer.
  • Guide: Click Remove to remove ESET Smart Security from your computer. If you want to review or change any of your installation settings, click Back. Click Cancel to exit the wizard.
  • Option #1: < Back
  • Option #2: Remove
  • Option #3: Cancel

11. Then you need to wait for seconds while the Setup helps you uninstall the ESS 5 automatically.

12. Then click Finish button.

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Info #1: Completing the ESET Smart Security Setup Wizard
  • Info #2: Click the Finish button to exit the Setup Wizard.
  • Option: Finish

13. Save your files, Windows applications, then click Yes button on Installer Information, telling you "You must restart your system for the configuration changes made to ESET Smart Security to take effect. Click Yes to restart now or No if you plan to manually restart later."

Please Remove ESS File Type Leftovers

  • ESET, file folder type, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data
  • ESET, file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data
  • ESS, file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\ESET

Try Your Attempts to Clean Registry Editor

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\ESET\ESS, Order – 00E0 45 00 53 00 45 00 54 00 E.S.E.T., 00E8 20 00 53 00 6D 00 61 00 .S.m.a.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache, C:\Program Files\ESS\callmsi.exe – ESET MSI Launcher; C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe – ESET GUI
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESS\ – 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESS\Charon\ – 1

How Can You Fix ESS 5/4 Error(s)

1. Log on your system as Administrator. Save and then close your personal files, Windows applications.

2. Follow this guideline to fix ESET error: Start > Settings > Control Panel > enter ESET Smart Security item > click Change button.

Support Info for ESET Smart Security

  • Publisher: ESET, spol. s r. o.
  • Version:
  • Comments: This installer database contains the logic and data required to install ESET Smart Security.

3. Click Next > button on ESET Smart Security Setup, informing you:

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Info: Welcome to the ESET Smart Security Setup Wizard
  • Details: The Setup Wizard will allow you to repair ESET Smart Security or remove it from your computer. Click Next to continue or Cancel to exit the Setup Wizard.
  • Option #1: Next >
  • Option #2: Cancel

4. Enter Repair section marked with an installer icon, which would help you fix/reset ESET program.

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Info: Modify, Repair or Remove installation
    • Select the operation you wish to perform.
  • Repair – Repairs errors in the most recent installation state – fixes missing or corrupt files, shortcurts and registry entries.
  • Remove – Removes ESET Smart Security from your computer.
  • Option #1: < Back
  • Option #2: Next >
  • Option #3: Cancel

5. Click Repair button and then, wait.

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Info: Repair ESET Smart Security
    • The Setup Wizard is ready to begin the repair ESET Smart Security.
  • Details: Click Repair to repair the installation of ESET Smart Security. If you want to review or change any of your installation settings, click Back. Click Cancel to exit the wizard.
  • Option #1: < Back
  • Option #2: Repair
  • Option #3: Cancel

ESS "ei_3.msi cannot be found" Error Review

  • Title: ESET Smart Security
  • Info #1: The feature are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.
  • Info #2: Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to folder containing the installation package ‘ei_3.msi’ in the box below.
  • Use source: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\EsetTempDir\
  • Option #1: OK
  • Option #2: Cancel
  • Option #3: Browse…

Note: Click OK button on ESET Smart Security info box.

Note: Go on click OK, then you would be told that "The path ‘C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\EsetTempDir\ei_3.msi’ cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package ‘ei_3.msi’ in a folder from which you can install the product ESET Smart Security.". – You can then modify Folder Options, search out your all disks for that ei_3.msi file, and then save that ei_3.msi in the path I reviewed above; or you could download and run eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe to re-install it.

Note: Click Cancel button, then you got that Installation Information message box, telling you "An installation package for the product ESET Smart Security cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package ‘ei_3.msi’.". Then click OK.

Note: Then the ESET Smart Security Setup would roll back your Repair operation.

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
    • Repairing ESET Smart Security
      • Please wait while the Setup Wizard repairs ESET Smart Security. This may take several minutes.
      • Status: Rolling back action.

Note: Click Finish.

  • Title: ESET Smart Security Setup
  • Info: ESET Smart Security Wizard ended prematurely
  • Guide #1: ESET Smart Security Setupended prematurely because of an error. Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, please run the installation again.
  • Guide #2: Click the Finish button to exit the Setup Wizard.

Note: There, you would see the Add or Remove Programs error box, telling you "Fatal error during installation." while you are trying to fix your ESET software. Click OK to shut it down.

Detailed eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe Info Review

  • Title: eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
  • Type of file: Application
  • Description: ESET Live Installer
  • Size: 1.20 MB (1,263,344 bytes)
  • Size on disk: 1.20 MB (1,265,664 bytes)
  • File version:
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2011. All rights reserved.
  • Company: ESET
  • File Version:
  • Internal Name: eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
  • Legal Trademarks: NOD, NOD32, AMON, ESET are registered trademarks of ESET.
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Original File name: eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
  • Product Name: ESET Live Installer
  • Product Version:
  • Compatibility mode: (You can also) Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 95, Windows 98 / Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5), Windows 2000
  • Digital Signatures: (Displayed blow)

Note #1: Read the Install ESS 5 error box shown above, which would tell you:

  • Title: Install ESS 5
  • Info: You already have the latest version installed.
  • Option: OK

Note #2: Then click Close on Install ESET Smart Security 5 window, telling:

  • Title: Install ESS 5
  • Subtitle: ESET Smart Security 5 – eset
    • Intallation has been interrupted
    • The installation of ESET Smart Security has not been completed successfully. The system may not protected against computer threats. To install ESET Smart Security on your computer, please run the installation again.
  • Option: Close

How Can I Get The Detailed Version Info of ESS?

1. Right click on ESET tray, named ESET Smart Security 5™, enter About item:

2. Then you would read the About ESET Smart Security info box:

  • Title: About ESET Smart Security
  • ESET Smart Security 5™
  • The next generation of NOD32 technology.
  • Copyright © 1992-2011 ESET, spol. s r.o. All rights reserved.
  • Installed components:
  • Virus signature database: 6484 (20110922)
  • Update module: 1037 (20110921)
  • Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1321B (20110914)
  • Advanced heuristics module: 1118 (20110419)
  • Archive support module: 1136 (20110818)
  • Cleaner module: 1051 (20110420)
  • Anti-Stealth support module: 1026 (20110628)
  • Personal firewall module: 1064 (20110215)
  • Antispam module: 1016 (20101208)
  • ESET SysInspector module: 1221B (20110623)
  • Real-time file system protection module: 1005B (20110311)
  • Translation support module: 1028B (20110907)
  • HIPS support module: 1026 (20110725)
  • Internet protection module: 1019 (20110622)
  • Web content filter module: 1009 (20110705)
  • Advanced antispam module: 1016 (20110728)
  • Database module: 1016 (20110726)
  • (System Info: ) Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), …
  • Warning: This program is protected by copyright and international treaties. Copying or distribution without express permission from ESET, spol. s r.o. by any means, in part or in full, is strictly prohibited and will result in prosecution to the full extent that these laws will allow internationlly.

3. Or you can enter the Open ESET Smart Security 5 entry, click the Extension Menu and then the About link at the bottom to get the details on your ESET product

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