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Windows 7: Cannot remove ESET Nod32

21 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Cannot remove ESET Nod32

I'm asking on this forum as a last resort before I just wipe the whole drive to get this bloody program off of my machine.

Earlier today I uninstalled NOD32 Antivirus 7, and the un-installation went through fine. However when I restarted my computer... it was still there. I have cleaned everything from the registry with CCleaner, done a full clean with Total Uninstall, and searched for (including hidden files and folders) anything on my computer with the name "Nod32" or "ESET" and manually deleted it with Unlocker. I have repeated these processes on both normal mode and safe mode multiple times.

However, even though there is now absolutely nothing on any of drives, registry, or temporary files associated with NOD32... it continues to start up and continue chugging away every time the computer starts. The GUI can still be opened from the taskbar and it can even do updates and scans, even though no program files exist, and NOD32 cannot be found on any "programs and features" lists.

I have no idea what to do, please help.

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21 Aug 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. Read the Link below ... The Post by Fantasy may work ...

Can't uninstall ESET NOD32 Antivirus on Windows 8.1 Pro |
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21 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Go here and get the ESET removal tool. See if that will help.

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
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21 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks, ESET's removal exe worked, annoyed I hadn't heard of it before.
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