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How to uninstall or remove ESET Nod32 antivirus totally?

Updated on December 7, 2011

Are you facing problem to uninstall or remove ESET NOD32 antivirus? Do you want to remove NOD32 form your computer? Do you need to uninstall NOD32 and need to install another antivirus? This page gives a detailed description to remove ESET NOD32 antivirus form your computer. Just follow the methods one by one.

Steps to uninstall or remove ESET Nod32 antivirus

Follow the following methods to uninstall NOD32 antivirus from your computer. Please, forward according to the methods. I mean, first apply method 1, then method 2. When you finished uninstalling, then stop. Now the steps are described below:

Method 1:

Uninstall or remove NOD32 by using WIndows uninstaller

  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Then, select Programs / All Programs.
  3. Find ESET and click on it.
  4. At last, you will find Uninstall and click on it to uninstall NOD32.

If you failed to uninstall by following the above steps, then follow Method 2.

Method 2: Uninstall NOD32 by NOD32 removal tool

This is the easiest way to remove NOD32. Follow the following steps:

  1. Download NOD32 removal tool by clicking here [Download NOD32Removal].
  2. When download is finished, install it.
  3. After finishing uninstallation, Restart your computer.

If Method 2 fails, follow Method 3.

Method 3: Remove NOD32 manually

This process is the most critical among all the methods. Apply this method, when all of the above methods fail:

  1. Restart your computer and start Windows with Safe Mode.
  2. Click on Start menu and then click on Run.
  3. Type regedit and hit Enter key of your keyboard.
  4. From the registry editor find the following keys and delete them:                     [a] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESET
    [b] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ESET
    [c] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\egui
  5. Click on Start menu, then go to Control Panel. Later, Folder Options, then View and at last Show hidden files and folders.
  6. Go to C:\WINDOWS\inf folder and delete INFCACHE.1 file from that folder.
  7. Now. Restart your computer and after reinstallation, delete the following three folders.
    • C:\Program Files\ESET
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET
    • C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ESET

By following the above steps, you can easily remove ESET NOD32 antivirus totally from your computer.

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      Conds 8 years ago

      thank you very much for this information..

      i was able to fix my computer in time

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      John 8 years ago

      I had NOD 32 after my McAfee antivirus expired. It installed and worked well for about two days.Then it crashed and told me to re install.I then couldn't re install.so then I used the NOD 32 uninstaller to try to get rid of it completely.Didn't work! Then none of my Office 2007 files wouldn't open .The only thing that worked was to go into the registry and delete the leftover items like you explained. Bingo, that was what worked! Thank you so much

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      Michael 8 years ago

      Thank you so much. I was able to fix my computer.

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      Theo 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot. It was really useful

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      mohammad 7 years ago

      thanks, i successfully removed it by method 2, your information was very usefull...

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      Samer 7 years ago

      Thank u sooooooooooo much

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      Jon 7 years ago

      Thanks! but I have a problem on #7 C:\Program Files\ESET cant delete the whole folder so i tried to delete the files that can these are the files that can't (ekrn, msvcp80.dll, msvcr80.dll, shellExt.dll) is that good enough??

      and also the last part = C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ESET

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      Edgar Perez 7 years ago

      From mexico MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHAS GREACIAS, after one day in front of my compute, this really worked!!!

      iay!!!

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      Pissed! 7 years ago

      Doesn't work,Method 3 wont let me dlete INFCACHE.1.

      & why would in need to reinstall the software if im trying to uninstall this crap in the 1st place?

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      pissed! 7 years ago

      ok got it to uninstall, but i had to dlete log files & cache.ndb in c:\programdata\eset\logs IN SAFE MODE.

      Good Riddance & thanks ofr the regedit details

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      sreekanth 7 years ago

      Hi, your information is really useful,however, i am still unable to install the older version on it. Initially i installed version 4 and due to expiry, i tried to uninstall it. By mistake i manually deleted files in safemode. Now it is throwing message as "a newer vesion is already installed". Please help me to remove completely. you can email me to mnagasreekanth@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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      Tawing 7 years ago

      Thank you very very much, i able to fix my friends computer...

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      thando 7 years ago

      my bro I've tryd all ur steps when I type regedit on run it says 'registry editing has been disabled by my administator' bt Iam the administrator profile plz help me delete nod bcz its out of date and cant delete this virus that's killing my pc

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      Efe 7 years ago

      Thank you for your help. Methot 1 and 2 wasn't useful for me but methot 3 was great. But I didn't find ---[c] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\""""egui"""" --- Anyway I could reinstall Nod32 succesfully.

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      Emilio_King 7 years ago

      You're Genius, buddy... it works 100 percent

      thanks a million

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      ken 7 years ago

      tnx for giving me the idea to reinstall eset..

      your the best!

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      MrO 7 years ago

      Best info so far that ACTUALLY gets NOD32 of your computer. The rest of the guides can get some sleep. The manual step-instruction helped me get rid of it. The 4.0 version of NOD32.

      NOD32 removal tool was rubbish.

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      perez 7 years ago

      this thing don't work i falloed all the steps correctly and it work

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      Pavan 7 years ago

      Thanks! but I have a problem on #7 C:\Program Files\ESET cant delete the whole folder so i tried to delete the files that can these are the files that can't (ekrn, msvcp80.dll, msvcr80.dll, shellExt.dll) is that good enough??

      This is what I and John are sufferin with!!!

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      Martin 7 years ago

      Thank You a lot, but I have I problm on deleting the INFCACHE.1 file. Could somebody be so kind and help me sole this...?

      Thank you in advance.

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      pedja 7 years ago

      its work metod 2

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      Durga tiwari 7 years ago

      after installing this software my pc didn't get started how to get rid of it?

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      Jay Jay 7 years ago

      Method 3 worked for me, you are awesome thanks a lot.

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      Anonimous 6 years ago

      THANKYOU!!!

      really, really, thanks!!!

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      HTH 6 years ago

      Thanks!! this info is great.

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      Learn 6 years ago

      Hi, i used method number #2 and it works..

      Thanks a lot.. very much thank you.

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      user99 6 years ago

      i tried method 2 and it worked for me..thanks a lot!!

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      simos 6 years ago

      i use method 2.is very good.Thank you very much.

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      suviz 6 years ago

      thanks a lot friend..........

      the 2nd option worked

      i lki nod 32

      but it has these prblms wid crashing and un installation

      anyways u hve been good help

      thnkz a lot

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      errol 6 years ago

      tnx a lot men! i followed the steps on method #3 and it worked! tnx!

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      Daniel 6 years ago

      Took me 2 days to figure out why. Other pages suggestion don't work. Method 2 works very well for me. Malaysia.

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      Cherry 6 years ago

      I know little about computer. You help a lot. Thanks

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      Kevin Boyle 6 years ago

      Shame all your methods are for windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Dimtsel 6 years ago

      Really thank you!! Method 3 worked for me.

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      Amelia  6 years ago

      I have problm on deleting the INFCACHE.1 file. So coomplicated

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      Dzoks1 6 years ago

      Thanks for this very much!

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      Imran 6 years ago

      plz send me username & password.......

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      sumit 6 years ago

      Go to C:\WINDOWS\inf folder and delete INFCACHE.1 file from that folder.

      i found nothing :( please help

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      MidnightArtist 6 years ago

      What if none of the above methods work :(

      Tried all three of 'em the remover tool said there's not NOD32 on my system... the uninstaller said that files where removed but they r still there and it still shows as workin... and the manual one when I try to go into registry don't let me erase 'em (I get an error message whenever I tried to erase those)

      I can't believe anyone would come w/ a worse and as clingy a program as NOD32... ppl should boicot that company

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      vikranth 6 years ago

      Thanks a ton

      Clean explanation.

      very good steps

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      Sudhirji 6 years ago

      Thanks a lots.

      Its solve my problem

      Keep it up.

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      Faris 6 years ago

      This really work for me. Thanks a lot for rocking the World.

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      SONYB 6 years ago

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH BABOOOI

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      brunahofmann@btinternet.com 6 years ago

      i unistalled eset nod 32 antivirus as i did not renew,

      renewal date 28.01.011.regrettably eset carries on appearing and i do not need it as it delays the starting

      of my sony vaio. i have already istalled another antivirus. please help me. thanks.

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      removal E-Set 6 years ago

      Just wanted to express my gratitude for posting this simple and seemingly very effective solution. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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      rah 6 years ago

      i have installed nod 32 antivirus but after installing my screen gets fickering and it hangs also its speed gets slower while running media files i have uninstalled it but i am getting this problem i ram is 3 gb with i3 processor what can i do now

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      david 6 years ago

      Thank u so much...this is useful men..

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      Chris 6 years ago

      In the middle of removing process, pop a window said that 'virlog.dat' is still in use by other program and I can't remove my ESET. Can U help me?

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      KillahFace 6 years ago

      None of the above worked, my computer gets stuck and the touchpad also, it's a sony vaio...

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      surya pandey  6 years ago

      nice brother thanks very much i love you

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      fitnes 6 years ago

      Thanks man worked perfectly!

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      Ronosteve 6 years ago

      @Pavan 12 months ago

      Thanks! but I have a problem on #7 C:\Program Files\ESET cant delete the whole folder so i tried to delete the files that can these are the files that can't (ekrn, msvcp80.dll, msvcr80.dll, shellExt.dll) is that good enough??

      This is what I and John are sufferin with!!!

      NB: ekrn file refusing to delete:

      PRAVAN TRY THIS

      Go back to Step number two and use the Add/Rmove program tool to uninstall the Eset

      Rono

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      Big Lou 6 years ago

      There was no optionc in local machine and egui. So i followed everything else, went in and did the uninstall through control panel and it worked. Thanks for the jump start bro

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      how to Get Free Nod Keys 6 years ago

      thank for info:)

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      Diana 6 years ago

      My dad is an idiot and downloaded ESET and Windows XP Recovery onto my family's old computer (eMachines, windows xp home edition). We used to have Norton Antivirus but it expired long ago, yet popups will still show up for it. HOW DO I GET RID OF ALL THREE THINGS? NOTE: One or all of these programs aren't letting me access the internet so I'm on our family's main computer trying to figure out what to do. I tried step three (because no access to internet) and it won't let me delete a lot of the things including: all from step seven. Plus, I can't find Windows XP Recovery. If I find the ENET or Norton folders it will give me an "Access Denied" even though I'm on the administator. After a few minutes it will give me a warning saying the system is shutting down and restarting. I really think I'm screwed. PLEASE HELP!! STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS WOULD BE GREAT!!

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      James 6 years ago

      Method 1 worked perfectly on my Dell laptop. Thanks a lot.

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      Paul 6 years ago

      I need a key for uninstall nod32 4

      Who can help me?

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      nikki 5 years ago

      thanx so much!!!!!! benn trying for months 2 get it off

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      marco 5 years ago

      thanks, thanks a million

      It solves my problem

      thank you thank you thank you

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      dick casidy 5 years ago

      thanks full.. useFULL for my pc REMOVE NOD 32

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      Aram 5 years ago

      OOOO!!!! brother thnx u very much, I follow this link search by google and ... this is nice, is very very beautifullllllll..bravo...!!! wooooooooow!!

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      chico 5 years ago

      Muchas gracias, funcionó!

      Many thanks, it worked just fine. There were a few things different in my WIN7 but with a little help of my intuition I did it.

      BTW I used the method 3.

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      archie 5 years ago

      THANKS its work

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      lziki 5 years ago

      I had the same issue on windows xp. wanted to uninstall it using control panel. It gave me a fatal error halfway.

      so i just deleted everything i could manually, restarted my computer, and after that it let me remove it using add remove programs. might want to try as a last resort, it worked for me

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      RancidTasty 5 years ago

      i love you

      step 2 worked perfectly and it's also super fast :)

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      Hammad 5 years ago

      Thanks Man You ROCK. Method 3 is perfect

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      Serdar 5 years ago

      Thank You.

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      irene 5 years ago

      Great methods, Great instructions... really awesome..

      Thanks .. Great Help...:)

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      Buxykay 5 years ago

      Wow, I came back here to say thank you for this post. I have been trying for days to uninstall NOD32 from my computer because a few hitches which I wanted to get rid of.

      I tried the first method but it would not go because I could not delete the virlog.dat in the documents and settings folder.

      It was the second method that worked. I downloaded the piece of software and uninstalled although I didn't understand the language it was written in.

      Thanks a lot

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      Teri 5 years ago

      Method 2 worked! Thanx heaps!!

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      Hi 5 years ago

      testst

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      theotic 5 years ago

      I LOVE YOU MAN! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?

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      theotic 5 years ago

      hi, it's me again. just to say I LOVE YOU, AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???

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      Raditya 5 years ago

      from Indonesia,i just want to say thanks a lot of your information..great job,man..THANKS..

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      rancidTaste 5 years ago

      use bad language in the comment

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      nderim 5 years ago

      thank you you are expert

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      4 years ago

      method 2 worked.thsnks:)

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      ORI 4 years ago

      THANK YOU!!

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