Eset antivirus programme - can't get rid of it!

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Mystery_Girl
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Eset antivirus programme - can't get rid of it!

Post by Mystery_Girl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:03 am

Happy New Year everyone! :smt039

Last year, i went back to using an antivirus programme called Eset Nod32. The license has now expired and I would like to try something else but i can't get rid of it!! I checked the website and there are instructions but seriously, why can't it just be a simple 'add/remove programmes' removal? *sigh*

Of course I'm a bit nervous about this in case i mess something up so i haven't tried uninstalling it as yet.

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Re: Eset antivirus programme - can't get rid of it!

Post by Gerrit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:30 am

Hey MG, long time no see. :D

Since most anti-virus programs integrate themselves pretty deep in the operating system, uninstalling can be complicated.
Other than following their instructions there's nothing I could recommend to get rid of it..
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Re: Eset antivirus programme - can't get rid of it!

Post by Mystery_Girl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi Gerrit! :smt039

That really bugs me (that Eset makes it difficult to remove). Actually, with other antivirus programmes I've downloaded, removing them has been relatively simple and can be done with 'add/remove programmes.' It's almost as though they are hoping the user will re-register and pay for another year because the removal is problematic. :smt067

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Re: Eset antivirus programme - can't get rid of it!

Post by Gerrit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:42 pm

Mystery_Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:30 pm
It's almost as though they are hoping the user will re-register and pay for another year because the removal is problematic. :smt067
Yeah, that could be part of it..
HP Z220CMT workstation
Core i-7 3770 @ 3.40 GHz
16 GB RAM - 2x2 1TB RAID1 HD
Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" &
Windows 7 Professional &
Windows 10 Professional

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