NOD32 Hard To Uninstall According to CNET?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Straight Shooter, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter Registered Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    I Quote CNET ...

    "Should you ever want to uninstall NOD32, you're in for a bit of work. While Eset does provide a NOD32 uninstall icon, we found that even after a reboot, only our desktop access to the program had been removed, the underlying files and registry entries remained. Digging deeper, we discovered that installed files, along with several system registry entries, still resided in a program folder labeled Eset. Editing the system registry to remove these files should be done by advanced users only. McAfee also left many files and registry entries behind, Norton was a bit better, leaving only system folders, and only Kaspersky removed every trace of itself upon uninstall."...

    From here...

    My Questions...

    1. Is it true? (I know it is)
    2. Do you folks have an "uninstaller", a separate program... If not, how can I tell which registry entries are "ESET", versus the ones that show up when you do a registry search that show up as ESET, that really are "RESET"?

    PS. I am a 3 computer copy registered user of NOD32. I am asking a support question.
  2. covaro

    covaro Registered Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Abingdon, MD, USA

    The only entries you have to worry about with NOD32 are under:


    If you really wanted you could build a *.bat file that would import a registry file that would delete the Key and then RD %PROGRAMFILES%\ESET /q /s.

    Just a thought.

  3. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    As we have a current thread on this old review I have closed this one, you can continue discussions HERE

    Cheers :D
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