Hi, I wanted to report that it is possible to edit the registry and remove NOD32's startup entry. It looks like NOD32 protects its startup entry which is the key "egui"="\"C:\\Program Files\\ESET\\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\\egui.exe\" /hide /waitservice" under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, however it is possible to delete the whole key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run including the egui entry and all other entries for other software. I can reproduce this every time i.e. deleting the whole HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key, with NOD32 v5 with self-defense on. Furthermore, re-adding the key is not possible without turning off self-defense, for some reason (one would think that removing the key is a more serious security issue than adding a key which runs an antivirus). I am on Windows 7 x86 using NOD32 v5.