What does the egui.exe file do?
The egui.exe process is also known as ESET Main GUI or, as the case may be, ESET GUI and is a part of ESET Smart Security or, as the case may be, ESET NOD32 Antivirus. This software is produced by ESET (www.eset.com). An obsolete or defective version of egui.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ESET Main GUI has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ESET Main GUI has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- egui.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module egui.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about egui.exe ESET Main GUI
egui.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Egui.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,145,000 bytes (7% of all these files), 5,088,456 bytes as well as 32 other variants.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. Egui.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, hide itself from other programs as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 10% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves egui.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about egui?
|It appears to be a file created by and essential for ESET NOD32 Antivirus program, which is a valid anti-malware / spyware program. It only appeared on my computer once I installed NOD32. A valid instance of this program is likely to be found in C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus |
|Duh It's antivirus! |
|Eset Antivirus |
|It is the process run by ESET NOD Antivirus |
Summary: 11 users judge egui.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus
To remove ESET Main GUI from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if egui.exe (ESET Main GUI) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ESET Main GUI. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ESET Main GUI or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or egui.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.