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What is egui.exe?

Part of ESET Smart Security by ESET

What is it?

ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package from ESET. ESET's use of assembly language in its products contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization. ESET calls its scanning engine ThreatSense, and makes extensive use of generic signatures and heuristics.
Description of egui.exe from ESET
Protect your family with ESET’s complete Internet security suite, built on the award-winning ThreatSense antivirus and antispyware engine. Our proactive heuristic technology intercepts and eliminates known and emerging threats hours or even days faster than competing products. ESET's smart ThreatSense technology offers multiple layers of protection with precise identification of even never-seen-before forms of malware. ESET Smart Security 5 is lightning fast and operates smoothly in the background, so you won't even notice it's there. Security updates are discreetly sent to your computer, ensuring your defenses are always at their strongest.
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How does egui.exe run?

Process - egui.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. egui.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does egui.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - egui.exe is registered with the run identifier 'egui' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - egui.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{AD794476-80F7-4EF2-AB8A-392BF5AC85C1}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the egui.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of egui.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is egui.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00298% CPU29819.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.98 MB RAM37.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
614 GDI objects409.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          16 context switches/sec16.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\egui.exe

Are there other versions of ESET Smart Security?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by ESET Smart Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About ESET

ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992. ESET's first product was NOD, an antivirus software for computers More...
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File details

File name: egui.exe
Publisher: ESET (verified)
Name: ESET Smart Security
Description: ESET GUI
Version: 7.0.302.0
Size: 4.87 MB
Original file name: egui.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ESET
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/12/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0277567301%
Privileged CPU: 0.0247748324%
User CPU: 0.00298189770914%
Privileged CPU time: 889.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 417,239,375
CPU cycle count /min: 12,383,990
Context switches /sec: 16
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 101.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 126.56 MB
Paged memory: 7.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.67 MB
Paged system memory: 187.68 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.96 KB
Working set memory: 18.57 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.5 MB
Min working set memory: 13.88 MB
Private memory: 7.98 MB
Page faults: 16,683
Page faults /min: 25
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,759
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 12.32 MB
Read transfer /min: 19.12 KB
Total write operations: 44
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.83 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.84 KB
Total other operations: 5,095
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 157.63 KB
Other Transfer /min: 245 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 614
Peak GDI objects: 669
USER objects: 176
Peak USER objects: 218
Handle count average: 169
Thread count average: 8

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: egui
Command: "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice

Scheduled task details

Name: \{AD794476-80F7-4EF2-AB8A-392BF5AC85C1}

Image hashes

MD5: de9ba389eb53b8a499ff0c12e8c8abb4
SHA-1: 37b2fce7c37f531220c8a3d0b8f1416e93f2207f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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