A couple months ago I purchased a powerspec PC from microcenter and also got talked into the ESET antivirus. I installed the antivirus and am using it, but every time I restart my computer an ESET activation helper box pops up that doesn't let me close without using the task manager. I saw a semi-recent post where the suggestion was to delete ESET from their computer because the user did not want ESET. Here is my problem, I bought the protection and have it installed, but something in the program still wants me to activate it again even though it is working fine, so how do I remove the activation pop up without removing my antivirus? Very unpleased.
Open Task Manager and go to the "Startup" tab. It should be labeled as ESETMC. Disable that and the activation helper will not run automatically any longer.
You should be able prevent the ESET activation helper from starting up from disabling it in System Configuration. To do this -
Press the Windows key on your keyboard, or the WIndows logo for the Start menu at the bottom left. Start typing and search for msconfig and from the search results, click on System Configuration.
On the window that opens, go to Services and look for "ESET Activation Helper" or "Activation Helper" and uncheck it. Hit apply and restart the PC if necessary.
the only two ESET services are "ESET Service" and "ESET Firewall Helper" if i disable these will my antivirus be turned off? also sorry for the late reply.
Thanks, had the same issue and it was fixed with those instructions.
Just after disabling the ESETMC on the "Startup" tab in the Task Manager - All I had to do was restart the PC. 👍
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