How do I delete the ehdrv driver using device manager?

KB Solution ID: SOLN2616|Last Revised: January 05, 2011

After uninstalling your ESET security product, you may still need to delete the ehdrv driver from your system manually. Deleting this driver completes the uninstall and will prevent complications when installing ESET security products in the future. For more information on how to manually uninstall your ESET security product, refer to this article.

Part 1: Delete ehdrv.sys from your computer

  1. Click Start My Computer and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
  2. In the file explorer window, right-click ehdrv.sys and select Delete from the context menu. 

Figure 1-1 


In some cases, the ehdrv.sys file will still appear in the Drivers folder even after you have deleted it.  Ignore this and continue to the next step. 

Part 2: Uninstall the ehdrv driver using Device Manager

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer and select Properties.

    1. XP users, click the Device Manager tab. 
    2. Vista / Windows 7 users, click Device Manager under Tasks on the left side of the window.
  2. In the Device Manager window, click View Show hidden devices

    Figure 2-1 

  3. Click the '+' next to Non-Plug and Play drivers

    Figure 2-2 

  4. Click ehdrv to highlight it and click the Uninstall button.  

    Figure 2-3

  5. In the Confirm Device Uninstall window, click OK.

    Figure 2-4

Your ESET security product is now completely uninstalled from your system.  


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