ESET Antivirus Installation failed with Error 5001

ESET Antivirus Installation failed with Error 5001 Issue: ESET Antivirus Installation failed with Error 5001 in Event Viewer and also says that the computer has not been restarted after a program installation. Environment: Windows 7 Pro x64 Details: I was trying to install ESET Antivirus on a workstation, and the ESET kept on failing with the following error message: Log Name:     Application Source:       MsiInstaller Date:         8/20/2014 3:52:30 PM Event ID:     10005 Task Category: None Level:         Error Keywords:     Classic User:         xxx Computer:     xxx Description: Product: ESET Endpoint Antivirus — Error 5001. The computer has not been restarted after a program uninstallation. Please restart the computer and run the installer again. Event Xml: <Event xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event”> <System> <Provider Name=”MsiInstaller” /> <EventID Qualifiers=”0″>10005</EventID> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime=”2014-08-20T22:52:30.000000000Z” /> <EventRecordID>40807</EventRecordID> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>xxx</Computer> <Security UserID=”S-1-5-21-0000000000-3943105062-3906675738-1001″ /> </System> <EventData> <Data>Product: ESET Endpoint Antivirus — Error 5001. The computer has not been restarted after a program uninstallation. Please restart the computer and run the installer again.</Data> <Data>(NULL)</Data> <Data>(NULL)</Data> <Data>(NULL)</Data> <Data>(NULL)</Data> <Data>(NULL)</Data> <Data> </Data> <Binary>7B33313837423342302D333632302D343435392D413938332D3434303346433438313432307D</Binary> </EventData> </Event>   Prerequisites for ESET is to install the .NET 2.0 & .NET 3.5. I installed them successfully, however the ESET installation will still rollback before completion. After further investigation we found that the Windows Base Filtering Engine Service was not started. Its startup type is set to Automatic. So I tried to start the service, however that too failed with error: Windows could not start the Base Filtering Engine service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied. I further troubleshot the issue with BFE Service, and found the following fix the service: 1. Download the ESET SierfefCleaner Tool. http://download.eset.com/special/ESETSirefefCleaner.exe...

HeartBleed Virus

Problem Due to the recent outburst of the HeartBleed virus, all of our customers received  notifications from webhost and we got bombarded with questions like are we safe ?..if not what can we do to be safe ? Actions We also did not have much idea except that its affecting Open SSL. and quite frankly I do not even know if we are using open SSL on our web servers or any other server. We mostly have only windows server. Its evident every where that this virus is only affecting version above Open SSL 1.0.1, If we have any thing before that then we are OK 🙂 . We tried to find out the version of OpenSSL on our windows servers and found the command provided on alot of websites do not even work. ie “OpenSSL version” Tried OpenSSL /? , its also unrecognised command..ohh..why is that ? Researched further to find that probably my Cygwin install is not done correctly, But I do not remember installing Cygwin on my windows servers. PS: Cygwin is a collection of Linux commands which one install on windows in order to install programs which would other wise can only be installed on Linux/unix servers. So If I do not even have OpenSSL installed on my server then I should not be affected right ? I researched further to find a technet article confirming my believes. http://blogs.technet.com/b/erezs_iis_blog/archive/2014/04/09/information-about-heartbleed-and-iis.aspx Per this article, Every webserver has its own SSL standard. Linux uses something called as OpenSSL which is affected by this virus.  However Microsoft has its own SSL which is called as “Secure Channel”. So the...