Rip and Replace Migration Service

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You want a smarter, faster, customizable antivirus solution. Switching security solutions on a large scale can be challenging for any organization. A well-planned strategy can minimize the impact on business processes without sacrificing security.

ESET Rip and Replace Service removes the risks and worries out of migrating to ESET. It smoothly replaces your existing antivirus solution with your customized ESET installation. All the workarounds, hassles and performance issues plaguing your old system just melt away.

Legacy antivirus clients with password protection won't slow us down. Your end users will experience no interruptions to protection or productivity-killing reboots. And because we do the work for you, your IT staff won't have to work the weekend to get it done. You can even get a management report to the track progress of the migration.

The ESET Rip and Replace service is a customized solution for organizations medium-sized or larger. Based on your computer's configurations, the ESET Rip and Replace service removes all traces of existing antivirus software from all of your machines and seamlessly installs the ESET antivirus software from a central location. This can be done without a system reboot.

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How the 3-step process works

After purchasing the ESET Rip and Replace service, your dedicated ESET Sales Engineer will walk you through these three easy steps.

Step 1

Using ESET's custom executable, upload your current antivirus installers to ESET

Step 2

Confirm delivery with your ESET engineer and we'll build and test a Rip and Replace package against your installers, so that the MSI package works flawlessly

Step 3

We'll schedule a two-hour remote session with you to build and test within your environment to make sure you are able to deploy effectively

Key Features

Custom transition plan

      Efficiently switches your existing antivirus solution to ESET's product.


      Custom uninstaller

          Time is valuable, which is why Rip & Replace is built and tested for you, prior to delivery. It removes all versions of existing antivirus software without wasting any time.


          Uninterrupted protection

              Seamlessly transition from your existing antivirus product to ESET, so you can avoid ever having computers without protection.


              Low impact on resources

                  Rip & Replace is configured to run silently in the background, or be triggered on reboot, minimizing impact on employee productivity.


                  Accounting and reporting

                      Reports can be loaded into a central location in your network so you can quickly find which endpoints have been migrated to ESET, and which ones still need Rip & Replace to be performed.


                      Free technical consultation

                          Pricing includes two hours of consulting time with an ESET Sales Engineer.


                          Frees up IT resources

                              Saves your IT staff's time by completing the entire process with a single installer, rather than needing multiple deployments of software to switch AV solutions.


                              Management tools

                                  ESET Rip and Replace can be deployed from a number of central management tools including:

                                  • ESET Remote Administrator
                                  • Microsoft® Windows® Active Directory (Group Policy)
                                  • Microsoft Windows Systems Management Server
                                  • Microsoft Windows PsExec
                                  • Novell® ZENworks
                                  • Dell KACE
                                  • IBM Tivoli®

                                  Operating systems

                                      Windows 2000 (Professional & Server editions)
                                      Windows XP (32 and 64-bit editions)
                                      Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit editions)
                                      Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit editions)
                                      Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit editions)


                                      Disk space

                                          Less than 100 MB needed.

                                          Note: Rip and Replace Service is currently available in the US and Canada only.