Navigating in ESET SysInspector

ESET SysInspector divides various types of information into several basic sections called nodes. If available, you may find additional details by expanding each node into its subnodes. To open or collapse a node, double-click the name of the node or alternatively click SINSP_NAVIGATING or SINSP_NAVIGATING_01 next to the name of the node. As you browse through the tree structure of nodes and subnodes in the Navigation window you may find various details for each node shown in the Description window. If you browse through items in the Description window, additional details for each item may be displayed in the Details window.

The following are the descriptions of the main nodes in the Navigation window and related information in the Description and Details windows.

Running processes

This node contains information about applications and processes running at the time of generating the log. In the Description window you may find additional details for each process such as dynamic libraries used by the process and their location in the system, the name of the application's vendor and the risk level of the file.

The Detail window contains additional information for items selected in the Description window such as the file size or its hash.

NOTE: An operating system comprises of several important kernel components running 24/7 that provide basic and vital functions for other user applications. In certain cases, such processes are displayed in the tool ESET SysInspector with file path beginning with \??\. Those symbols provide pre-launch optimization for those processes; they are safe for the system.

Network connections

The Description window contains a list of processes and applications communicating over the network using the protocol selected in the Navigation window (TCP or UDP) along with the remote address where to which the application is connected to. You can also check the IP addresses of DNS servers.

The Detail window contains additional information for items selected in the Description window such as the file size or its hash.

Important Registry Entries

Contains a list of selected registry entries which are often related to various problems with your system like those specifying startup programs, browser helper objects (BHO), etc.

In the Description window you may find which files are related to specific registry entries. You may see additional details in the Details window.


The Description window Contains a list of files registered as windows Services. You may check the way the service is set to start along with specific details of the file in the Details window.


A list of drivers installed in the system.

Critical files

The Description window displays content of critical files related to the Microsoft windows operating system.

System Scheduler Tasks

Contains a list of tasks triggered by Windows Task Scheduler at a specified time/interval.

System information

Contains detailed information about hardware and software along with information about set environmental variables,  user rights and system event logs.

File details

A list of important system files and files in the Program Files folder. Additional information specific for the files can be found in the Description and Details windows.


Information about version of ESET SysInspector and the list of program modules.