I've had ESET for over a decade and never have had any problems whatsoever...until I installed WindowBlinds. So who's to blame?
ESET...because Stardock's software, when downloaded from the Stardock site, contains nothing vaguely similar to malware.
Perhaps what caused all this nonsense years ago was kids downloading SD software from warez/crack sites and ESET getting complaints or reports from their software installed on Dad's computer. Who knows?
What is clear, however, is that ESET couldn't be bothered to do their due diligence vis a vis Stardock.