ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Award-winning antivirus software designed specifically for Windows

7.4

2006 Votes

  • Category Anti-virus
  • License Trial version
  • Version 32/64 bits 2015
  • Size 1.76 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000
  • Language English
  • Program by ESET Deutschland GmbH

Left virtually unchallenged in the realm of security software, ESET NOD32 Antivirus offers some of the most reliant and efficient antivirus on the market today. While you have excellent detection of threats and an advanced heuristic analysis, the database of virus signatures are updated on an almost daily basis. When it comes to the removal of these threats, that is where ESET NOD32 excels its rivals. It is known for its effectiveness, but important to note, the process of removal can sometimes take longer than what you get with other antivirus programs. The other downside is that the lack of features will frustrate those users who want the more advanced options to protect their system.

The advantage of ESET NOD32 is how navigable and easy the interface is. It has been simplified and clarified so that the software can reach a much broader audience. For example, the program gives you easier access to scans, planning and other security tools. Since the last version, ESET NOD32 has seen an appealing makeover.

What is the software known for? First, it has been characterized as going light on computer resources. That means that your computer will continue to have surprising speed for detecting viruses, Trojans, worms and rootkits. The vast number that ESET NOD32 pops up is large. For a long time, ESET NOD32 has become the reference point of excellence in the antivirus industry, and with each newly released version, the company has improved upon the last edition. Normally, the status banner will be green, but if you have a problem in the security configuration, the banner turns to red, and the panel below explains what the problem is.

Installing ESET NOD32 can be a bit of a hassle because it involves a multi-step process where you download the latest program code, and you have to download the most up-to-date malware definitions near the end. You will have a couple decisions that need to be made. First, you have to decide if you want to share your non-personal program activity, and you will also have to decide on what you want to do about the potentially unwanted applications that can pop up on your system. This is also known as a PUA. While a PUA is not actively malicious, it uses up your system's resources and slows down your computer.

ESET technology has largely been given an excellent rating from the independent test labs. When ESET participated in all 12 of the Virus Bulletin tests, they earned a VB100 each time, which is the highest score. To show how impressive that is, BitDefender is the only other antivirus product that matched that accomplishment. Overall, you have an excellent antivirus that will stop viruses dead in their tracks, which is the purpose of any antivirus program.

Pros

  • Intuitive interface
  • Not demanding on system resources
  • Powerfully effective
  • Can scan the incoming emails

Cons

  • Does not have additional features that other antiviruses have
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