ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 871 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.304.0
  • Total Downloads:
    7,677,366
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    60.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,943
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Pros

Secure Behavior: ESET NOD32 AV will verify to see that your Windows machine is up to date. In addition, it performs an initial full scan to cache and save information about your files in order to reduce redundant scans and speed up scan times in the future. "AV-Comparatives" also displayed strong scores -- including a 98.8 percent detection rate -- for ESET in its Sep. 2013 report.

Stable Design: NOD32 intuitively orders its core features by importance and usability, while still retaining secondary features like real-time monitoring and statistics tucked under Tools for power users. The Tools dashboard displays critical bits of info. like quarantine stats and scheduled tests next to their respective tools. It's not a flashy dashboard by any means, but it eliminates the need for users to constantly go in and out of menus for individual stats. It's an appreciated attention to detail for its users. The container, itself, is also relatively responsive.

Educational: ESET goes the extra mile to create a whole educational course on best safe Internet practices. Though it's online only, awareness and education is one of the most effective ways to prevent mistakes that may lead to data compromises.

Cons

Not Tablet friendly: Surface or touch-based laptop users probably won't find the interface too pleasing on the fingers.

Final Verdict

ESET doesn't try anything revolutionary in terms of overall format and design; since version 5, it's been critically acclaimed as light on resources, strong in protection -- and version 7 is no different. Despite what you may think about its conservative approach, ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 still ranks higher in performance and protection than most average competitors. Though it may not be the highest, it does make up for it with an easier overall user experience without skimping on other important features. When it comes to safety in social media, we're always under the impression that user education and vigilant awareness of what and where you post trumps any automated tool, but it doesn't hurt to have a second opinion. ESET claims that the new built-in Specialized Cleaner should help remove more complex and stubborn infections, though we weren't able to test this just yet. If you're in the market for a new security program or possibly thinking of switching, then give ESET NOD32 AV a try.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Set & Forget"

June 09, 2014  |  By techiesitemaker

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.317.4

Pros

It is a great AV! You can literally install AV, run scan, and never open the UI window ever again (unless you need to troubleshoot)! It's pretty much set and forget, the firewall is simple and obstructive, and the AV updates and uses real-time behavior blocker. You can schedule scans, too.

Cons

Robot kinda annoying (not really a con).

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1 stars

"Junk just junk"

May 08, 2014  |  By DBritt57

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.26

Pros

none none none

Cons

doesn't allow perfectly fine apps to run
VERY hard to figure out how to allow said apps
I'm sorry I allowed microcenter to install.
Wont buy again

Summary

frustrating

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5 stars

"Still the best to me"

January 28, 2014  |  By labrag74

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.26

Pros

I have been using Nod32 for the 3rd year and I just renewed my license. I tried Avira, Avast, GData and then Nod32. Never had a problem with Nod32 and running it on 2 PCs (Vista and XP), plus on my dad's (Win 8). Very light on resources. Tech support is very fast. I contacted them 3-4 times and always got a quick response. I don't understand complaints from some users...GData was also great but so heavy.

Cons

Only cons I can think of is sometimes when it detects a menace, you will have to delete it manually. But otherwise, that's all.

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1 stars

"The worst antivirus I have ever tried"

January 14, 2014  |  By supaslick88

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.26

Pros

none this sucks

Cons

it sucks. I deleted from computer and its still here. Can't find where files are hidden.

Summary

Stay away!!!1

Updated on Jan 21, 2014

Well I finally googled it and found out that if you do not use their uninstaller, you will not completely uninstall this trashy AV. Like a bad case of the clap it still will hang around your computer and conflict with any other AV you try to install. I had to go to ESET's website(something I vowed to never do again) and go through a very complicated procedure to finally get this piece of garbage off my computer. Thank the lord. Don't be fooled, stay away, you have been warned!!!!!!
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5 stars

"quit stable anti-virus, good support from distributor.."

December 01, 2013  |  By Kit2013

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

Used in HK & SG office. quit stable anti-virus, light-footprint & easy to manage. never affected by virus in these few years.

Cons

Slow respond by email .... only call distributor can get quick support

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5 stars

"The Best Antivirus!"

December 01, 2013  |  By t3chr0ckst4r

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

Been using many Antivirus software but none is like ESET. The fastest and lightest out of the rest. No computer lags while running scans. Operating silently in the background not disturbing me with pop-ups and irritating alerts. High real-time scanning performance... wild viruses that others can't detect ESET can detect it! ESET is always my trusted Antivirus.

Cons

Nothing to dislike about ESET.

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5 stars

"Simple, effective and light on resources"

November 16, 2013  |  By UrbanTechBlog

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

The interface is simple and easy to navigate, and I'm very satisfied with how the software runs in my PC's background without using a lot of its resources. I've been using it for years now and I haven't had any issues with it.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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4 stars

"Best CPU friendly antivirus, but needs some attention !"

November 03, 2013  |  By cdencille

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

+ Very CPU friendly.
+ Good GUI.
+ Doesn't pester the user at all.
+ Works well for 'Simple user' as well as 'Advanced user'.
+ Highly mature antivirus features.

Cons

- The new ESET version 7 is showing a lot of false positives.

Summary

If the mentioned problem is solved i myself guarantee that i can change my rating for this utility from 4 stars to 5 stars.

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3 stars

"Sufficient but had drawbacks"

October 27, 2013  |  By wedrowanoak

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

It did seem to work well, but then I've used some free software that also did the job. When I had a question the response did not match my question, further discussion resulted the same, just a form reply? Attempts to continue the service met with no assistance either, seems I needed to order another CD somewhere and re-install? The information I had, software come with purchase of computer, was not sufficient to renew... seeing the lack of intelligible response, I tried a couple free antivirus programs and they were as effective for my use.

Cons

Lack of useful support
and now I'm stuck with an ESET add-in I can't get rid of that pops up every time I open office... no advice I have found fits the options I have. Contact with ESET, no response.

Summary

For my use, there are several free antivirus software programs that are sufficient (And leave no residue ;-)) and many have active forums that provide useful advice more quickly and effectively.

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5 stars

"Still the BEST"

October 17, 2013  |  By Ditmar123

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 7.0.302.0

Pros

Its light on resources now it has more security stuff it has a good detection rate..

Cons

Sorry its all I want from an antivirus

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.304.0

Optimized for improved performance and now comes with Enhanced Exploit Blocker
A new Smart mode for HIPS - is placed between Automatic and Interactive mode. Ability to identify suspicious activities and malicious processes in the system.
Enhanced Exploit blocker - Designed to fortify commonly exploited application types such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients and MS Office components. Exploit blocker now supports Java and helps improve detection and protection from these kind of vulnerabilities.
Device control - A replacement of Removable media control used in version 5 and 6. This module allows you to scan, block or adjust extended filters/permissions and define a users ability to access and work with a given device.
Advanced memory scanner - Works in combination with Exploit Blocker to strengthen protection against malware that has been designed to evade detection by antimalware products through the use of obfuscation and/or encryption.
Anti-phishing improvements - ESET NOD32 Antivirus now blocks scam sites as well as phishing sites. Improved submission of suspicious sites and false positive sites by users.6
Specialized cleaner - A bundle of the top 3-5most prevalent critical malware threats.
Faster and more reliable installation - Including an initial scan which runs automatically 20minutes after installation or reboot.
Mail plugin compatibility - Our plugin now integrates with Office 2013 and Windows Live Mail.
Improved compatibility in Windows 8/8.1 - ESET SysRescue is now fully functional on Windows 8. Toast notifications are now shown in the Windows 8 environment, notifying you of HIPS detections or file detections that require user interaction or downloads of potentially unwanted applications.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date November 11, 2014
Date Added November 11, 2014
Version 8.0.304.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 60.89MB
File Name eav_nt32_enu.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,677,366
Downloads Last Week 3,943
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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