ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Set & Forget"

    June 9, 2014  |   By techiesitemaker

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junk just junk"

    May 8, 2014  |   By DBritt57

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still the best to me"

    January 28, 2014  |   By labrag74

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "The worst antivirus I have ever tried"

    January 14, 2014  |   By supaslick88

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    December 1, 2013  |   By Kit2013

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Antivirus!"

    December 1, 2013  |   By t3chr0ckst4r

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, effective and light on resources"

    November 16, 2013  |   By UrbanTechBlog

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    November 3, 2013  |   By cdencille

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Sufficient but had drawbacks"

    October 27, 2013  |   By wedrowanoak

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still the BEST"

    October 17, 2013  |   By Ditmar123

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 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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