ESET NOD32 AV is an anti-virus program for Windows desktop PCs that scores highly in independent testing and takes pains to educate its users about viruses and other malware.
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.
Not Tablet friendly: Surface or touch-based laptop users probably won't find the interface too pleasing on the fingers.
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.
Fast award-winning antivirus allows you to confidently explore online. ESET NOD32 Antivirus features new advanced technology that protects against threats as well as browser and application exploits. Anti-Phishing module protects you from fake websites trying to acquire your personal information. The new Social Media Scanner extends security to your Facebook and Twitter accounts by checking for malicious content. Included Cybersecurity Training teaches you tips and techniques to make your online experience safer through a series of online educational modules.
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.
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.
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.
it sucks. I deleted from computer and its still here. Can't find where files are hidden.
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!!!!!! AV
It doesnt suck at all he just doesnt know what hes doing. his computer is probably screwed up and he blames eset. aside from unthreat and malwarebytes, eset is fine. one of the best ive used. im considering buying it, which is rare because i dont buy them, i just use free editions because they do all i need
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.
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.