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ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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Eset NOD32's latest version is sleek and recommended. The company currently provides a 30-day, full-featured trial, with no third-party toolbars added on nor other strings attached.

Installation is clean and straightforward. So is the interface, which has improved greatly from its humble beginnings as separate scanners that once littered the desktop. Combined into one interface, NOD32 can be toggled between standard features and more advanced features. Although our scans were a little on the slow side, system-resource use was low, and the results good. NOD32 has consistently scored near the top of several independent antivirus testing organization ratings for finding the most malware.

Should you decide to uninstall, there is an uninstall option. However, upon reboot, we found residual system files and Registry settings that have to be deleted by hand.

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  • Current version:

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    out of 130 votes

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  • 5.0 stars

    "aaaaaaaaaa"

    December 2, 2008  |   By hadinejad

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

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    Cons

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic Anti-Virus"

    October 28, 2008  |   By laffin120

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    Negligible use of system resources. Effective product (catches more viruses than other software I've used). Easy to set up.

    Cons

    I have had some problems with compiling various .Net programs on some of my machines. Nothing major, but it can be an annoyance to have to turn it off and on every time I want to compile.

    Summary

    After countless issues with other anti-virus software, Eset was a god-send. Not a resource hog like many AV suites, it take care of my computers quietly and effectively

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  • 5.0 stars

    "State of the art product-The perfect solution"

    October 28, 2008  |   By idris999

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    Fast updates,doesn't take much time to load when the OS boots,User friendly,fast scanning speed and most importantly less resources

    Cons

    Every time i try updating, it says the update is current. So i'm not sure what's the exact issue. More over its not a free ware.

    Summary

    Well i was looking for some thing that does not compromise with the sysetm performance and i guess this one does the job very well. Its very effective in detecting viruses.It also has the capacity to penetrate into the anals of your hard drive and detect viruses. So i would say its perfect.In short, you can really rely on this product and let it do its job. I would surely recommend anyone to go for it .

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the best I ever used!"

    October 28, 2008  |   By kjell5012

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    what to say? it is the best, fast, cheap to buy!

    Cons

    as 1 boy told earlier, would like to pay for 2 years.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best AV software I've ever used!!!"

    October 28, 2008  |   By ace141

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    As everyone has said Nod32 is extremely light on CPU resource. Decent scanning speed and very friendly interface.

    Cons

    None whatsoever!!!

    Summary

    Nod32 is extremely light on resources which was my major compaint about other AV softwares I've used in the past. I've tried just about every AV software under the sun and they were all resource hogs.With Nod32 your computer is NOT slowed down and you don't even notice that it's installed on your computer. But you can rest assured that your computer is protected from the nasties.If you want peace of mind get Nod32, you won't regret it!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "hated it!!!!!"

    October 28, 2008  |   By adie85

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    none at all

    Cons

    had to revert computer back to restore point.

    Summary

    Such a disappointment

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It Does What Is Says"

    October 27, 2008  |   By Vincent Jacks

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    Its Quiet, unobtrusive, fast.. expepsionally fast to do what it does in the time it does it.People have siad its slow..I have an old computer and mine has speeded up since installing

    Cons

    There Isn't anything I don't like about this product..ITS superb

    Summary

    If only ALL other companies would follow this example..we could all go to bed safely at nite without computer nighmares

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best AV I've Ever used"

    October 26, 2008  |   By mspatriot95

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    fast scanning speed,very light on system resources.

    Cons

    cannot delete objects only can quarantine them.

    Summary

    eset nod32 has overtaken kaspersky after i used this i never turned back to kaspersky.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the Best"

    October 25, 2008  |   By skyjerk

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    this is my favorite antivirus

    Cons

    no cons comparing to competitors

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST ANTI-VIRUS OF ALL TIME"

    October 25, 2008  |   By ESETpowered

    Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.642

    Pros

    - FASTEST SCANNER
    - DETECTS THE MOST
    - REASONABLE SUGGESTIONS
    - INTELLIGENT DETECTION
    - ELEGAN DESIGN
    - SMARTEST REAL-TIME PROTECTION
    - IT REALLY2 UPDATES THE VIRUS DEFINITION
    - CONFIRMED TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER AN INFECTED COMPUTER
    - THE BEST

    Cons

    - AREN'T THERE ANY FREE VERSION? HEHEHEHE,...
    - ACTUALLY, THE PROS ARE REALLY DOES NO MATTER

    Summary

    - this is confirmed the GREATEST AV scanner i hav ever used.(compared against - bitdefender-total security,kaspersky-internet security 2009,and avira premium). i hav spent LOTS of moneys for anti virus.And i found that this one is PERFECT. IT"S AN ANTI VIRUS!!!!!!!! IT DOES WHAT AN ATI-VIRUS SHOULD.

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