ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 871 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.314
  • Total Downloads:
    7,657,263
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    60.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,185
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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As far as reputations go, ESET's NOD32 is practically unimpeachable. Version 4 of the popular and effective antivirus and antispyware builds on that rep, emphasizing its community-sourced ThreatSense for preventing attacks before they occur, a slick interface, and some of the highest independently-tested detection rates married to low rates of false positives.

Installation is clean and straightforward. Greatly improved from its humble beginnings as separate scanners that once littered the desktop, NOD32 can be toggled between standard features and more advanced options. Scans were neither blazingly fast nor excruciatingly slow, but the real-time defenses produced no noticeable drags on system performance. NOD32 has consistently scored near the top of several independent antivirus testing organization ratings for finding the most malware. An uninstallation option is available, requiring a reboot. However, we found residual system files and Registry settings that had to be deleted by hand.

If you're confident in your clicking habits, you might not necessarily miss the firewall and spam filter that ESET built into its Smart Security suite that's based on NOD32. Even without them, though, NOD32's speed, accuracy, and lack of impact on resources make it a must.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 871 votes

    • 5 star 595
    • 4 star 110
    • 3 star 53
    • 2 star 38
    • 1 star 75
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2 stars

"Where'd they go?"

September 01, 2009  |  By Laidbackladie

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Active internet thread monitor for programs that run in the background ( like a weather app etc. ), regular updates, thorough cleaning.

Cons

Poor to non-existent customer service, no self-help options on website (if you're having account problems e.g. new cc# & such )

Summary

I loved my NOD32. It was simple in its design, didn't take up to much of my hard drive (kind of a big deal on a laptop) and I could set the scans & forget it was even there.. Didn't lag my 'puter too much when it was scanning... but then this dark cloud came and stole my purse... I needed to get a new CC and had to update my account with NOD. No such luck.. I can't even get an email for the free trial. I've tried 4 or 5 times.. I get the reminders that my free trial is about to run out, but nooooo email allowing me to download the trial. *le sigh* I'll miss you NOD [delete, delete, delete]

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5 stars

"this product is efficient"

August 23, 2009  |  By jadoo_chiya

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

it recognises virus and infectiond quickly

Cons

i do not dislike any characteristic of this product

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5 stars

"Fast, without compatibility problems."

August 22, 2009  |  By Nortonpal

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Fast, works with Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials. And the virus finds out for some seconds faster than Microsoft.

Cons

Little bit long scanning.

Summary

Excellent antivirus of not having lacks.

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1 stars

"Worst service ever."

August 20, 2009  |  By kmelgo

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Good Product but the lack of service makes it less valuable against other products out there.

Cons

No service at all.

Summary

Don't buy it, look somewhere else.

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1 stars

"Poor Customer Service"

August 19, 2009  |  By Cal_25

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

30 day free trial worked great.

Cons

After free trial I bought the 2 year service for 3 computers. Never received new username or password. Followed up with email and phone calls for 4 days. Kept getting put on hold or dumped into voice mail. Not worth the headache. Requested refund.

Summary

Trial product worked fine but no support after purchase. Try speaking to these guys on the phone or getting an email response. Good luck

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5 stars

"Awesome Program"

August 17, 2009  |  By k_elias

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Easy to use,fast scan,fast detection

Cons

No cons,it works great!

Summary

It does what it says:''The most effective defence you can find against internet threats''.

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3 stars

"Good but not as good as is claimed."

August 07, 2009  |  By sheawerner

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Quick easy install. No Reboot. Not too heavy but heavier then it used to be.

Cons

Client kept getting popups about Trojans. I installed Malwarebytes 1.4 it found and cleaned 16 infections.
What's interesting about this is;
Brand new dell 1 month ago.
First program installed after setup; NOD32. Even NOD32 let 16 infections slip by.

Summary

Nothings perfect. I've tried quite a few.

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5 stars

"THE BEST SO FAR !"

August 04, 2009  |  By xREVENTONx

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Fast Response Time, User Friendly, Quick Scan

Cons

None So Far

Summary

I just installed this program and so far I noticed it has a fast response time, super quick scan (compared to AVG 8.5 FREE) and seems to be quite user friendly, I am currently scanning my system which is pretty smooth so far (normally with AVG 8.5 FREE it will slow down the entire system performance)

so far I am liking the product and will hope to see great results in the end.

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5 stars

"The Only AV That ROCKS!"

July 29, 2009  |  By HassanZombie

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

Just EXCELLENT

Cons

NO CONS No

Summary

I JUST LOVE IT ... NO VIRUSES 100%

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2 stars

"The mighty hath fallen"

July 28, 2009  |  By scottwsx96

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.314

Pros

* Low resource usage during scanning
* One of the fastest scanners on the market
* Very good detection rates, including heuristic detection

Cons

* Scans frequently lock up and require a reboot to reset the client
* SysRescue offline scanning bootable CD locks up almost 100% of the time
* Bottom-of-the-barrel support

Summary

I have been a longtime customer of Eset's NOD32 Antivirus product. Although version 2 had an overly complex and poorly translated interface, it was unrivaled in terms of speed, resource usage, and detection rates. It also was one of the earliest AV products to support 64-bit operating systems. Version 3 retained the assets that made version 2 excellent and changed the interface to be much more intuitive and attractive.

With version 4, Eset seems to have taken many steps backward. The product has unneccessary feature bloat. For instance it tells me when there are Windows updates available that I have not installed. Thanks Eset, but Windows already is telling me the same thing! Plus it nags you to install optional updates as well as the recommended ones and I hate that. It has a new feature called SysRescue which is interesting in that it is a bootable CD that allows you to scan the computer offline, while rootkits cannot hide virus-related files and registry keys. However I can never get it to work. It always locks up between 60% and 70% of the way through the scanning process.

THe worst part about version 4 is that the scanning engine hangs all the time. It will show that it is scanning the same file for days or weeks if you let it. I've tried putting in support requests for this, but all they do is refer me to an article they have that does not solve the issue. That is after I wait several days for a response of any kind. Sometimes I don't even get a response. It is atrocious.

I used to be gung-ho about Eset's AV product, even taking steps at the consulting firm I work for to get us to become a resller of their products. But in the end it looks like the program is simply not worth deployment because it causes more headaches than it prevents.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.314
Version 4.0.314 includes advanced archive scanning, access control for removable media (previously available only to business,) a new system inspector for rootkit detection without running a full scan, and the ability to build custom-designed rescue CDs.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date March 04, 2009
Date Added March 04, 2009
Version 4.0.314
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 60.89MB
File Name eav_nt32_enu.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,657,263
Downloads Last Week 4,185
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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