ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 871 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
4.0.474
File Size:
61.05MB
Date Added:
January 21, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
7,630,106
Downloads Last Week:
2,171
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 871 votes

    • 5 star: 595
    • 4 star: 110
    • 3 star: 53
    • 2 star: 38
    • 1 star: 75
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star: 35
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 8
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-1 of 1

  • 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).

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK