ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.474
  • Total Downloads:
    7,657,263
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2010
  • 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 56 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • 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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1 stars

"No customer support"

July 18, 2011  |  By Dsx785643290

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

pretty box

Cons

loaded the software, cannot activate, cannot wake anyone up to get resolved.

Summary

Sucks, waste of time and money

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5 stars

"Best free download spyware. Highly recommend."

June 17, 2010  |  By kimberlysullivan686

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

removes viruses quickly

Cons

There are no con's to this product

Summary

I had 2 viruses which this cleaned up within one hour of scanning my computer.

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5 stars

"This what am looking for!"

June 16, 2010  |  By leofelRR

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

Greaaaaaaaat!

Cons

nothiiiiiiiiiiing

Summary

LOVE IT!!!

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5 stars

"Can't get any better than this"

June 11, 2010  |  By xBobsx

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

I have used Nod 32 for 3 years never had any problems install & forget never any false positive issues many trojans, malware and browser exploits (connection terminated) caught- quaratined- deleted .

Cons

Other free & paid AV programs that i have tried

Summary

Tried other AV programs many have flagged perfectly safe files as malware or missed a few" nasties" never had any problems with this one ..3 years use .Just install and forget .Most common form of infection i find are browser exploits Nod 32 deals with these effectively terminating connection quarantine malware suspect file always send to Nod 32 for further examination before deleting.

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5 stars

"5 STAR FOR THIS BEST SOFTWARE"

June 09, 2010  |  By arcadeconsole

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

the installer is almost 40mb only. very good virus definition database!
FAST UPDATE GREAT
NO NEED TO SCAN PC . it can block virus all the way unknown and known virus , low ram usage this is the best for me all the time LOVE THIS PRODUCT

Cons

nothing cons!

Summary

BEST EVER PROTECTION

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5 stars

"excellent 4 windows all versions"

June 09, 2010  |  By vu2vlu

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

it is excellent product for windows os all versions.
Tip:set the settings to strictly clean will help to secure the system

Cons

it is excellent product for windows os all versions.
Tip:set the settings to strictly clean will help to secure the system

Summary

it is excellent product for windows os all versions.
Tip:set the settings to strictly clean will help to secure the system

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1 stars

"ESET now infected with BP's corporate attitude"

June 05, 2010  |  By Athenor

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

Have used for at least 4 or 5 years. Protection is okay. User interface is okay. The ESET software tends not to be chatty: that's very good. Also good is their relatively low false number positives.

Cons

After years of use, I am exhausted with the same license renewal problem every year. I pay for license. They email "password". It doesn't work. Update fails. This year I am moving numerous machines to another product.

Summary

ESET obviously tries. They get respectable results in such esteemed reports as the AV-Comparative report. As I write, the latest report from February 2010 shows ESET caught only 82.9% of scripted malware compared to AntiVir 91.6% and G-Data 99.7%. Overall ESET ranks better, but scripted malware is an important issue.

Worse ESET has become infected with the abusive corporate attitude of British Petroleum. Would you, as owner of your own AntiVirus software company, make it arcane for your customers to renew their annual licenses? ESET has you paying them, waiting for a "password" by email, then inserting it in their software window. Okay? Right? No. For three years in a row, this has failed to work. Each year, the update fails. What is with a technology company that expects you to clean up their oil spills of your own wasted time.

I am saying Goodbye to ESET. I hope they get their corporate mind enlightened, however I will not wait yet another year. Spilling the "oil" of my personal hours to clean up their poor design just doesn't get satisfaction for me.

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5 stars

"The lightest AV I have used"

June 02, 2010  |  By spainach

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

Very light on resources, small impact on startup, very good detection and removal, simple and easy to use, offers a few more than just an av (SysInspect and SysRescue)

Cons

It isn't free, missed a few viruses, removal leaves a few harmless traces.

Summary

This is by far the lightest antivirus I have used which suits perfectly for a 7-year old computer with 223 MB of RAM. Despite which, it offers to give you good protection although it missed a few viruses (but, hey, no AV is perfect) and left a few harmless traces (in the registry although none of them would work and were easily detected and cleaned by Registry cleaners). You'd be glad it offers SysRescue should there be major damages done along with SysInspect which allows for better detection (although manually and can be quite confusing to use). And it also doesn't come free (the online scanner is, though. It uses the same engine and database but lacks realtime protection and SysRescue/SysInspect which are also available for download at their site). Highly recommended for old PC's.

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1 stars

"Not worth it...Paid too much"

May 18, 2010  |  By Daris4u

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

It has a pretty good scan and detection rate...The Interfaze isn't too bad...and It's not heavy on resources

Cons

It doesn't like my IE7..And I don't like IE8 and haven't tried IE8 on it ...I notified Customer support which is awfull for a paid version of this anti virus...The protection also Isn't too slick on it.

Summary

Well I Used Avas t5 free.before that Avast 4...Finally thought I'll purchase a real paid AntiVirus and chose this 1 because the ratings for it were good.....I paid $50 Canadian for 1 year..Boy did I make a Mistake...My Avast5 free was heaven compared to this paid antiVirus ..and their Customer support for the free version was Much faster...I Also had 7 different Shields from Avast 5..I will definately never look this way again...Thanxs To Eset customer support....

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5 stars

"Our secret weapon makes it into the limelight, finally."

May 03, 2010  |  By hatchercr

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.474

Pros

Solid, lightweight, and unobtrusive; doesn't even seem to strain the elderly P3/P4 machines with micro-ram and the need to spin their drives forever. It's the program of choice for those who don't want excess fat injected into their machines.

Cons

My only con is that I wish Eset marketed their Business product in a more clear cut fashion - but this doesn't affect Home/End-users unless they're starting an 8-employee business next month.

Summary

Best home antivirus software there is and it'll be rare, if at all, that users see a false-positive intervention. And yet somehow, all the real malware is caught too (like 99.999 % is rendered impotent - according to the non-scientific and purely opinion-based survey conducted on myself). I've built many a home PC and currently tech-support them all, and I have yet to receive a single complaint of an installation that was botched b/c of NOD, or any other major problem for that matter. Ditto on the small business, single-subnet side of the coin. Like cnet's review says, if you're a more experienced beginniner or a power-user, you may not really need the firewall/spam option of the fancier program. I'd recommend it, however, for homes with multiple users that include humans under the age of 21 (dogs and cats can usually be trusted not to go straight for the porn). Want a completely transparent virus/adware catcher for grandma's computer (or your aunt-in-law's shiny new Best Buy purchase that tries to force-feed you Symantec)? Set the "Strict Cleaning" options in NOD's easy tree-branching setup window... then forget about it. Another feature I use a LOT is the simple website blocking abilities (good for doubleclick and other offensive spyware that makes up what we in the industry refer to as "evil" - unless we're the losers writing them of course). Check the quarantine every now and then so you can take some of the credit for all the evil that's been filtered out -- or if it's your own machine then you might be surprised at how many times NOD32 saved you from agony, headache, stress of money burning, and mental/physical meltdown. Trust me, malware (I'm sorry, I mean "evil") only has to be caught once or twice for NOD to pay for itself. ("Can I stop my hypertension medication now?" I can hear some of you asking. Um, well....)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.474
Version 4.0.474 improves compatibility with server operating systems and HTTP scanning compatibility and fixes several bugs.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date January 21, 2010
Date Added January 21, 2010
Version 4.0.474
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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