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:
    4.2.67
  • Total Downloads:
    7,657,263
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    60.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,185
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    4.3

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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5 stars

"simple the best"

April 29, 2011  |  By papazjanija7

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

use Eset Nod32 AV 3 yrs and haven't had a PC care in the w ("big name" that was always "in my face" and a prior that was full of holes. UBEDLJIVO NAJBOLJI , PRIJATELJI KORISTE RAZNE I UVEK FLES KOJI JE BIO KOD NJIH DOLAZI SA GOMILAMA VIRUSA CRVA

Cons

No complaints

Summary

Really happy with this software.Eset Nod 32 delivers the goods!All-in-all i have not found a better AV program on the market

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4 stars

"great product"

April 28, 2011  |  By takeitoff2

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

always upgrading itself

Cons

do not have any complaints about product

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5 stars

"nothing i can tell negatives... just great product..."

April 23, 2011  |  By rodevick

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

you can edit your scan, automatic update
and it is very light on your system

Cons

cant find anything else this is the best antivirus ever

Summary

great product... absolutely great!!!

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5 stars

"BEST ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM..."

April 23, 2011  |  By JADER_36

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

- Dont have much impact on systems memory
- Best Realtime Scanning
- Friendly User Interface
- Can detect almost the virus..
- Once a day Update of Virus Signature
- Threat sense engine

Cons

- None so far

Summary

- Perfect for Home use and in machines like Laptop and Netbooks..

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3 stars

"Not so sure about the Nod32..."

April 20, 2011  |  By MerceyV

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

Seems to really work quietly in the background, which is nice. Not as many irritating pop-ups as Norton but you are informed quietly of every Nod update as it occurs in an unobtrusive way.

Cons

My startup time has gone from about 30sec to around a horrendous 3min, while shutdown doesn't seem to be affected. Hyper-sensitive on websites I am used to using whereas Norton didn't flinch.

Summary

My first contact with Nod32 was when I walked into the computer shop and the guy behind the counter saw me coming (in the sales pitch sense). I'd suffered a virus attack the night bfore when my Norton lapsed (my own fault), and in my despair and urgency to have it put right, accepted when he offered the Nod32. When I got my laptop back, the startup was (and still is) 3min and the internet was s-l-o-w. No one could fault the laptop (I took it to 2 different guys). The irony is that NO Virus was ever detected, and by the end of it I'd spent $300+. At this point I am considering a system restore to out-of-box settings and a possible return to Norton IS. For all Nod's advertised strong points, it seems to be possibly more than what I need, but having said that, I got the exact same virus attack on a totally unrelated net surf again last night so was happy to have SOMETHING in placeas protection. When I asked the Nod to do a scan, I left it on all night and it froze at 85% complete before I even went to bed (it hadn't changed by morning and was unresponsive). Today it won't go past 44% complete. It's insane, and because I'm not super literate (don't see how it can all be THAT hard when it seems simple enough on the face of it), it's frustrating for me and I can't keep picking up the phone or running to the local guy to get it sorted. I don't save much to my laptop, don't do gaming or wild surfing. All I do is Word docs and emails, so I can't see why it's so difficult.
All I want is one that works and doesn't interfere with startup with a scan that doesn't take all night and is easy to run. At the moment, I am not loving Nod32.

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5 stars

"Not bad Not bad"

April 10, 2011  |  By vinniminni

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

-Fast
-simple
-light
-good virus deffinitions

Cons

-could look cooler, but love the robot logos
-not a clean uninstall

Summary

Works great, and a good deal if you buy the 2 year one.

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5 stars

"One of the best if not the best AV for PC."

April 09, 2011  |  By 1THZ

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

Version 4.2.71.2 9Apr2011
This is the best AV I've ever used. Very low system resources, seems to catch everything. Have never had a system downed by viruses since installing.

Cons

User interface is a little intimidating but can be done. First time install will perform a lengthy scan, but it tells you it's going to do so. Neither are true Cons, just sayin'...

Summary

Best deal is two years on 3 machines, excellent value.

Occasional popup stating site was blocked, feels like money in the bank!

This plays well with paid and unpaid version of Malwarebytes. Between NOD32 and Malwarebytes (paid version, resident) on three machines, have never been down due to infections. Blocks pages that try to load Trojans and other junk.

It's not perfect but better than anything else I've ever used. Runs on two 32 bit XP Pro machines and one 64bit Win& Pro machine.

Yes, there are free AV's out there and they work well but..... if you value your time and data, it is a small price to pay.

Some reviewers here state it slowed down their machine- If your XP machine has 256MB of ram or less, you can expect a major slowdown. With 512 MB or more, there should be no problem.

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5 stars

"Wonderful Program"

March 21, 2011  |  By melvinsdayout

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

Small Footprint, extremely reasonable prices (especially for non-profits), works better than anything I've seen. Works with all Windows OS's including server 08 R2 and Windows 7 64bit. Have been running it on 7 since it came out.

Cons

By default, version 4 warns you if your system is missing any critical updates. This might be a nice feature for some, but it just annoys me. Easily turned off, however, in the advanced setup tree under 'system updates'.

Summary

As previous posts have mentioned, this software blows the "big names" out of the way and runs much lighter than Avast or AVG. I have been an IT guy for more than ten years and have been using Nod32 for the past five. I have been extremely impressed by how well this product works, how little system resources it uses, and how informed and helpful their tech support is. Their tech support is all in-house in the United States. (It really helps when you can understand the person you are talking to!) This product has an easy-to-use simple interface, as well as an extremely customizable advanced mode. This software works well on single systems, but is also easily deployable to larger scale networks. All-in-all i have not found a better AV program on the market.

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5 stars

"I feel safe with ESET"

March 20, 2011  |  By kattybuck

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

ESET was recommended by my computer guy as being the BEST. So far, I'm very pleased.

Cons

I don't know of any??

Summary

GREAT

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5 stars

"Hardest to fool AV Software"

March 05, 2011  |  By weeder1951

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.67

Pros

I've used Eset"s NOD32 for years. It doesn't take a lot of system resources as many other AV programs do. Auto Scheduling updates and scans so it works in the background pretty much the whole time. Customer support is very good.

Cons

I believe most people would want to be in full tool control and one must set the settings for the program to offer you to use customer created tasks.

Summary

In tests all over the world NOD32 by Eset has been fooled less than any other brand of AV software according to my reading. Subscription price and renewal is very reasonable. Unless given a better choice, I'm sticking to the best.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.67
Version 4.2.67 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 December 07, 2010
Date Added December 07, 2010
Version 4.2.67
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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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