ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.71.2
  • Total Downloads:
    7,767,583
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    71.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,227
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 15 votes

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    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 brilliant"

September 12, 2011  |  By andyf99

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

extremely light and powerful antivirus

Cons

none at all

Summary

almost perfect antivirus so light you wouldnt know it is there

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5 stars

"The best in Internet Security Softwares I have used"

September 07, 2011  |  By gsdarisa

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

User friendly, light on system, great detection rate.

Cons

Nothing noticeable for me. Though not in this version, I am a bit disappointed with customization of Parantal Control Options in v5 which I am using right now as Beta.

Summary

Go get it...

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4 stars

"Quick and Reliable"

September 01, 2011  |  By Uncle Vic

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

* Doesn't slow me down one bit while gaming, checking e-mail or surfing.
* System resources don't get eaten up.

Cons

* When I use something involving CUDA (usually video encoding) and I do a virus scan, a dialog window pops up black.
* Anti-virus is great, but the Malware bit is just not quite up to snuff.

Summary

If you're a big believer that there is no one solution and don't want to go the route of an all in one suite, this is the anti-virus for you. I stick with something like Malwarebytes for my anti-malware.

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5 stars

"any1 says that this product isnt the best would b lying"

August 16, 2011  |  By travis_podol_ski

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

very powerful and updates 3 times a day only and doesnt slow computer at all. scan takes about 45 min to scan my entire computer, very fast. I have used Norton, Avast!, and AVG in the past but theres nothing that can b compared to eset, period.

Cons

absolutely none

Summary

the best security software ull ever find. theres a reason y this is the most successful slovakian company in the world.

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5 stars

"I using this for over 5 ys and still impressed"

August 13, 2011  |  By subhumanx7

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

It has small footprint, up to date detections (increasing odds against zero day attacks), rare false positives and a straight forward interface.

Cons

This product works very well for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is computer savvy and doesn't require a suite of overkill protections.

Summary

You don't have to be an expert to use this great product. It is straight forward and gives experienced computer users the protection they need without loading down their systems.

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4 stars

"Very Good AV Program; Good Price ; Low on System Usage"

August 07, 2011  |  By PoptartPatrick

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

One of the best AV programs there is. Good Scanning. Good Price. Does NOT slow down your computer. I use his on a daily basis.

Cons

Does not find Rootkits. Still has some bugs.

Summary

I would pick this over any other AV.

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5 stars

"The Best Antivirus I've used"

July 24, 2011  |  By supergemini

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

I think it works better than other antivirus. It works lighter and my system responds faster. In the past I've used Avast but it's cpu usage spikes up and hangs my pc it last for several seconds, not with NOD32 Antivirus. The best of its kind.

Cons

No free version. When it is updating and doing scan on start up log-in/after update scanning my pc sometimes hangs up and I've to wait for several minutes but this was already solved by changing the scheduler set-ups.

Summary

This is one of the best antivirus of the world. It has history. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

July 23, 2011  |  By rcraktimc

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

Probably the best AV i've ever used

Cons

I haven't found any.

Summary

I am using ESET for 1 year now without any problem. All viruses I've encountered was effectively defended before i could even know that my comp. has been infected.

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1 stars

"Got an undetectable virus under their watch !!"

July 10, 2011  |  By dw8888

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

ESET will remain viable because I probably represent under 1% of their customer base. 99+% effective is a good thing for their bottom line. I remained virus free for a year and they did refund my renewal fee.

Cons

The customer support failed to get me back. I think a recommended total restore is not a solution anyone wants to hear. Nevertheless, that was the path I had to take.

Summary

ESET failed to protect me against a virus and then failed again to bail me out. I moved on to another company.

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1 stars

"Good product..."

June 19, 2011  |  By sushobhandas123

 |  Version: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2

Pros

Very lite...
Quick scan..

Cons

Poor detection..
Virus deletion unsuccesful...

Summary

Good product.. but not worth it...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.71.2
Version 4.2.71.2 fixed where Lockups on certain system configurations and memory leaks when gui stays maximized for a longer period of time.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date May 05, 2011
Date Added May 05, 2011
Version 4.2.71.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 71.71MB
File Name eav_nt32_enu.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,767,583
Downloads Last Week 2,227
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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