Eset NOD32's latest version is sleek and recommended. The company currently provides a 30-day, full-featured trial, with no third-party toolbars added on nor other strings attached.
Installation is clean and straightforward. So is the interface, which has improved greatly from its humble beginnings as separate scanners that once littered the desktop. Combined into one interface, NOD32 can be toggled between standard features and more advanced features. Although our scans were a little on the slow side, system-resource use was low, and the results good. NOD32 has consistently scored near the top of several independent antivirus testing organization ratings for finding the most malware.
Should you decide to uninstall, there is an uninstall option. However, upon reboot, we found residual system files and Registry settings that have to be deleted by hand.
Built on the award-winning ThreatSense engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus proactively detects and disables more viruses, trojans, worms, adware, phishing, rootkits and other Internet threats than any program available. Version 3.0.621 features full integration with Windows Security Center, improved graphical interface, and improved cleaning - automatically removes detected threats.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.0.621 features full integration with Windows Security Center, improved graphical interface, and improved cleaning--automatically removes detected threats.