ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a fast, effective technology available to protect you from viruses, spyware and other threats without slowing you down while you work or play. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 ThreatSense scanner is even smarter and faster, while adding removable media security, new diagnostic and recovery tools, and more advanced heuristics.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 RC (Feb 14, 2013)
great software for securing your computer and web browsing experience! cant recommend this one highly enough.
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 RC (Jan 16, 2013)
I have never got a virus or any malware while using NOD32 on and off for the past 4 years.
There may be more powerful AV's (Bitdefender, Kaspersky) but NOD32 does not slow down my system nor has it caused any problems.
This review is for the final version 6.
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 RC (Jun 30, 2012)
Used to buy this but since version 4 I have had 50% CPU usage every now and then on Nod32.exe. Customer service basically said don't renew your license next time. So I didn't. Used to be the best but now not in the top 5.
Reviewing 220.127.116.11 RC (Aug 25, 2011)
Not good customer service.
Reviewing 4.0.68 Beta 1 (Dec 1, 2008)
Loved it during version 4.
Unfortunatelly, after that, it has become pretier, but slower and memory hogger.
Also even the new 4.0 is still not full x64 native.
Probably Avira, with the exception of false positives, has a higher detection ratio, is faster, and lighter.
Reviewing 3.0.621 (Oct 30, 2008)
Overrated crap with terrible support and a terrible interface. AntiVir Premium detects better (av-comparatives.org), has heuristics that are much better (av-comparatives.org again), and is lighter on the system. Moreover, when you send Avira malware, they--Oh my gosh!--actually add it to the friggin' database!
Eset, on the other hand, saves up a million or so database entries for the day before a VB100 test. Because, you know, all the NOD32 fannies become engorged in the nethers over the VB100.
I remember having to hassle around with excluding items using LFNs and SFNs, not being able to wildcard excluded domains, and ten billion other idiotic things like that. Not much has improved since those bad old days, except that the interface has been cutesied up.
Reviewing 3.0.621 (Apr 30, 2008)
Several connectivity issues with games when using "Redirect traffic for checking".
Reviewing 3.0.621 (Mar 10, 2008)
Best Antivirus for any Windows 32/64-bit, vista/xp
if you have a laptop and needs a firewall and antispam, then eset smart security is a better choice
NOD32 3.0 havnt had any problems on my systems, everything runs fine, i love esets small notifies about virus updates, they are sweet and it tells you the antivirus is up-to-date, without any naging like other antivirus products from other companys..
Esets updates antivirus definitions twice or more a day, so you might get new antivirus definitions 3-4 times a day! here is link to updates infomation
antivirus definitions size is not big, nearly all are under 2MB
NOD32 & Smart Security does not use much resources, if you manual scan, then it uses much cpu, but when it runs in the backgrond it takes less than 40MB memory, 0-2% cpu
i recommend turn off Advanced heuristics, Potentally unwanted applications, Potentally Unsafe applications in Antivirus and antispyware > Real-Time file protection > Enable real-time file system protection > setup > Options
if you have high cpu usage when nod32 is doing real-time scan
more than one license is cheap compared to other antivirus products from other companys
Am so happy with NOD32 since i bought four 2 year licenses in 2007
Infact am realy happy, i become a reseller since last week!, so more people have to buy or atleast try Eset's ( eset is a hidden-secret in the industry) products!
i recommend NOD32 Antivirus for PCs and workstations behind a firewall or routers
i also recommend Eset Smart Security for Laptops and people that dont have router and only have a modem
why i recommend this is that your laptop will be more secure to have esets firewall in smart security, and antispam is good
Reviewing 3.0.290.0 Beta 2 (Aug 29, 2007)
Nice software. Thanks.