Security Software Antivirus Software ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Windows

ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Windows 10.1.219.1 for Windows

by Eset, spol. s r. o.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (921 votes)

File Details

File Size 102.5 MB
License Shareware, $39.00
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 440,299
Publisher Eset, spol. s r. o.
Homepage ESET NOD32 Antivirus
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Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

huero420

huero420 reviewed v10.0.106.0 Beta on May 21, 2016

One of the few pieces of software I would give a 5/5! Works as advertised even the Betas do. Frequent updates of the virus definitions and quick response to new threats. Don't bother waiting for me to tell you about it give it a try and see for yourself.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v9.0.318.0 on Oct 14, 2015

great

shrink57

shrink57 reviewed v9.0.318.0 on Oct 14, 2015

Been using NOD32 for years and it never disappoints. It has always been fast, compatible (any issues were always quickly resolved by the developers), and easy to configure. I never had a virus get past this beast.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v9.0.117.0 Beta on Jul 31, 2015

gets better and better

JohnR3184

JohnR3184 reviewed v9.0.117.0 Beta on Jul 28, 2015

lilmegz you stupid f**k the build of Windows 10 you are using is also beta. dumba**.

lilmegz

lilmegz reviewed v9.0.114.0 Beta on May 29, 2015

DOES NOT work on Windows 10 Build 10122+... EPIC FAILURE seeing as this beta JUST came out AFTER THE FACT that Win10 Build 10122 was just released not long ago

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.103.0 Beta on Aug 8, 2014

not really seeing any reason to upgrade... I will stay with version 7... but 5 stars for the best AV

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

Actually using SmartSecurity - Nice to see ESET improving version 6 rather than a complete re-write with a different interface each year like some I could mention. No problems with version 7, it uses few resources & one of the smallest downloads there is - Still does well in AV tests & a few nice improvements in version 7 - Great AV !

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

I've used pretty much all that's available out there in tests and searches for the most effective. NOD32 exceeds all in that it's fast, intuitive, configurable, low footprint. It's all I use on my home systems and in my network at work.

dubstepmaker: you said you can't rate it highly enough, but you gave it a 4?

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

Started with v3.x & got a Free upgrade to v6.x

-Still using v6.0.308.0 (NoProb)
-VERY "Highly Configurable"
-Req's a few tweaks (Reg & Services) Ahem..!!
-3 yr license £51 inc VAT
-ANY System is worth 5p a day .. ~_^
-ESET NOD32 A/v .. Without ANY Arguments. 5*

Avg. Rating 4.3 (921 votes)
Your Rating
huero420

huero420 reviewed v10.0.106.0 Beta on May 21, 2016

One of the few pieces of software I would give a 5/5! Works as advertised even the Betas do. Frequent updates of the virus definitions and quick response to new threats. Don't bother waiting for me to tell you about it give it a try and see for yourself.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v9.0.318.0 on Oct 14, 2015

great

shrink57

shrink57 reviewed v9.0.318.0 on Oct 14, 2015

Been using NOD32 for years and it never disappoints. It has always been fast, compatible (any issues were always quickly resolved by the developers), and easy to configure. I never had a virus get past this beast.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v9.0.117.0 Beta on Jul 31, 2015

gets better and better

JohnR3184

JohnR3184 reviewed v9.0.117.0 Beta on Jul 28, 2015

lilmegz you stupid f**k the build of Windows 10 you are using is also beta. dumba**.

lilmegz

lilmegz reviewed v9.0.114.0 Beta on May 29, 2015

DOES NOT work on Windows 10 Build 10122+... EPIC FAILURE seeing as this beta JUST came out AFTER THE FACT that Win10 Build 10122 was just released not long ago

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.103.0 Beta on Aug 8, 2014

not really seeing any reason to upgrade... I will stay with version 7... but 5 stars for the best AV

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

Actually using SmartSecurity - Nice to see ESET improving version 6 rather than a complete re-write with a different interface each year like some I could mention. No problems with version 7, it uses few resources & one of the smallest downloads there is - Still does well in AV tests & a few nice improvements in version 7 - Great AV !

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

I've used pretty much all that's available out there in tests and searches for the most effective. NOD32 exceeds all in that it's fast, intuitive, configurable, low footprint. It's all I use on my home systems and in my network at work.

dubstepmaker: you said you can't rate it highly enough, but you gave it a 4?

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v 7.0.302 on Oct 17, 2013

Started with v3.x & got a Free upgrade to v6.x

-Still using v6.0.308.0 (NoProb)
-VERY "Highly Configurable"
-Req's a few tweaks (Reg & Services) Ahem..!!
-3 yr license £51 inc VAT
-ANY System is worth 5p a day .. ~_^
-ESET NOD32 A/v .. Without ANY Arguments. 5*

dubstepmaker

dubstepmaker reviewed v6.0.115.0 RC on Feb 14, 2013

great software for securing your computer and web browsing experience! cant recommend this one highly enough.

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v6.0.115.0 RC on 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.

sheinaya

sheinaya reviewed v6.0.115.0 RC on Jul 21, 2012

Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

stevvie

stevvie reviewed v6.0.115.0 RC on 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.

alexalex

alexalex reviewed v5.0.84.0 RC on Aug 25, 2011

Not good customer service.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v5.0.84.0 RC on Jun 15, 2011

You wont go far wrong with Eset, either NOD32 or Smart Security.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.0.65.0 Beta on May 8, 2011

ESET Smart Security is the best security software on the market. It even blocks sites and protects my system from bad Microsoft updates. Nothing else even comes close.

dpowell

dpowell reviewed v4.2.71.2 on Mar 8, 2011

I have been personally using ESET Nod32 myself for over 6 years. I repair computers for a living and have not seen another AV product that matches ESET. My only complaints are: (1) They don't warn you up front about needing to have SP2 installed when running v4.2 on Vista, otherwise you need to install the 4.0 version. (2) The Context menu is not turned on by default. (3) The redundant Windows Update alerts are annoying which I always set to No Updates. This might seem minor, but when a naive customer sees their antivirus program alerting them to anything (even about a Windows Update), they think it is detecting a threat and they call me about it. Out of sight is out of mind. Dale http://www.AntiVirusKing.com

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.2.71.2 on Feb 19, 2011

The best of its kind
I hope they will release a separate firewall, JUST FIREWALL that wont bug me about their other products.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.2.71.2 on Jan 26, 2011

Installed without problems (Smart Security - Also updated). This is a fit & forget program. It's the best AV by far.

Nuff said.

WhyDontWeRed is a spammer.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.2.67.10 on Nov 16, 2010

One of the better if not the best AV's around, I installed it (actually Eset Smart Security) this morning & no problems running it.

If you are running 'Eset Smart Security' That too has been updated to the same version number.

Take care, most of the reviews here are SPAM.

some guy

some guy reviewed v4.2.67.10 on Nov 15, 2010

the below review is spam!

WhyDontWeRed

WhyDontWeRed reviewed v4.2.64.12 on Oct 26, 2010

The best-kept secret in the fight against viruses and spyware is a company called HonorPC! They feature one-key recovery that leaves your documents, music, pictures, videos, and favorites intact! It works even if you have a problem that won’t allow Windows to start. I have done online banking on my HonorPC for almost three years and have never installed antivirus. I bought my HonorPC for $1,000, which included a 22” LG monitor and laser mouse. I recently got a Windows 7 upgrade from HonorPC and I’m very happy with it. Their web site is http://honorpc.com and they have their phone number right on the home page. You should check them out before they are bought out by a big computer company and banished from the face of the earth!

smithdyer

smithdyer reviewed v4.2.22.0 Beta on Apr 30, 2010

Hey Thanks for such a nice valuable stuff,
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the world renowned antivirus solutions. This software has grown and known to the world as a trusted company in the business for a quite a while. This antivirus runs on all the environments of windows right from windows 98- windows7 and it runs on 32-64bit machines. Its effective scanner cleans the system,flash drives and all other data storage devices.

By the way for more information on Professional Training and Certification for Ethical Hacking check this link: http://www.eccouncil.org...ied_ethical_hacker.aspx

Neoprimal

Neoprimal reviewed v4.2.22.0 Beta on Dec 27, 2009

Eset is one of the best, and has been for a while. It's lightweight, easy to use and almost 'install and forget it' due to it's frequent, silent background def. updates.
Anyone who thinks AVG or Avast (Free or Paid) are in the same league is unfortunately deluded or have never used Eset for any amount of time.
I've been using Eset for years and I've never gotten a malware or virus infection while using it. I've also gotten very, very few false positives. Perhaps 1 or 2 in a year.

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v4.2.22.0 Beta on Dec 23, 2009

Not the best (unlike someone claims). But light and quite good.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v4.0.417 on Jun 5, 2009

I am running version 434 and I have to say v4 of this antivirus definitely is a vast improvement over v3. The performance is much better with a lighter impact on system memory usage. There is negligible performance impact on startup, when compared to Symantec Endpoint which I was running since the US Army provides it for free, and it is faster in scanning the 1.5TB of data I have on this computer system. Best antivirus available right now, in my opinion.

pjb

pjb reviewed v4.0.417 on Apr 2, 2009

@ cide - You are correct that Eset are one of the best. You are incorrect in saying version 4.0.417 does not exist. It does! Downloaded my update at 1600 BST.

The products updated to this version number are ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 & ESET Smart Security 4 both *86 & *64, although betanews is not specifying this.
The latest version for the old products is 3.0.684

cide

cide reviewed v4.0.417 on Apr 1, 2009

Best A/V there is. This isn't 4.0.417 though. It's 4.0.314

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.0.417 on Apr 1, 2009

The best antivrus ever, highly recommended.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.0.417 on Apr 1, 2009

Brilliant system, fit it & forget it. 50 Stars.

Terumo

Terumo reviewed v4.0.417 on Apr 1, 2009

Best there is, and now in norwegian. Beste som er.

Lett i resurser også

hpetranovic

hpetranovic reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Mar 5, 2009

Ratings should be 6 of 5 for version 4. The absolute must have. Don't kidding with other gimmicks.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Mar 5, 2009

NOD32 wast updated to version 4!
Excellent product!

alekdaone

alekdaone reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 26, 2009

i'll give 2 stars just for the beautifull design i like it but the funcionality of this program is really down i think that i really worst i had tested almost all antiviruses for me the first place belong to Kaspersky the best all the time. I still have some viruses on cds just for testing and nod allways says no virus haha stupid prog and when your pc will collect some more viruses the icon of nod will become black in the tray and will not respond and your pc will be hacked :( to bad i think nod should work on some spyware and malware detection to improve it for now Kaspersky is perfect antivirus with version 7 i scanned all pc just fo 17 minutes really fast and functional.

RastaWorld

RastaWorld reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 21, 2009

Hands down the best available! Non-bloatware and you get what you pay for. Free is not always better.

some guy

some guy reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 20, 2009

Avira is the best

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 20, 2009

NOD Has gone to the dogs
AntiVir is Free and twice as good

http://www.av-comparativ.../ergebnisse_2008_11.php

Lawrence01

Lawrence01 reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 19, 2009

This is hands down the "Cadillac" of Anti-Virus programs out there, does not slow your PC down and I have been using it for almost 3 years with no problems.

DonGato

DonGato reviewed v4.0.226 RC1 on Feb 19, 2009

Tried it after losing the free AOL Antivirus (Kaspersky) last year because of all the recommendations and got a virus during the test. So I settled with Avira free version that works quite well.

guti

guti reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on 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.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 20, 2008

I purchased this and it's everything I hoped it would be. As flawless as any software can be. I'm now good to go until August, 2013 at $19.00 a year. It doesn't slow my system at all.

Sammo

Sammo reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 19, 2008

This is an improvement over version 3. Avira still beats it according to AV-Comparatives:
http://www.av-comparativ.../ergebnisse_2008_08.php
http://www.av-comparativ.../ergebnisse_2008_05.php

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 19, 2008

AntiVir better? Dude, you should read up on your Virus Bulletin or any of the other tests.
NOD32 is hands down the fastest and best anti-virus product on the market. It's not free, but the best. Close call with Kaspersky, though.

The only gripe I have with versions 3 and above is the change from using winsock to NOD32's own proxy.
The proxy is faster and better, but does not give the same level of application control.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 19, 2008

I gave up on NOD32 it failed me too many times....
I still have a year left on my subscription.....
I now use the free version of AntiVir because it is better than NOD

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 18, 2008

Will install when it is out of beta. Can't wait. I hope it is FASTER than 3.0!!!

Changelog:
http://www.wilderssecuri...showthread.php?t=225558

poundsmack

poundsmack reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 18, 2008

glad to see 4.0 comming out. 3 was not up to the quality that their previous line was, and 4 is looking much more promising.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.0.68 Beta 1 on Nov 18, 2008

Best AV on the market.

There's a Smart Security v4 Beta as well, which is the same great NOD32 av plus a kick-ass firewall.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v3.0.621 on 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.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v3.0.657 on Aug 14, 2008

how do I turn it off, how do I uninstall it? + let Virtumonde wreak havoc on my PC. really disappointed!!!

tipstir

tipstir reviewed v3.0.657 on Jun 13, 2008

Found some nasty viruses and removed/deleted them all!

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v3.0.657 on May 28, 2008

It's solid and lite, and the interface is among the best (very easy to use). However, I totally agree w/ cowgaR - If you want to turn off one aspect of the scanner, it hounds you to no end. Let us tweak it eset without the constant warnings.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v3.0.657 on May 25, 2008

1. found a virus but couldn't delete it, in any way, check my AVG review...

2. you have to had (useless) internet monitor running (or POP3) when there is no need for it if you have file monitor enabled. When I disable it INTENTIONALY it treats its users like stupid morons - giving warnings and yellow icon in the tray.

I don't want ANYTHING to look at my sockets except HW firewall I am using... but it is fine to check my files.

ESET do something with it...

-1 for not detecting viruses or for fake warnings (check vista activators cracks)

-1 for an inability to delete virus once found (should put -5 here)

-1 for the need of all 3 monitors running (I really don't need POP3 for example!) without a choice of telling it I AM AN EXPERT I WANT IT THAT WAY!

-1 for HORRIBLE advanced interface and inability to change settings as a standard user (although I know ESET NOD32 passoword) and also ADMIN changes not reflected for standard user, so what the heck? How can I set my settings globaly?

well, at least few of things worked for me at 2.7, I'm still using it but ESET should do something with its quality testing...

vista OS here

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v3.0.657 on May 23, 2008

I wouldn't use anything else. I just installed it on Vista 64bit with no problems. Why would you use anything else?

madmike

madmike reviewed v3.0.657 on May 23, 2008

Bought this, and guess what, it missed some virus - zone alarms however caught it first time, so lost faith with this program. Wouldnt buy or use it again

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

Not sure how reviewing Kaspersky is relevant?! Nod32 blows the pants of Kaspersky, but I'll give it second place.

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

There's something wrong with this release - it causes various weird glitches on my system. I've gone back to the previous release and all is now well again.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

Great av. Works lightning fast.

jackamus

jackamus reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

Best product around. Small foot print and works GREAT!! Love.. Will never change unless they bloat it up.

ezh

ezh reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

Try the new Kaspersky 2009. It's a totally new platform they will expand and expand. Works as fast as nod if not even faster. A masterpiece!

And small program updates are downloaded and installed automatically. Update "a" was released yesterday.

Version 2009 offers:
- Best Detection of all kinds of malware, including rootkits.
- Detection of over 1,000,000 threats
- 50% faster scanning than previous version
- Very low resource usage
- Hourly updates
- Fixed the error in previous versions that made chkdsk slower
- Best firewall among anti-virus companies, score areound 85%
- New powerful heuristic engine
- Very very low possibility of false positives
- Completely Skinnable!
- User friendly Tech support, via internet, forum, phone
- Lets you send suspicious files and give you response in a few hours!
- Advanced Disinfection methods for rootkits attached to system files
- HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System)
- Powerful Proactive Protection
- Improved Anti-Spam, Phishing Filter, Anti-Banner, Anti Dialer, Parental Control...
And much more...!

preinterpost

preinterpost reviewed v3.0.657 on May 22, 2008

VooDoo - in fact NOD is generally acknowleged to be one of the best when it comes to preserving resources...

However - this thing is hosing my Windows Home Server although the biz edition is supposed to support Server 2003. As soon as I connect with a Vista laptop the thing goes dada and needs to be bounced... Disabling NOD fixes the issue.

BobTheVeg

BobTheVeg reviewed v3.0.621 on Apr 30, 2008

Several connectivity issues with games when using "Redirect traffic for checking".

FailedCRC

FailedCRC reviewed v3.0.621 on Apr 20, 2008

Detection rates are still excellent as ever. I don't appreciate not being able to remove the http and email filter as in 2.7. The http filter still seems to proxy connections even when the filter is stopped.

VoODoOChilD

VoODoOChilD reviewed v3.0.621 on Mar 31, 2008

ok i admit is a good av BUT it makes my firewall useless!
the net is filled with faqs saying you can aviod proxying through nod, but aitn true ...
beside ppl complaining abt it being heavy on the resources, are you on p2? with 128 mb ram?

wiak

wiak reviewed v3.0.621 on 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
http://www.eset.com/support/updates.php

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

wiak

wiak reviewed v3.0.621 on 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
http://www.eset.com/support/updates.php

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

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v3.0.621 on Mar 5, 2008

NOD32 is having serious CPU usage problems. too bad. I have to go back to 2.7

DanPhilpott

DanPhilpott reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 26, 2008

I love this program. The primary reason I was in the market was that antivirus software I was using (Symantec) was killing my beefy system (Core2 Duo 2.2/4G RAM) in CPU utilization and file access times. I tried other solutions but NOD32's performance blew me away and I was hooked when I realized how much more effective it was at detecting malware. Full scans are several times faster than any scanner I've ever used. It's entirely unobtrusive unless it is alerting me that it has updated definitions (which seems to happen multiple times a day) or when it has found a possible violation. It's discovered oodles of malware that got past Symantec, McAfee and ClamAV scanners and were already stored on my systems. It's even captured attempted compromises from websites (javascript exploits/CDRF). The interface is minimal and clean but could use some work on useability.

brusco

brusco reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 18, 2008

A good product ruined by a bloated overly-fancy interface, as many consumer A/V packages tend to be for some reason. Only enterprise AV software seems to have decent light UIs. It seems AV companies feel they need to dazzle n00bs with fluff and shiny buttons to make them think their money was well spent. I find this highly insulting.

Heuristics kill the CPU when downloading large .exe files (my computer nearly crashed when i downloaded the DirectX SDK installer for instance)

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 18, 2008

Works fine here - love the interface, intuitive and clean.

Darken

Darken reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 17, 2008

All works fine for me with Nod32 v3.xx...

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 17, 2008

I have been waiting for ever for Eset to update their hideous and totally unintuitive user interface for NOD32.

Shame that they had to go and destroy the program in the process.

This version is painfully slow, unstable and buggy, so it's looks like I'm going to have to stick with ugly v2.7.x

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 17, 2008

This new Version is too slow
and lots of bugs.
I went back to version 2.7
Just like everyone else did.

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 17, 2008

Highly overrated, bug-riddled, and advanced heuristics kills the CPU when new binaries are written to disk.

pedigree

pedigree reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 16, 2008

This is the only a/v product that doesnt annoy me to the point of wanting to destory something. Its stable, unintrusive and is updated daily.

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 16, 2008

Performing splendidly here. The memory usage of the Eset Service is higher than that of most non-AV programs (25Mb+ on my system), but with plenty of RAM that isn't a problem. I can only imagine that the negative reviewers here are using a different program to the one I'm using. And I wish they would refrain from making sweeping statements about what `everyone' knows or is doing.

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 16, 2008

I'd give it a 5 but as everyone knows they still have some major bugs... Very slow with Java programs and I still have problems in Firefox.

The latest version is now 3.0.642:

* Fixed problem with EAV installation to machine with older version of CheckPoint
* Fixed few firewall - related problems
* fixed issue with false positive reports of attacks
* fixed issue with network browsing
* fixed issue with spurious firewall rule creation
* Fixed issue with Web Access Protection module in Windows Vista
* Fixed few issues in Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail
* fixed issue with disappearing user account information
* fixed issue being unable to send receipts/delivery reports
* fixed filtering/highlighting messages not functioning
* Other small fixes

ranger10x

ranger10x reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 15, 2008

Of all the Antivirus programs that I have used Nod32 is the best.

k12-IT

k12-IT reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 15, 2008

I've been using NOD32 for 5 years and love it. I've not had any of the problems that have been mentioned. The new version is much more focused and polished. It does a very good job of catching anything that could be remotely thought to be a virus.

ajua

ajua reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 15, 2008

Last version is 6.0.636.
This is a great antivirus program, but as some users have just pointed pointed out, there are still some areas that need some urgent work.

The stalling when accessing EXE files as well as copying/moving them cause so much of a halt in the operations.

Also i would like to see a reworked advanced setup tree with more options to tune the performance hit on the system. In this regard, kaspersky offering brings more functionality and personalization options.

This two are the best, perhaps kaspersky having a slight advantage.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v3.0.621 on Feb 15, 2008

The best antivirus ever, highly recommended.
BTW... The latest version is 3.0.636.0

kiliya

kiliya reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Feb 8, 2008

I'm using 3.0.621.0. If I could enter 2 votes I would just to balance out the knuckleheads. 3.0 for me was even better than 2.7. Seems to use even less memory if that's possible and runs as smooth as glass. I would love to take a look at some of these reviewers computers, I'm sure it would make Pandora proud.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Jan 24, 2008

two big gripes: if i run on-demand scan without automatic cleaning and there's some bug in my PC, all I end up with is a huge file log which doesn't say at the end which file is infected. so how do you find the culprit in the list? by meticulously scrolling through hundreds and thousands of lines in the log hoping u'll have enough patience and keen enough eyes to spot that fine line that is not blue. or alternatively u try and copy (no not export, because you can't) the log into a txt, etc file and use alt+F so you dont have to scroll through. problem with that is the whole application crashes! this is so stupid!!!!

lhdal

lhdal reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Jan 8, 2008

This antivirus has major problems with EXEcutable operations.

It halts for unreasonable amounts of time. (Copying, delete, launch)

I suspect of heuristics but what is the point of an AV with heuristics turned off.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Jan 8, 2008

I have just experienced the reason this is the best of all anti-viruses. I tried CA 2008 and it ate nearly 25% of my system resources. It won't fully uninstall from my system, which I now call the "Symantec Disorder".

madcats

madcats reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Sep 24, 2007

I'm using the stable version 2.70 which I find is perfect for my Vista PCs. Immediate Phone support
in USA & Canada is beautiful, while Norton was so
inaccesible .NOD scanning is fast,not a memory hog
and the updates are timely. So, Norton is now a bad memory, its behavior being the exact opposite.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Sep 24, 2007

V.A - it's vista compatible. Two seconds of effort and you might have discovered that for yourself. I mean, look at the screen shot even.

Using it on vista now and it works great for me.

V.A

V.A reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Sep 24, 2007

The title says it already ? no Vista compatible version ?

pjb

pjb reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Sep 24, 2007

Works really well, however there are still some minor issues to be fixed. Check out the forum to give you the full picture regarding this release candidate. The forum is at: http://www.wilderssecuri...showthread.php?t=186164

All versions can be downloaded direct from: http://www.eset.com/beta/

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v3.0.414 RC1 on Sep 24, 2007

I use Outpost Pro + NOD32 in XP. In Vista I actually use what that screenshot is showing instead of NOD32. I.e. ESET Smart Security. (Same anti-virus, but not the same product).

Anyway.
The Release Candidate contains the following changes:
- improved graphic user interface
- added the option to mark applications as web browsers with the traffic redirected through the internal proxy to ensure scanning of data
- added the option to exclude applications from scanning by web protection
- added support for update via transparent proxy servers
- additional improvements to the Antivirus module
- fixed bug with splashscreen
- fixed small bugs in the Antivirus and Antispam modules
- ability to install over NOD32 v2
- added support for group security policy installation

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v3.0.290.0 Beta 2 on Sep 11, 2007

what firewall do you guys use with this?

i may switch from the bloated zonealarm security suite to this..

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v3.0.290.0 Beta 2 on Aug 29, 2007

Great software!

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v3.0.290.0 Beta 2 on Aug 29, 2007

Yes , but you must download 64 bit version from eset site

bodean

bodean reviewed v3.0.290.0 Beta 2 on Aug 29, 2007

Work with Vista 64?

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v3.0.290.0 Beta 2 on Aug 29, 2007

This is perhaps the best antivirus program I have ever used. During my latest hunt for an A/V, about 3 months of research and testing, I have come to nod32 and am very happy. I recommend this to anyone requiring a light, easy to use, no hassle antivirus. Top notch

Salahor

Salahor reviewed v2.70.39 on Jul 16, 2007

Nod32 is the best I haven't got any viruses for a long time!PS:Every antivirus can miss viruses.

evilfreakz

evilfreakz reviewed v2.70.39 on Jul 16, 2007

i have been using NOD32 for 2 years, and it has never once disappointed me; and yes i agree with its best contender, KAV, they are the best top two in antivirus rank... recommended of course

sumeshnair_36

sumeshnair_36 reviewed v2.70.39 on Jun 15, 2007

Hi all,

I have been using NOD 32 for the past 4 months.I have tried a lot of antivirus including kaspersky, Bit defender, Norton, avg n all.

The best of them is of course NOD 32,It's the only AV which has got 100% detection rate award given by virus bulletin.N the other features that impress me abt NOD is it's scaning speed, it takes only abt 13 mins to scan the whole PC while other antivrus take more than half an hour.

The only antivirus tht can come close to NOD 32 is kaspersky.But here again nod 32 beats kav in terms of advanced heusteritics.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

I repair computers for people all the time since I have computer business and I recommend NOD32 for people all the time, alot of them buy it and they never complain, they even come back sometimes just to thank me.

RoSmecher

RoSmecher reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

great anti-virus. however when i download it does not download this version but 2.70.32
so therefore the link does not work.

toasale

toasale reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

Those who have angst against Eset are...JEALOUS!

guti

guti reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

Waiting for a native x64 version.

RaGhul

RaGhul reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

@ezh

First of all, even if that were true, we're talking about 'Linux' ...how many users does that affect? Less than 5% of the market? Not to offend any Linux users out there. Besides, if you use Linux, you know how unlikely a target you are to begin with.

ZeroDay attacks are far more important. Who cares if you have a scanning database that catches eons of virii, especially since no hacker has used them since the 80's?

As for false alarms, KAV whines about every friggin' little thing!! I have yet to see a version that behaves much differently than Vista's UAC. (Oh, and YES, that UAC also gets my vote for "Dumbest Software of the Year" Award.

So, while you sit there and rave about KAV, get infected, scan and eventually reformat ...I'll be surfing away on my NOD-protected system.

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.70.39 on May 22, 2007

ezh, for your information: Nod32 had SUCCEEDED to get the VB100 mark in the latest test (on Linux platform). Just so you know ... :)
See: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/2007/04

Actually ESET's NOD32 has PASSED the last 26 tests by Virus Bulletin. That's 26 tests passed in a row over the last 5 years ....

Any questions? ....

ezh

ezh reviewed v2.70.39 on May 21, 2007

ninjeratu, for your information: Nod32 had failed to get the VB100 mark in the latest test (on Linux platform).

Kaspersky 6.0 does includes Anti-Phishing protection. As advanced proactive protection, what is better than heuristic (no false alarms).

And Kaspersky already has released the RTM version of 7.0 generation with better heuristic and parental control included.

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v2.70.39 on May 21, 2007

That's why NOD32 gets 100% in Virus Bulletin and has has been getting that since it came?
NOD32 has recieved 42 VB100 awards, which is amazing. It has not missed an "in-the-wild" virus since it came in 1998. KAV, that you refer to has recieved 36 awards.
You, sir, need to get your facts straight.

NOD32 has a lower system footprint (on average 4% overhead, compared to 34% overhead on average for KAV), is much, much faster (17MB/s compared to 500KB/s for KAV which is worse than Norton) when scanning and the antispam module is more advanced. NOD32 include anti-phishing protection, KAV does not. The heuristics (find unknown/new virii) is a lot more advanced in NOD32 than in KAV.
I think we have a winner, hmm?

Zebbie79

Zebbie79 reviewed v2.70.37 on May 16, 2007

NOD32 has poor detection rate. Kaspersky and AntiVir detects more.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.70.37 on May 11, 2007

Change log?

extremely well

extremely well reviewed v2.70.37 on May 11, 2007

Be warned: the link on betanews and even the link given by ESET (via confirmed email) for the TRIAL version of NOD32 (nentenst.exe) is for version 2.7.32, not 2.7.37. This can be verified by doing properties on C:\Program Files\ESET\Install\setup.exe immediately upon extraction (initial step of installation).
Anyone have a working link for 2.7.37 trial (I'd guess not yet since ESET hasn't released yet?)?

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.70.37 on May 11, 2007

nod is the GOD of all AV

RaGhul

RaGhul reviewed v2.70.37 on May 10, 2007

@internetworld7

Are you kidding? PC World? The worst rag in the pc industry?

If you're still one of the few people out there who doesn't know they plug any software company that throws a few dollars their way, then I bet you love Windows Vista driver support and UAC, too!

They constantly put McAfee in their Top 10 Antivirus list, for chrissakes! C'mon!

@pjb
You got a password?

halc

halc reviewed v2.70.37 on May 10, 2007

One of the lightest (cpu/mem use), fastest (scan speed), most easy to use, most reliable (no conflicts!) and efficient (finds a lot of viruses consistently well) anti-virus software there is.

Well worth the asking price.

-1 star (out of 5 max) due to: not being among the best 2 consistently anymore (along with Kaspersky), for not being among the top-3 fastest in signature updates and for letting their heuristics become comparatively "ok" only (used to be the best, with no competition).

I may be a bit harsh for deducting one star, as this is an excellent piece of software, even if not perfect.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.70.37 on May 10, 2007

I used the ESET website to download this latest version. http://www.eset.com/down...registered_software.php
It works really well. I have been using NOD32 for many years and never had any issues with it.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v2.70.37 on May 10, 2007

"In recent testing done by PCWorld it didn't do to great."

??? Norton scored an 84, and Nod32 scored an 84 (and Nod didn't even have to spend millions advertising with PC World to get the soft-glove treatment).

Nod32 is the original low-footprint, high-performance antivirus. It and KAV set the bar that ppl have been using to beat Norton over the head with for the past several years.

internetworld7

internetworld7 reviewed v2.70.37 on May 9, 2007

NOD32 is decent but a bit over-hyped. It's detection rate is boasted to be better than what it actually is. In recent testing done by PCWorld it didn't do to great. I'll stick with NAV 2007.

http://www.pcworld.com/a.../id,130869/article.html

RVail

RVail reviewed v2.70.37 on May 9, 2007

The offered file is STILL version 2.70.32.
Size is 12,112,328 bytes. And, MajorGeeks.com has the same version error on all their mirror sites.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v2.70.37 on May 9, 2007

I finally quit fooling around and bought this for all my systems. It just doesn't miss anything. The only complaint I've heard concerns its gui. Nothing else is in its league. Enough said.

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.70.37 on May 9, 2007

VCORVINUS:

You took the words right out of my cerebral-cortex, before they even reached my vocal muscles. NOD Will not, and CANNOT be compared to KAV (ESPECIALLY version 7) currently in any way, shape or form. I will give NOD the distinction of "2nd" best anti-virus always and forever behind KAV.

I live on both "sides of the fence" and I know what is is to easily evade anti-virus engines INCLUDING KASPERSKY with often only a few simple modifications to the "malicious" object. Been doing it for years. Most of the time it would take me less then 10 minutes, sometimes less then *1* minute.

Attention: KAV7 Heuristic engine is the FIRST thing for a LONG... LONGGG time that has stopped me COLD in my tracks and left me scratching my head for hours before I could get my files "undetected" to it again.

VERY difficult to bypass (unlike NOD's crapistics) and I highly recommend it in your BEST interest to use KAV/KIS if you don't need my sh*t on YOUR box!

KAV > NOD

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v2.70.32 on Apr 18, 2007

I used to have mcafee , but since it was resource hoge I have uninstalled it, and I was running with out any Anti virus software for years, I am just using Jetico firewall with right setup.

I had a virus that was installed silently through the web becasue I have used IE, whitch made me to do a research for Anti virus again,,

Now I am having Nod32 beside Jetico firewall , I have set it up just to catch the silent install in web and scan on creation only

My system is still fast with no degrading what's so ever, Memeory usage round 20 mb not bad copared with the rest of AntiVirus software.

Note : do your self a faver and try to use Opera for surfing , does not reneder 100% like IE but far safer and fast,,

Promitheas

Promitheas reviewed v2.70.32 on Apr 10, 2007

The tests are speaking from themselves
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
THE BEST ANTIVIRUS!!!

caronn

caronn reviewed v2.70.32 on Mar 21, 2007

Nod32 is a resources hog

vcorvinus

vcorvinus reviewed v2.70.32 on Mar 13, 2007

No bugs? ALL software has bugs. I (and many people) have problems loading web pages--especially images--if NOD32 is using "high efficiency mode" for IMON.

No high CPU usage? Give me a break. NOD32's "advanced heuristics" absolutely KILLS my CPU when files are created. Try enabling advanced heuristics for AMON, and then downloading SIW (http://www.gtopala.com). Or try using NOD32 with VMware, with shared folders.

NOD32 is tuned to do well on tests like VB100. They don't give a damn if it detects malware that won't be tested in VB100. And it will NEVER be the equal of Kaspersky.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 22, 2007

NOD32 is the king

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 22, 2007

Nod32 is a benchmark in AV industry which shows how a excellent antivirus application should be made!

It has excellent detection-rates,protects you flawlessly against virus/spyware/malware...

There no bugs,no high cpu-usage,free support at wilderssecurity.com

oivi

oivi reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 21, 2007

Is it only me - or why doesn't NOD update these versions itself? I've set the prefs to update whenever a new prog is available. Besides this annoying fact it's the best -

xboco

xboco reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 21, 2007

Exquisite anti-virus program. Although the leader the past several years, antivir is, based on results at...(crud, when I find the comparison site, I'll repost), catching up. However, my reason for posting is to point out the screenshot. Haha, anyone else notice the miscomplacent title at the upper left of the screenshot?

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 20, 2007

Finally updated for regged users. Simply a brilliant piece of software!

JaDaDowntown

JaDaDowntown reviewed v2.70.32 on Feb 20, 2007

Simple the best! Now also updated for registered users to 2.70.32

gnovak1

gnovak1 reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 16, 2007

I'll be short,so I'll get straight to the point.There are five reasons why Nod 32 2.7 is superior to the other antivirus applications:
1.The best detection abilities;its anti-stealth technology recognises unknown viruses just by the behaviour of the files.Its scanner properties make the least false positive mistakes of them all
2.It's extremely light on resources;Nod kernel&Nod.exe cca 25Mb together!
3.It doesn't get in any conflict with the other apps;I tested more than 30 sec,apps with Nod,not even the smallest problem
4.Simplicity;once you install it,you don't have to make any rules for apps.The minimum ammount of setup buttons.It runs and does its job
5.Tehnical support&caracteristics;it never crashes,updating is fantastic (daily,sometimes twice).
To all respect to the other antivirus programs:Nod 32 won all the prestigious awards they exist!I just love it!

Gravonia

Gravonia reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 9, 2007

No, Wallywanka, luckman212 is right. This v2.70.31 is solely for 30-day trial; it must be uninstalled prior to installing the paid version.

The v2.70.23 is the current paid release (32-bit & 64-bit)for all NT kernel client flavors plus vista ; and v20.70.25, all server flavors plus Vista.

Wallywonka

Wallywonka reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 9, 2007

Quote "this is still v2.70.23 for the registered users... not sure when they will post the 2.70.31 full version"

In response to above post, the paid and trial is the same thing, there is no difference.

luckman212

luckman212 reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 8, 2007

this is still v2.70.23 for the registered users... not sure when they will post the 2.70.31 full version

bullinchinashop

bullinchinashop reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 7, 2007

I haven't actually been able to use this application. I ordered it on Monday and I still haven't been sent my username password confirmation email or download link. Esat was pretty quick to debit the $40 from my card though...

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 7, 2007

NOD32 Rules

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 7, 2007

I am a licensed user of NOD32 since 05/2005. About one month ago my windows was completely crippled, system partition stayed inaccessible (track zero with error) and sometimes no one tool could read HD. Lost Hard Drive? NO. Luckly I saved my data from other partition and slowly my hard drive tools restored my HD. All security features of NOD32 was activated (plus password). What happened: Disk failure? Hardware? I don't think so. I use the same hard disk at this moment and tested each part of my system. Bought other HD and make more tests. No problems! The question was virus! A warning to ESET!

integrii

integrii reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 7, 2007

NOD32 is the best antivirus:
http://www.eset.com/down...atives-2006-Summary.pdf

if you installed MALWARE and it didnt pick it up, thast because its an ANTIVIRUS program, not malware. just because it finds some of it does not mean its for anti-spyware. Nor is norton good anti-spyware or any other out of the box product. it is best to have a program that is dedicated to anti-spyware, then another for antivirus. In the antivirus field, NOD32 is the best.

mikefromuk

mikefromuk reviewed v2.70.31 on Feb 7, 2007

I remmber trying this, it was memory hungry, slow and not pretty, now it seems better however:) quite fast and reliable. Lot better han Bulldog, what a waste of money that was, failed 2 find 2 viri and couldnt remove one

gnovak1

gnovak1 reviewed v2.70.26 on Jan 24, 2007

I'll be very short.I'm using NOD 32 for over two years and I've never had any problems with viruses.My father was using Kaspersky 6 pro and his computer crashed due to a virus!
But one thing is certain.You MUST have installed at least supreme firewall together with anti virus and good anti spyware scanner to protect your PC as good as possible.
In the end yes, N0D has it's flaws but it detects threats extremely well and that's for me that counts!

Zebbie79

Zebbie79 reviewed v2.70.26 on Jan 22, 2007

I have stopped using NOD32 because I'm not sure I can trust it anymore. It fails to detect a lot of malware that is detected by Kaspersky and AntiVir. NOD32 has better heuristic than Kaspersky, but AntiVir is just as good or better. NOD32 is very slow adding new malware when I send it to them (can take weeks or even months!). Kaspersky usually adds malware in a couple of hours and AntiVir in 1-2 days. So I have uninstalled NOD32 and now use Kaspersky as my main antivirus and AntiVir for on-demand scans.

btman

btman reviewed v2.70.26 on Jan 22, 2007

My experience with my 30 day trial of NOD32...

2 false positives on first scan... 1 got removed like 3 days after I reported it... The other took like 2 weeks.

I then install over 20 malware samples but under 30... NOD got like 6 of them... AVG anti-spyware found like 12... Spyware Terminator got 1, Windows Defender got 1, SUPER Anti-spyware found 0, A-squared found 1.

I uninstall NOD32 and install Kaspersky... It found 7 more pieces of malware (that were not quarantined by any program)... I post hijackthis log on a site... and it says I'm clean.

Skawt

Skawt reviewed v2.70.26 on Jan 11, 2007

This is still version 2.70.16 from November. The last two versions posted were 2.70.16, and so is the version available for download from the ESET website.

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v2.70.26 on Jan 11, 2007

Is this a trial version? It appears to be. If you go to their homepage and look at the downloadable versions that are not trial they don't have v2.7 posted. Puzzling? Anyone have a link to a nontrial version? It's the old version 2.7.23 that's posted on their site, which is not new.

extremely well

extremely well reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 22, 2006

2.70 was slightly slower than 2.51 on my machine. Hopefully the bug fixes on 2.70.25 resolved that issue. Does anyone know how I can SEE the files being scanned on the scheduled tasks? I have it scan daily at 2am but sometimes wanna pause/continue and cannot do that so I resort to End-Processing nod32.exe when I'm up a bit late, knowing the full scan will get another chance the next day.

hpetranovic

hpetranovic reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 22, 2006

In fact my rating is 6. Why? because it's quick as a snake, stable etc. The best PC program ever written. Have been using it for years. Other antivirus programs simply cannot match him. A must have.

Stealth111

Stealth111 reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 22, 2006

ChangeLog can be viewed at :
http://www.eset.com/joom...mp;id=1849&Itemid=9

Great Program.. I use it on over 1000 machines in my district without ANY problems at all..

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 22, 2006

Excellent AV with high detection-rates,ease of use,low cpu usage,fast scanning,excellent support and thankfully no bugs like krapersky!

It really puts to shame other AV companies with minimum foot-print it leaves back on your system..

iced

iced reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 21, 2006

i haven't even tried this. i skimmed oer other reviews but i still don't know why i should choose this over the free avg

WhiteZero

WhiteZero reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 21, 2006

Great anti-virus program!
However, I wish ESET would accompany these new releases with a changelog.

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v2.70.23 on Dec 21, 2006

To the previous poster: If you're a registered user log in to Nod32's website to download the correct version. Trial versions are distinct I believe. It would be nice to have a change log to see whether it is worth bothering with the update.

M@jo

M@jo reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 21, 2006

>> My Antivirus since May/2005. This version is annoying with updates. Every download ask for login & password again.

NOD32 downloads updates silently in the background as long as you have a valid username and password entered in the NOD32 update setup panel, otherwise it will keep prompting you for authentication whenever it connects to update servers.

Note that the username/password are case sensitive so Av-44554545 is not the same as AV-44554545. Also don't confuse l with 1, 0 with O, etc. If you use the copy/paste method you should have no problems whatsoever.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

My Antivirus since May/2005. This version is annoying with updates. Every download ask for login & password again. I never had problems with updates before! NOD32 is the best antivirus and certainly in May 2007 I renew my subscrition!
Edit: pjb I downloaded from the link that ESET send me. I am a registered user and never used "warez" security programs! I don't play with piracy!

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

A very good app. The new version works well for me.
I have been using NOD32 for the past few years, and it has never let me down. Small footprint, and very good detection rates.

(Edit - dejavu try this link with your paid user name and password - possibly re-enter your details once, once it has installed / restarted)
http://download1.eset.co...d/win/v2st/ndntenst.exe

extremely well

extremely well reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

NOD32's the best, even though it missed two-three serious malware (one containing spyware keylogger) in past 2 years which were picked up by AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly ewido). For most people one AV is enough though - since they're not like me, downloading dozens of apps/EXEs from dubious sources on a monthly basis.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

I get erro when I watch it scan , the files it trys to scan say erro opening file , file locked"?
and the gui is the worst I have seen in a antivirus program, bad navigation, but I have researched and it scroes very high on detection.
Atleast the sites I have read from said so. One sight rated McCrappys one of the best figure that 1 out.
a few places I read test from
http://www.virus.gr/engl...lt.asp?id=69&mnu=69
http://www.av-test.org/
http://www.pcworld.com/a...e/124475-1/article.html
http://www.consumersearc...s-software/reviews.html
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=6674

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

I'm rating this only on its stability, functionality and added features, especially the anti-stealth option. It does rate very highly in on-demand and pro-active/Retrospective detection, but so do several other products, so there is no way I can claim it has the "best" detection rating. Kaspersky, G Data or even Avira PE Premium may actually be the best in those categories, but it sure won't be by an appreciable margin. Anyone seeking a product rated tops in those categories may want to look at one of those offerings. But I would say if you are looking for a product with excellent overall detection rates, while affording top system stability, then NOD32 might be the best. I have never been hit with malware since using NOD32 for more than two years.

Anyways, Eset continues to improve upon an already excellent antivirus product with this release.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

Probably the best overall protection available. It's certainly a necessity if you are running 64 bit. I've used F-Prot for years, but this is better.

Satansgeek

Satansgeek reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

I've been using it for some years and have never had it miss an item...an utterly faultless performance that lives up to the good reviews and ratings it has had elsewhere.

I note that those who dismiss it here don't give specific details as to why they do so and, in particular, don't substantiate claims that other products are better...frankly I don't believe there are better AV products than this one.

twayney

twayney reviewed v2.70.16 on Nov 20, 2006

Not best detection?

It's got the best "In the Wild" detection out there. It's also received more VB100% awards than any other AV.

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 13, 2006

not best detection
but is ok

old UI and programe... lets hope they will make something cool in 3rd version

sQin

sQin reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 10, 2006

not best detection so far, but its good enough for average user

marcp1216

marcp1216 reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 9, 2006

I have been using and recommanding this software for more than a year now. I do beleive it is the best AV software around.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 9, 2006

why do I get the impression the last 3 reviews where done by the people trying to sell it?

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 9, 2006

The best anti-virus there is!
Added in 2.7 is, among other things:
* Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System Support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
* v2.7 technology now works against Active rootkits. NOD32 v2.7 is able to detect & remove ACTIVE rootkits.
* More Granular Spyware Classification to differentiate between malware and potentially unwanted applications.
Perfect!

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.7 RC1 on Nov 9, 2006

Excellent software!

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

Finally a piece of software actually worth paying for. This program is so judicious with system resources, yet there's no sacrifice in power. The interface might not be the prettiest, but do you really need eye candy in an AV program? Get over it. I think it's either this or Kaspersky, also solid, but you'll pay for it in resources. Time to dump old Symantec junk bloatware.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

">> NOD32 now updates from 12 severs, the 6 recently added servers are on an incredibly fast backbone."

I did not mean speed, I meant increased frequency of signature updates, faster response to virus outbreaks, and a standalone program to manually update the virus defs (I know how to do it, but officially releasing a standalone defs updater will be very convenient).

">> - Bigger signature database
More signatures does not automatically mean better detection capabilities, quite the contrary..."

I agree on that, but I do have plenty of samples that aren't detected by NOD32 but are detected by Kaspersky (and of course vice versa, but overall Kaspersky detects a lot more than NOD32)

">> - Better cleaning/disinfecting mechanism...
More than 99% of current threats are trojans or other kind of malware that cannot be cleaned as they do not infect other files..."

I know that's the situation globally, but a few not-so-old viruses have been plaguing some offices here. For eg, in the case of the Redlof virus, NOD32 plainly offered to delete the file, Kaspersky managed to remove the payload but left a few traces, but McAfee was the only one which restored the infected html files to its original state.

--

As I mentioned in my earlier review, I listed the above points as scope for improvements. NOD32 is an excellent AntiVirus, perhaps not the best and maybe there can never be an AntiVirus that suits everyone's needs, but theres always scope for improvement. ESET, are you reading this? ;)

Someone reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

Simply said: it's powerful, it's slim and light in terms of computer's resources, it's easy to use, it's easy to deploy on a network, it's affordable, and it's the best damn AV ever produced.

Contrary to what c4p0ne wrote, the interface is easy to understand. I invited many relatives to buy a licence for NOD32, including my father, my sister and my cousin who are all a bit dummies with computer technology, but yet, are able to interact with NOD32 when needed.

On a network, the admin licence allows to easily establish a local update folder and to install silently AV on clients with customized parameters.

I have used all AV, and this is definitively the best one.

Everyone I convinced to use NOD32 also believe they got the best one, since it solves all problems created by OTHERS AV.

dvtonder

dvtonder reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

This version is not compatible with Windows Vista RC2 ( Build 5744) and causes the MSFEEDSYNC (RSS Feed auto updater in IE7) process to crash with a DEP (Data Execution Prevention) error.

I will try using it with the Pre RTM Build (5840) and see if the problem persists.

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

Ok, this is going to be very difficult for me as a die-hard Kaspersky fan but I'll try. NOD is a unique piece of generally well-made AV software. In fact, the heuristics are outstanding, MAYBE even "the best" on the market. However the interface just ruins all that for me. Settings/configuration wise, this thing is at best, annoying.

Top of the line detection and protection, AEONS ahead of Symantec (but then again anything is better then Symantec CRAP), and light-n-fluffy on resources which is a massive selling point for a gaming environment. Yet the interface and scanning may be confusing for ultra-noobs. I dunno maybe I'm just spoiled with Kasperskys CLEAN INTUITIVE scanning interface where it's easy to exclude or "jump-to" objects just by right clicking on them as they're detected and displayed. NOD while superior in many respects just seems "goofy" in the GUI department I guess we can call it the "goofy GUI" then eh? :/

Anyway, one other REAL SCARY thing with NOD products here is that sometimes we'll get BSOD's even on NON beta products. Thats a huge turn-off in a production environment. Plus if you have the rule to NEVER EVER EVER pay for software, like me then NOD might not be for you because they make the updating a pain in the a$$ for non-paying users (although it's still possible with some tweaking to bypass it).

Sabz

Sabz reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 30, 2006

iv'e had no problems so far with NOD32, though im using it in WinXP Pro 64bit, so no crashes as yet an i dont think i will get any,

F1Racer

F1Racer reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

As others have said, this is the best AV out there.
Symantec and McAfee's over-commercialised bloated products pale by comparison.

This new 2.7beta only strengthens that.
Oh and when you phone them, you get a human on the other end and not a machine, and a super helpful and quick service.

phpmaven

phpmaven reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

This product is NOT Vista compatible. It kills the task scheduler in RC2 5744

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

Thank you M@jo for setting the record straight with the Kaspersky shills. Even for a beta, ESET managed to release a very stable product. The addition of the unwanted/unsafe application scanning options and the anti-stealth rootkit detection option make this a very tough product to beat.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

nothing better than this, ever

M@jo

M@jo reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

1. The heuristic in nod32 is turned off by default. Turned on it takes too much resources and may give false alarms.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Advanced heuristics is enabled in all modules. However, there's still an option to run the on-demand scanner with AH disabled as it runs much quicker and it's enough for a brief analysis. Using AH takes time, that's obvious since emulating and unpacking always takes time. You can always decide between a quick scan or in-depth scan. Thanks to ThreatSense, NOD32 achieves less false positives, personally I've come across 3 or 4 during the 3-year period that I've been using NOD32.

>> The scanning log, show many Locked file error. It is Not good.

It's perfectly normal. No AV or other program can access crucial system files such as pagefile.sys or system files in the windows\system32\config folder. Most of other AVs just don't report them as locked, but they defininitely do not scan them.

>> The scanning log did not have horizontal scroll. even when we show it on full screen, the scanning log text still cutted.

You must click and drag the column delimiter, or double-click it to fit the column width to the largest string.

>> Need to improve the scanning and cleaning of infected system.

In what way? NOD32 now enables you to clean even active rootkits that are invisible to most of the other AVs so what do you exactly mean? Did you have a problem removing some threat using the latest beta? If so, what was the threat name and full path to the infected file?

>> need better UI. Example we need to better see how much is the scanning progress. and we can do others thing meanwhile scanning. etc

It's known NOD32 v3 will bring a completely new gui, with different options for both common and advanced users.

>> NOD32 has lots of scope for improvement though:
- Better update system
NOD32 now updates from 12 severs, the 6 recently added servers are on an incredibly fast backbone.

>> - Bigger signature database
More signatures does not automatically mean better detection capabilities, quite the contrary. Just ask any of the AV experts, I know a couple of them from different AV companies. If an AV needs 1 or 2 signatures to detect 100 variants of a threat, including most of the future variants while the other AV requires a separate signature for each variant, does it make better the former or latter AV? I think you're getting what I mean...

>> - Better cleaning/disinfecting mechanism (As an example, files that are infected by viruses are usually deleted instead of cleaning/disinfecting them. In my personal experiences, McAfee has one of the best cleaning/disinfecting engines out there)

More than 99% of current threats are trojans or other kind of malware that cannot be cleaned as they do not infect other files. NOD32 is able to clean most of cleanable files and, if you run into any that NOD32 wouldn't be able to clean, I doubt ESET wouldn't add cleaning upon your request.

>> Downloaded Kaspersky one day and it found 3 things... nod32... none... switch to kaspersky 6 :) which is much better then 5 which was basically tested everywhere and most the reviews are on kaspersky 5

No AV is perfect, I could show you hundreds of files detected by NOD32 and missed by KAV, and vice-versa.

ranger10x

ranger10x reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

As far as I'm concern this is the best AV available. Glad they came out with the Vista Beta version. Installed flawlessly and is not a memory hog like the other AVs. Uses very little resources and does the job better. I have used Norton and Kaspersky in the past and NOD32 is by far the best. Used avast after I first installed Vista RC2 x64 version and glad to be back on Nod32.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

I'll stick with Avast!

ezh

ezh reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

The heuristic in nod32 is turned off by default. Turned on it takes too much resources and may give false alarms.

Kaspersky is the right thing.

guti

guti reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

2.7 beta, performs the same as 2.5, at least under XP.

It is not tiny and blazingly fast, like version 1, but the rate of detection due to more signatures, and better heuristics is worth.

The best AV out of there, although, it could be improved.

Visit me at http://guti.bitacoras.com

Yakumo

Yakumo reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 29, 2006

nod32 is the best a/v still, amazingly fast and accurate, fantastic http scanner. I beleive it's mostly (entirely?) written in asm keeping it well ahead of other A/V's bloat.

utomo : a locked file is a file that it's physically impossible for it to open to scan, as the OS has it locked for use, or the file is encrypted, or the file is a password protected archive. no a/v can crack encryption / protections for you, the others just don't bother reporting anything.

It is NOT any kind of flaw for it to report locked files.

utomo

utomo reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Good but still need to improve.
1. The scanning log, show many Locked file error. It is Not good.
2. The scanning log did not have horizontal scroll. even when we show it on full screen, the scanning log text still cutted.
3. Need to improve the scanning and cleaning of infected system.
4. need better UI. Example we need to better see how much is the scanning progress. and we can do others thing meanwhile scanning. etc

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Works okay, not much difference for me. Unfortunately a 2.7 release means 3.0 is delayed until next year. If you have a non-English version of windows, I do believe you have to uninstall first before installing the beta.

ksterling3

ksterling3 reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Installed as update to v2.51.26 on XP SP2 - installed smoothly with no errors. Beta offered to alert on unwanted applications as new feature. It updated login and password to beta defaults (as opposed to keeping registered user details), but claimed it would preserve settings on install. On reboot, AMON module refused to initialize. AMON continued to fail initialization on repeated reboots. Unusable. Did not try Beta install with removal of 2.51.26 first - may have changed results. Removed Beta and successfully reinstalled released version.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

The best antivirus! In Beta Stage!

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Installation of this beta was faultless keeping all of my original settings and registration details intact. Impact on system resources has not gone up but is likely to go down even more when the final is released as the beta probably contains some debugging code.
Still the best AV around for me.

davygiven

davygiven reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Installed in x64 Vista and working beautifully :oD

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.7 Beta on Oct 28, 2006

Installed on XP - Seems to work just as well as the 2.51.26 release.
Nice to see that Vista support has finally made it into this AV client.
This client still seems nice and low on system resources - hopefully that will remain for 2.7's final relase and the version 3 that they are working on.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.51.30 on Oct 27, 2006

One of the best AV softwares today, NOD32 is second only to Kaspersky.

Although in terms of raw signature based detection Kaspersky rules the roost, NOD32 with its advanced heuristic engine can detect a new/unknown viruses effectively. That and its extremely low memory/cpu footprint ensures that its right there amongst the top AVs.

NOD32 has lots of scope for improvement though:
- Better update system
- Bigger signature database
- Better cleaning/disinfecting mechanism (As an example, files that are infected by viruses are usually deleted instead of cleaning/disinfecting them. In my personal experiences, McAfee has one of the best cleaning/disinfecting engines out there)

OAKsider

OAKsider reviewed v2.51.30 on Sep 26, 2006

Great software, performs well regularly on numerous worldwide reviews. Definitely an antivirus to beat. Very small footprint (±20MB). Easy to use 'out of the box' but still relatively customizable.

What more can you ask for? Well, not much but ESET's still hard at work. NOD32 V3 plus Security Suite, see: http://flingk.com/ovp1do1

btman

btman reviewed v2.51.30 on Aug 23, 2006

Downloaded Kaspersky one day and it found 3 things... nod32... none... switch to kaspersky 6 :) which is much better then 5 which was basically tested everywhere and most the reviews are on kaspersky 5

HurricaneGame

HurricaneGame reviewed v2.51.30 on Aug 13, 2006

because 30 is greater than 8?

PÿRÓ

PÿRÓ reviewed v2.51.30 on Aug 8, 2006

I have version 2.51.8 ..and have had for a while
How can this be a newer version ?

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v2.51.30 on Aug 4, 2006

NOD32 more than doubles KAV in this test but what is the point? Is 58% satsifactory? What is the point of not updating your virus scanner? I wouldn't depend on either with outdated signatures, would you?

If you had read any of the docs on the site you are quoting (av-comparatives.org), you would know that the "point" is to see how well the various products handle unknown malware; that is, how they might fare against new, unknown malware you could come across TODAY. This is accomplished by intentionally using outdated signatures that don't include specific detection for the malware to be tested against. In other words, it's a test of generic and heuristic detection.

NOD32 has industry-leading generic and heuristic detection. In real-time mode, this comes at a processing price, that being the fact that using NOD32's "advanced heuristics" setting for AMON can introduce very noticable slowdowns and delays. Still, NOD32 is one of the best products overall where it concerns system performance impact.

What I can't stand is the attitude of some at Eset. They often have malware samples come in, and then purposely fail to provide detection for them. This, in the name of "prioritization". While of course I believe that they are, in their minds, paying heed to cost effectiveness, that will be cold comfort to you, as a user, if you happen to get stung by one of the bits of malware they didn't bother with--and it DOES happen ... check wilderssecurity.com.

captainahab

captainahab reviewed v2.51.30 on Aug 2, 2006

NOD32 is an excellent antivirus but there are some issues.
-updates sometimes freeze or just stop
-product is not updated on weekends!
-many trojans are not considered malware by NOD32
-comprehensive but convoluted interface

And as for proactive vs. on demand scanning here is a comparison from AV-Comparatives:
On-demand comparative
KAV 99,77%
NOD32 98,77%
Both excellent, right?

Retrospective / ProActive
This test shows the pure proactive ON-DEMAND detection capability that the scanners had 3 months ago with best possible detection settings.
KAV 24%
NOD32 58%
NOD32 more than doubles KAV in this test but what is the point? Is 58% satsifactory? What is the point of not updating your virus scanner? I wouldn't depend on either with outdated signatures, would you?

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 30, 2006

when you click Ctrl Alt Del and dissable it from running it will still run again there, wtf, I only use this AV and I like it, but why does it keep running in the background even when you kill it???!!!!!!

Axe56

Axe56 reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 30, 2006

amazing AV. updates automatically, full coverage, and it's one of the most protective out there in pre-emptive virus detection.

adriel

adriel reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 30, 2006

hi, i have the same problem with my NOD32,it doens't update ether now it just says its upto date (the last time it was done was on 7/23/2006)

anyone know why this is?
(ps im running a 30day trail '4 days left' and i already love it!)

Adriel

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

i like the fact that the government uses it. even though i do not do "PUSS STUFF" anymore. things like file stealing, porn, crack sites etc. it has great detection rates and great heuristics. the updates are daily. i can't complain. i use it with windows defender, spybot, and process explorer, coupled with with smart computing. i run 99.9 trouble free.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

Nod 32 + Opera Browser + Azureus...and life CAN be better !!!

ciwir

ciwir reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

betasun - i have no problems with virus database update which is updated EVERY DAY !!
Before i used NAV but now i use NOD32 on my two PCs and laptop.

mansa

mansa reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

very strong and very light on ressources
but still have problem with .exe files

betasun

betasun reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

the virus database is old and the updating is not possible or very slow .

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

It's really a mix-up between KAV and NOD. While NOD uses some interesting and innovative techniques in its heuristic analysis (better then KAV), KAV posseses superior unpacking engine as well as many other features such as a proactive defense mechanism (v6.0.x) that NOD does not have. NOD is also a pain in the arse to update when you have a rule never to actually purchase commercial software ever. You've got to find all these BS untrusted pirate servers to download NOD updates from, it's a real hassle.

This problem does not exist with KAV, though. And signatures are updated hourly, very up-to-date. On the other hand NOD's heuristics are once again too strong to deny. It caught some files that KAV didn't, but the same is true for KAV which was able to unpack exe's I personally packed with some very obscure packers while NOD ignored them.

Bottom line is either choice is millions upon millions of times better then any CRAP Symantec product. McAfee has cleaned up their act lately though, but I'd still recommend staying away from them too.

fourte3n

fourte3n reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

Says what review? independant? real? NOD32 is the best and very light on resources.

Zqzha

Zqzha reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 28, 2006

New Kaspersky 6.0 outperforms nod32 in every area. Give it a try!

bournex

bournex reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 27, 2006

small, reliable, simply awesome! :-)

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 27, 2006

same here no update yet

ohyeah504

ohyeah504 reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 27, 2006

I'm having issues with updating the virus def. It kept saying I'm up to date; but my last update was a few days old. Anybody with this issue? How can I fix this issue? I'm using the trial version. I hope this was my solution to replacing SAV.

davygiven

davygiven reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 27, 2006

"great product. but current release version for registered users seems to be 2.51.26 not .28 as in trial version. Not sure why the paying users are getting the older version."

v2.51.28 just added the ability to register the trial without having to download and install the full version from the Eset website.

a7

a7 reviewed v2.51.30 on Jul 27, 2006

the best

Someone reviewed v2.51.28 on Jul 26, 2006

Best antivirus around. I use it for both home and small corporate network. With network licence, it's easy to setup an update directory that can be access by any number of NOD32 installation on the network. The product is not only light and discrete, but also very powerful. I am a fan of it. Bybye Kaspersky, Norton and McAfee resource hoggers!

luckman212

luckman212 reviewed v2.51.28 on Jul 2, 2006

great product. but current release version for registered users seems to be 2.51.26 not .28 as in trial version. Not sure why the paying users are getting the older version.

xyzcb1

xyzcb1 reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 29, 2006

NOD32 is the best AV products IMO. It does not lack system like Kaspersky does.

Zqzha

Zqzha reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 29, 2006

NOD32 is a great programm, but as me and my friends tried Kaspetsky Internet Security 6 we dropped NOD. Kaspersky 6.0 is very lite even liter than NOD (you cannot compare the 6.0 and the old 5.0 kaspersky!) and it has shown 99% detection rate in proactive test - a perfect solution!

I suggest you try it first and then compare to NOD.

Dystopia.

Dystopia. reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 29, 2006

One of the best
www.av-comparatives.org

@ WhiteZero : 2.51.8 means 2.51.08 i think, not 2.51.80

zee7

zee7 reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 29, 2006

ezh, I dumped Kaspersky's for NOD. Kaspersky's is a great AV program, but it is a serious resource hog. NOD offers the best protection with minimal impact on your system's performance.

WhiteZero

WhiteZero reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 29, 2006

Awesome program and it seems to have a very small performance hit.
But isnt this update a little old?
I'm running 2.51.8
o.O

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

Nod is definitely amazing. Dump Symantec and get this program. As the previous poster noted, this isn't a new version for registered users. It's just a new trial that allows you to activate without reinstalling, which you had to do with previous incarnations.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

Word of Warning! The download here is for a Trial Version, although it says you can enter a valid username and password, if you do a install over your normal settings, it does not allow you into the application.

Back the their main site where the published full version at 23:00 BST is: 2.51.26

I really like NOD32, in my option one of the best.

nicobarengo

nicobarengo reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

No thanks, i'll stick with nod

ezh

ezh reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

zee7, did you tried the new Kaspersky 6 version? It is even quicker as NOD32. Try it out! Many NOD32 fans changed they mind after installing KAV or KIS 6.0.

shrink57

shrink57 reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

Been using NOD32 for over 2 years and it has never given me a problem. It is updated frequently and has not slowed my system down (unlike many of the bloated competitors). Even with all my downloading and experimenting, I have not had any viruses and if it wasn't for the task icon, I wouldn't even know it was running. No bells and whistles. It just works, and for me, works well.

bbplayer

bbplayer reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

Simply the best all around protection package you can get. Fast, powerful, and great detection. I have not seen any false positives at all since using it 2 years ago.

"Try out the new Kaspersky 6.0! It outperforms NOD32 in any aspect incl. 99.6% result in proactive detection! http://www.av-comparativ...nisse/KAV6_PDM_test.PDF

Just give it a try!"

To the above poster - That test was very misleading. KIS blocks EVERY program, regardless if its a virus/spyware or not. Any company could make a program to do this.

Just have your AV block every single thing you do, and any test will score near 99%.

sQin

sQin reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

NOD32 comes with very few false positives, it's able to catch about 50% of viruses with 3 month old signatures (+heuristics).

Some morons really do not understand what they are talking about, most popular antivirus providers update their signatures in 3hr at best, usually in 6-12 hours.

roj

roj reviewed v2.51.28 on Jun 28, 2006

Blows the doors off the Symantec garbage and McAfee isn't even on the radar. Small, fast, non-intrusive. This app does one thing and does it extremely well. If you want uncompromising protection with minimal impact, this is the solution to seriously consider.

FIVE stars for excellence.

Someone reviewed v2.51.20 on Jun 26, 2006

One of the best Anti-Virus programs I have ever used... It's fast and accurate...
2.51.28 is available... I think...
Fileforum surely needs a desperate update...

bbplayer

bbplayer reviewed v2.51.20 on Jun 24, 2006

To the last review and the one about taking hours to put out a virus def:

Its obvious you know nothing about computers and protection software. Ill just make it easy:

To the most recent review - Get a clue. This is right up there with kaspersky in protection, and its much faster, while being less intrusive.

To the guy about the updates - Advanced heuristics dont require updates every hour. This AV detects threats WITHOUT an update... Get a clue before you post a review. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Detecting a threat without an update = priceless. This means it can detect threats that are new to the web, and no def is out for it yet for ANY company.

Clue.. buy one.

ishtov

ishtov reviewed v2.51.20 on Jun 12, 2006

Fast and Light when compared to McAfee, about the same as AVG and Norton.
Very many "false positives" in which it claims a virus where there is none.
Has interrupted a number of installs, claimed that a javascript snippet I was writing was a unknown virus and gone bananas when I tried to chage latency settings on my Grapghics card.

A classic example: IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH APACHE, despite that there are some 70 million apache users, and they are the first people who would even know about NOD. According to their FAQ, this problem has been fixed, but in real life it is a problem.

Non-existant tech support - Do not answer ay emails, have a phone system that doesn't work (Try getting tech support by phone: you are redirected to customer service, who says they will transfer you - ten minutes of waiting later, back at costumer service, they say they will redirect you...)

Non intuitive - If you want to set one of those false positives as legit, good luck finding the correct spot to allow it.

Overall, extremely extremely poor app, highly to be regarded as a sure way to waste a lot of time for no sure benefit.

Only to considered if your first and only priority is to support Slovakia.

ozkan

ozkan reviewed v2.51.20 on Jun 8, 2006

I'm using version 2.51.26. This page needs an update.

Klusternisse

Klusternisse reviewed v2.51.20 on May 20, 2006

overrated . if a new virus if found, nod32 takes hours to create new definions. crap

ranasrule

ranasrule reviewed v2.51.20 on May 6, 2006

simply the best

skulker

skulker reviewed v2.51.20 on May 4, 2006

First of all, Acey99 should be removed - he gave this a 1 and never tried product, he just promotes Avast.
Second, I agree with Varsity, this is a great product, can be used by less-experienced but has tunables, good geekware indeed. It also reduced my spam immediately by 20-30 daily which I didn't expect [that Norton Symantec ignored], it has malware features that its own website doesn't promote enough!
Lastly it has 1-2 updates DAILY for true zero-day protection. I had Norton Symantec 2005 before, and it only put out emergency updates once in awhile for publicly visible viruses, otherwise only 1 or 2 updates weekly!! How their ratings are as high as they are is beyond me. Maybe Norton surfers only go to safe places and have safe friends LOL. Norton also was a hog when it ran.
Nod32 is very unintrusive, and with the advanced tunables, you can dig deep into your disks. It will even tell you if you have zip files that require passwords or that are part of a series, and part of the series is missing! Amazing.
Midniteskulker

Wolve^Rine

Wolve^Rine reviewed v2.51.20 on Apr 14, 2006

I thing this is the best AV out there.
Fast and low CPU useage.
And because i red some reviews that they say it does not update, i am telling you that mine its update every day, some times twice a day.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v2.51.20 on Apr 14, 2006

All things considered, this is currently the best AV out there.

varsity

varsity reviewed v2.51.20 on Apr 6, 2006

I have yet to test an antivirus utility that performs as well as this. Even the latest Kaspersky version 6 pales in comparison. The thing I like best about NOD is that it is primarily an antivirus utility only, not one of those comprehensive, all-in-one packages that KAV is turning into. However, besides NOD's excellent virus detection rate, it does a great job even keeping malware off my machine. I use Avant web browser. Besides that, it has never interfered with any other real-time utility that I have ever installed on my machine. It just does its job extremely well while minding its own business.

mansa

mansa reviewed v2.51.20 on Mar 27, 2006

Nothing else to say, maybe the best, it's the best

Deedstyger

Deedstyger reviewed v2.51.20 on Mar 17, 2006

+ not a resource eater
+ quick
+ simple
+ effective
+ only it could be able to powerfully disinfect a virus which possessed my pc's all .exe's among all known 6 antivirus programs.

net_junkie

net_junkie reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 18, 2006

Why do I like it? Because it doesn't use alot of system resources, it's not a "white elephant" like so many of the others, it's detection rate is at the top, and it does a great job on live updating.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 18, 2006

Nod32 is not quite the best AV at detection, but it is very close. It is however, the fastest, cleanest, and least intrusive AV I have ever used. Unlike Norton, it does not send tentacles throughout your registry and add a zillion megabytes of files, folders, trash, and bloat that results in a constipated system. When everything is added up, Nod32 is the best AV for me. Try it, I bet you will like it too.

Neoprimal

Neoprimal reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 18, 2006

Nod32 is pretty good. The one problem I've seen it have is detecting viruses that aren't there....it's like Norton with the heuristics set to sensitive, all the time. So I'm holding off on buying it. For now I'm sticking with Onecare and Avast.

cip2kro

cip2kro reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 18, 2006

After testing NAv, Avg, McAfee, Kaspersky,F-Prot,ZoneAlarm... this was the best from all! Only BitDefender can compare with it (+ for great firewall)

wbaileynzl

wbaileynzl reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

I have used this software for 4 years now and can not fault its ability to detect and protect my system. Fast Scaning and you get all the updates for the price including when they re-write the whole software. You never get that with Symantec you would have to buy the latest version. Use my copy to fix virus's for friends who have had either Norton's, McAfee or AVG on their systems.

nicobarengo

nicobarengo reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

This is the best antivirus, detect everything, incremental updates, and fast, fast, very fast!!!. I have the real time protection enabled and i don't notice any performance slowdown. Try it, you don't gonna regret it

Lee™

Lee™ reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

Excellent piece of software, scans are quick and 3.0 is on it's way!

SirMango

SirMango reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

Very good antivirus, very responsive compared to others. I agree with DaveNCheez on the update part, but I think the reason why Nod32 notifies about these updated version is because they are only minor.

Changes in 2.51.20:
Workaround for a problem with select Cisco routers.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

Quotes from acey99:

"I haven't tried it. I love Avast! due to the boot-time scan & active webscanner, script blocker, IM's, & p2p Avast protects."

You haven't tried it yet so you rate it a 1!!?? What in Sam Hell are you thinking!!??

"if Nod had mainly a boot-time scan I'd try it."

Umm, NOD32 can be configured to scan the boot sector on access and shutdown. Your comments are so lame!

Anyways, NOD32 is easily the very best overall av scanner on the market for home use. Light, powerfull, and very comprehensive. A sheer delight.

RoSmecher

RoSmecher reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

what in the world?
how can you give this product a 1?
one of the best anti-virus products around does not deserve a 1

DaveNCheez

DaveNCheez reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

Excellent Antivirus software.
Best imho.

Only 1 feature I would like added:
Notification of when a new version is released.

Virus Defs are updated automatically, but the same is not true for Program updates.

Currently, I have to use Beta News to know when a new version is available for download.

I nice little notification window would be nice.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

Note that what you see on this page is the proper version for 2003/XP *64-BIT*

The NT/2000/2003/XP version is still 2.50.25 from last year.

acey99

acey99 reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

I haven't tried it. I love Avast! due to the boot-time scan & active webscanner, script blocker, IM's, & p2p Avast protects.

if Nod had mainly a boot-time scan I'd try it.

chimpypimpy

chimpypimpy reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

The only AV I have been 100% happy with.
KAV 6 is THE MOST POWERFUL AV there is and when finished will be a real gem but right now I would recommend NOD32 to most users. It's what I use.

midfingr

midfingr reviewed v2.51.20 on Jan 17, 2006

IMHO The best antivirus product you can get. One downside is that it takes a bit of time to configure. For that was glad to find an excellent guide on how to get the most out of NOD32 at this link:

http://www.wilderssecuri.../showthread.php?t=37509

Once configured, it will catch a lot; definitions update a few times a day - even had defs when the MS graphics vulnerability was not patched.

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v2.51.8 on Jan 14, 2006

This is antivirus is nice on resources, but It realy dosen't find much, Thats why I stick to bitdefender 9 inet security, It updates hourly and does not use many resources and it finds basicly everything.

ye110mann

ye110mann reviewed v2.51.8 on Oct 28, 2005

Works in x64.
MUCH MUCH less of a resource-hog compared to Symantec and rated very well by independent comparisons.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v2.51.8 on Sep 29, 2005

I purchased this based on many rave reviews and thus far I'm satisfied with it. In fact it is on the box I'm running now. It simply is not nearly as good as F-Prot, but then I haven't tried anything that is.

lmr0x

lmr0x reviewed v2.51.8 on Sep 12, 2005

Best ever... It keeps getting better and better.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 29, 2005

I've tried many. BitDefender is great but this one is impressive !
Very low ressources
Updated frequently (it check every hour) and there is new update more than every week (depend of virus activity of course)
The good is that it has the best unknown virus detection system now (heuristic).

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 15, 2005

I was using Symantec AntiVirus for a long time now, mostly because of the low resource usage, and minimal fuss involved;

Until..

On Aug12 I got an Email from somone with Bagle.cc/bq aka Trojan.Tooso.L. Naturally from looking at the attachment I could figure out that it was a virus; but what stunned me was that Symantec could not detect it- So I performed a LiveUdpate- and my defs were uptodate. Then I checked at the Symantec site- The virus WAS documented, and infact had been released the same day itself.
This made me wonder, that if someone stupid were there in my place, they might have got infected. Whats the point in having a good AntiVirus if its not updated daily or hourly??

This is when I decided to try out NOD32. I installed it, it downloaded the latest (Aug12) updates & detected the virus, thank you very much. Yes, I was very pleased indeed, thinking that NOD32 updates frequently.

How very wrong I was.

Its Aug 15 now, and so far, no new updates. The Aug12 updates (at the time of writing this) are the latest possible. I changed the servers, checked on the net, what not, and it does seem that Aug12 is as far as I can go as of now. Whatever happened to the so called daily updates that they so boldly advertised? What if I get/got a new virus in these 3 days that NOD fails to detect?
Ok so Symantec was bad in the sense the Liveupdate defs were released only once a week, but atleast they have the facility to get the latest (hourly?) updates from their site directly. I just wrote a script to download the latest Symantec defs every hour and run the udpater.

And voila, I'm now back to my faithful Symantec, with low resource usage and now hourly updated.

Unless of course, someone convinces me that NOD32 indeed has daily/hourly updates.

And lets not even begin with the compatiblilty problems that NOD32 has..

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What I want from an A/v:

1) Low resource usage
2) Frequent updates

So far, unfortunately, no AntiVirus satisfies the above. However I would stick to SAV 'cause atleast I can always get the absolutely latest defs anytime I want.

integrii

integrii reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 12, 2005

i am a technician for a comptuer company and we put NOD32 on at least one or two computers a day, while uninstalling norton constantly. gg nod32 5/5

eset

eset reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 8, 2005

NOD32 2.5 is fully compatible with GDS - the one to blame is Google, not NOD32 !!! They should remove the annoying message about incompatibility ASAP.

fireworksshow

fireworksshow reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 7, 2005

Has a compatability issue with google desktop search. On the other hand exelent product, but I'll stay with avast home until the compatibility issue gets fixed.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 6, 2005

umm ok? LOL anyhow, I LOVE NOD32 keep up the great work!!

madk0w

madk0w reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 6, 2005

too Adrian79

now what you're saying is completely ignorant and irrelevant too the matter.

First of all, you are supposed to post a review (opinion) of that product.

Second, is it not your place to decide (nor judge) weather this product fits into it's current categorie.

And third, don't lower yourself and shift the blame on me just because i'm not a native speaker, hence the (probably) occurring gramatical/spelling errors.

This 5 is to offset your rating.

Also, i'm using nod32 almost a year now, and it's the best i've had. (i've tried kapersky, norton and other commercial products)

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 6, 2005

Nickky asks: "Hi, guys! Would anyone here can share with me by new login and password for 2.50.25?"

Wouldn't that be software piracy? Hmmm, rather dubious if you ask me.

My system has more snap, crackle and pop since installing NOD32 a few days ago. This is simply the best antivirus solution on the market. Kaspersky is also outstanding but, ultimately, I decided on the Glock rather than the cannon (yes, I stole this from httpd.confused because I like the analogy. Hope you don't mind httpd).

slegg

slegg reviewed v2.51.8 on Aug 6, 2005

Best Antivirus I've used... and I've tried a lot of them. Small, fast, efficient. Certainly worth of buying! Forget all those overhyped, ressource hungry and still faulty pieces of Norton or Kaspersky.

By the way, the same installer will automatically install a compatible version of the NOD32 onto both 32bit and 64bit systems.

nickky

nickky reviewed v2.51.3 Beta on Aug 2, 2005

Hi, guys! Would anyone here can share with me by new login and password for 2.50.25? Beta64/beta64 has expired and... What about 2.51.3? How long does it work on beta64/beta64 keys

iNsuRRecTiON

iNsuRRecTiON reviewed v2.51.3 Beta on Jun 30, 2005

Hey,

I don't know what you mean, but did you test this beta?!

I think no, because it runs on both, "normal" 32bit systems and 64bit systems..

I have installed this beta on Windows 2000 Pro SP4, IE 6.0 SP1, without any problem, all is running and protecting fine..

This beta release have system drivers for Windowx x64 Editions and "normal" Windows NT 5.x

thx and best regards,

iNsuRRecTiON

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.51.3 Beta on Jun 28, 2005

Betanews mod staff, please post SEPERATE section for win64 versions, do not mix with "normal" nod32. thanks

Caleb

Caleb reviewed v2.51.3 Beta on Jun 28, 2005

AFAIK this build is Win64 only!

Use beta64/beta64 for updates!

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.50.25 on Jun 20, 2005

they(betanews) have linked us to their(eset)old trial build.

Not sure why, it says 2.50.25 but we get 2.50.19 :0

mifamilia

mifamilia reviewed v2.50.25 on Jun 17, 2005

I dont know if its just me....I still show 2.50.19 after install of new one of 2.50.25...is this happening to anyone else?

fosius

fosius reviewed v2.50.19 on Jun 15, 2005

NOD32's advanced heuristic engine is absolutely great. There is no any product that can be better...

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.50.19 on May 29, 2005

Execellent product! Post a final release in Betanews which needs password to download is peculiar. Why not a trial?

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v2.50.19 on May 28, 2005

Great product. Evolving and great in system resources.

In reply to Adrian79, why not take the time to go to the website and download the trial version? Also, this isn't a beta release. NOD32 2.50.16 was the official release of v2.5.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.50.19 on May 28, 2005

just a thought..but it would be cool to try this build...too bad it's asking for a password just for the download here on betanews :( lol wtf ..anyhow,..

changelog for this build 2.50.19?????

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.50.19 on May 28, 2005

I have been using .19 for the past few days. I am not sure as to the Tech difference, as no changelog has been provided by Eset. I have however pointed out to their Tech dept that this release takes an average of 8 mins longer to scan than .16 (different pc's / same amt of files). I have also noted that with 2.5- using the same profile settings as 2.0- it finds a lot of file locked messages. I'm thinking of reverting back to 2.0.13 unless the next release resolves these issues. These issues aside I still would recommend NOD32.

nirmalv

nirmalv reviewed v2.50.19 on May 28, 2005

HOTBLACK : there is a new beta version of NOD32 for 64 bit windows available at their web-site.
Since NOD 32 is written largely in assembler code better to stick to that version

AlexBR

AlexBR reviewed v2.50.19 on May 28, 2005

Don´t take me bad... mas nothing like Avast... Free, efficient, light and fast!

mstamper

mstamper reviewed v2.50.16 on May 25, 2005

For my needs this is the best AV out there. I currently have 6 months left on my Kaspersky license but I have decided to register NOD32. KAV bogs down my computer so much that I end up turning it off most of the time - and then what good is it? Nod32 is fast and very light on the resources.

Perhaps my machine is not up to snuff for KAV- 3.4GHz P4 HyperThreaded, 1GB Ram WIn XP Pro SP2.

bugmenot

bugmenot reviewed v2.50.16 on May 22, 2005

@HotBlack77 - i havent tried the latest 2.5 but i know that in the previous version amon didnt work. dont worry about it, there isnt a whole lot of drivers and programs for Windows XP x64 anyways sop just use the 32-bit version for now.

I like nod32, it is light but still offers strong detection rates and excellent heuristics. i give it a four because its still short of mcafee and kav and its clones in detection, especially that of trojans and other riskware.

HotBlack77

HotBlack77 reviewed v2.50.16 on May 17, 2005

Does anybody know if this runs on 64-bit windows?

Dennis87

Dennis87 reviewed v2.50.16 on May 17, 2005

This is the best antivirus software i have tried, and i have tried many, since i innstalled nod32 for about 2 years ago i have never had a virus on my pc.

ezh

ezh reviewed v2.50.16 on May 17, 2005

When someone packs it's malicious code with some packer nod32 will let it thrue. Only the Kaspersky engine will find it.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

Microsoft uses Nod32 for there servers. That should tell you how good it is. Personally I tried them all and Nod32 is the best.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

It is hard to trust all those antivirus comparison articles, especially when they all come up with different results. My friend installed this and it caught eight malware that his previous av scanner, Symantec, missed completely. He uses file sharing software so he needs a quality av program, and NOD32 delivers big time!

I'm still waiting for Kaspersky to come out with their updated av program so I can run some comparisons with NOD. Something tells me NOD32 is going to come out on top.

surfbum4fun

surfbum4fun reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

it's a good anti-virus software and i tried it for the full 30 day trial. but, i use Avast in windows and in linux.And it's a great program, plus the price is right(free).why pay when Avast is free.I've tired them all...

kerebos

kerebos reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

Quote:
Tina Turner
"Simply the best......better than all the rest"

I also don't trust those online comparison sites, some of them say norton only catches 5% of what NOD32 does, and some say 50%, now this av-comparisons.com says it catchs 96% or whatever, anyway i thought i'ld give kaspersky a go and compair to NOD32, but sorry kaspersky i'm all for performance when it comes to gaming, i thought nod32 was scanning quicker, and it catchs some real cunning items that run on my pc, the other day some silent installer was running, and NOD32 picked it up and dealt with it.

I'm not an expert in comparisons, but i know what i see and NOD32 is top of its game.

Over and out :)

M@jo

M@jo reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

That's a very misleading statement. I tried this and NOD32 always caught even repacked samples. NOD32 uses a generic unpacker so it obviously must catch them.

Lurifax

Lurifax reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

Probably the best anti virus-program out there.

Metsn

Metsn reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

Yes I agree, Kaspersky is better....but Nod32 is much more cheaper........and Nod is also good...so ,)

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

I don't trust any anti-malware comparison sources.

And there is no such word as "virii". The word is "viruses". A much more accurate word is simply "malware".

Zodiachus

Zodiachus reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

I use NOD32. Kaspersky is in fact better than NOD32 at finding virii. While NOD32 takes 95-96% of all virii, Kaspersky will get up to 99% of them. However, I don't think the last 3% is worth the MASSIVE decrease in performance from NOD32 to Kaspersky. NOD32, I say! Reference:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.50.16 on May 16, 2005

An excellent Anti-Virus programme. It has a very small footprint. Fast, yet thorough scanning time. It is easy to configure – as is, yet customisable for the more experienced. Best of all it nice to know it just works to protect you in the background. I have been using NOD32 for the past year, and this version for the past 3 days – no regrets.

FailedCRC

FailedCRC reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on May 14, 2005

perhaps this update will finally silence the kaspersky zealots?

djroderick

djroderick reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on May 8, 2005

Hola me alegro q aparezcan NODusers de habla hispana.
Yo com usuario de nod desde hace tiempo voy a probar esta beta, aun no la probe pero al parecer promete mucho.
Estaria interesado en q nos pasemos algun correo o msn p/ intercambiar ideas y exoeriencias a cerca de este fabuloso Av.
Spero q respondas. un saldudo --Roderick--

Argente

Argente reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on May 1, 2005

Ya esta disponible la version "completa" (ya no es beta), la version 2.50.16

Salu2!!

captainahab

captainahab reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on Apr 29, 2005

The thing I like about NOD32 is that my system has that "pop", you know... like when you format your hard drive and you find out how fast and stable Windows can be. No drag opening windows and programs. Detection is very good too... not up to Kaspersky but who is?
BTW Kaspersky can be set to reduce any noticable drag using these tweaks.
http://www.ice-kav.com/kavtun.php

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on Apr 29, 2005

The rail gun in the forest analogy is a good one. And yes, anyone who surfs like an idiot deserves an infected system. I've never tested an antivirus product that has such little impact on the system as this little gem. However, it looks as if Kaspersky (upcoming MP3 version) and Eset are going to release their final versions almost simultaneously. I've been beta testing for Kaspersky and it looks like a decent product, so far. I will put both products through the paces before I decide which one to keep. I like them both, so it will likely come down to how much they impact the system as to which one I choose. NOD32 is going to be tough to beat.

Babylon2x

Babylon2x reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on Apr 29, 2005

I'd somewhat echo what the last review just said. Have used Norton several years, but started to find I needed a decent alternative which didn't take up my computer resourses. NOD32 is by far the best AV software I've used! Have bought a license for all my PCs and never looked back since :)

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.50.9 Beta on Apr 29, 2005

I love KAV for its detection capability, and have even written glowing reviews of it, before coming to my senses. The simple fact is that there is no "best" anti-malware application, including KAV.

As far as I'm concerned, KAV is like taking a 100-pound rail gun along during a walk through the woods. You may be safe from bears, but you'll hate every step you take, and you'll find yourself putting the damned thing down quite freqently, just to lighten the load. Does that make the 100-pound rail gun the best security option?

NOD32 is more akin to a hunting revolver. It may be no rail gun, but it's there when you need it, and forgotten about when you don't. And unless you're an idiot who treads carelessly, you don't need to worry about bears too much anyway.

[captainahab: Those "KAV tuning" tips are useless to me. For one thing, they address startup slowdowns, which doesn't apply. I wasted more time than I care to think about "tuning" KAV. It was a waste of time.]

NOD32 is the only anti-malware utility that stays out of my face, and doesn't annoy me so constantly that I find myself disabling it just to get things done. This gives me freedom. This saves me time. This saves my sanity.

dennisbp

dennisbp reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 25, 2005

This program is excellent. I uninstalled my free company paid version of Norton Internet Security in order to install NOD32 and Sygate Firewall. NOD32 doesn't take up my memory and boot-time as NIS does.

Highly recommendable :-)

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 24, 2005

Not a bad AV, but still prefer Kaspersky AV, much better.

M@jo

M@jo reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 24, 2005

I too wonder why KAV should be better than NOD32 if it hasn't saved me from email threats without updating signatures (which took a couple of hours). Luckily I'm using also NOD32 which always picked up all email threats without needing to update thanks to its remarkable heuristics.

dwby

dwby reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 24, 2005

Love this Anti-Virus. Keeps getting better and better!

@jordenpro

"NOD is a wonderful program and has high potential. KAV is still #1. Th higher system resources is well worth the security. If need be upgrade your hardware , not your software."

You're saying don't upgrade your software to NOD32? You just said NOD32 is better than KAV :P

eset

eset reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 24, 2005

I'm posting this in order to negate the vote I casted before to avoid influencing the overall rating.

Obren

Obren reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 23, 2005

The two things I expect from antivirus is to protect my computer and my data from viral infections and to do it without noticable penalty to my sistem performances. The NOD32 excells in both fields.

De gustibus non est disputandum, but I personally find NOD32 UI quite intuitive and efficient. On the other hand, I couldn't care less about UI of an antivirus, because it took me 10 mins after I installed the program to set the options according to my preferences, and after that, the only contact to UI that I have from time to time is the "Update now" button.

I hope that NOD32 authors will not lose their sanity and begin "enriching" its user interface with tons of useless features just to make it visually appealing to lamers.

jordenpro

jordenpro reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 23, 2005

Indeed, this is a great antivirus program. However, comparing this product to kaspersky is not an option. Kaspersky is a pioneer in the anti-virus industry. KAV is well known in the "underground" community and it's always the first on detecting the latest backdoor, even exploits.

NOD is a wonderful program and has high potential. KAV is still #1. Th higher system resources is well worth the security. If need be upgrade your hardware , not your software.

Cheers,

Jorden
tech-security.com

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 23, 2005

Fast and effective but has an appalling User Interface.

Arrogant and ignorant developers will ensure this program never realises its full potential.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 23, 2005

the best of the best
5 stars

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 22, 2005

Great AV. The best at frequent updates and right up there with Kasperski at detection. This AV has the lightest footprint of all the effective and fully featured AV programs. It has all the needed features, and is very stable and compatible with all programs I use... and I try out a lot of crapware.

I highly recommend Nod32 for experienced users and novices alike. Experts will easily find all the options and settings, because they are obvious and intuitive. Novices do not need to do anything but install the program and let it do its thing!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.50.7 Beta on Apr 22, 2005

Spoken like a man. But then you rail me in another product review... Weird.

Anyway, these NOD32 2.5 betas have been working pretty well for me. I've encountered several real issues, but no show-stoppers so far.

I used to be a die-hard advocate of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, but NOD32 won me over with its extremely system-friendly performance. KAV is still really strong, but it's a CPU-devouring beast that, for me, became unbearable.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.50 Beta on Mar 31, 2005

Well httpd.confused, criticism delivered deserves criticism received! So no hard feelings and no offense taken to your replies to me. After all, I took some shots at you so I certainly deserved some back - and you didn't disappoint. And for what it's worth, although I disagree with some of your product reviews, I can honestly say I have tremendous respect for them. It's obvious you put alot of research into your product tests and, besides, I love the sarcasm in a number of your reviews!

The 5 rating is for the current version, as I haven't found the time yet to test the beta release.

csamaha

csamaha reviewed v2.50 Beta on Mar 30, 2005

I am a registered user of Nod32 and it has always worked great for me. One thing I was a little disappointed about however, is that there doesn't seem to be any detailed documentation on how to use the new features in this beta. For example, there is supposidly some detection of spyware and malware in this beta, although for the life of me I can't figure out how to use it or even where to find it in the program. Does anyone have any information on this? I'd love to know. For this I am giving it a 4 but I still love the program on the whole.

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v2.50 Beta on Mar 30, 2005

No problems so far... It found an old file it thinks might be a virus, and let me send it to Eset for review. Good stuff!

To csamaha, you can find the settings for spyware/adware under AMON->Setup->Methods. There is a checkbox for "Adware/Spyware/Riskware". Click Help for more information.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.50 Beta on Mar 30, 2005

I have nice replies for wat0114 in my review below... Please read more carefully this time, wat0114, as you can learn a lot from me.

And Adrian79, if you run version 2.12.4, you are either using a trial version or a pirated version, since 2.12.4 was never released to registered customers. Oops.

This beta seems to work well so far, but it is rather early to tell. The enhancements are pretty significant, so I've boosted my rating to 5. (Some of my previous criticisms still apply, though.) I've run into a few problems with the beta, but nothing major so far. Good stuff.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v2.50 Beta on Mar 30, 2005

i went back to v2.12.4, so far this beta is buggy and my system started to sneeze..so we will see :)

Antibuddha

Antibuddha reviewed v2.12.3 on Feb 3, 2005

NOD32 fills a nice niche and is to be commended on the lightening speed of its scanner and its reasonable system resource demands. Its advanced heuristics are to be commended. I find it ideal for running on my Notebook where speed and system resource management are critical. Having said that, I find that Kasperksy Antivirus offers the highest level of security for the more powerful desktop system that I rely on for stock trading and secure financial transactions. All users would be well advised to keep in mind that there is no such thing as one size fits all in system security.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v2.12.3 on Jan 28, 2005

httpd.confused, you really are confused! Most of your criticizms of the product are unjust and completely unqualified. Fact is, NOD 32 passes ICSA Lab's detection criterium as well as having received awards from other reputable Technical associations. NOD 32 detects viruses as well as or better than other leading bloatware programs such as Trend, Norton, Kaspersky...etc, without bogging down your computer in the process. It consistantly draws about 16 MB RAM (on my pc), whereas other products (Norton especially) gobble up well over 30 MB RAM. As for not being able to stop a scan in progress...what are you talking about!!?? Of course you can. I'd suggest to you before you again waste your time writing a novel about a product, do some meaningful research on it first!

Mountain_Man

Mountain_Man reviewed v2.12.3 on Jan 26, 2005

A fantastic AV tool. After using this, I haven't looked back since! Small footprint, silent, and effective!!

Compared to Norton and McAffee bloat ware rubbish this is fantastic!!

deepesh

deepesh reviewed v2.12.3 on Jan 21, 2005

Its FAST but it also alarms a lot of FALSE detections, I am a software devlopers and has a sucessfull website, with sevral fanous award wining freeware applications like Easy Uninstaller, Dr. System, service controller xp available at http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/ to name a few, the NOD32 AV shows false virus warning to my Software 'Shareware Cheater v 3.0', this really affects me, they should pay more attention to false alarms

Nurz

Nurz reviewed v2.12.3 on Dec 15, 2004

hmmm I was able to access and stop nod32 during system scan..wonder y others could not? I have avg running on sister pc...and nod on this one...and it is undoubtably the best AV I have used thus far. Don't let others scare u off from trying it, u can always uninstall it if u don't like it! It stops virus activity from downloading, watches for malware, man what else could ya ask for??? I thought I liked AVG....This one has my vote all the way!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.12.3 on Nov 26, 2004

(A simple request: Please pay more attention than wat0114 did when you read this review.)

Rather than blind, glowing, "Oh, it's so cute!" praise, I'm going to inject some actual critical review here. Enjoy the breath of fresh air.

NOD32 has some real strengths, and some real shortcomings. Here's my take.

The good:

1. Good protection. (Hello, wat0114? Did you read this sentence?)

2. Easy on the system. Unlike Kaspersky Anti-Virus, NOD32 doesn't make your system run as if it were a P-33. (Hello, wat0114? Did you read this?)

3. Eset's support has improved recently, due to the hiring of at least one person who gives a damn.

The bad:

1. Lackluster detection of some malware types, especially trojans. (I'm not interested in get-one-false-positive-and-you-fail, month-old-wild-list-only Virus Bulletin references, OK?) These days, trojans are a very serious, prevalent threat, and several other packages still do it better than NOD32. At least part of this is because NOD32 is not as old a product as some competitors (hence a catch-up game), and another part of it is because other vendors do not share their samples with Eset. (Hello, wat0114? Do you really think that NOD32 matches Kaspersky Anti-Virus in trojan detection?)

2. The IMON component is still effectively a beta, regardless of whether or not they acknowledge that fact. There are compatibility problems galore.
http://www.wilderssecuri.../showthread.php?t=46209 (Is this debatable? I didn't think so. When I originally wrote this review, Eset was leaving compatibility mode as the default, and asking users to submit problem reports, so they could fix IMON! Is this debatable? Can you read?)

3. Inconvenient interface design. Yes, I know it's cute and all, but there's no tray menu, and none of the windows remember their size or position. (Again, debatable? I didn't think so.)

4. NOD32's IMON component is not compatible with Apache (but of course, they blame Apache for this: http://www.nod32.com/support/ans/10a.htm). (Fact? I thought so.)

5. Lack of up-to-the-minute updates. Kaspersky updates every three hours, most of the time. NOD32 gets updated every day sometimes, every couple of days other times, and is very often not updated on weekends at all! Well, sorry, but malware doesn't also take weekends off. (The truth can sometimes hurt. Sorry.)

6. Strangely-missing features:

* NOD32 has no ability to scan late in the boot process, to check files that are normally locked when Windows is running. (Rare as it may be, files that cannot be scanned while Windows is running can leave a little security hole.)
* If a scheduled scan is running in the background, there is no by-design way to pause or stop it. (Do you see the word SCHEDULED there? I didn't say just ANY scan, but rather a SCHEDULED SCAN).
* If you are running an on-demand scan, there is no way to pause it.
* NOD32 can't scan NTFS alternate data streams (ADS).
* There is no way to be notified if NOD32 failed to obtain updates (except for sending an email message via SMTP, which sucks).
* There is no way to exclude files or directories from the on-demand scanner (which is very convenient when NOD32 keeps flagging something like NirSoft Protected Storage PassView every time it scans it).
* There is no built-in way to send a malware sample to Eset. Hunt down the email address and do it the old-fashioned way, sucker.
* And on and on and on and on and on...

(Again, I await counterarguments to the above... Never mind; you can't.)

I wasn't trying to "scare" anyone off of NOD32. It is a good anti-malware product, and will work very well for anyone who practices safe hex. It does offer good protection, unless perhaps you are an idiot who runs keygens and every email attachment that comes your way. That's not enough to get a "5" out of me, though. I pointed out shortcomings that I thought warranted a "3", so I rated as such.

more10s

more10s reviewed v2.000.9 on Oct 12, 2004

I love this program.
I had Norton Antivirus 2005 installed for a while, but it sucked resources, so I decided to look around for alternatives...
I read about NOD32 and gave it a try.
one word = FAST!
it is very easy on the resources, I cant tell that its running in the background! The GUI is great, and it updates often (every day)
Thumbs up!

foobah

foobah reviewed v2.000.9 on Sep 18, 2004

Another perfect release from the .cz guys & gals!

Simply the best: fastest, lightest footprint, automatic updates every day, heiristics catching most vir. before they update their definitions!

Never had it crash/lock up/miss/call a false positive.

Get it now! :)

madk0w

madk0w reviewed v2.000.9 on Aug 30, 2004

Great antivirus, never had one like it.

Updates almost every two or three days. Feels reliable and fast.

I used norton before and it doesn't even compare to nod32 in terms of speed, security and integration.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v2.000.9 on Aug 14, 2004

This program reminds me of the extinct Thunderbyte Antivirus. Fast and good scanning.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.000.9 on Aug 1, 2004

Brilliant Programme! I have been using this for over a week and it works. It is lightweight and doesn’t hog system resources, and has ease of installation for both basic and advanced PC users. I believe NOD32 is the way ahead.

There is also a beta version available, with the release due around mid-August.
http://www.nod32uk.com/download/downbeta.htm

rx-182

rx-182 reviewed v2.000.9 on Jul 5, 2004

best av ever:

1- the lightest
2- the fastest
3- got the most updated virus database

...enought said.

express15_99

express15_99 reviewed v2.000.9 on Jul 5, 2004

Ive been using NOD32 for about 3 weeks now and its the best thing to come along since sliced bread! It has the fastest and most complete scanning engine Ive ever seen and it uses the least amount of system resources ever. Compared to Norton, McAfee, and even Panda or Kaspersky, this program does its job real well. I think the interface could get a small upgrade to make it more user friendly (people unlike me) but auto update feature is awesome since you dont even notice when it upgrades your virus defs. Simply fantastic program.

terjemikal

terjemikal reviewed v2.000.9 on Jul 5, 2004

By far the fastest and least resource-hungry antivirus app out there, and I've tried most of them. Doesn't slow down the computer at all. The interface is simple and easy to use, yet attractive. I'll never go back to Norman or Norton again (they EAT cpu!)

scodan

scodan reviewed v2.000.6 on Nov 20, 2003

Argh! I forgot to mention that IMON interferes with certain applications. Try running it alongside Apache HTTP server, for example. It will choke. (Don't worry, guys, some day you'll be able to test software as well as I do... NOT!)

softssa

softssa reviewed v2.000.2 on Aug 6, 2003

This software has "Matrix-Neo" capabilities compared to its competitors. Fast, accurate and probably the coolest virus warning ever seen on computers. Since I've purchased NOD32 v2 I can download whatever I want without worrying. Have doubts? Check Virus Bulletin www.virusbtn.com

Fnatte79

Fnatte79 reviewed v2.000.2 on Jul 29, 2003

NOD32 is far the best antivirus program out the there.
It's userfriendly, fast and doesn't eat resources like the others. So... Norton, McAfee, TrendMicro, Kapersky, Norman, F-Secure, Panda... yada yada yada... go find a brickwall to bang your heads in!

betasun

betasun reviewed v2.000.2 on Jun 19, 2003

Easy to install ,easy to configure ,intutive and nice interface , everyday update and fast scan makes NOD32 one of the best .

Artek

Artek reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on May 1, 2003

EXCELENT program. Easy install, full featureset, according to many magazine tests/reviews the only virus checker that captures 100% of "wild" (not in its virus DB) viruses.

HIGHLY recommended. Have been using the previous version for almost 2 years now. The V2.0 is much more user friendly, and much easier to deploy/manage even in enterprise enviroment.

bdr

bdr reviewed v2.0 Beta on Dec 27, 2002

Reliable, fast and take little ressource (AMON is assembler code I think)

guti

guti reviewed v2.0 Beta on Dec 26, 2002

Very fast and very reliable too.
The resident module has a low resource usage.

klumy

klumy reviewed v1.301 on Sep 1, 2002

good program, it's faster than kaspersky !!

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