ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2017
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Platform: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011
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Eliminate Internet Threats Proactively
Intercept and eliminate viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and other Internet threats with our award-winning heuristic technology. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 protects you from known and emerging threats when competing products can't and keeps your system running fast. Get ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 for advanced security.
Refresh Your Online Experience
With one of the smallest program file sizes of any antivirus software, a more intuitive interface and a smarter alert system, we offer a simpler, more secure digital experience. The accompanying Internet security training teaches you how to avoid cyber threats, scams and hackers to make that experience even safer.
Not all computer threats come through the Internet; Removable Media Control protects you from potentially infected files exchanged through USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs.
- Using our advanced ThreatSense smart-scanning technology, ESET proactively protects you from new attacks. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 detects and eliminates both known and unknown viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, rootkits, and other Internet threats, so you can feel safe on the Internet.
- Antivirus (ThreatSense technology) eliminates Windows, Mac and Linux viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits and other malware.
- Antispyware protects your online privacy and identity.
- Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) blocks unauthorized changes to programs.
- Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting (Cloud-Powered Reputation)enables faster, more accurate malware detection.
- Removable Media Control prevents malware infection from USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs; enables blocking by device ID.
- Antirootkit detects and removes malware that hides from the operating system.
- Gamer Mode suspends pop-up notifications, scanning and scheduled tasks while playing.
- Internet Security Training teaches you tips and techniques to make your online experience even safer.
Experience ESET's Benefits
- Proactive Protection - ESET's smart ThreatSense technology offers multiple layers of protection with precise identification of even never-seen-before forms of malware.
- Built for Speed - ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 is lightning fast and operates smoothly in the background, so you won't even notice it's there.
- Easy on You - From its compact and intuitive user interface to its minimal use of alerts, you'll be up and running in a snap without undue interruptions.
- Seamless Updates - Security updates are discreetly sent to your computer, ensuring your defenses are always at their strongest.
Technology + Awareness = Cybersecurity
Installing security software is the first step toward cybersecurity. The second is educating yourself about safe Internet practices. That's why ESET Cybersecurity Training is free with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5. ESET Cybersecurity Training uses real-world cyber crime scenarios and gives you essential safety tips to make your online experience even safer.
New Product HighlightsEnhanced Interface
Manage functionality more efficiently with a more intuitive interface that includes access to Most Frequently Used Actions from all screens and enables easier navigation of the advanced setup tree.Advanced HIPS Configuration
Customize behavior-based HIPS to improve your security by specifying rules and permissions for the system registry and active processes and programs.Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting
Scan faster using our Cloud-Powered Reputation engine that compares your data to trusted files compiled in our ESET Live Grid database of over 100 million ESET users.
A poorly-timed antivirus update can be as bad as friendly fire. ESET lets you play without getting in the way.
|License Type||New License|
|License Term||12 months|
|Operating System||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10|
ESET Smart Security is something more than a mere antivirus. It is power- packed with many useful tools.Pros:
- Usability tests show good scores.
- Affordable Pricing
- All round protection
- Effective malware cleanup
- Will scan in safe mode
- Good independent lab results
- Easy to navigate
- 100% Free U.S.based technical support
- Outstanding antiphishing
- Good user interface
- AV-test scores of ESET's repairing ability are not the best
The IT security company ESET, headquartered in Slovakia, was founded in 1992 when it released its first antivirus product, NOD, for MS-DOS based computers. ESET has since been working to upgrade its software with modern tools, and with NOD32 Antivirus the company has graduated to a full-suite antivirus solution in an attempt to keep up with its international competitors. Does the software make the grade? We looked closely at ESET NOD32 to find out.
NOD32 can be purchased direct through the ESET company website, with a backup DVD available for an extra 10 dollars, or free with the purchase of a three-five user license. The problem with purchasing multiple licenses is that the process for registering NOD32 on more than one computer is bit convoluted, requiring a randomly generated user ID and password supplied by the company upon registration.
NOD32 is light on system resources, but ease of installation ends there. While setup is not necessarily sluggish, it is slowed down by a number of screens that pop up, requiring user input. One is, of course, registration, while another asks the user if they want protection from Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).
The ESET NOD32 Antivirus system protects against known and unknown viruses, worms, adware, Trojans, rootkits and spyware. The antispyware included in the software helps protect your identity online and the Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) disables unauthorized alterations to programs. You can also protect your computer from viruses delivered through USB flash drives with the Removable Media Control feature.
The ESET antivirus system works against malware attack by blocking applications connecting to dangerous URLs and displaying a pop-up window to show what it did.
The ESET software scans both inbound and outbound email for malware and viruses.
NOD32 Antivirus scores well with the independent labs in testing, receiving certifications from ISCA Labs and West Coast Labs, with West Coast adding several other checkmark certifications. In addition, NOD32 received a VB100 in all ten tests by Virus Bulletin.
AV-Comparatives.org gave NOD32 its Advanced rating in both on-demand and retrospective tests, and gave it the top rating, Advanced+, in the whole product test. AV-Test.org also passed the NOD32 software with 13 out of 18 points.
ESET does much better in testing by the independent labs than it did in our tests, and those of other users. In particular, ESET NOD32 did particularly badly in blocking malware and rootkits.
Scans & updates
The in-depth scan of your hard drive takes around 13 minutes, a quick time for antivirus software. The scanning process is simple and you can launch it whenever you need to. Follow-up scans are much quicker. The scans happen in the background and are carried out in real-time so you are protected against malicious files.
When the system finishes its scan, it gives you a report on what it completed and what it found. The full report is complicated and there's a lot of information there that you probably won't need. If the software is unsure about a threat, it will display the details in a list and ask you if you want to quarantine or delete the threat.
The ESET backup disk will only work with the installation of Microsoft Automated Installation, an extra step that is not included on other antivirus programs.
Gamer mode - The gamer mode stops pop-ups, notifications and scanning from interrupting your game or presentation.
The SysInspector tool is useful but probably more useful for experienced users. You can take snapshots of your computer that track changes made to systems, giving you the chance to see what was added or removed. You can also use these snapshots to communicate with tech support should you need to give them more information.
The software also includes a tool teaching you about safety online and how to navigate without danger.
Ease of use
This may be a new version but we didn't see many changes to the ESET NOD32 interface. It is reasonably simple to navigate because you only see the most relevant controls and settings on display. The Most Frequently Used Actions are prominently displayed while the more advanced settings are hidden under the advanced setup menu.
The software is perfectly good for beginners and you'll have no problems navigating. You can set the system to work on its own without much intervention.
Help & support
ESET has a knowledgebase on its website that is reasonably easy to navigate, with plenty of questions answered. There are video tutorials and a forum.
Unfortunately, there is no telephone contact option and no chat function. If you want to report an issue you must fill in the web form and wait for someone to get back to you.
The ESET NOD32 Antivirus is not perfect, by any means. The software scores well in independent tests but falls down with users who report failure to block and remove malware threats. This offers simple antivirus protection but there are better products out there.