Eset Nod Review

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The Good:

 
  • Awarded "The Best Proactive On-demand Detection" that gives you multiple layers of threat detection to deliver the most effective protection possible against new attacks
  • ESET NOD Antivirus is lightning fast
  • New and better user-friendly interface and keyboard shortcuts

The Bad:

 
  • Slow and sometimes unresponsive customer support.
  • Vista SP2 updates crash NOD.
  • Servers and PC’s sometimes hanging due to the upgrade of v4.

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Eset Nod Quick Stats:

Pricing:

1 Year:  $39.99
yearly renewals: $27
per Computer

Free Trial

Yes – you can Try it NOW for 30 Days

Virus Definition Updates:

Twice a day

Proactive Detection Effectiveness:

Excellent

On Demand Detection Effectiveness:

Very Good

Over-all System Performance:

Excellent

Customer Service:

E-mail and phone support is free

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Detailed Eset Nod Review:

ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. Built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a tightly integrated security solution that users can trust to protect their computers.

ProsEset Nod Likes:

Hitch-free installation: The antivirus installation setup process is fast and smooth. Novice users need not worry about various requests for information for these were clearly and simply stated. For those who want to configure and fine-tune their installation, a more advanced setup process is also available like those of proxy settings, firewall configuration etc. In practically no time the antivirus was fully installed and ready to go, with no reboot requested. The default settings are also ideal for average customers.

Lightning fast: NOD Antivirus 4 is built for speed. You won’t even notice that it is installed on your computer. Even disk-intensive operations like performing a full disk scan can run smoothly in the background while you work. Its speed and reduced lag make it the perfect solution for gamers too.

User-friendly interface: ESET NOD Antivirus 4 is easier to use than the previous versions which have a very technical interface. From the current compact and intuitive user interface to its minimal use of alerts, you’ll be up and running in a snap. You will receive the best possible proactive detection against malware, without enduring excessive system slowdowns and alerts, reboots or annoying false alarms.

Unrivalled protection: The award-winning ThreatSense technology used by ESET employs multiple layers of threat detection that gives you the most effective protection against new attacks. And ThreatSense is smart; it raises far fewer annoying false alarms than any other products that use heuristics. Plus, it offers integrated virus, spyware, and adware protection, where some other programs require two separate scans: one for antivirus and another for antispyware. The multithreat engine can also detect malware-hiding rootkits.

Low System Requirements: Unlike most of the other antivirus softwares, ESET NOD32 only requires a disk space of 28MB for download and 35MB for installation. A RAM of 44MB is the minimum requirement of this software.

ProsEset Nod DisLikes:

Slow and sometimes unresponsive customer support: Customers are becoming more and more unimpressed with the level of service that they are receiving from ESET. Customers have reported long waits in response to issues. Some customers have resorted to reinstalling the previous version for better performance.

Problems with offline files while online: After updating to the NOD32 Antivirus v4, browsing offline documents became extremely slow, until the PC is switched to offline mode. Reverting back to NOD32 Antivirus v3 fixed the problem. We are running v4 of the software, and have not noticed any appreciable slowdown in browsing offline documents. This may have been an issue with early releases of v4.

Vista SP2 Updates crash NOd32: After applying SP2 Vista updates via Windows Update, you will get a message from NOD32 telling you that the real time scanner has encountered an error and NOD32 needs to be reinstalled.

ProsEset Nod Bottom Line:

ESET NOD32 Antivirus has always been a cutting-edge product in computer protection technology. This new product version 4, surrendered complexity and technicality, and has actually taken something of a lead in terms of ease of use. The default settings put in place in a few easy steps during the installation process seem ideal for general purpose use, and information and alerting is clear and helpful without being intrusive.

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Eset Nod32

Cnet 2009 Editor's Choice

“CNET Editors’ Choice winners are recognized as top products in their respective technology categories, and contribute to the standard by which all future products are judged.”

VB100 award “ESET has achieved 54 Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards, more than any other vendor. In Virus Bulletin’s comparative tests, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has not missed an ‘In the Wild’ virus sample since May 1998.”
AV Comparatives Named “Best Antivirus Product” of 2006 and 2007, ESET was the only company to earn an “Advanced+” rating in December 2008, and 1 of only 3 vendors to receive Advanced+ rating in Feb. 2009.