ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a great all around antivirus program for both beginners and advanced users. In fact it is without a doubt, one of, if not the best, paid for antivirus solution you can get for your PC or Laptop.
If you’ve never heard of ESET before, there’s no need to be wary, as you’ve probably already benefited from their protection, especially if you are a user of Facebook. ESET is an official partner of Facebook, and has its ‘finely tuned security software’ embedded directly into Facebook’s systems. ESET then, knows enough about anti-malware to be trusted by the world’s most well-known social media platform, and can be considered a real heavyweight in this technological arena.
In fact, having 20 years of experience and technological knowledge behind them, ESET know a thing or two about antivirus solutions; and they certainly seem to have thrown all that antivirus know-how into this latest release, and then some.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is one of the easiest to use anti-malware programs available that I’ve reviewed in a long time. Navigating the simple, effective, but elegant menu system will come as a welcome surprise to anyone who installs it. While beginners will appreciate the way it just gets on with keeping their PC secure and up and running without them having to pay it any real attention, it also possesses plenty of features for the more advanced user.
There was a time when having a fully comprehensive antivirus program running on your PC meant having a system that was secure, yet slow, and unresponsive. Fortunately that is no longer the case, and this is extremely obvious with ESET NOD32 Antivirus. While it does have a dedicated ‘Gamer’ mode for those of us who like to play online, not once in over a week of testing did I once feel the need to turn it on. There was no impact on my gaming whatsoever, and this hasn’t always been the case with some anti-malware solutions I’ve had to test over the years.
The main window interface of ESET NOD32 Antivirus is minimalist to say the least, but has all the features you’d expect from an industry leading antivirus company. All the tools anyone would ever need are captured in an intuitive set of tabs all on one screen. Put simply, everything is where you think it should be when you go scrolling down through the various sub menus, and that’s a good thing.
But ESET NOD32 Antivirus doesn’t just look good. Some of the key features of note include the HIPS Smart mode, and the Enhanced Exploit Blocker.
Some antivirus programs seem to want to tell you something is amiss with your system if you make a cup of coffee. Constant alerts and messages pinging up on your screen every few minutes can be reassuring to start with, but it gets really annoying after a week or so, prompting users to uninstall an otherwise decent antivirus package.
This is where ESET’s HIPS Smart mode comes in really handy. In order for an alert to be generated, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has a set of rules it must follow. Only events considered suspicious above a safe level will be flagged to the user. Again, this a very handy and necessary addition for less technologically minded.
The Enhanced Exploit Blocker stops attacks via PDF’s and Office docs, and even Java based apps. This can offer the means to escape from the clutches of ransom-ware. It also blocks those attacks that were designed to get past other antivirus programs.
Of course, an antivirus program is only as good as the malware it detects, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus doesn’t disappoint there either. AV Comparatives, one of the leading independent testers of antivirus software found that ESET NOD32 Antivirus blocked 98.6% of all threats between March and July of this year in its ‘Real world’ tests.
Those results put ESET’s NOD32 right up there with the best, and it also garnered 5 advanced recommendations in total from the lab. So it’s safe to say that whatever machine NOD32 is installed on, it will do a really good job of keeping it safe.
With results like that from AV Comparatives, there really is not much more I can say about this offering from ESET. It’s good, and it’s one the best antivirus solutions currently available to buy.
One ESET NOD32 Antivirus license will cost you a very reasonable €29.95 , and will cost a similar amount everywhere else in the world depending upon currency and location. That to me seems like a bargain for such a good antivirus program. Like most anti-malware products you can also install it and try it out with a fully functional version for 30 days.
To sum up then, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an easy to use, comprehensive antivirus solution that is powerful without hogging system resources, and works just as well with Windows 10, or Windows XP, and won’t let you down. Download ESET NOD32 Antivirus from FileHippo now.