ESET's NOD32 3.0 can claim to be one of the most trustworthy antivirus software packages on the market today. ESET's newest version is highly effective, and much easier to use in comparison with the previous confusing interface. The software scans much faster, is lightweight, comes with an intuitive and easy to use interface, and can also be configured and tweaked by the advanced user. ThreatSenseÂ® Technology detects malicious software before it has been reported.
This version of ESet NOD32 has done extremely well in most antivirus test labs. In the latest test results from AV-test.org, NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 scored 97.7%, behind Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7 but ahead of Norton Antivirus 2008. At AV-Comparatives.org, in on-demand tests NOD32 found 97.7% of malicious software and earned an Advanced + (highest) rating, and in Retrospective/ProActive tests found 71% and also earned an Advanced + (highest) rating. NOD32 (Smart Security) was one of four products to earn CheckVir's Advanced rating.
NOD32 supports Windows 2000 and XP, as well as Vista. ESet is also one of the few companies still offering products for legacy OSs such as DOS and Windows 95, Windows 98, etc. NOD32 is now both easy to install and easy to use. If you need to remove NOD32, there is an uninstall option, which after rebooting leaves no evidence of the product on your machine.
As we mentioned, ESet NOD32 version 3.0 is a big improvement from the previous version. Its main features include:
â?¢ Effective antivirus protection
â?¢ Anti-spyware protection
â?¢ E-mail scanner
â?¢ Anti-rootkit scanner
â?¢ Light footprint (34M)
â?¢ Excellent scanning speed
â?¢ Excellent proactive protection provided by the ThreatSense technology
â?¢ Behind the scene tweaks for advanced users.
â?¢ Automatic removal of threats.
You now get a simpler and sophisticated interface without any weird module names. NOD32's present version is an excellent, easy-to-use lightweight virus scanner with strong heuristic scanning capabilities. Eset's technical support is also excellent.
Author Angela Parisdate added 2009-09-07 12:22:34