ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a popular choice for users looking to ensure PC protection against viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, dialers and other types of malware. Wrapped in a user-friendly interface, the tool comes at a reasonable price and has delivered very good performance results over the years.
The setup procedure is fast and requires a bit of attention. ESET asks users to enable or disable detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), depending on their preference. There is also the possibility to disable the proxy server or switch from Internet Explorer settings to custom mode.
Users may also pick the av's behavioral pattern when updating program components and restarting it afterward, as well as protect the configuration settings with a password in case the computer is shared between multiple users. A scan can be run as soon as installation is done.
Compared to other antivirus applications that usually go for the flashy look or trendy Metro UI appearance, ESET has remained loyal to simplicity throughout the years. It adopts minimal visual elements and prefers to let users focus on its functionality instead.
The program integrates a few types of scan modes. It can look only for popular malware-hiding areas such as Program Files and the Windows directory, verify custom files, folders and drives (contextual scan is available), check removable media devices like USBs and DVDs, or take the entire computer for a spin in deep scanning mode. The real-time guard identifies malicious activity as soon as it is detected.
While first-time users may rest assured knowing that ESET's default scan settings are enough to provide PC safety against malware, the experts may open the tool's configuration panel and fiddle with settings for each scan mode. For instance, the real-time guard can be on the lookout for local and network drives, file access, creation and execution, and PC shutdown events.
Settings can be configured when it comes to the scan targets, heuristics, HIPS, gaming mode, boot sectors, runtime packers, cleaning level, file extensions and size, archives, activity logs, startup and PC idle-state scanning, and exclusions, to name just a few.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus also has security features dedicated to filtering applications and emails, blocking e-threats while surfing the web, and preventing phishing. Each one comes with its on configuration set.
In addition, it is possible to create a rescue CD to boot Windows in case of heavy infections, monitor file system and network activity, investigate threat and spam statistics, schedule tasks, and take multiple PC snapshots to compare file changes.
Users may record and inspect log files for suspicious events, manage the quarantine, modify proxy settings, activate event notifications via email, customize alerts and notifications, disable context menu integration, and much more. Worth mentioning is that all settings may be restored to their factory parameters.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus comes bundled with numerous helpful features to help users prevent security breaches and malware infiltrations. Unless the PC is currently under scan, the app's presence is barely noticeable, so users may carry on with their normal activity without feeling disturbed (especially when deactivating notifications or switching to gaming mode).
CPU and memory consumption remains minimal, scans are performed rapidly, and ESET is known to deliver very good results concerning detected malware and false positives. To sum it up, users unfamiliarized with ESET by now are most likely to find it dependable, while those who've been using it for years are probably sticking to it due to great ratings on all counts. Additional features can be found in ESET Smart Security.
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hey folks this is John would get PC security calm today we're going to review the ESET NOD32 Antivirus product this is a window space package that we're going to review here today for Windows machines it is compatible with the latest Microsoft Windows 10 it does come either from one device all the way up to five devices and it's offered in a one or two year format as well ISA it does provide some great free based us support for their product and there also is a 30-day money-back guarantee with our product as well so let's kind of jump right into it we're going to review the each one of the sections here and kind of go deep on some of these items that will give you a good indication of what's included with the package and what you're going to get for your security software here so on the main page it's in detail you open up the portal this is the screen that you get right off the bat you can do a couple of good things right you can scan your computer you can check for updates and also go off to ESET to get additional services as well so as soon as you prep the product you can do a quick update and in scan here make sure your products up today similar on the on the computer scan tab here I'm not going to click it'll do a quick scan it will start one right away but you can click that do a scan there and you can also do some custom scans right so you can do certain targets or certain folders within your within your PC you can also do a removable media scan on a USB Drive DVD etc and of course also here check the last time your software ran the scan on your PC the update tab is pretty similar you can check the update here to see if you have the latest virus signature database and also see down below here if the actual product is up-to-date right up see if there's no other updated version to the actual nod32 antivirus in the tools section here this will kind of gets into some of the the good sections here so we'll click to most of these but again not all of them the log file session exactly what it what it says it can read over this will review all the items that it scanned and if you hover over here eat it did it great job about this if you hover over this and there's some other things in later another tab it'll kind of tell you what's going on and exactly what's happening here versus kind of scrolling wherever you're in trying to read this format so we love the the hover buttons and what they did with that running process is just going to tell you exactly what kind of applications are running in what's taking up memory and hitting the CPU and you're on your system the protection statistics will give you stats on what scans you ran either file email or web and what infected or cleaned objects it did come back with so this is some of your the reporting that you'll see that the software provides a scheduler will help you you know automatically update and set schedulers on here you know when you want your system and your ESET software to run so that was a pretty cool and simple scheduler that we found in the product this is uh this system or sister sq live is a great tool this is going to be used for very kind of persistent nagging files or or items on your on your PC that you couldn't clean otherwise with the software so this is a malware cleaning tool runs independent of the OS or the operating system and it's going to be capable of removing some really persistent threats so we found that that was a good add to in here down below here you can kind of just see what files were quarantined and where they're sitting again if you hover over you can get more information and then this one would allow you to if you think you have a file that might be infected and you want to be a good person you could send it and submit it to ESET for their review and so that was a way to submit some files for potential testing to promote by ESET okay so that's the tools section the setup section this is kind of the guts of it right this is where you're going to go in and based upon either your computer or your internet what you want it to scan and how detailed and granular you want to get so we'll click into a couple of these but this has got a gamer mode if you're playing a heavy game you want to turn this on and then turn it back off when you're done with the game it's got some host intrusion prevention or hips features device control and real-time file system protection so if you click on this and hit configure again over on the right hand side if you hover over these sections here it'll tell you exactly kind of what what you're going to do or enable or disable by clicking on these things so you know you can take you know check what media disk and how you want it to files on open on creation etc and so there's some really kind of detailed sections in here that will allow you to get pretty granular in in all those different sections here of device controller hips or gamer mode okay so let's go back out here and go to the internet protection and some of the same right web access email client or anti-phishing for instance and web you've got enabling Web Access or web protection web protocols what protocols to scan what you're going to do when you click this and so there's just some really good parameters and things you could do in here very detailed so we found this very you know let's click on the email here very detailed and easy way to go and go through here and check off we know what you want your software to scan and what you don't want it to scan so you might want it you know you might change that for a while so client integration email protocols etc alerts and notifications so great great we really love the portal and love that aspect of the setup if I found it was pretty pretty informative and very easy to navigate the help and support real quick so it's got a great knowledgebase a threat encyclopedia virus signature database history you can really kind of go through here and look up knowledgebase questions you could similar to support a ticket very easy way to support a ticket backed and ESET and their support details for customer care will give you eat information about your PC that you'll need when you call in for support or send in a ticket this was a really cool thing you'll want to point out cybersecurity training so this was a great thing that you get with the software and basically the training will take you through kind of an interactive game format and will teach you about the need to set strong passwords or staying safe on social networks even a little bit about identity protection and other just mobile device security and email security tips we found that you know there are lots of best practices in this training and this was just a huge added feature within the software great good that II said kind of put that in there to kind of educate folks out there on being more aware online and what they do when they're on their computer so and that basically is I would kind of cover all the areas from home to scanning to updating the tools section in the set up as well which is a lot of great features and benefits to it so that kind of wraps up the the review and walkthrough today folks I want to down below you can see some links if you wanted to download and purchase these that software today at a discount so you can begin receiving all the benefits are covered in the video also please take some time and please subscribe to our channel by clicking the red virus symbol in the upper left hand corner of the video if you also enjoyed the video please give us a thumbs up below and please check out our other videos in Chandler here where we walk through and review other security vendor products for both consumers and small businesses so that's it folks this is John we get PC security comm stay safe and thanks for watching the video today
|File Size: 95.3 MB||Downloads: 6524587|
|Added: Dec 5th 2018||
User rating: 4.3
Company: ESET - -
|Supported Operating System: Win XP, Win XP 64 bit, Win Vista, Win Vista 64 bit, Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit, Win 10, Win 10 64 bit|