ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2018

Published 16/07/2018 21:20 | news | comments

Anyone who’s day to day life involves the regular use of computers (basically everybody) has to take their cyber security measures seriously. The sheer number, strength, and sophistication of threats to your computer’s security, both online and offline, is greater than ever and growing with each passing day. That’s where software packages such as ESET NOD32 Antivirus come in. There are numerous options out there in this category of software, and picking one out of the multitude can be a challenge. Let’s take a closer look at this particular package and see exactly what it has to offer.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is one of that lightweight antivirus software that provides you better protection without consuming a lot of resources. It was first launched in the market during the time when viruses were rampant in the market and the people were tired of letting their systems getting scnanned every now and then which led to the system being slow. The latest versions of NOD32 uses a meagre 20MB of your RAM (which is far less compared to other applications) and has good coverage on all types of viruses (malware, Trojans etc).

Capabilities
An all-too-common failing of many antivirus software packages on the market today is their inability to consistently differentiate between good files and bad ones. It often happens that users find their personal files quarantined or vital parts deleted when these security software products mark them as malicious. ESET NOD32 Antivirus scores exceptionally well in this regard as it will quarantine any suspect files before deleting hem so that you have a chance to decide for yourself whether to allow them or get rid of them. This is in addition to performing the basic functions every efficient antivirus software is expected to including offering protection against viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, and even the relatively new threat of ransomware.

User Friendliness and Updates
The mark of a good antivirus software is the extent to which it offers you protection with minimal input from the user. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is very well designed to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping your system secure. For one, it’s very quick and easy to download, install, and run. Simply click the download link and it will immediately load up and start scanning your system for potential threats without any manual setup from the user. It automatically scans incoming emails and attachments as well as USB drives as soon as they are plugged in. You no longer need to wait a bit before opening a program or file as the process is done in real time. Phishing schemes, whereby malicious scripts and programs try and trick unsuspecting users into divulging personal information for fraudsters to use in stealing people’s identity have become a widespread problem in the online environment, but this antivirus is particularly adept at identifying and blocking them.

It features an update function that synchronizes with the company’s online database to ensure that the very latest threats are recognized and neutralized by your software, but rather than perform updates automatically as most other antivirus software packages do, ESET NOD32 Antivirus will ask users for permission before carrying out an update. It will, however, let you know when an update is due to keep you from forgetting about it and letting your security measures become outdated.

The Downside
Perhaps the single area where ESET NOD32 Antivirus did not meet the mark would be its performance on the Windows 10 platform. When running a virus scan, your system will experience a little bit of lag, indicating that the antivirus is using p significant processing power to perform its operation. Apart from this one particular scenario, the antivirus seems to check all the boxes that anyone concerned about computer security could want.