ESET NOD32 and Smart Security are among the best security software that offer very good protection against malicious code, viruses, etc. Now NOD32 Smart Security enters a new phase with the fourth edition to be in a beta stage and also FREE up to 02/03/2009. At present no information on the final release date is available. Some of the characteristics of the program include the following:
- ESET now includes SysInspector, the free tool that does not need to be installed and is used to analyze the system, processes, services, entries in the registry, presents data on the computer, etc.
- Improved technical analysis of removable media (removable disk, etc.)
- Statistical analysis for each item being scanned
- Improved cleaning and self-defense
- Protection to web surfing, etc.
You can download the beta version here. Works only on Windows 32bit and 64bit.
ESET Antivirus software solution is rapidly gaining market share from larger players like Symantec, McAfee etc. ESET claims that they designed the lightest and fastest antivirus tool in the industry. For the Home and Home-Office market, ESET offers two software solutions:
- ESET Nod32 4 Antivirus
- ESET Smart Security 4
This is the classic Antivirus/Antispyware tool with ThreatSense® technology which uses multiple levels of threat detection to protect you even from Unknown new attacks (or zero-day attacks) that other vendors have not even discovered yet. ESET Nod32 4 is one of the fastest and lightest antivirus tools requiring few system resources.
This package adds a Firewall and Antispam functionality to the Nod32 4 Antivirus mentioned above. It protects your computer from being compromised by Internet threats and also adds antispam email protection for Outlook, Outook Express, Thunderbird and other popular mail clients.