What is ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4?
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 is a software published by ESET that protects your computer from viruses and spyware. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP. The product costs $39.99 for one year and one PC. Other pricing packages can be found here.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 includes the following features 1 :
- Smarter Scanner: Unlike other products, it monitors SSL-encrypted addresses too, like HTTPS and POP3S. The scan goes out and finds the hidden malware, before it can become a bigger problem.
- Clean and Safe Email
- Removable Media Security: Performs a thorough check of any thumb drive or similar device used, insuring nothing can enter from it to infect your computer.
- System Tools: The included ESET SysInspector and ESET SysRescue clean deep down in your computer's system.
- Self Defense: Built-in prevention software to stop threats before they take root.
- A status screen alerts you when a concern is discovered, but hidden during full-screen computer use.
PCWorld rates ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 with a 4 out of 5 stars in 2011. They thought the product scanned fast but lacked in malware detection and cleanup 2. The interface for the settings is difficult to work with, complicated to the point of confusion.
CNET editors gave ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 a 5 out of 5 stars in 2009. They found the product to have "speed, accuracy, and lack of impact on resources, making it a must" 3. The product has high rates of detection and low rates of false alerts, and installation is quick.