Clean and intuitive interface 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.
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.
Extra layers of security and other safety measures.
Each one comes with its on configuration set.
Worth mentioning is that all settings may be restored to their factory parameters.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus also has security features dedicated d to filtering applications and emails, blocking e-threats while surfing the web, and preventing phishing.
Different kinds of scans and real-time protection.
It can look only for popular malware-hiding areas such as Program Files and the Windows directory, verify custom download 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.
There is also the possibility to disable the proxy server or switch from Internet Explorer settings to custom mode.
The real-time guard identifies malicious activity as soon as it is detected.
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.
Award-winning technology lets you work, play and explore online with confidence.
Wrapped in a user-friendly interface, the tool comes at a reasonable price and has delivered very good performance results over the years.
A scan can be run as soon as installation is done.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus delivers proactive protection against threats without slowing performance.
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.
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).
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.
Configurable installation pack The setup procedure is fast and requires a bit of attention.