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ESET Antivirus Software Review 2017

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2017 Software Review

ESET NOD32 Antivirus for 2017 is anti-malware and antivirus software capable of protecting any new or advanced computer user.

There are various types of malware which can take the form of viruses, rootkits, spyware, and Trojans – ESET NOD32 antivirus will protect your computer from all of them.

That’s point of having an anti-virus right?

How easy is ESET Antivirus to navigate or use?

ESET Antivirus 2017’s default set-up is perfect for beginners. Users won’t have any problems utilizing the main features of the program, everything is pretty much self-explanatory.

An advanced mode is included which will add some more specific functionality without confusing the user too much.

Labs across the globe recommend ESET NOD32 Antivirus

West Coast Labs and ICSA Labs have certified ESET Antivirus 2017 for computer protection which says a lot for an antivirus company. ICSA is the like don of certifications in this realm, so don’t just take it with a grain of salt…it’s a pretty big deal.

ESET like other antivirus programs participates in several independent test labs for their product, so almost every year there’s a middle man judging their software against others.

This year AV-Comparatives ran two different Malware detection tests; a regular test and another meant to simulate zero day threats by forcing the antivirus to use old virus definitions resulted in ESET receiving an ADVANCED+ score – technically the best rating you can get for zero-day tests.

How Well Does ESET Antivirus Malware Protection Perform?

ICSA and West coast also have both certified ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2017 for malware removal.  AV-Comparatives gave a score of ADVANCED for the software’s overall removal performance.

As if that’s not enough, Dennis Technology Labs gave ESET their best rating – an AAA-level certification.  Following that AV-Test scored ESET Antivirus 2017 5.0 out of 6.0 of the possible points given for a protection rating.

For real-world dynamic tests by AV-Comparatives the antivirus software scored an ADVANCED + rating. Near perfect but read more…

Everything Sounds Great but….Anti-phishing Protection is a Problem For ESET

The detection rate for ESET is 48 percentage points behind Norton who is well known for their god-send detection times and methods. What does this mean? It means that ESET needs to step up their game.

If you choose to purchase ESET….be aware that their anti-phishing detection isn’t completely up to par compared to other antivirus security suites. If you’re not doing a lot of online transactions this shouldn’t worry you too much. If this is an issue, you need their internet security which has superb anti-phishing.

Don’t worry about downloading that file

Everyone has a bit of curiosity in them. If you’re familiar with torrents or file sharing sites you probably know that there are multiple “download” or “download now” buttons splashed all over the place. If you’ve clicked on one it’ll typically download some random “.exe” file which is executable.

These type of downloads are for the most part, malicious. Which is why you need either antivirus or internet security when browsing the web.

With ESET – you need not to worry, the antivirus silently checks downloaded files in real-time as they’re opened or executed. What this means is you won’t have to wait to open the document/file before knowing if it’s safe. If it’s not…it’ll be instantly blocked from your system and quarantined. It all happens seamlessly and instantaneously in the background.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Review Summary

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive antivirus software suite, you don’t need to look much further ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2017 covers merely every aspect required for basic computer usage without the worry of threats. The software does an outstanding job scanning files, removing /detecting threats, and scores highly among some of the best antivirus programs available.

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