Most people are looking lately for freeware antivirus solutions, although there are a bunch of users who consider that paid solutions remain the top-notch in this particular category. Well, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has managed to rise above its rivals with excellent features packed into an attractive and easy to use interface.
One of the top features bundled into ESET NOD32 is the so-called smart defense that manages to protect your computer without even bothering you at all.
NOD32 has a clean and simple interface, despite the many settings hidden under the hood. It remains however a pretty easy to use application, although it’s an antivirus and most people would recommend extra care when dealing with such a tool.
ESET’s software solution has been specifically designed to work with the most popular email clients out there and protect them against malware, including Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird and many other POP3 and IMAP mail clients.
The auto-update feature is really impressive, while the scanning process is fast and doesn’t require too many hardware resources. Plus, it can scan all the removable media, so infections spreading through USB devices are no longer a threat.
We tested the trial version of the antivirus, which can be used for up to 30 days, after which it has to be purchased or uninstalled completely.
The best thing about NOD32 is surely its engine, as it works amazingly fast and can do its job without interacting with the user, while running in the background and using only a very small amount of hardware resources. The bad side? There’s no such thing, so if you’re looking to spend 40 bucks these days, you should really take this software into account.