ESET is a market leader providing proactive antivirus and antispyware solutions to eliminate viruses, adware, rootkits, worms, spyware and other malicious software before they are able to attack your system.
Their flagship product, NOD32, is widely regarded as one of the very best antivirus packages.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus provides:
- Proactive antivirus protection: ESET's award winning technology, ThreatSense, offers a holistic approach that blends multiple layers of detection together. This integrated approach minimizes the risk that Internet threats pose.
- Precise malware detection: False positives are a bane of many anti spyware and anti virus packages. ESET is known for having a near zero rate of false positives. This consistency means that you can trust ESET to identify known and unknown threats without error.
- Efficient design: ESET has a low footprint on your hardware resources. It requires less processing power and memory so your computer can run at optimum speed while still remaining safe.
- Fast Scanning: ESET runs quietly in the background and uses advanced design methodologies to make antivirus scanning quick and painless.
Are Free Antivirus Programs Any Good?
The old saying that you "get what you pay for" is sometimes true for anti-virus software. Many antivirus packages come with a free edition for home users. The company hopes that if people become familiar with their product by using it at home they will recommend that it be purchased for use at their workplace. Then the antivirus company makes a profit by selling the commercial version of their product.
Generally speaking the non-commercial version of an antivirus package lacks some of the functionality of the commercial product. Most free anti-virus software also comes with "nagware" which persistently encourages you to purchase the full edition of the product. Free antivirus software usually does not have product support and you will need to rely on getting help from other users on online forums.
In certain instances an antivirus company may elect not to update the free edition of their software, and rather opt to focus development work on their profit-bearing line of products. Should this happen you'll discover that your protection quickly becomes outdated. Coupled with a lack of support this may pose serious problems for your Internet security.
In the wider scheme of things purchasing a commercial edition of an antivirus program is a worthwhile investment.
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