ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 & Smart Security 5 Launch
I was invited to the blogger event for the launch of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 & ESET Smart Security 5 last week at Screening Room.
I am a huge fan of ESET NOD32 and have been using it since v2. All my computers and even my mom’s office computers are protected by NOD32. It is fast, real fast and does not take up much disk space at all because of the use of assembly language in the products.
Other competitors started with a bloated antivirus software and try to un-bloat it because these days no one wants a bloated antivirus software to bog down their computer while ESET starts off with a lightweight antivirus. This give ESET a significant competitive advantage.
The CTO of ESET, Pavol Luka, was there as well. He was working for ESET since the 1990s before he entered university. He left ESET to pursue his education and joined back again upon graduation. He does coding and did some coding for NOD32 Antivirus v2. So he know his stuff well!
If you are wondering how the company got its name ESET, it is named after an Egyptian goddess, Isis.
NOD32 got its name from a TV medical drama series in Czechoslovakia back in 1977, titled, Nemocnica na Okraji Disku (Hospital at the End of the City) and 32 means 32-bit which they release it back in 2003 for Windows (before that it was just named NOD for MS-DOS).
ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 offer various new and improved features including:
- ESET Live Grid, cloud-based reputation and protection technology
- New Removable Media Control, with more granular control of external devices
- Parental Control (ESET Smart Security 5 only)
- Advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
- Gamer Mode
Another reason why I am using NOD32 AntiVirus for my mom’s office because the prices are very reasonable.
The prices of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 & Smart Security 5 are as follows:
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5
- 1 User, 1 Year- S$29
- 1 User, 2 Years – S$45
- 3 Users, 1 Year – S$49
- 3 Users, 2 Years – S$75
ESET Smart Security 5
- 1 User, 1 Year- S$39
- 1 User, 2 Years – S$59
- 3 Users, 1 Year – S$59
- 3 Users, 2 Years – S$89
You can get 1 user (for 1 or 2 years) and 3 users (for 1 or 2 years) off the shelves at most computer stores, but if you need more customization like 5 users for 2 years, you need to get them from the distributor which is Version 2 in Singapore via their online store.