ESET NOD32 Antivirus comes back into the spotlight and battles to become one of the leading antivirus tools on the market, as it brings major updates and a face lift, in order to keep the pace with its competitors. The application is free in its basic form and this installment provides enough security for the average computer. The installation process is simple and during this process, a quick scan of the system will also be performed, informing the user about the most obvious threats that are present on his computer.
The design of the application has been redesigned and it now offers a large interface with a minimalist design, with simple menu buttons that allow users to navigate with ease throughout all of the features that are available. A security status button is featured in the upper right corner and it will change its color, depending on the threat level encountered on the computer. Smart Scanning is a good feature that allows the antivirus to perform a standard scan of the system, while the custom scanning menu allows users to change folders that can be scanned or change the scanning type for a quick or a deep system scan, for example.
Although ESET does not provide security ratings of websites, it still blocks the threatening ones and informs the user about this. The support has also been improved, with a fair amount of information available both offline and online. All of these tutorials are designed to teach the user how to increase the performance of the antivirus and how to keep the computer protected, especially while navigating on the internet. Scores are also pretty good, compared with other tools of this kind, and this way it is proven that the application will not slow down the computer by using too many resources.