ESET 2020 Antivirus solutions review

Established in Bratislava in 1992 to market its flagship antivirus software NOD, ESET has made a name for itself as a capable cybersecurity manufacturer whose products are used by over a hundred million people in every corner of the world.

The company’s home consumer product range covers ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security, and ESET Smart Security Premium. Each of them can be downloaded for free and tested to the fullest for 30 days after the installation. You only need to sign up with your email address and country and you’re good to go.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the provider’s entry-level solution offering the basics – antivirus, anti-phishing, and anti-ransomware protection. It stands out among other products of its level as it supports not just Windows, but Mac and Linux devices too.

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Once it’s installed, the program will automatically launch a full and lengthy system scan. Even though this will take a lot of time, you’ll be able to go on with your business as it will only require around 20 percent of your CPU to get it done. Since we’re mentioning system resources, it must be noted that all the data files and executables will take close to 800MB of your hard drive space, but this will not impact your device’s performance in any way.

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The dashboard is simple and intuitive – all the controls are categorized in the left-hand sidebar from where you can browse them in more detail, and you can start a full system scan with just a single click. Moreover, the dashboard window can be resized, a handy option when you want to reduce scrolling and see multiple things at the same time.

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