I was just reading through the forums for NOD32 and noticed that Eset released a Beta version of their popular antivirus software. The big thing with this version is that it is now Vista compatible…but it also has some cool new features!
- Full Microsoft Windows Vista 32/64-bit compatibility
- New Anti-Stealth technology against active rootkits
- New category for unwanted applications
- Improved cleaning of already infected systems
I’ve got it up and running as you can see in the screenshot above but if you don’t have a valid username/password it will only function as a 30-day trial. I haven’t had a chance to do a system scan yet to compare it to previous versions but I am happy to see the extra protection that will be provided.
Eset is also working on a security suite that should be available before Vista is released to consumers. The suite will not only protect you with their world-class antivirus but it will also serve as a firewall and spam protector. That is something I’m sure a lot of people would like to have from Eset.
I’m debating on picking up one of the NOD32 licenses which cost $39. That isn’t too bad but I would probably need 3 of them to cover my primary computers, and that will run me $82. I think that I’ll just wait until the suite is released and then I can see what kind of pricing they have for that.