Reviews and Problems with Eset NOD32 Antivirus 2014
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Best Antivirus out there
Jason B., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Pros: Very robust and thorough and uses very little resources. This is by far the best anti-virus owned. Love the feature how it scans removable devices before it actually will allow windows to mount to your machine, which can possibly infect your machine. And it will literally update every 30-45 mins. VERY EFFECTIVE A/V.
Summary: I'm taking an additional 2 eggs off because I have now traced the source of system instability in both my laptop and PC to NOD32. In my laptop, the Anti-Theft technology was directly responsible for BSODs. On my PC it caused microstutters and most recently a system crash. I had to completely uninstall it from my PC, on which I am currently running MSE.
Pros: Runs in the background, leaves a small footprint, and is highly configurable. One nice feature I really enjoyed was the ability to right-click and scan an item that I just downloaded.
Cons: I'm taking one egg off for its incompatibility with Steam. If it weren't for the game titles, I would not be using Windows. As it stands, they have the most robust gaming library and thus I need both Windows and an AV that won't affect gaming. ESET does not meet that criteria, as it causes several of my games to regularly crash if I don't manually disable real-time protection. Steam even lists ESET as one of the AV's that are known to do this.