The latest release of the free-for-home-use version of the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Personal is supplied as a 48MB installer, with an additional 38MB of updates, which were simple to apply using the built-in process. This latest version is now available for NOVEL READ FULL article - always check before you buy
The installation and user experience is much like the rest of the range, with the installer a fraction larger at 69MB but the process unchanged, completing quickly with no reboot but needing a connection to the web to apply a licence and to access full configuration. The GUI remains stable and usable throughout our tests, with its simple set of options allowing us to progress rapidly through them, completing within 24 hours as usual.
With the product as it stands, the product itself has been through a range of upgrades over the years, with the current set top box version being a relatively recent installation (this is under Windows XP running Eset nod32 version 1.03.5).
We’ve confirmed, like most people we can find, that the procedure has changed over the years. It used to be that the product required you to accept a licence. A list of such licences was available from the start, which could then be confirmed or rejected. The option to apply one was then a single button press away.
I’ve tried changing the settings, as has most other people I’ve discovered, and to this day, each time the application tries to phone home to its West Coast servers, the product incorrectly assumes that a new licence is required. Having searched online, I’ve found that other people have tried to get around this by changing the settings, to no avail. 7211a4ac4a