ESET launches NOD32 Antivirus 5 and Smart Security 5

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today announces the launch of its flagship products ESET Smart Security 5and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.

width="500"The latest generation of the company’s home user products offers even more advanced detection technology and multi-layered security features. ESET has been pioneering security solutions against malware since 1992and has been awarded with the highest consecutive number of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards.

The top five new features of these latest products are:

  • ESET Live Grid, cloud-based reputation and protection technology
  • New Removable Media Control, with more granular control of external devices
  • Parental Control (ESET Smart Security 5 only)
  • Advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
  • Gamer Mode

There has been revolutionary change in what used to be called ThreatSense.Net – ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system that utilizes data from ESET solutions users worldwide.  The technology is now named ESETLive Grid and offers optimization of scanning based on the whitelisting of “safe” files. Cloud-based reputation is yet another method used by the latest generation of ESET products to determine whether a particular object is secure or not.  The result is enhanced precision in detecting threats along with increased speed of scanning.

width="500"As shown by regular ESET threat statistics month after month, removable media is now used increasingly to spread viruses and malware. When plugged-in, a USB media can transfer a hidden virus, affecting computers without the need for internet access.  The Removable Media Control feature automatically prompts the user to scan the content of all flash drives (USB, SD), firewire, CDs and DVDs, so that specific threats can be blockedfrom trying to get through to the system through the media devices. Users can block/allow removable media, based on the type of media, manufacturer, size and other attributes.In addition, permissions can be set to blocked, read-only or read/write access. They can be set either for a specific user or groups of users. User can decide to block the access and setup a whitelist of “œallowed” USBs.

Parental Control allows sites that may contain potentially offensive material with pre-defined website categories to be blocked. The user can set up a “œrole” for each user account, each with its own set of default website categories that are allowed or disabled during browsing.

Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) offers another layer of security and allows tech savvy users to customize the behavior of the whole system and each part.  User can define rules or system registry, processes, applications and files.

Gamers will appreciate the Gamer Mode that switches to silent mode and disables pop ups to conserve system resources and enhance the gaming experience.  This results in uninterrupted playing or focus on tasks running in full screen mode.  “œGreat performance and no effects on game’s quality: these are the two principal points which matter in the selection of AV software ““ that is why I trust ESET,” says Marcel “œk1llsen” Paul, e-sports gamer in the top gaming league ESC in Germany.

ESET customers will benefit from improved usability and graphic user interface for a new user experience which is more intuitive, transparent and easy to navigate.

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