ESET launches 5th generation Products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5

ESET, the leader in proac­tive pro­tec­tion against cyber-threats, announced the launch of its flag­ship prod­ucts ESET Smart Secu­ri­ty 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5. ESET has been been award­ed with the high­est con­sec­u­tive num­ber of Virus Bul­letin VB100 awards.

ESET Nod32 Antivirus 5
ESET Smart Security 5

Even before its release, test­ing ver­sions of the fifth gen­er­a­tion of our flag­ship secu­ri­ty solu­tions have been down­loaded more than four mil­lion times. After thor­ough test­ing and months of devel­op­ment, we are now proud to present our cus­tomers with com­plete­ly new ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Secu­ri­ty 5 prod­ucts says Richard Marko, CEO, ESET.

ESET Smart Secu­ri­ty 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 has var­i­ous new and improved fea­tures. The top five fea­tures are:

ESET Live Grid, cloud-based reputation and protection technology

ESET Live Grid offers opti­miza­tion of scan­ning based on the whitelist­ing of “safe” files. Cloud based rep­u­ta­tion is anoth­er method used by the 5th 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.

Removable Media Control, with more granular control of external devices

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 blocked from 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 “allowed” USBs.

Parental Control (ESET Smart Security 5 only)

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

Advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)

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.

Gamer Mode

The Gamer Mode 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.

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