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, CEOESET

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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