ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 Download and Activation

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by MongrelCat, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    The ESET Live Installer utility is annoying for multiple machines (have to redownload for each machine) and it does not allow protection to be installed before going "on-line". If this alone were not enough to drive a long time user such as myself away, the activation process fails to work even though the license is seen as valid until 2013. I am sad to see ESET go this direction. Indications are that a Serial Number or Activation Key is required to activate version 5, something not supplied with version 4. Other post indicate upgrades to the latest version are always free with a valid license, but I am not sure this is the case.

    All and all - way too much trouble.........
  2. ESS474

    ESS474 Registered Member

    Yes, this live installer is a junk. i download offline installer in other website.:thumbd:
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    The Live Installer merely downloads the proper msi installer for your OS. There are several ways how to activate the program, one of them is by username and password received after purchase. If you want to install v5 on a few computers you have at home, you can download the msi installers directly from:

    EAV 32-bit:

    EAV 64-bit:

    ESS 32-bit:

    ESS 64-bit:
  4. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    I dont know what you are talking about. I didnt see any "Live Installer" in the website. Could you elaborate more on this?
  5. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    Marcos, thanks for links, but I still have a problem activating with username and password. Will user and password from version 4 work or must I purchase version 5?
  6. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    Toxinon12345, at there is a note below ESET 5 download that says "You will be downloading ESET Live Installer utility which will guide you through the installation and activation of your ESET security product.", which is indeed the case.
  7. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    Ah I downloaded the installer itself (54 MB). Not the download utility.
  8. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    But if you bought a license then you should update the virus signature database. Is not your case?
  9. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    I am also unable to activate the product. I opened up a support ticket, but have not heard back.

    EDIT: Just received this.

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  10. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    Toxinon12345, virus signatures update, says license valid until 2013, but get big red warning stating not activated, limited protection.

    First attempt gives activation error message, subsequent attempts give no response (and does not activate).
  11. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    maybe an error with your license.

    Have you contacted customer care?
    At least you are allowed to update.
  12. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    See my edited post above folks.

  13. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    Thanks Trooper!! I will try to maintain calm!!
  14. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    You are welcome. Yeah man, stay cool. Eset will get this sorted.

    Cheers. :)
  15. Togg

    Togg Registered Member

    I upgraded my single computer a couple of hours ago by downloading v 5 and doubleclicking on the 48.8 MB .exe. On previous upgrades I'm pretty sure I was asked for my username and password on the download page before it could actually start. This time I wasn't, nor were they requested at any time during the installation process itself.

    The new installation (or perhaps it would be more correct to call it an 'overwrite' since I chose to keep existing settings) is up and running with Maximum protection enabled and the latest definitions (6461). Clicking on 'Product activation' shows my username and (presumably correct password) already filled in, carried over from v 4 I assume.

    Could it be that those of us with only one license are treated differently or should I expect problems in the future because I haven't had to activate?
  16. winchester73

    winchester73 Registered Member

    I wonder if there is a difference between those who are installing over v4 versus those who are doing a clean install?
  17. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    What you mean?
  18. Wallace

    Wallace Registered Member

    I too am having difficulties in activating v5 using the user name and password form v4. My license doesn't expire until September 2012.

    I un-installed v5 before installing v5 as I thought that's what you were supposed to do. Perhaps I should not!

    I have emailed support.
  19. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    I posted above my reply from Eset support. Just sit tight and be patient.

  20. MongrelCat

    MongrelCat Registered Member

    I have a three copy license and uninstalled version 4 before installing 5. There could be something to "overwrite" install working and clean install not working.

    Nonetheless, I'll wait a day or two per Trooper's post - perhaps good things will happen.
  21. pav2pav

    pav2pav Registered Member

    Thanks for the info from ESET....feel better now.
  22. Coccinelle

    Coccinelle Registered Member

  23. piranha

    piranha Registered Member

  24. BonskY

    BonskY Registered Member

  25. piranha

    piranha Registered Member

    it can help.... :rolleyes: ;) :D
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