Best Eset S/ware for Win7 Pro 64 bit.

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Bille1, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Bille1

    Bille1 Registered Member

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    I have Nod32 2.7 on another 32 bit computer but have a new computer with Win7 Pro 64 bit OS.

    Initially I was going to just go with Eset Nod32 Ver.4 for 64 bit machines but after reading a number of AV posts on a number of sites including this one.

    I'm a bit confused as to which ESET product version to use because there appears to be some problems with versions other than 2.7, but of course this version isn't a 64 bit version from what I've read.

    I sent an email to ESET sales in Australia 1 February 2010 with a couple of questions.....absolutely no response.

    I posted a concern about the Australian office in this forum and Agoretsky responded with; "My best guess is that the folks in ESET's Australian office must be very busy. If you do not receive a reply to your voice mail or email in a reasonable amount of time then perhaps a local ESET reseller can assist you."

    Problem is there seems to be no other ESET reseller/s in Australia, so Aussies are stuck with the non responsive office here in Australia.

    I have come across a few other complaints about ESET not responding to emails so my experience is not an isolated incident.

    So....can someone here give me some advice on the Version to use with a Win7 Pro 64 bit machine.

    Thanks for reading, any help appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
  2. jimwillsher

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    ESET NOD32 4.0.x or 4.2.x will be fine.

    I think ESET shot themselves in the foot when the named the product NOD32, as it sounds really dated to 64-bit users. NOD32 works fine on 64-bit, and the drivers are 64-bit, but it does sound dated having 32 in the name.

    After all, which sounds more dated - Office XP or Office 2002? Money 2008 or Money Plus?



    Jim
     
  3. Bille1

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    Thanks, yes the Nod32 thing is confusing, but why does ESET have a 64 bit version on the download site?? http://eset.com.au/download/trial_versions.html if the 32 bit will run fine on a 64 bit machine?
     
  4. Marcos

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    PC Users (64-bit) ***
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4
    Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP/7 (64-bit) File size: 37 MB Manual Quick Start Guide Download

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4
    Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP/7 (64-bit) File size: 37 MB Manual Quick Start Guide Download

    *** IMPORTANT NOTE for 64-bit versions :
    A 64-bit Windows Operating System is required for these installations. Typically these are found in servers and high-end workstations with high processing power. Be sure to check your operating system carefully before downloading the 64-bit version.
     
  5. Bille1

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    Marcos all you have done is a cut and past the same info on the page I linked to but didn't really address my question.

    So I'll rephrase it, will my existing Nod32 Ver 2.7 (Subject to purchase of an extra license) work on my new Win 7 Pro 64 bit computer or do I need to have Nod32 Version 4 64 bit.
     
  6. Marcos

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    The 64-bit version of NOD32 v2 will work, however, it will not give you as good protection as ESET Antivirus v4.
     
  7. Bille1

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    On the ESET download page http://eset.com.au/download/trial_versions.html it lists 2 X versions of the 32 bit and 2 X versions of 64 bit all of them are ESET Antivirus v4.

    Should I assume;

    (a) The 32 bit v4 will ONLY work on computers with a 32 bit OS.

    (b) The 64 bit v4 will ONLY work on computers with a 64 bit OS.

    (c) Do you know why there are 2 downloads listed for the 32 bit OS and 2 downloads for the 64 bit OS? Well I do now stakz has pointed it out.

    (d) Do each of the downloads in each category differ at all? Ditto.

    Thanks again for any help.
     
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  8. stackz

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    Under 32 bit one is for ESET Smart Security the other for the Anti-Virus.
    Under 64 bit, the top listing should be for Smart Security but is mislabeled. The other listing is for the AV.
     
  9. Bille1

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    Damn!!! Now I need three things (1) AV Software (2) New reading glasses (3) Better comprehension of the written word.

    Thanks for pointing this out:doubt:
     
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