Downgrade ESS license to NOD32?

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  1. E-Buzz

    E-Buzz Registered Member

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    Is it possible to "downgrade" existing ESS license to be used with NOD32 only? Or maybe the license works "as is" with NOD32?
     
  2. pegr

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    Yes it is. An existing ESS license can be used with any version of either ESS or NOD32.

    I've just used my own complimentary ESS license (thanks ESET :thumb: ) to "downgrade" to NOD32 with no problem.
     
  3. Marcos

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    Is there any specific issue with ESS due to which you'd like to downgrade to EAV?
     
  4. E-Buzz

    E-Buzz Registered Member

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    Good question, and not very easy to answer. Im a hardcore ESET fan since back in the days when i was using NOD32. When the ESS was introduced i was very happy because an outstanding product (NOD32) combined with a good firewall functionality was what i wanted.

    I upgraded my license, all was well, the program was smooth and fairly easy on the resources. I liked it. Then came version 4........with 4.2.40.0 and the one before, 4.0.xx.xx (dont remember the exact version) my downloads from the web started to get corrupt. See https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=270026

    To solve that i had to restrict some of the programs functionality (as described in the above thread). Now 4.2.40.0 does unwanted and obtrusive things on my IMAP servers. Once again i have to restrict some of the programs functionality to partially get rid of the problems.

    This makes me believe i should consider if i really need all the functions of ESS. Do i need an antivirus/antispyware module that corrupts my downloads? Do i need an obtrusive antispam module that makes shadow copys of emails on IMAP servers just because it cant delete a message? Right now i have three different directories on the IMAP servers doing basically the same thing, Junk, Trash and ESET Antispam. Do i need that? I would say no........https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=270269

    You can always turn some of these features off, but then again, do i need ESS if i have to turn features off to get the functionality i want? I have antoher standalone program that takes care of spyware and nasty stuff like that, i have a very competent SPI firewall in my router, the only thing i then need is a lightweight and highly efficient antivirus program, hence NOD32, and a program that takes care of managing the built in Windows7 firewall so it stops unwanted outgoing attempts from the computer (think Sphinx Software).

    So basically i am still a hardcore ESET fan that no longer needs all the bells and whistles in ESS, and most certainly i dont need the unwanted "side effects" that this 4.2.40.0 version produces. NOD32 with a few modifications from the default settings will do just nice for me.
     
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