eset for mac

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by rollers, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. rollers

    rollers Registered Member

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    Ok, I have a nice new imac on order and want to protect it with an antivirus (I know some don't on macs but I like the insurance of an av)
    I have noticed that eset have a beta version for mac.
    I already have an eset licence, so two questions.

    1) What is the AV like? Does it run light?
    2) Can I use my licence on the mac version as it is not currently installed on any computer?

    Thanks
     
  2. SweX

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    Hi rollers!

    Knowledge from all ESET betas I have tested through the years, is that you don't need a license using it, until it ends the BETA and being released.

    And I think the answer to the question if you can use your Windows license on the Mac version is NO though.

    System requirements for the OS X version.
    http://www.eset.eu/products/nod32-4-mac-os-x-system-requirements

    SweX
     
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  3. rollers

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    Thanks, I would also be interested to find anyone who is running it and how they are finding it on their mac
     
  4. Carbonyl

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    I've been trying it, and I find it rather resource heavy. There's a notable slowdown in a few programs I run (GIMP, Word, a few games, etc.). I also have found it impossible to repair permissions on my disks when NOD is running real time file protection. The repair permissions will run forever if you let it. Disabling real-time file protection temporarily allows repair permissions to completely, but it takes longer than usual (~15 min, as opposed to 5 previously). I'll also note that, for some reason, even when real-time protection is disabled ESET components are still monitoring files apparently. Running fs_usage shows several ESET components still reading/writing files on access, even after real-time disabling.

    It is a beta, though, so I'm sure this will all get worked out.
     
  5. rollers

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    Thanks for sharing that
     
  6. SweX

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    As I said in your i-frame thread here at Wilders.

    Please report the problems to Eset so they can fix them before final release ;)
     
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