How safe are the pre-release updates?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Thankful, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. Thankful

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    Are the users who enable pre-release updates essentially beta testers so that
    if there are no problems, the updates are then released to the general public?
    Thanks.
     
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    Pre-release updates are released after being thoroughly tested in ESET's lab on different system configurations and in different scenarios. Those with pre-release updates enabled receive module updates in the first wave with other users to follow in a couple of days or weeks.
     
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    If you are a corporate customer then it's usually a good idea to run pre-release on your dev environment, so in the event that a false positive hits you have a chance to report it and stop the automatic update schedule on your mirror. I wouldn't bother if you are home user or small business without a dev area since it is just more risk without any substantial benefit.
     
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    Thanks Smacky. Your input is appreciated.
     
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