How safe are the pre-release updates?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Thankful

    Thankful Savings Monitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Posts:
    4,719
    Location:
    New York City
    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.
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    14,415
    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.
     
  3. SmackyTheFrog

    SmackyTheFrog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Posts:
    767
    Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  4. Thankful

    Thankful Savings Monitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Posts:
    4,719
    Location:
    New York City
    Thanks Smacky. Your input is appreciated.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.