Is 4.2.71.2 the "go-to" version from the v4 series?

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  1. Vocalpoint

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    While I see that v5 is out - but I am not ready to move to it yet. I am currently running 4.2.40.0 on a fresh Windows 7 Pro 64bit install that's just a week old.

    Was wondering if the very latest is the best in this case or was there another version that was rock solid (or had better features) than 4.2.40.0 - which has been stellar here and has presented no issues.

    Perhaps I already have the best? Appreciate any insights or tips from the field.

    Cheers!

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  2. Marcos

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    Yes, version 4.2.71 is the latest one available.
     
  3. Vocalpoint

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    Yes - I realize that. But is this version necessarily the best version to be using from the v4 series? Or it there an older version that the forum favors and if so - why?

    That is what I want to know

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  4. Marcos

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    I, for one, wouldn't go for an older version as the latest one should have most of the reported issues fixed.
     
  5. Vocalpoint

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    Well - "should" does not necessarily mean "is". For the record - I did try to update to 4.2.71 about two months back and it resulted in a completely trashed ESET install.

    Is there a "de-facto" method for correctly installing a newer version. Is it recommended to do an "in-place" or do I have to first completely uninstall the prior and then reinstall the new one?

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  6. Nick0

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    The latest build (4.2.71.2) did not have any problems with people installing when it was releaced.

    Well.. no more than any other build, which is a very, very, small percentage.

    Having said that, your current build will be fine, unless you appreciate something that has been fixed in a more recent build, listed here:

    http://go.eset.com/us/version-log/smart-security-nod32-antivirus
     
  7. Vocalpoint

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    Any comments on best practices for install? Install over top of a current build or strip the machine back to clean and start fresh?

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  8. SweX

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    I always start fresh :thumb:
     
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    clean install is always the best way, use Eset uninstaller and not Add/remove program or Win 7 uninstaller
     
  10. Vocalpoint

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    Does the ESET uninstaller actually take out everything? I thought it was a safe mode only DOS type program.

    The official instructions I have seen on the web site send a ton of message messages saying use Add/Remove Programs one minute and then the ESET utility the next.

    Why can they just make a universal method that is done properly just one way?

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    The bicuspid fish said it right.;)
     
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    biscupid o_O google help me, what it means o_O grrr ^^^^^^^^ :D
     
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