Is ESET still in business??

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by nickster_uk, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. nickster_uk

    nickster_uk Registered Member

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    January 25th 2011: ESET Smart Security v4.2.71 released.

    Only one minor update since then v4.2.71.2.

    What gives?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    Priority given to Version 5?
     
  3. nickster_uk

    nickster_uk Registered Member

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    Ahhhh...well I knew 5 was in beta but that has been a long time coming too.

    My thread was a little tongue in cheek but I am a little surprised there hasn't been more in the way of updates.
     
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    module updates don't often increment the software version - and much of ESET functionality is updated with the release of new modules... so just because you never saw the software number move, does NOT mean that various components weren't made better throughout the previous months...
     
  5. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Since v4.2.71 was released, the following modules have received numerous updates:

    • virus signature database
    • scanning engine module
    • advanced heuristics module
    • archive decompression module
    • cleaning engine module
    • personal firewall module
    • SysInspector module

    And there are always module updates being tested through the pre-release update servers.

    One of the things about ESET's architecture is that it provides a framework, which allows the program to be updated in a sort of piecemeal way, without having to perform a monolithic update. Of course, there are things which can only be added or fixed through a program update, but the 4.2.x codebase is fairly stable, so releases sometimes have to wait for things like feedback on a driver update from a third-party on a hard-to-reproduce bug.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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