I always wondered how NOD32 got its name and I've never seen explanation until tonite. The explanation is on a page that appears to be fraudulent. Nonetheless, the explanation of NOD32's name is fascinating. Is this correct? "NOD 32" . . . what does it mean ? The very first version of what is now called NOD 32 was created in Czechoslovakia around the time the first computer viruses appeared. At that time a popular TV series was being broadcast on Czech Television called "Nemocnica na Okraji Mesta" ... in English, "Hospital at the Edge of the City". The first computer viruses attacked disk boot sectors, which are located at the edge of a disk. An antivirus program could in a sense be considered a hospital ... "nemocnica" in the Slovak and Czech languages. The new antivirus program was named “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku” ... which in English would read “Hospital at the Edge of the Disk”. “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku” was abbreviated to "NOD". Today's NOD 32 is, of course, many many generations on from the original NOD. The 16-bit version was called NOD-ICE and when the 32-bit processor appeared, a brand new program was created from the ground up to suit this new platform ... and “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku 32”, or "NOD 32", was born. " This is from Nod-32.com site.