NOD32 v2.5 Beta Available to Public March 30, 2005 Continuing its tradition of unmatched detection, performance, ESET has released Beta to the public for evaluation. This latest version of the widely acclaimed NOD32 antivirus system enhances support for a variety of malicious threats including browser-delivered malware, spyware, adware, riskware, and potentially dangerous applications. Version 2.5 also introduces the NOD32 Early Warning System (NEWS), which provides customers with timely alerts to new threats, and also allows for the streamlined submission of new malware or suspicious code to ESET's Threat Lab for analysis. Customers may evaluate Beta. New features: Kernel Adware/Spyware/Riskware detection Potentially dangerous applications detection Generic detection of the most common threat families Improved scanning of self-extracting (SFX) archives Early Warning System1 System startup file check License manager Windows XP Style dialog windows AMON Improved in-depth analysis of newly created files File check optimization (Windows NT/2000/XP/2003) DMON Manual start of DMON EMON Brand new EMON compatible with all versions of MS Outlook IMON Improved compatibility for HTTP Higher efficiency (active) mode Different compatibility mode for different servers Access blocking for websites with malicious content XMON improved communication between NOD32 modules automatic calculation of the 'real file size' (the 'Verify file size' option removed) improved algorithm for calculating the real file size simplified system for allocating scanners to appropriate thread more stable process for memory allocation added detection for Adware/Spyware/Riskware added detection for Potentially dangerous applications improved system for scanning self-extracting (SFX) archives adjusted process for quarantining files simplified process for creating/editing rules option added for quick enabling/disabling rules extended 'rule' properties by the name field added 'rule' counter extended 'rule' options with ? case sensitivity extended 'rule' options by recognizing more words as a whole rule added for checking file size option added for converting existing 'rules' to the new format during the installation On-demand scanner (NOD32) Alternate NTFS streams check Improved profile customization New command line parameters Information on file from which the memory infiltration originated Improved file specification by mask Download: NOD32 'Beta' 2.5 Product Info: Eset NOD32 Note from Eset: Warning: NOD32 antivirus system 2.5 Beta is a product that still under development and therefore we do not recommend installing it on any crucial systems nor in production environment.