What does "NOD32" stand for?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by petef, May 30, 2008.

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  1. petef

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    Can someone tell me what NOD32 stands for?

    Rumor has it, it means "No Overhead Demanded" and which is
    kind of a mock on Norton or McAfee products which require so
    much overhead from the CPU that they slow the PC.

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    Wow, that's a complex story about:

    A TV series named...
    Nemocnica na Okraji Mesta" ... in English, "Hospital at the Edge of the City"

    and naming the original program as...
    “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku” ... which in English would read “Hospital at the Edge of the Disk”.

    and then re-naming it as..
    "enn oh dee" which came to be known as NOD

    and finally,
    “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku 32”, or "NOD32" being born!

    So that's the real story, but I still like the rumor that NOD means
    No Overhead Demanded. :) Can you imagine trying to describe
    the NOD32 name to potential NOD32 customers using the complicated
    story and odd names in that story? It's so much easier to say it means
    "No Overhead Demanded" which I feel a great marketing technique.

    Eset ought to consider adapting the "No Overhead Demanded"
    phase to market their great product. In this case, rumor could have
    a positive effect on the marketing strategy and name of a product.
    I never heard of that happening before. :)

    Thanks for the history on the NOD32 name!

    ---pete---
     
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