Wednesday, 9 December 2009

ESET NOD32 for Mac OS X in beta version!

So it is finally here: The first Mac OS X version of ESET's NOD32 Antivirus program.

A public beta of NOD32 Antivirus for OS X desktop is available. It came out a week ago on the 2nd of December.

It provides the same GUI interface as the windows versions of nod32, and works in a similiar way. It's technology is based on Linux, BSD and Solaris servers.

ESET's ThreatSense technology is the base of this antivirus program for mac. Detecting malware and viruses, protection every day attacks and threats.

So what do you get?

NOD 32 for Mac features:

  • Proxy support
  • Removable media scan
  • Graphs, logs and statistics
  • Threat detection Mac OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x both 32-bit + 64-bit
  • Setting up automatic scans
  • Continuos updating of the antivirus program
  • Advanced settings
  • ThreatSense.NET sample submission

NB! This is a beta version. To get to know known bugs please go to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sections of the NOD32's website. It is intended for experienced mac users. It should not be run on critical performing computers because it may cause crashes or errors! IT does how ever has the full function and documentation of the final version.

What and how ESET's NOD32 will run of Mac's running both OS X and Windows is yet to be discovered. If we can use one NOD32 for both operation systems. I will take this up with ESET, but don't aspect any information on that until middle of 2010.

But am so happy that ESET finally are supporting Mac OS X with its NOD32 antivirus software. I've been running NOD32 on Microsoft Windows OS since 2000. So 9 years! And it is THE BEST antivirus program available! No matter what. ESET has also been very consequent in delivering stable, fast, low cpu usage and small footprint versions of their software - year after year.

This is the beginning of something great!

While in still in beta mode, the program can bebe downloaded for free here: ESET NOD32 for Mac OS X

For more info check out ESET's home pages.