Nod32 Antivirus 2011 review
A great antivirus from NOD32
The Nod32 Antivirus 2011 is said to be a great choice for users who want an easy to use and install antivirus program. We tested this product on our computer and here is our review.
First of all, the Nod32 2011 Version is free to try for 30 days, after which you’ll have to pay to continue using it.
Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 2000 and XP
The product is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 2000 and XP, it uses 57.3 MB of memory and takes a total of 287 MB of hard-drive space for installation. Indeed, installing it was really easy and very fast: the software took only 60 seconds to fully install, but, on the other hand, we had to manually uninstall our other antivirus; on the plus side, rebooting wasn’t necessary and the program was ready to start scanning immediately.
In terms of design, the Nod32 2011 comes with basic yet effective looks. During our test for this review we noticed that, when opening the main window of the antivirus software, a vast majority of features were hidden; this prevents newbies from getting lost when using the product for the first time. But, when we wanted to see hidden options for this review, we simply clicked the Advanced Mode and opened them; they gave us more control than similar options used by other antivirus software.
ThreatSense detection technology
Overall, this antivirus is like heaven for users, because it basically works on its own; we didn’t really have much reason to personally intervene.
Some of the features that come with the Nod32 2011 are as follows: ThreatSense, real-time scans, Custom Scan and Smart Scan, besides the usual ones found in all antivirus programs. The ThreatSense is an improved option that protects a PC from malware that tried to fool signature-based solutions. The real-time scan does its job in the background. The Custom Scan and the Smart scan both worked very well.
Fast scanning speed
Scanning worked really fast and the company has integrated an energy-sipping battery mode which we could turn on to optimize the performance of our PC.
The Nod32 version 4 also offers protection for both inbound and outbound e-mail and scans files that come with a USB stick.
Online, phone and e-mail customer support was really helpful, as was the manual that came with the product.
The Nod32 Antivirus 2011 software is among the best ones offered by the American company.