If you want a fast, flexible antivirus product that an advanced user can tweak to perfection, NOD32\'s an excellent choice. But if you\'re more of a set-it-and-forget-it novice, look elsewhere.
NOD32 consistently wins independent awards for detecting and removing viruses; the program is one of the fastest and lightest we\'ve seen.
NOD32 doesn\'t include a firewall or even antispyware protection; it is simply an antivirus engine--and one of the best. On the maker\'s Web site, you\'ll find considerable evidence showing that NOD32 outranks the brand-name antivirus protection (Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro) in test after test. Aside from a quality engine, there\'s also a high level of customization offered. Out of the box, NOD32 delivers superior protection, and the customization options allow you to turn on or off additional services, depending upon your needs. For a system admin or an advanced user, this is great; for novices these features will largely go unused.
Deep within NOD32 is its ThreatSense engine technology, which uses code analysis, emulation, and digital signatures to identify and stop online threats. Unlike other vendors that add antispyware and antiphishing technologies on top of their antivirus engines, NOD32 includes these within its basic scan engine, allowing NOD32 to be lighter and faster than the competition.