XP x32 and Vista x32 (with admin priv), Windows 7?
In the previous five months this has been downloaded approx. 15,000 times from various sites. I have received about ten 'virus/worm/trojan' accusations, a couple of 'doesn't update', and very many 'Thanks, works great!'.The License workaround script that may show up as a false positive from time to time. That's why it's added to NOD's Exclusion list. There are no bugs and it updates just fine. So READ...
Auto (Not silent) installation.
I put this together myself, tested many times with different variations, and it works well. All you have to do is run it and read the info on the screen.
It is self installing, settings entered, self-cracking, scheduled, and will search and insert a valid license for updating virus definitions whenever necessary; seemingly forever.
It updates just fine, and is scheduled to do so periodically.
I left the option of rebooting manual.
You should reboot after install, then update from the taskbar icon or wait for NOD to automatically do so.
If expired or near, the License Updater will connect to the internet will automatically find a new legit license ( User Name/ And Password) and insert it into your ESET PROGRAM *automatically*, and you will have another expiration date.
Ignore valid expiry dates.
I have scheduled the License Updater , so the tool checks your license more frequently. If you have a direct connection, then an update check only at boot is probably sufficient. Wireless connections suffer a delay upon start up, and with it update problems. So scheduled license checks are important after that time. If you're not happy with the frequent update checks scheduled... change it.
You can manually re-evaluate your key and replace it if necessary.
You will have a full version of Nod with module and virus definition updates, not just definition updates as with trials. Keys will never be a problem again.
Normal and Evaluation update servers are the same.
IP is always the same, the only thing that changes is the directory:
All Users\Application Data\ESET...../eset_eval/ for trials
All Users\Application Data\ESET...../eset_upd/ for commercials
If you ever want to check Eset's NOD32 Update Servers Online Status go to:
You must completely uninstall any previous ESET product.
Then use the Antivirus Removal Tool to strip the reg entries. YES, it is in Dutch, nevertheless double-click it. Select 'Yes', and wait for confirmation.
Don't use the Removal Tool before running NOD's uninstaller.
It may show up as a false positive from time to time.
You may want to add 'C:\Program Files\ESET' to NOD's exclusions list within ESET. ( Open the NOD Gui--> Press F5 --> look to the left side for 'Exclusions'... Select it. Then on the right side select 'Add', then point to the installation directory of ESET (Default is C:\Program Files\ESET) Select OK. Then OK again.