Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Mac OS X and Linux Desktop Released as a Public Beta
Article by George Norman
On 07 Dec 2009
Any computer user out there knows that he must keep his computer safe and protected – in more ways than one. You must ensure that somebody doesn’t steal your computer; for example if you have a laptop and you carry it around with you all day long. Then you must ensure you protect your computer from physical dangers like overheating. Lat but not least, you must protect the data stored on your computer from nasties like viruses, Trojans, worms, adware, and other malware types.

To ensure your computer stays safe in an ever-increasing threatscape (the number of online threats is constantly increasing don't you know) you must use a properly good security software solution. Since the lion’s share of the OS market is held by Microsoft and the Windows operating system, most security threats target Windows. But this is not to say that Mac OS X and Linux users are in the clear. There are threats for Mac OS X and Linux users as well.

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Eset, company that specializes in providing security software solutions, serves NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Windows users that want to keep their systems protected. As of this month, the company serves NOD32 Antivirus 4 to Mac OS X and Linux users as well. The catch is that the antivirus software is a public Beta, not a final, stable version.

“The first public beta for ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Mac OS X Desktop is now available. Based on our technology for BSD, Linux, and Solaris servers, ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Mac OS X Desktop has evolved to provide a GUI and feature set similar to ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Microsoft Windows. The first public beta for ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is also available and shares a similar evolution,” announced Director of Malware Intelligence with Eset, David Harley.

Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Mac OS X is available for download here.
Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop is available for download
here.

Both antivirus applications offer the following in terms of security:
  • advanced scanning settings (comparable ESET NOD32 Antivirus v4 for Windows)
  • detection of threats for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and other operating systems
  • informative graphs, statistics and logs
  • removable media scanning
  • proxy support
  • scheduler for automating scans
  • support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel CPUs
  • ThreatSense.NET sample submission

Please note that as a Beta, Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Mac OS X and Linux Desktop could prove to be unstable (cause errors, crash, so on). This release is meant for testers and experienced Mac OS X/Linux users. You should not install the antivirus application on computers that perform critical tasks.



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