NOD32 3.0 provides several layers of protection that includes anti-virus protection, real-time email scanning, rootkit scanner, and anti-spyware protection.The software's email scanner is easy to use because it can be directly integrated into MS Outlook and other POP3 email clients.
Using a simple white background, the program continues to sport an intuitive graphical interface for its standard and advanced versions.
The left column side of the main page neatly lays out quick icon shortcuts to its major functions as Home, Computer Scan, Update, Setup, Tools, and Help and Support.
This software product has a light footprint and conducts fast scans - qualities that are hard to find in the numerous anti-virus software programs being sold today.
NOD32 3.0 also boasts of the ESET's Threat Sense technology, which enables a more proactive virus detection and is hailed as one of the best heuristic programs to date.
NOD32 Antivirus 5 offers multilayer protection for real-time email scanning, rootkit and spyware scanning. Malware from known malicious sites are blocked, alerting you of any frustrated attempt made through your browser online.
URL level blocking and malicious file detection is average with an 81% success rate in independent lab tests.
Its email scanning facility goes into action unobtrusively as it is integrated with POP3 email clients and MS Outlook, if you are using those.
The program has other tools like ESET's Sys Inspector which can be handy when you have to share PC performance data with its technical support team.
But it is quite aggressive in requiring that no program is running in your PC when installing as certain component files may conflict with those that are running.