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ESET to discontinue NOD32 Antivirus 2.7

Created: 2010-01-14 00:00:00

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SAN DIEGO – January 14, 2010 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, announced today that it will begin phasing out ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 2.7. Current NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 customers are invited to upgrade to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for free. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 offers the most current proactive protection technology, is easier to use and has more advanced options for power users. NOD32 Antvirus 2.7 customers will continue to be protected with signature updates until February 1, 2012, but are advised to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. As the volume and level of sophistication of malware continue to rise, customers can be confident of having the most effective proactive threat protection by using ESET's most current software release.

Discontinuation of NOD32 Antivirus 2.7:

February 1, 2010

  • NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 software will be removed from the ESET website
  • ESET will no longer sell NOD32 Antivirus 2.7

February 1, 2012

  • Virus signature database updates for NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 will be discontinued
  • ESET will no longer provide technical support for NOD32 Antivirus 2.7

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 supports the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista SP 2
Microsoft Windows XP SP 3
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP 4
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP 6a (Available only in Version 4.2 Beta, with simplified feature set)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Business Edition)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Business Edition)
Microsoft Windows Server 2000 (Business Edition)

Additional benefits of upgrading to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4:

  • Free Upgrade – Customers with active licenses for NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 are entitled to upgrade to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for no charge
  • Smarter Scanner – Advanced driver allows effective and reliable cleaning of threats that attack during the computer startup process. New capability to scan SSL-encrypted HTTP or POP3 traffic keeps your save from Internet and email threats, even when they are hidden from plain view
  • Self Defense – Protects ESET software processes and registry keys against malware trying to disable or negatively affect the protection status of the host computer
  • Smarter and More Efficient Updates – Enhanced signature database management keeps your computer current while being light on system resources
  • Removable Media Security – Scanning or access permissions for removable media prevent system infection by AutoRun or file transfer by USB sticks, floppy disk or CD
  • At-a-glance Graphs and Statistics – Easy to understand graphs provide instant view of network communication (uploads/downloads), disk operations (writing on and reading from disk), as well as scanning and detection statistics
  • Clean and Safe Email – Email scanning for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, and other POP3/IMAP mail clients, ensuring your email is free of viruses and other threats
  • System Tools – Integrated ESET SysInspector and ESET SysRescue simplify diagnosing and cleaning of infected systems by allowing deep scans of system processes to find hidden threats, and creating bootable rescue CD/DVD or USB drives to help you repair an infected computer

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities. For more information, please visit or call (852) 2893 8860.


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