Recent News - ESET Announces Release Candidates of ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5


BRATISLAVA - June 14, 2011 - ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today moved closer to the final release of ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5, making the Release Candidate version available online. RC version is the final step of public testing ahead of the final product’s release slated for late in the third quarter of 2011.

RC versions of ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 offer many advanced features and benefits that were tested in the products’ BETA versions. These, among others, include ESET Cloud-Powered Reputation, Optimized Startup Procedure, Enhanced Media Control, upgrade to Graphic User Interface and Gaming Mode. Additionally, ESET Smart Security 5 RC provides Improved Antispam, Intelligent Firewall and Parental Control. These and other features bring several improvements in comparison with the BETA version.
Selected new ESET Smart Security 5 RC and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 RC features:

Enhanced Media Control - Blocks threats trying to get through to the system via removable media. ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 automatically prompts the user to scan the content of all USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs. Specific media can be blocked based on a range of parameters like the device ID, media type, and serial number.
ESET Cloud-Powered Reputation - Enhanced detection power and scanning speed using advanced reputation service and ESET’s system of malware collection and analysis.
Optimized Startup Procedure - ESET Smart Security 5/ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 lets the user start working on the computer immediately after boot-up, without compromising security.
Gaming Mode - When in full-screen mode, ESET Smart Security 5/ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 automatically switches to silent mode to conserve system resources, so users can enjoy playing computer games or concentrate on important work tasks without distractions from pop-up messages.
Improved Graphic User Interface - The graphical environment has undergone a number of usability and design modifications aiming to enhance the overall user experience.

ESET Smart Security 5 RC additionally offers:

Parental Control - Blocks sites that may contain potentially offensive material. In addition, parents can prohibit access to up to 20 pre-defined website categories.
Improved Antispam - Antispam module integrated into ESET Smart Security has undergone a thorough optimization process for an even higher level of detection precision.
Intelligent Firewall - Prevents unauthorized users from accessing your computer remotely and monitoring your network traffic.

For additional information about the current RC version please visit ESET Smart Security 5 RC and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 RC.

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

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