Public Beta of ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 is now available

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ESET  launches the Public Beta of ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.

ESET Smart Security 4 offers comprehensive protection using Antivirus, Antispyware, Personal Firewall and Antispam. All these components have been built from the ground up as a single package to provide supreme functionality.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 focuses on proactive detection of malware, utilizing advanced heuristics to help protect from unknown threats, generic signatures and genetic technology to help detect various mutations of known malware.
The new version incorporates a number of new features that enhance the effectiveness and performance of ESET’s comprehensive endpoint security product. The beta test version is aimed at experienced users for testing purposes and should not be installed on computers that perform critical tasks because it may cause errors or crashes.

SysInspector Integration
In version 4 SysInspector will be included as a powerful diagnostic tool allowing in depth analysis of various aspects of the operating system.

Portable Computer Support
Version 4 is able to identify, whether the computer is running on battery or not and automatically postpones some scheduled tasks and alerts the user before downloading a large update.

Exchangeable Media Access Control
automatic scanning of files executed from the exchangeable media is included, the use of Advanced Heuristic can be chosen in the settings.

Cleaning using an own driver
Now cleaning of problematic files is possible through using an own driver. This ensures reliable cleaning of malware which is activated immediately after startup of the computer.

Hidden Confirmation/Information Windows
When running a full screen application (game or presentation) information windows are temporarily disabled automatically.

Firewall Improvements
Encrypted communication via HTTPS and POP3s protocols is checked for malicious attacks. Included is also the so-called “learning mode” of the firewall.

Anti-Spam Improvements
Now, better identification of spam goes hand in hand with even smaller impact on system performance.

ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus Public Beta run on both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Home Server .