Windows 10 including Anniversary Update (available from August 2, 2016) compatibility

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Compatibility with ESET Business Products

ESET Endpoint Antivirus, ESET Endpoint Security

Which ESET business endpoint products are compatible with Windows 10?
  • ESET Endpoint Antivirus - Versions: 6.x, 5.x
  • ESET Endpoint Security - Versions: 6.x, 5.x

We recommend having the latest build of version 5 or 6 installed to make sure your ESET security solution is compatible with Windows 10. To get the latest builds, please navigate to ESET download section

If you are currently using ESET endpoint solutions that are compatible with Windows 10, then there is no need to upgrade them. ESET solutions will keep all settings and license credentials, and will work automatically after you migrate to Windows 10.

Detailed build numbers and upgrade information

What version do I have currently installed?

To find out what version of ESET Endpoint Antivirus/ESET Endpoint Security you have currently installed, follow the link below:

Do I need new license credentials after upgrading ESET solutions to a Windows 10 compatible version?

No, the upgrade to the latest version of ESET solutions is for free. If necessary, use your current license credentials to activate your ESET solution after the upgrade.

Should I upgrade to a Windows 10 compatible version of ESET endpoint products before, or after migrating to Windows 10?

We recommend installing a Windows 10 compatible version of ESET endpoint solution before migrating to Windows 10.

Compatibility with ESET Home Products

ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security

Which ESET products are compatible with Windows 10?
  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus- versions 8 and 9
  • ESET Smart Security – versions 8 and 9

We recommend having the latest build installed to make sure ESET solution is compatible with Windows 10. To get the latest builds, please navigate to ESET download section

Users of ESET versions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be automatically upgraded to version 9 after upgrading the operating system to Windows 10.

What version do I have currently installed?

To find out what version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus/ESET Smart Security you have currently installed, please follow these steps:

1. Open ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus. How do I open my ESET product?

2. The name of your ESET product is displayed at the top of the ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus window. The version number is displayed right next to the product name.

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How do I upgrade ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security to a Windows 10 compatible version?

1. Open Your ESET product. How do I open my ESET product?

2. Click Update → Check for updates.

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3. Your ESET product version will be displayed and you will be notified if a newer version is available. Click Install.

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4. The latest version will automatically be downloaded and installed.

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5. Once you receive the notification "The program modules have been updated," restart your computer.

Detailed upgrade information

Do I need new license credentials after updating my product to a Windows 10 compatible version?

No, the update to the latest version of ESET products is for free. If necessary, use your current license credentials to activate your ESET product after the update.

Should I upgrade to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 or ESET Smart Security 8 before, or after installing Windows 10?

We recommend installing a Windows 10 compatible version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus/ESET Smart Security before upgrading the operating system to Windows 10.