Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus detect a particular virus?KB Solution ID: SOLN252|Last Revised: November 24, 2009
If the threat in question is a real virus and not a hoax, it is very likely that ESET NOD32 Antivirus detects it. ESET's active heuristic technology creates a virtual computer within the scanning engine which allows the scanner to observe what the program might do if allowed to run on a real computer. This can reveal potentially malicious activities that other detection techniques would not identify.
However, it is essential that the ESET NOD32 Antivirus system be kept up-to-date to ensure maximum protection against newly-discovered viruses, worms and other forms of malicious software. In the event that a new virus is not detected, ESET will work quickly to protect its customers. Through the efforts of our research team and international organizations of security companies, ESET can quickly take steps to address potential threats.
If necessary, an instant update for the particular virus will be released, and after updating to the latest virus database, your system will be protected. For more information on updating and protecting your system from malware, click here.