Are ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista?KB Solution ID: SOLN329|Last Revised: April 15, 2014
Yes, both ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus are compatible with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista. These ESET products do not make changes or modifications to the kernel (the core of the operating system) in order to run under Windows Vista. This means they are compatible with PatchGuard, a Microsoft technology that prevents the kernel from being modified under 64-bit versions of Windows. After it has been installed, ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus will appear in the Malware Protection section of the Windows Security Center in Windows Vista, just as it does under earlier versions of Windows.