Below we answer many common frequently asked questions about ESET NOD32 Antivirus.  For more information, read our complete ESET NOD32 Antivirus Review here.

Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus Block Adware?

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Plus can remove dangerous adware from your system. However, it does not come with a firewall which would make its adware protection even stronger.

Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus Block Phishing?

Anti-phishing protection is included with ESET NOD32 Antivirus with its ability to block web sites that are known to distribute phishing-related content.

You can enable anti-phishing in ESET NOD32 Antivirus any time by navigating to the Advanced Setup -> Web and email -> Anti-Phishing protection.

You will receive phishing attempt notifications whenever you visit these types of websites. You can choose to ignore this warning if you want to, although this is not recommended. If you visit a website that you find is trying to phish for information, you can report it to ESET using their “Report” link.

What Operating Systems Does ESET NOD32 Run On?

ESET NOD32 runs on the three most popular operating systems:

Microsoft Windows

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (with SP1 and latest KB updates installed)


  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12.x Sierra
  • OS X 10.11.x El Capitan
  • OS X 10.10.x Yosemite
  • OS X 10.9.x Mavericks


If you want a dedicated Linux version, you can download ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux.

  • Debian
  • RedHat
  • Ubuntu
  • OpenSuSe
  • Fedora
  • Mandriva and a majority of RPM and DEB distributions