You are correct, the Mac AV software is out of Beta.  I do not know what are entitlement is to this software.  We have an inquiry in with ESET to find out.  To date, we had not been thinking very seriously about buying this software, and as such have not solicited community testing or feedback.  However, we certainly are happy to hear your opinions on the subject.  Next time, on Geraldo... Macs without AV protection... Good Idea, or Threat to the American Way of Life??!?! 

Preliminary testing results from our crack team of Mac AV testers (all one of them, and no, it is not me) suggest that ESET AV causes too much system performance degradation to use everyday.  Your mileage may vary. 

J. Greg Mackinnon | Systems Administrator
ETS Systems Architecture and Administration | University of Vermont
Phone: 802-656-8251 | Web:

On 9/17/2010 10:39 AM, Norman Brideau wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite"> I downloaded what I thought was the latest beta of ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac and it looks like it is a production version.  It doesn't have any branding to indicate that it is a BETA version and it won't update the virus signature database without a valid username and password combination.  I checked the website and see that it is now available as a finished product (  Has ESET given UVM any indication about whether this software is covered under our current agreement or if it will have to be licensed separately?  Do we have a temporary username/password combination that we can use in order to update the virus signature database?


On 7/9/2010 3:28 PM, J. Greg Mackinnon wrote:
 For what it is worth, a second beta of ESET AV Mac was released last month, along with a refreshed ESET AV Linux.  I have placed the new installation images here:

Windows UNC:    \\\software\antivirus\ESET\beta\
Mac URL:    cifs://