Hello everyone! In this post, I want to show you how to install antivirus on Windows 7 fast and simply. I chose ESET NOD 32 Antivirus for this tutorial, but the installing process is almost the same for other common Antivirus programs. So if you want to learn how this installing process can be done easily, stay with me!
NOD 32 is one of the best and the world’s lightest antiviruses; you’ll learn how to install this antivirus on your computer in this step by step guide. NOD32 is made in Czech Republic and is one of the most powerful antiviruses in the world. I personally hadn’t liked it until 2 years ago when I saw that ESET made some great improvements on NOD32 database on its version 7; I’ve decided to give it a chance and I was totally satisfied with it.
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How to Install Antivirus on Windows 7
Ok, let’s start! There’re two available versions of NOD32: ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security. You can install each one you prefer on your system (but not at the same time). Since this is a tutorial post, I’m not going to explain pros and cons of Nod 32; I`ll just mention that ESET Smart Security includes firewall which can be a more suitable choice for users who connect to the Internet a lot. So my recommendation is Smart Security version.
You need to know your version of Windows (32 or 64 bit) to be able to get the most compatible version of this antivirus.
1. After getting Smart Security and double-clicking on Installation file, a new window will show up as in the image below. Click “Next” to go to the next step.
2. At the next step check “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” box and click “Next”
3.Now, checking “I want to be a part of ESET Live Grid (recommended)” box and clicking “Next”, you’ll go to the next step.
4.At this step you have two options. I recommend you to choose “Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications”; this option removes advertising tools such as toolbars, etc. which will increase speed and power of Nod32. It must be said that it’s not 100% accurate and has low error percentage, but it’s better to enable it. By clicking on “Install”, the installation process will begin and you need to wait for a couple of minutes.
5.On the next Window, you need to enter your license key, otherwise, choose “Free trial license” which gives you 30 trial days for free.
6.if you choose “Free Trial License”, you should enter your email address at the next step and choose your country. Then click on “Active” button. Please, note that you can’t use an email address which you’ve used before to activate ESET products. (Creating a temporary email can be a good way to pass this step.)
8. Congratulations! Your antivirus has been installed and activated on your system successfully as you can see in the image below.
How to Activate Nod32 with an official License key
As you might know, after version 9 of Nod32, it won’t be activated with username and password anymore and you’ll need a valid license key. After 30 days of free trial are over, you can follow the steps below to activate it with a license key.
Open Nod32 and click on “Help and Support” and then click on “Change License”. Now you’re able to enter and active Nod32 with your license key. Also, if you have username and password of Nod32 version 8, you can convert it into a license key through here.
Simply enter your username and password and then click on “Convert”.
If you use 30-day free trial, your antivirus will be deactivated after 30 days and your system will be at risk. I would recommend you to get official Nod32 license key in order to use this powerful antivirus on your system forever without any problems. (Any other illegal way for activating this or any other software isn’t recommended at all). Also keep in mind that during your 30 days free trial time, the antivirus acts like the original version and you’ll have access to its full version.
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Any question, problem or opinion? Feel free to ask or share it in comments below! I would always be more than happy to help you!
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