Trial to Full Version Instructions

ESET trial version is easy to convert to the full version

To install and use the program on your computer you will need a 'license'. This license consists of a case sensitive user name and password sent from ESET Software. Your license user name and password will be sent to the email address you provide. This will allow you to download and for automatic updates.

Your ESET license will be sent to the email address you provide. Spam filters may block your email messages. Please check your junk or spam mail folders for your license from ESET Software.

  • Purchase ESET Software

Put your mouse over the navigation menu link 'Buy NOD32' at the top left corner of this page. Another list will drop down where you may choose the type of license you wish to purchase then click the 'Buy' button. This will open a secure shopping cart that will walk you through buying a license. On approval of your purchase you will receive an email receipt.

For checks or money orders simply print out the order confirmation and send the payment to the address provided.

Once payment has been received, a case sensitive user name and password will be sent to the email address you provide. This user name is required to download your software.

Keep your license in a safe place. Print it and save it.

  • Install the user name / password

You do not need to reinstall the software. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below on entering your new user name and password into the program, as well as a final step to ensure that the program is updating correctly. Please allow 24-48 hours after entering your new user name and password for the new expiration date to display.

1) Open the main program window by clicking the icon in the Windows notification area or by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

2) Click 'Update' and then 'click User name and Password setup'. The License details window will appear.

Clear out the existing user name and password. Enter the new user name and password which were sent to you upon purchase of your license.
The following are EXAMPLES only:

User name: EAV-12345678

Password: abcde12345

3) Click OK and then click 'Update virus signature database' (make sure you are connected to the Internet).

4) If you are not prompted for your user name and password, they have been entered correctly. If you are prompted for your user name and password, click Cancel and repeat steps 2 and 3. Make sure you are logged in as administrator, or have administrator privileges.

NOTE: Please remember to enter your user name and password exactly as they are written. The user name and password are case sensitive and the hyphen in the user name is necessary. The password is ten characters long and all lowercase. If you are copying and pasting, make sure you don't select an extra blank space. Also, we do not use the letter L in passwords (use the number one (1) instead), a big 0 is the number zero (0), a little o is the letter o.