How do I upgrade ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus to the latest version?


Users with a valid license can upgrade to the latest product version for free

To upgrade to a different ESET product or to modify/renew a license, in North America contact Sales at +1 (866) 343-3738, or contact your distributor or local ESET office.

  • You receive the notification "New version available" from your ESET product

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  • "New product version" is displayed in the Home window of your ESET product. View a screenshot.

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Latest version of ESET Smart Security:  9.0.318.0

Latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus:  9.0.318.0

If you have a previous version of your ESET product installed (how can I tell which version of ESET I have?), follow the instructions below to download and install the latest version. 

Solution I. Install over existing version (Recommended)

  1. Download the ESET Live Installer:

    North American customers:

    Download ESET Smart Security Live Installer

    Download ESET NOD32 Antivirus Live Installer

    Customers outside of North America:

    Download ESET Smart Security Live Installer

    Download ESET NOD32 Antivirus Live Installer
  2. Click Save when prompted and save the file to your Desktop (once the download has completed, you may be prompted to click Run and begin the installation process). If the installer does not run automatically, navigate to your Desktop or wherever you saved the downloaded file and double-click it to open.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and activate your ESET product, or see one of the following Knowledgebase articles:

Solution II. Upgrade to latest version using "Check for updates"

If a Program Component Upgrade (PCU) is available for your product version, you can perform the version upgrade from the ESET product. Follow the instructions below to check for a PCU and to upgrade to the latest version. 

  1. Open Your ESET product. How do I open my ESET product?
  2. Click Update → Check for updates.
  3. Your ESET product version will be displayed and you will be notified if a newer version is available. Click Install.

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  4. The latest version will automatically be downloaded and installed.

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  1. Once you receive the notification "The program modules have been updated," restart your computer. 

If you experience issues or installation errors, see the Troubleshooting section below 

For more information about ESET PCUs, see I receive a "Program component upgrade" message—what should I do?


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