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How do I know ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus is updating correctly?


  • Verify that the latest virus signature updates have been received

The current Version of virus signature database is: 13561 released on May 28, 2016


By default, ESET products check every hour for a new update and are updated at least once a day with new virus definitions and occasional program component updates.


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The following procedure will allow you to check for the latest virus signature database updates in any ESET Windows home product. Older product versions may not resemble the screenshots below.

The current Version of virus signature database is: 13561 released on May 28, 2016

  1. Open ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus. How do I open my ESET product?
  2. Click Update. If you see Virus signature database is up to date, no update is necessary. If Virus signature database is up to date is not displayed, click Update now.

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  3. If you have problems updating your product, click here for instructions on how to re-enter your ESET credentials.

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