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Update ESET Products—check for latest product modules


  • Download and update product modules
  • Verify that the latest product modules and Detection Engine have been received

The current Version of Detection Engine is: 16278 released on October 21, 2017. To check which version of a specific module is in place in your ESET product, see Access information about product modules in ESET Windows home products.

This article applies to the following products:

  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus
  • ESET Internet Security
  • ESET Smart Security
  • ESET Smart Security Premium


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


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The following procedure will allow you to check for the latest program modules and 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: 16278 released on October 21, 2017

  1. Open the main program window of your Windows 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.

    Figure 1-1

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

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