Note/Update: To update NOD32 version 3.0 and ESET Smart Security version 3.0, see this article. This post only applies to version 2.70.39 and below.

Here is some good news for NOD32 users who are tired of getting their keys blacklisted. If you follow the method described below, you will no longer be needing a key to update your copy of NOD32 (and this works with trial versions). The process does not involve cracking or doing any sort of modifications to NOD32 core files.

Before you read further, note that this method will only works for NOD32 2.70.39 and versions below that. This will not on ESET Smart Security 3.0 or NOD32 3.0 versions. If you were wondering, there is no difference between version 2.70.39 and version 3.0 in terms of detection capabilities. If you are inspired by fancy user interfaces, then 3.0 will appeal to you. Otherwise 2.70.39 is more than enough.

Here goes:

1. Get hold of a copy of NOD32 version 2.70.39. Official web page at no longer offers this version so you may have to search various torrent sites.

2. If the torrent you downloaded comes with a patch or a fix, DO NOT APLLY it. Just install the standard NOD32 program with trial options.

3. Once the install is done and reboot is completed, double click the tray icon to launch NOD32 control center.

4. In Control Center, Go to Update ---> Update. Click on Setup

6. Click on the "Servers" Button. Click add.

7. A dialog box will pop up. Enter and press ok.

8. Press ok again to close the "Servers" window.

9. You will have the "Setup of Automatic Updates" window still open. From there set the newly entered server. (choose from the drop down menu near "Location").

10. Press ok. You should now be able to update NOD32 without issues. The server which you just entered does not validate usernames or passwords so there will be no fear of trial expirations or keys getting blacklisted.

What happens here is that you are downloading updates from a 3rd party update server based in China instead from ESETs servers which require authentication. According to our experience this server is secure. If you are having doubts, you can compare its legitimacy with ESET server using NOD32View tool and see for yourself.

If you find that the 3rd party update server is not responding, feel free to drop a comment here. We may be able to provide you with another server address.


  1. fallen66angel // 12/13/2007 01:28:00 AM  

    I have a problem. I did all the steps here, but when I try to update manually it says "server connection failure"!
    Hope you can help me.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 12/15/2007 11:39:00 PM  

    Reason is because site went offline. Instead of that, try using or

  3. nora // 12/31/2007 12:35:00 AM  

    I have the same problem and I tried all the servers that you wrote, but it always says "server connection failure".
    I didn't put a username & password with this servers.

    can you help me ?

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 12/31/2007 09:43:00 AM  

    Use and it should work fine.

  5. formidible // 1/11/2008 07:09:00 PM  

    All the servers you have listed no longer work. On mine I just get message 'Update of Virus Signature database not necessary' when it is 2 days old. I think Eset are systematically blocking the servers.

  6. syed // 1/21/2008 08:11:00 AM  

    i have tired using both sites and when i update it says server error or failed..i have no idea what to do im using nod 32 2.70.39 pleease help me!!

  7. Unknown // 2/25/2008 08:58:00 AM  

    This has been working great for me for a while now but just tonight i am getting a server error every time i try to update. any new servers out there???
    Thanks for all your help so far!

  8. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 2/26/2008 01:20:00 AM  

    If updates don't work upgrade to 3.0.621 cracked (uninstall existing first):

  9. Unknown // 4/18/2008 10:50:00 PM  

    Im using nod32 2.7 when i tried to update manually using it says download interrupted.. how do i deal with this problem?
    i have to update this as soon as possible

  10. Unknown // 6/02/2008 07:53:00 AM  

    any possibilities we'll get a new server? all the other ones seem to be blocked :(

  11. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 6/03/2008 06:37:00 PM  

    Apply the TemDono fix to a compatible version and set update server to choose automatically. This will let you download updates from ESET severs for 15000+ days.

  12. Anonymous // 6/24/2008 02:45:00 PM  

    Found new way...
    New Keys Update everyday

  13. poji // 9/16/2008 01:40:00 PM  

    blackhawk, i could go to that websites ..
    anybody have the idea how to update nod32

  14. C#ristian // 2/28/2009 11:20:00 PM  

    It doesn't work.
    I've tried with all servers, but doesn't work :'(
    "file not found" or cannot found the server :(

  15. orvarsson // 4/13/2009 03:54:00 AM

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