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ESET NOD32 licensing

Postby Odinn » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:31 am

Hey guys

I bought ESET NOD32 a few months ago after reading all the positive feedback you guys were giving it. I got a license key in my mail and a link to download the registered product. I installed it and it has been running silently ever since. Last week i went over to one of my friends house to help him with his computer (the Dell pc). I installed my own NOD32 on it and i'm wondering if that is legal. In no area of ESET's home page does it mention how many clients may have the product installed with the same license key so i am speculating atm. I don't intend on giving out the license key to everyone i know but i found it right to share it with that particular person because he is a very good friend of mine. Did anyone try using the same license key on two clients or more and encounter any problems ?
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Postby kd1966 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:38 pm

Pretty much you paid for a single client license (Your description leads me to believe this is the case); if you install on another system, you are violating the single client license. I don't know of any software license terms that make you pay for the single license and also allow you to "share" that license. That's just the basic truths of licensing.............. you probably were able to get the program installed on you bud's computer; that's the reason for the license key, to keep unpaying people from using the program until they pay for their own key (Except in your case).
Other co's (Like MS for example) will check the key when a user tries to update to "validate" the key; license keys can be "blacklisted" in certain circumstances and that is not good, especially in your circumstance where you actually paid for the key.
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Postby Odinn » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:01 pm

Right, that is why i am asking. Maybe someone has experienced NOD32 attempting to validate. If not, i'll let this one pass but if it does validate at some point, i'll tell my friend to purchase his own license.
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Postby SCgone » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:04 pm

kd1966 is exactly right. Unless you paid $170 US for a 5 user license, then all you have is a one user license to be installed on one machine at a time.
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Postby mnemonicj » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:47 pm

The best thing to do about putting NOD32 on another person's computer is have them download and install the 30-day free trial. Then after that, they can purchase it if they want it.
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Postby augie » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:56 pm

mnemonicj wrote:The best thing to do about putting NOD32 on another person's computer is have them download and install the 30-day free trial. Then after that, they can purchase it if they want it.


That's best option as it has a fully functional trial though the update will probably be slow. No need to jeapordize ones key even if it is for a friend.
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