Evjl's Rain

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ok, they edited the article for eset, currently i'm testing eset what a good time!!
I think it's still not a good AV compare to the others
ESET does have exploit protection against wannacry infected from other computers in the same network but it can't protect against wannacry executed from the desktop if users download it from an email. It has been destroyed by so many ransomwares according to the malwarehub
 

Winter Soldier

Level 25
I think it's still not a good AV compare to the others
ESET does have exploit protection against wannacry infected from other computers in the same network but it can't protect against wannacry executed from the desktop if users download it from an email. It has been destroyed by so many ransomwares according to the malwarehub
Disappointing enough Eset behavior and even a little incomprehensible, knowing the product.
Indeed I agree.
 

jamescv7

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Unfortunately ESET should improve well from their sandbox mechanism to detect those intensive threats without relying signatures much.

Signatures are meant to be a secondary option not as primary since it can be easy to bypass because of obfuscated source codes.
 

Game Of Thrones

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I think it's still not a good AV compare to the others
ESET does have exploit protection against wannacry infected from other computers in the same network but it can't protect against wannacry executed from the desktop if users download it from an email. It has been destroyed by so many ransomwares according to the malwarehub
It's sad when you see some companies like eset or webroot, with such potentials that with some innovation and better management they can be really great not just good! Great. But wasting some of the resources and some bad decisions makes them not as Good as the others. Eset does have the resources to be great, but nope! They don't want to. As far as i tested, really good performance and UI, with good options. Even detection is not that bad specially web protection but as you said it will loose to some malwares on execution .
 

amico81

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thats my experience too with eset....great performance and good signatures based detection, impressive web protection....but their HIPS is a NO-GO for
inexperienced users. Kaspersky makes it better
 

Stratosk

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i m very disappointing about ESET if it is true
have anybody tryied to a virtual machine with some WannaCry ransomware samples ?
can we have some results about ESET VS WannaCry ransomware ?
 
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GonzitoVir

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In 2000 while working at an major airline, the "I love you virus" attacked... hundreds (or thousands around the world?) of PCs infected with hard disks wiped. The antivirus was Norton Enterprise.
Some years later at an NPO while using ESET, two viruses/worms infected their PCs.
Then they moved to AVG free version. Made PCs a little slow and again one worm slip through.
I recommended Emsisoft and they've been using it since then (around 12 years).
My Emisoft expired after many years of being a loyal customer. I wanted to try something new and I'm currently using Sophos Home beta and so far, so good.

Regarding this AV Comparative, I was no surprised that ESET failed at all. Never really convinced me. Good UI but I've seen too many infected PCs that were using Eset.
 
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