I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.
Cannot compare a Security suite(ESS9) to an AV program.Paid and free are also different even if the AV is the same.Avast free does not contain a firewall or other tools available in the premium suite versions.
Also one cannot compare beta versions to final releases.
1. Important to exclude the use of Beta software.
2. ESET Smart Security is a full suite, and would be comparable to Avast Internet Security, (includes: Anti-Spam and a Firewall) - Avast Free does not.
Respectively, both ESET Antivirus and Suite, Avast Antivirus and Suite have same levels of detection, but different set of features. For example: Avast Free/Suite will detect Sample X.
@SayanQ I haven't read through all the replies, but why do you not want to renew your ESET license?