Battle Avast Premier or Eset Internet Security?

Software comparison
eset internet security
avast premier 19.2.2364
Feature comparison
  1. Ease of use
  2. Impact on hardware performance
  3. Core protection (malware and heuristic engine)
  4. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  5. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  6. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  7. Ransomware protection
  8. Banking and payments protection
  9. Most available features


Level 36
Mar 16, 2019
Hum I'm not 100% sure :unsure: :unsure: but I remember that Kaspersky stopped wannacry attack via "Network Attack Blocker" module...
You're probably right about Kaspersky beause Eset did the same too.

"Fortunately, ESET clients were already protected by ESET’s network protection module. This had been blocking attempts to exploit the leaked vulnerability at the network level well before this particular malware was even created. On Friday, ESET increased the protection level for this specific threat via the Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D update to the detection engine (15404, May-12-2017, 13:20 UTC/GMT +02:00). Prior to that, ESET LiveGrid had begun protecting against this particular attack starting around 11:26AM (UTC/GMT +02:00). "

Mahesh Sudula

Level 17
Sep 3, 2017
My enterprise company uses ESET end point security. This is real proof
Attack was totally successfull.
It has taken eset few weeks, to add the signature based firewall trick to their firewall to block WC at network level what they call eternal expoit blocking communication to various ports!

They call it proactive but I better call it reactive after infective.
One sacrifice for all.


Level 22
Content Creator
May 26, 2014
I remember there were a report in a site (can't find it in Google now) where it was showed how different antivirus products managed the attack during 1st hours, and there was a Kaspersky screen-shot showing the attack blocking via NAB....

MRG Effitas did some interesting tests:

Evjl's Rain

Level 46
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Apr 18, 2016
MRG Effitas did some interesting tests:
a note to this article:
in the first release, only ESET and Kaspersky were able to block the exploit. Everything else failed => this counts
then, they started adding some updates which other vendors released patches for this exploit, such as avast/avg, hitmanpro,... => this is reactive, doesn't count. They were not be able to block the exploit during the time of testing


Level 13
Aug 15, 2018
Just one correction from my enD.
None of Av were able to block Wannacry except Bitdefender, Dr Web, F secure.
Kaspersky after roll back is successful, but attack is not intercepTed
Eset and Mcafee failed completely against almost all the variants. Eset is aware of this my friend!!
Actually it's not about wannacry only. What I meant to say is that ESET, Norton, Kaspersky can protect at the network level. ESET FW can intercept if an attacker is trying to use the SMB1 vulnerability and will throw an alert to the user.

MRG Effitas did some interesting tests:
I absolutely agree with this test. While Kaspersky network attack blocker is excellent, Norton and ESET always had the best firewalls. I would say that ESET should learn from Norton and make their firewall outbound protection smart like Norton instead of allowing every outbound connection by default.
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