Software
Eset Internet Security 14
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Installer is simple, fast and professional, without any unneeded introductory screens or advertisements. It does not install any useless junk, doesn't modify browser start or search settings and does not add any extensions. Installation takes about 1.5 min on a high-speed internet connection (cloud installer).
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Eset's UI is not a showcase of sophisticated design and doesn't include eye-candies.
You won't see pandas and green bears and you won't be presented with a cool, slangish type of language.
However, it's very organised and easy to navigate.
The main screen includes options to launch secure browser, run a scan or check who's on your home network.
There is a vast multitude of settings, some of which can be quite confusing (for example machine learning). Eset has documented each one of them, if unsure, make sure you consult the product help files.
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
The product seems to handle pretty much any daily situation automatically, without bothering the user. Notifications can be further customised or even turned off and don't include any unnecessary information or complicated tech terms.
The default machine learning setup is optimised for a low (or in my case no) false positives, whilst still maintaining great detection rate. The tray options are enough to perform standard tasks, such as disabling Real-Time protection and firewall, or running a scan.

Eset Internet Security contains useful tools, such as SysInspector, process and activity monitor, network connections monitor, option to upload a sample to Eset and an option to download a rescue CD, in case of a heavily-infected system. These tools can be utilised by any tech-savvy person to discover and eradicate malware, in the unlikely event all layers of protection have failed.
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
Even on a not-so-modern device, Eset's performance impact is hardly noticeable without using specialised tools to measure it. Launching Chrome and browsing the web feel a lot faster than with any other AV - probably due to the lack of browser extensions. Downloading files and launching programs feels the same like having no AV (including Windows Defender) running.

The product only launches 2 services, consuming between ~90 mb in idle state. The memory usage can go up to 200 mb when the product fights a large set of malware. CPU usage in idle state rarely even reaches 0.5%.
During a full scan, CPU usage goes up to 18% max, whilst memory usage stays the same as in idle.
Bear in mid that performance can further be optimised. For example scanning only on file open and execution can be enabled, or scanning of archives can be disabled. I personally wouldn't change these settings.
Scan speed is not great on first scan (as with most other AVs), taking 32 minutes to scan 418 766 files.
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Unfortunately, Eset is one of the few companies, still not offering VPN.

When I tested Eset against malicious and phishing links, scripts, Emotet documents (Microsoft Office documents with malicious macros) and java-based malware, the product didn't miss anything. However, I have configured machine learning to it's most aggressive levels. Some of them were 0-day. Part of them was obtained from VirusTotal, whilst others were obtained from sources I won't disclose for security reasons.

Anyone not familiar with the various protection layers can have a look at this whitepaper:
https://www.eset.com/fileadmin/ESET/INT/Docs/Others/Technology/ESET-Technology-2017.pdf

Eset's results on third-party tests have improved lately.
AV-Comparatives awarded Eset with Advanced + rating (99.8% detection rate). The test can be found here:
https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/malware-protection-test-september-2020/

AV-Test has classified Eset as one of the top products.
The test can be found here:
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/august-2020/eset-internet-security-13.1--13.2-203110/

Eset also holds the biggest number of VB100 awards and has the highest customer satisfaction rating on TrustPilot.
Real-time file system protection
5.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
5.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
4.00 star(s)
Network protection
5.00 star(s)
Pros
  1. Low impact on system resources
  2. Highly configurable
  3. Easy to use
  4. Simple and non-intrusive
  5. Ransomware protection
  6. Strong and reliable protection
  7. Blocks even brand new malware
  8. Effective malicious URL blocking
  9. Effective malware removal
  10. Well designed, clear interface
Cons
  1. Relatively expensive
  2. Not as many features as some competitors
  3. Scans can be rather slow
  4. Can be complex in some situations
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer hardware
High-end:
See computer configuration for details.
Recommended for
  1. All types of users
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
Disclaimer
  1. Any views or opinions expressed are that of the member giving the information and may be subjective.
    This software may behave differently on your device.

    We encourage you to compare these opinions with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
    Before buying a product you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.

ayan4u

Level 2
Verified
Which av is best for disinfection?
My pc required reformat after trojan attack on a system file, kaspersky failed to disinfect the file and deleted it!
 

Bonorex

Level 1
Which av is best for disinfection?
My pc required reformat after trojan attack on a system file, kaspersky failed to disinfect the file and deleted it!
Every year AV test awards IT security programs for their achievements in the past year. For year 2019 kaspersky has been awarded 1st and 2nd place for Best repair performance. The two programs are Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky's Virus Removal Tool:

AV-TEST Awards 2019: Products Recognized for Outstanding IT Protection

Considering that no program is perfect, there is however little chance that other programs would have done better in desinfecting your system than kaspersky.
 

ayan4u

Level 2
Verified
Every year AV test awards IT security programs for their achievements in the past year. For year 2019 kaspersky has been awarded 1st and 2nd place for Best repair performance. The two programs are Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky's Virus Removal Tool:

AV-TEST Awards 2019: Products Recognized for Outstanding IT Protection

Considering that no program is perfect, there is however little chance that other programs would have done better in desinfecting your system than kaspersky.
Thanks, will try norton next
 
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