User Feedback ESET Internet Security

Software
ESET Internet Security ver 14, 15
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
The installation process of the antivirus went fairly quickly. After installation, the antivirus still loaded the databases and other modules, which took some time. During the installation process, a window appears prompting you to enable PUP detection, which is very good. In general, everything is standard, without errors during the installation process, pretty quickly.
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
I will rate the program interface with four stars. In general, not bad, but for an ordinary user it will be very difficult to understand the intricacies of the settings, they are very detailed. It will be especially difficult to write the rules in HIPS. In addition, in the main window, the developers have brought in express tiles those functions that are not so important for the user. Instead of start scan - a report on the program's operation, instead of Quarantine - Bank payment protection, which I can easily launch from a shortcut on my desktop anyway. The Quarantine itself is hidden away so hard to find.
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
For ease of use, I will give 5 stars, but with a minus. On a standard account, you often have to enter an administrator password. If you protect the antivirus settings with a password, then you have to enter two passwords - first the antivirus password, then the administrator password. For example, two passwords are required if you want to write a rule in HIPS or firewall. But in general, the antivirus displays detailed information in dialog boxes and several options for action at once.
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
In terms of performance and impact on the system, the top five. Before that, there was Kaspersky and you could feel at least a slight, but slowdown, with ESET there is no such thing.
Protection
4.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
In terms of protection, I give four only based on the latest test results of antivirus laboratories and tests from users on various YouTube channels. A performance of about 90% is worthy of 4 stars. But in the last test for protection against targeted attacks, Eset repelled 13 attacks out of 15 in the test for home users and 14 out of 15 in the test for corporate users, while in the test for corporate users the settings were set to an aggressive level, and for home users - by balanced level by default. In addition, if the user independently prescribes his own rules in HIPS and the firewall, as well as the recommended rules from developers and other experienced users, he will eventually receive about 98-99% protection. Therefore, I can put Eset even 5 with a minus, when the developers, by default, write down their recommended rules in HIPS. Web protection and network protection are excellent.
Real-time file system protection
4.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
5.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
4.00 star(s)
Network protection
5.00 star(s)
Pros
  1. Lots of great features
  2. Low impact on system resources
  3. Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
  4. Effective malicious URL blocking
  5. Virus signatures are updated very often
  6. Excellent scores in independent tests
Cons
  1. Relatively expensive
  2. Not for beginners
  3. Can be complex in some situations
Software installed on computer
More than 1 year
Recommended for
  1. Experienced users
  2. Gamers
  3. Low specs device
Overall Rating
4.00 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.

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