Battle ESET IS vs F-Secure Safe. Help me decide!

Which to go?

  • ESET IS

    Votes: 30 41.1%
  • F-Secure Safe

    Votes: 43 58.9%

  • Total voters
    73
Software comparison
ESET Internet Security
F-Secure Safe
Feature comparison
  1. Impact on hardware performance
  2. Core protection (malware and heuristic engine)
  3. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  4. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  5. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  6. Ransomware protection
  7. Machine learning and A.I. capabilities

restwrst

Level 1
Thread author
Jan 17, 2019
20
I just won a 1-year licence of ESET IS from completing AV-C survey and a 3-year F-Secure Safe licence from recent giveaway.
By considering mainly on system impact and and level of protection, help me choose one of those because I only have a single laptop.
 

SecureKongo

Level 29
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Feb 25, 2017
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Both are decent and you can't go wrong with either one of them. How about using ESET for one year and F-Secure after your ESET license runs out? Performance-wise ESET is probably the better choice. Protection-wise I would pick F-Secure.
 

Shadowra

Level 21
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Malware Tester
Sep 2, 2021
1,049
Tough choice but I'll say F-Secure anyway.

F-Secure has excellent protection, Avira engine, excellent protection against unknown threats (DeepGuard), and no need to set it up.

Eset also offers excellent protection, but not on unknown threats.
By default, Eset HIPS only protects its files.
For increased security, it must be set with rules that is not available to everyone ....
 

Minimalist

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Oct 2, 2020
385

restwrst

Level 1
Thread author
Jan 17, 2019
20

Minimalist

Level 8
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Oct 2, 2020
385
I use EIS btw. Is there any simpler explanation other than this? I think those are rules for business products.
Hi.
I've exported default settings with only HIPS and firewall rules added. You can download it here: UPLOAD.EE - HIPS_FW-deny.zip - Download
Unzip xml file, go to Setup - Import/Export, find xml file and import it.
Office rules are for Office 2019. If you have other version of office just let me know which version and I'll modify the file.
 

show-Zi

Level 34
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Jan 28, 2018
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I think ESET can experience change by adjustment. If you get tired of the adjustment, please come to F-Secure. F-Secure is easy to configure, so you may feel that something is missing.:)(y)

..EIS is sometimes confused with emisi, and ESET is a better way to describe it.
 
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Trooper

Level 16
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Aug 28, 2015
755
Hard to choose. ESET I think is the better between the two but you really can't go wrong with either. ESET with the tweaks posted by @Minimalist is the better choice. As for a default install of either, go with F-Secure. Either product is a winner though imho.