Software
Eset Smart Security Premium
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Quick and simple
Interface (UI)
5.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Clear UI to users especially for setup
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Alerts are shown clearly what they about
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
Very light and no any impact on the system
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
I tweaked the settings of HIPS and AI machine learning helps
Real-time file system protection
5.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
5.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
5.00 star(s)
Network protection
5.00 star(s)
Pros
  1. Lots of great features
  2. Low impact on system resources
  3. Highly configurable
  4. Easy to use
  5. Simple and non-intrusive
  6. Ransomware protection
  7. Strong and reliable protection
  8. Blocks even brand new malware
  9. Consistently high test scores
  10. Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
  11. Effective malicious URL blocking
  12. Virus signatures are updated very often
  13. Excellent scores in independent tests
  14. Great value
  15. Effective malware removal
  16. Well designed, clear interface
  17. Multiple layers of protection
Cons
  1. Relatively expensive
Software installed on computer
More than 3 months
Computer hardware
  • Device brand and model: Asus Zenbook Flip 14
  • CPU Model: Intel Ice Lake 10th Generation
  • GPU Model: Nvidia MX250
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage Type: SSD 1 TB
Recommended for
  1. All types of users
  2. Inexperienced users
  3. Experienced users
  4. Banking or other financial activity
  5. Gamers
  6. Low specs device
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.

A beautiful product evaluation! That's why I have been using ESET for more than 3 years and renewed my license for another 3 years. I've never been infected, the antivirus is simple and functional. No bloated VPN and other unnecessary products for most people. Focused on protection, this is ideal. That's why I love ESET :love::love:
 

Cortex

Level 24
Verified
I like ESET & have done for years, it is very expensive & the ESET UK site does not accept PayPal my preferred purchase on the web. I wont use a card - The last ESET licence early this year was from a German official reseller that is slightly cheaper & accepts PayPal.
 

Soulbound

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
I like ESET & have done for years, it is very expensive & the ESET UK site does not accept PayPal my preferred purchase on the web. I wont use a card - The last ESET licence early this year was from a German official reseller that is slightly cheaper & accepts PayPal.
You can always sign up for Revolut on the phone and use a virtual card. Thats what I do
 

Cortex

Level 24
Verified
You can always sign up for Revolut on the phone and use a virtual card. Thats what I do
That's one way, I've spent lots with PayPal buying & selling & they have been first class (got refunds) on the odd occasion I've had issues, I get 4 months free credit over £100 if I choose to - They have never let me down once - It's actually rare for a seller not to use PayPal - Anyway I probably wont be buying further licences from ESET & I've got twice a 10 seat two year Kaspersky KIS for the cost of a 3 seat one year ESET licence - Anyway off topic so wont comment again.
 
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cons

1 - Module of weak or practically nonexistent behavior.

2 - detection of pups by default is weak, only excellent when maximum protection is set, which will cause false positives.

3- It has already consumed less resources of the machine.

4 - it is not so automatic, sometimes requiring user interaction, which is not good for the lay user.

5 - A little old interface.

6- average performance in the main tests - Av test - Av comparatives.

7- Web filter has dropped yield.
 

Rollers127

Level 1
cons

1 - Module of weak or practically nonexistent behavior.

2 - detection of pups by default is weak, only excellent when maximum protection is set, which will cause false positives.

3- It has already consumed less resources of the machine.

4 - it is not so automatic, sometimes requiring user interaction, which is not good for the lay user.

5 - A little old interface.

6- average performance in the main tests - Av test - Av comparatives.

7- Web filter has dropped yield.
You are not a fan then :D
 

Marcos

From ESET
Verified
Developer
cons
1 - Module of weak or practically nonexistent behavior.
Unfortunately it's not clear what you mean. Please elaborate.

2 - detection of pups by default is weak, only excellent when maximum protection is set, which will cause false positives.
Well, according to the others ESET has an excellent detection of pot. unwanted applications. It is not clear based on what you've made such statement. Also it's not clear what you mean by maximum protection; setting the detection level to aggressive should not increase the number of PUA FPs.

4 - it is not so automatic, sometimes requiring user interaction, which is not good for the lay user.
Cleaning is fully automatic. Basically only if there is a system file infected with a non-cleanable virus the user should be prompted for an action. This is because automatic deletion of such file could render the OS non-functional.

6- average performance in the main tests - Av test - Av comparatives.
The differences in tests are very minimal when it comes to missed malware. However, in terms of false positives and performance, ESET is typically in top 3 if not the first.

7- Web filter has dropped yield.
It is not clear what you mean. ESET uses one of the strongest web protection modules compared with other AVs. Please elaborate.
 
Unfortunately it's not clear what you mean. Please elaborate.


Well, according to the others ESET has an excellent detection of pot. unwanted applications. It is not clear based on what you've made such statement. Also it's not clear what you mean by maximum protection; setting the detection level to aggressive should not increase the number of PUA FPs.


Cleaning is fully automatic. Basically only if there is a system file infected with a non-cleanable virus the user should be prompted for an action. This is because automatic deletion of such file could render the OS non-functional.


The differences in tests are very minimal when it comes to missed malware. However, in terms of false positives and performance, ESET is typically in top 3 if not the first.


It is not clear what you mean. ESET uses one of the strongest web protection modules compared with other AVs. Please elaborate.
1 - yes, pup detection is excellent only when the secure application module is activated, which increases the number of false positives and considers legitimate installers such as utorrent as a threat.

2 - Self-respecting antivirus should not ask for user intervention, Bitdefender does not ask under any circumstances. Kaspersky also does not delete files from the system but is less intrusive than ESET.

3 - This minimal difference makes all the difference in the long run, first-tier Antivirus stays on top of the tests constantly and not only in isolated tests, Yes Eset is only good in false positive tests. In that he is incredible.

4 - Eset's Web filter is good but it is already inferior to Bitdefender and Kaspersky, even Malware bytes is better.


Mod Edit: cleaned up reply removing unnecessary comments
 
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Soulbound

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
I will intervene here and lay this out:
This thread was originally a review from a user who provided his opinion. Throughout the thread there has been discussion and various opinions, which are fine, however the moment sarcastic/inappropriate behaviour start to appear, this is where we in MT will not tolerate.

I have already cleaned up the thread and took the appropriate actions.

To summarize, majority of the users see ESET as a good product, some users do not, and that is fine, however forcing an opinion and displaying sarcastic and unnecessary behvaiours will not be tolerated. This includes unnecessary posts like: I already answered you, followed by another post with answers.

Also: one must understand you simply cannot use the same concept of standard AV solutions and apply to every other solution.

ESET doesn't work the same way as Norton or Kaspersky or any other solution for that matter.

Thread will remain open for further discussion but please keep it civil when entering constructive feedback territory.
 
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