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
Lots of great features
Low impact on system resources
Highly configurable
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Ransomware protection
Strong and reliable protection
Blocks even brand new malware
Consistently high test scores
Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
Effective malicious URL blocking
Virus signatures are updated very often
Excellent scores in independent tests
Great value
Effective malware removal
Well designed, clear interface
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Relatively expensive
Software installed on computer
More than 3 months
Computer Specifications
  • 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
All types of users
Inexperienced users
Experienced users
Banking or other financial activity
Gamers
Low specs device
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
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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 22
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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
Content Creator
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 22
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.
all questions have already been answered, read the comment again.
 
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.

I understand that you work at Eset or something but I use Eset for years and I know its pros and cons very well.
 
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