Eset Smart Security vs Emsisoft Internet Security

  • Eset Smart Security 8

    Votes: 15 39.5%
  • Emsisoft Internet Security 10

    Votes: 23 60.5%
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Online_Sword

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Emsisoft appears to be the better option based on the comments, it also comes with a powerful Behavioural Blocker.

You can still use ESET detections' capabilities, but on-demand only with their ESET Online Scanner software, which installs to your PC and requires an Internet connection prior to use. However, it should not interfere with Emsisoft or vice-versa.

Voting: Emsisoft.
With ESET Online Scanner alongside your other on-demand scanning tools.
Emsisoft + ESET scanner is actually a good option.
I completely forgot that ESET provides an on-demand scanner. :D
Thank you for your suggestion.
 

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I used both Emsisoft IS 10 (for 2 months) and ESET SS 8 for around a week. Honestly, they're both extremely good for protection.

Emsisoft is pure security and doesn't throw in some extra features such as Social Media Scanner/Anti-Theft/Anti-Spam like ESET SS 8 does, thought it's your option if you'll be using these features. That means for Emsisoft you're paying for dedicated protection (which some people may consider good or bad) and Emsisoft IS 10 is cheaper then ESET SS 8 on their official sites.

I found the Emsisoft's scan times in the newest version are really fast overall, with great consistency. ESET isn't too far behind either, and it's still faster than other security products nonetheless.

In terms of lightness, I found that ESET wins overall, so it's best for older hardware, but again Emsisoft (aside from a slightly longer boot time which is typically expected) isn't a system hogger. They are both good in terms of performance anyway and will run really well on "decent" specs.

Emsisoft doesn't give the in-depth capabilities of changing vast amounts of settings like ESET, so it's more like 'set and forget' while for ESET you have to change the settings to suit you.
Thank you for your reply.
I have never used the extra functions of the antivirus softwares, such as Social Media Scanner/Anti-Theft/Anti-Spam/System Clean/Parent Control/etc...:D
 

tonibalas

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Both are very good products.
Right now i am using Emsisoft AM 10 and i have to say that it's very light on my system and i don't notice any slowdowns.
RAM usage is increasing when you are doing a scan and when it's updating the database.
On the other hand Eset is one of my favorites AV's and provides very good level of security.
You have to make a hard choice but whatever you choose i believe you will be more than ok;)
Voted Emsisoft ( i think right now is a bit better)
 

marzametal

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I personally also believe that Emsisoft probably has one of the best web blockers however feel it's a bit too aggressive. You can easily tell it to allow a URL. When it comes to configuration, ESET has Emsisoft beaten by a mile. This is one of the reasons I believe ESET to be better than Emsisoft. I've also had Emsisoft break my system when it decided to delete a registry key (I allowed it to so technically can't blame them for that). ESET has never caused any problems for me except in version 6 and 7. No problems in version 8 (current) and no problems in it's version 9 beta so far.
I agree with the web blocker comment. I only get 1 or 2 things popping up because AdGuard picks everything off...

Since Emsisoft is taking the "average user approach"... can someone point out ESET's advanced features (if any)? I could perve on other threads, but I think this might help the OP in making a decision.
 

gricardo21

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I am sorry that just now I did not have enough time to read your reply carefully, therefore I only replied to the issue on anime. :)

In the last two weeks, I was using Emsisoft Anti-malware 10. I tested it by downloading malware test packs from some security forums (not malwaretips, but some Chinese forums).
I submitted the virus samples not detected by EAM to Emsisoft via the build-in submission function in the quarantine, but I found that their response time is not very short.
I submitted about a dozen malware samples every day. I found that only about 1 to 3 of them could be detected by the A Engine after 1 to 2 days.
Would submission via the website be better than submission via quarantine?

I would let you know my final decision.:)
As i told you... Any submission done via online form or via forum is quickly added. If you send it via quarantine all files will be uploaded to the cloud but there are chances that the submission would not complete.

In my own experience unknown malware is quickly added if SUD is done via those sources...
 

OokamiCreed

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I agree with the web blocker comment. I only get 1 or 2 things popping up because AdGuard picks everything off...

Since Emsisoft is taking the "average user approach"... can someone point out ESET's advanced features (if any)? I could perve on other threads, but I think this might help the OP in making a decision.
I wouldn't exactly call them advanced features, it is more or less the ability to tweak every component like Threatsense, Firewall, AV, etc. Control what they do when they spot a threat (like no cleaning - which ask the user, normal cleaning, and strict cleaning). I'm on version 9 so I can't give an exact point to where the settings are but in version 9 I just click on Setup, then Advanced Setup at the bottom. Think 8 is similar. Some settings in ESET are also turned off which you can turn on. Only real example that I can give is detecting potentially unwanted programs. In version 9 setup I don't think it told me about it but version 8 I believe asks you whether or not you want it to be turned on before the program is actually fully installed.

And yes you are right about Emsisoft taking the average user approach. The settings were really dumbed down but at least it still gives you control over what it blocks, deletes, quarantines, etc. A lot of AV don't even give you the option anymore which is why I don't use them.
 

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As the OP observed about the differences, we all know that advertising is one of the key to recognize and make it excel from other competitors.

As ESET is a large company therefore majority of countries are already covered with branches/support center compare to Emsisoft which if I'm not mistaken the number of employees are something 90-100 compare to ESET its already thousands and can deploy on other areas.

But it doesn't reflect on what reality is, since when it comes to performance/protection/ and features which makes a game changer,

In stability, well ESET manage well even I've personally test before there's no slowdowns happen from boot up and shut down times but for Emsisoft seems that should be a continuous improvement.

Protection: I like the components from Emsisoft especially their BB which totally active and use the cloud as per reference, but in more immediate prevention capabilities then ESET as advantage which we can see its techniques for strict checking and when bypass the HIPS will be the final resort.

In a real world testing including malware hub area, ESET is in favor than Emsisoft but there are still vary.

ESET LiveGrid is pretty useful on other tools they bundled but its good if they will decide to implememt for HIPS or BB for a change.
 

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As i told you... Any submission done via online form or via forum is quickly added. If you send it via quarantine all files will be uploaded to the cloud but there are chances that the submission would not complete.

In my own experience unknown malware is quickly added if SUD is done via those sources...
Finally I decide to purchase Emsisoft IS.:)
 
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MikeV

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Eset has much better detection/signatures, better blocking of malware/phishing sites and it is much lighter on system.
Also Eset has less bugs and false positives than Emsisoft, and it is more stable as a product overall.
Another thing is HIPS. By default Eset hips doing nothing, but if you know how to make rules then Eset is unbeatable.
Emsisoft has only better behaviour blocker.

I've used both programs and i can say that Eset is better from my personal experience.
 

Maxxx58

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Eset has much better detection/signatures, better blocking of malware/phishing sites and it is much lighter on system.
Also Eset has less bugs and false positives than Emsisoft, and it is more stable as a product overall.
Another thing is HIPS. By default Eset hips doing nothing, but if you know how to make rules then Eset is unbeatable.
Emsisoft has only better behaviour blocker.

I've used both programs and i can say that Eset is better from my personal experience.
How about comparision between ESET and Kaspersky? And Could you please guide me how to make rules for ESET to make it unbeatable? Thanks!
 

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Now that you are running Emsisoft Internet Security, remember to update your Security Config: http://malwaretips.com/threads/online_swords-security-configuration.44276/

Also read this blog post by Emsisoft about using the new Behaviour Blocker panel to find potential threats.
http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/05/21/how-to-use-the-new-behavior-blocker-panel-to-quickly-spot-potential-threats/
Thank you for reminding me.:)
In my opinion, the blog on Emsisoft's behavior blocker does not provide enough information on the application rules.
I have created a thread in the official forum on this:
https://support.emsisoft.com/topic/17410-the-behavior-blocker-panel-confuses-me/
 
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