Battle Mcafee Total or Eset Internet Security

Software comparison
Mcafee Total or Eset Internet Security
Feature comparison
  1. Impact on hardware performance
  2. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  3. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  4. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  5. Ransomware protection
  6. Banking and payments protection
  7. Machine learning and A.I. capabilities


Level 2
Apr 4, 2021
I think Eset is better. But, it needs to be configured for better results. You can use these two guides:
Also make a rule to protect directories with important documents, it's not difficult:

You can also increase the detection levels in the settings, enable advanced heuristics, and optionally enable telemetry to help everyone else. :)


Level 38
Mar 16, 2019
Out of these two, ESET in terms of protection, performance, configurability, less false positives. McAfee is cheaper though and I think they offer unlimited devices with their license.
enable advanced heuristics
Actually, you don't need to enable this particular feature for real-time protection. By default, advanced heuristics are automatically applied when a file is executed and manually scanned. Enabling it for the on-access scan may reduce performance though I have never faced any performance issue.

Anthony Qian

Level 3
Apr 17, 2021
ESET for sure, especially when compared to McAfee Consumer Products (McAfee Enterprise Solutions give you more protection against ransomware).
I‘m testing McAfee now and my position has changed. I would say it has been improved a lot. I'm quite impressed with McAfee's Real Protect technology as it can effectively block never-before-seen threats and roll back the damage they cause. However, Artemis is still prone to producing false positives.