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.