Q&A Should i stick with ESET?

Discussion in 'ESET' started by uduoix, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. uduoix

    uduoix Level 1

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    OK guys my ESET licence will expire in few days and i don't know if i should renew. I'm a little out of AV world since i've been using ESET for 5+ years now and didn't check other products. What would you guys recommend? I want software to be light on the system and this is what i really like about ESET. I'm looking emsisoft internet security but it doesn't get best results in AV labs (maybe i should't trust them too much). Thank you
     
  2. S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t

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    If Eset has been working for you that long, I would suggest sticking with it.
     
  3. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    Emsisoft is better than ESET when it comes to malware that doesn't have a signature yet. ESET has more signatures usually but malware/ransomware that manages to execute will get slipped through ESET.

    ESET is the lightest AV on the market since it's coded in pure assembly.
     
  4. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

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    Don't believe too much to independent labs, Emsisoft is a great product that I use since many years and no infection.
    You can download the trial version trying it, or go back to Eset, but the important thing is testing yourself.
     
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  5. Nightwalker

    Nightwalker Level 7

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    Emsisoft is a very good solution, much better than those AV labs results picture it to be, but if you dont have problems with ESET, why dont renew it?
    Like @S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t said, if it is working for you, stay with it.
     
  6. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    that test was fine for Emsisoft, only it looked bad cause it tends to ask you what to do, and they marked it as "user dependent", but in reality, the recommended action is always highlighted.
     
  7. S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t

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    This may be quite true on default settings, but a user always has the option of enabling interactive mode with both the firewall and hips, and it certainly changes the tune a little ;)
     
  8. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    well yea but any casual PC user won't deal with all those popups.
     
  9. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    Emsisoft:
    cons: Heavy ,little Buggy, Slow Down System, false positive
    pros: Strong BB
    Eset:
    cons: Worst BB
    pros:Fast,Great signature,No slow down system.
    both of them have great support,btw Eset is bigger than Emsisoft , If you really do't have problem with Eset,stick with it :)
    and so Emsisoft update is a little heavy...
     
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  10. S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t

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    I mention these things to bring it to the average users attention, that many times products "out of the box" are set for usability, and can be very effective on their own once the user decides to look into advanced options.
     
  11. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

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    To be precise, Eset uses assembly code in mission-critical sections.
     
  12. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    Not "that light",Also Panda is lighter...:rolleyes:
     
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  13. In2an3_PpG

    In2an3_PpG Level 10

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    Not everyone will experience this. :p

    @uduoix, you state you have been using ESET for 5+ years with no problems. I see no real reason to switch then. Like they say "don't fix whats not broken".

    If you do look towards Emsisoft just know they have one hell of a BB (Behavioral Blocker) and one hell of a support team.
     
  14. Durden

    Durden Level 2

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    As they mentioned before , Emsisoft is better than ESET . and it's also light.
    I recommend you ditch ESET , until they do something about their 0-day protection, and go for Emsisoft or Norton (imo it's lighter than eset) but do not buy a licence before you trial them first to see how they work for you.
    Kaspersky , is getting lighter and lighter also . (I'm using the 2018 version)
    so that's it ,Norton or Emsisoft , I think you'll be happy with either of them .;):)
     
  15. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 10

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    Stay with Eset, it's an excellent product. Just make sure to tweak the HIPS for optimal protection;)
     
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  16. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    If you like ESET stay with it. With my computer it was a little bit slow so I wouldn't use it. Avast Free is a nice choice, tweak it and you'll be set. :)

    With some of the people saying Emisoft is the lightest thing out there look at this. Having no antivirus causes performance impact

    Don't take tests too seriously but something to look at. :p
     
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  17. gin

    gin Level 5

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    If you happy with just stick with it, eset weak in ransomware, so instal checkmal anti ransom free for companion:cool:
     
  18. Eset is still considered and respected as one of the best AV in the industry, but there are also many other alternatives at least as good out there.

    So in my opinion you have 2 choices:

    1: You don't feel like changing and are perfectly happy with Eset. Then stick with it, especially if you don't have problems with it. It still a top notch product.

    2: You fell you want to try some other alternatives, either because Eset is lacking some functionalities or simply just to try something new. Then why not giving a try to some other AV ? Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Emsisoft, Norton and Trend Micro are amongst the best. By doing so, not only will you try some other AV and check out if they are better, you will also have a few months of free antivirus protection as they mostly have a free 30 days trial.

    I hope i helped ;)
     
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  19. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
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    #19 Parsh, Jun 20, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
    I would encourage you to also refer to the Malware Hub results of different AVs than solely relying on the AV Test Lab reports. Also, please do NOT base your decision on either of them alone.
    Emsisoft is a light AV and one that you are probably looking for. Following the recommended alerts, you will be in a quite better position. The cloud anti-malware network they have, offers a very impressive protection against the undetected risky files of most types.
    Another one is Kaspersky. Wait, it may be occasionally heavy on some systems, but some modifications in the "Performance" section helps.
    Also, the 2018 version that will be out sometime soon (currently an RC) is found to be noticeably lighter than the earlier ones.
    Your only concern if you go with KIS/KTS may be to effectively manage the "Application Control" module therein, that dynamically restricts applications based on their trust level calculated from different factors.

    I'm sure you meant "in quite some cases" and not all get slipped through ;)
    I'll agree on this point. The engine is awesome, the Company's research work is well put. They were one of the very few who could in the early times block the Wannacry attack before DoublePulsar backdoor was installed.
    However, it has a not-so-strong protection at default settings. @uduoix with some hardening (if you think you can stretch to more advanced) you can fairly improvise it. There are a lot of guides available to fortify ESET HIPS and more.
     
  20. uduoix

    uduoix Level 1

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    Thanks guys for help. All this youtube testers got me confused about ESET and how is not as good as used to be etc..
    I'll try Emsisoft trail version and then decide between emsi and ESET.
     
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