ESET Review

ESET offers an efficient suite for antivirus and internet security. For more than 25 years, it has been contributing different innovative inputs in the fields of internet security.

$39.99 Per year
9.2 Total Score
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Intro

With its pioneering technology that predicts viruses and creates damage defenses, more and more users settle to trust ESET. ESET aims to make everybody enjoy technology and make the most of the opportunities it offers. It provides security solutions for millions of users across more than 180 countries worldwide.

ESET has been making advancements in technology since 1987, ceaselessly creating award-winning threat-detecting software for users. In 2011, AV-Comparatives Summary Report rated ESET as the lowest system footprint product that offers the best overall performance. On the same year, ESET was recognized as the “Top Rated Product of 2011”. ESET placed #1 in PassMark Software’s performance tests, beating nine other internet security products. In another proactive test from AV-Comparatives testing organization, ESET received the “Advanced+” award. In 2012, ESET placed second out of thirteen in the Internet Security test for 2012. This security software has also received the PTPA (Parents Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, which is a highly recognized and publicized award seal in North America. These awards may appear quite of a long list, but these don’t actually reach half of the real deal. All these prove just how efficient ESET is when it comes to providing high-quality internet security.

Popular Features

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lower false alarm rate in the antivirus industry

POPULAR FEATURES

  • Banking Protection opens a secure browser for online payments.
  • Enhanced protection against malicious traffic that can compromise your security.
  • Firewall and Anti-Phishing defends against attempts to steal your identity.
  • Wi-Fi Protection Stay invisible on public Wi-Fi® anytime, anywhere, with firewall data protection.
  • Popup Blocker Lets you watch or present videos and presentations or run games with no popups.
  • Anti-Theft lets you locate, track and lock a missing device, or erase the contents.
  • Parental Control Protect kids every time they use the Internet.
  • Antispam scans incoming email to keep your inbox clean.
  • Ransomware Protection Protect your PC against filecoder virus (ie: cryptolocker).

Detection rates

ESET is amongst the most effective internet security providers that detect malware and other kinds of viruses without draining the system. It has a satisfactorily high detection rate. It runs light but performs high resource scans and updates. The latest result of ESET’s AV-Test shows zero false warnings, zero false blockings, and zero false positives. These results are good news for users as they won’t be bombarded with false, unnecessary security reports, alerts, warnings, and slowdowns. ESET currently has 99.4% detection rate based on March 2016 AV-Comparatives File Detection Test.

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 Customer Support

ESET support and customer care is available 24/7. For minor problems like lost or forgotten username or password, ESET is prepared with guides for the users to follow. FAQ page and forums are also available for questions and how-to’s. Free online computer scan is also part of ESET’s customer support.

For larger companies, ESET offers Priority Service contracts, where specific service level and response availability are agreed upon.  ESET will give an exclusive support phone number to enable immediate contact with an ESET representative who will accommodate customer needs. ESET support department can also be reached via e-mail.

Pricing

ESET products are categorized according to use: for home and for business. Products are also categorized according to platform: Windows, MAC, and Android. Prices depend on the length of protection.

Products for WindowsPrice According to Length of Protection
1 year2 years
ESET Multi-Device SecurityUS $84.99US $12.99
ESET Smart SecurityUS $59.99US $89.99
ESET NOD32 AntivirusUS $39.99US $59.99
Products for MAC
Price According to Length of Protection
1 year2 years
ESET Multi-Device SecurityUS $84.99US $129.99
ESET Cyber Security ProUS $59.99US $89.99
ESET Cyber SecurityUS $39.99US $59.99
Products for AndroidPrice According to Length of Protection
1 year2 years
ESET Multi-Device SecurityUS $84.99US $129.99
ESET Mobile Security for AndroidUS $9.95US $14.95
ESET Parental Control for Android (Premium)US $29.99US $45.99
Products for Windows (Business)Price According to Length of Protection
1 year2 years
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Products for MAC (Business)ESET Endpoint Security for Mac OS X
1 year2 years
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Products for Android (Business)Price According to Length of Protection
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Conclusion

ESET products are categorized according to use: for home and for business. Products are also categorized according to platform: Windows, MAC, and Android. Prices depend on the length of protection.