ESET Smart Security is normally priced at $59.95 for single PC license per year and comes with 30 days trial. But, there is a promotional offer to get ESET Smart Security 9 180 day trial.
ESET Smart Security 9 180 Days Trial Overview
ESET Smart Security 180 days trial simply comes with single license key to be used for laptop, computer or on mobile device. So, it could be a good idea to purchase multi-device license support in order to use it for all of the devices.
AV Test Results
At the mid of 2016, Independent Lab AV Test performed various test on its detection capability. ESET was found to be an average on protection. It was also analyzed for accurate detection of all old and new zero day threats. It gained perfect score on its usability as there was not any false positives.
In addition, AV-Test concluded ESET Smart Security to be average in performance because there was quite bit impact on system performance while it was on process.
During our personal test, first of all we disabled its protection module and kept few viruses, key-logger Trojans in our PC. After we enabled the protection, at the same time, it started deleting them without any false positives. As a result, we believe this proves the better effectiveness of this security software.
As on final test, we tried to browsing several phishing sites and ESET blocked each of them. The test concluded ESET Smart Security to be 100% on online browsing protection.
Least and New Added Features on 2017
ESET Smart Security 2017 lacks password manager feature although its combined with powerful firewall, IM protection and kid’s safety features. Lack of password manager feature could lead to the chances of identity theft. Password manager protects login details on severe case of threats. The added feature of data recovery helps to restore data corrupted by viruses.
Help and Support
ESET provides weekdays help and support on phone or by one to one online chat. Despite, it is only available at office hours. This could not be favorable if you need support on weekends.
ESET actually emerged from Slovakian Software company and still has office in Bratislava. The company did well to uplift the ESET products reliability to be among the best security software of 2017.
ESET Smart Security Key Features
- Anti-spyware and Antivirus protection for all emerging online and offline threats.
- Reliable online chat and phone support for all existing customers.
- Online banking protection for safe transaction.
- Inbuilt firewall protection blocks unauthorized hackers access to the computer. This feature also keeps public Wi-Fi secure.
- Parental control automatically protects children from viewing inappropriate content on internet.
- Webcam and router protection prevents unauthorized webcam access. In addition, it also checks for vulnerabilities on home router.
- It keeps logins and passwords safe and encrypts important data locally or in removable media.
- Prevention of online script based attacks by detecting suspicious dynamic script attacks.
- Most of it, Anti-Ransomware is another part of Host Based Intrusion Prevention system.
In case of protection, it worked well on independent lab test although its spam and phishing protection got poor rating. It is not the best as it claims to be but works good as per expectation.
- Provides better protection against phishing and malware.
- Light on system and heavy on protection.
- Rated best by Independent testing labs.
- Feature to find out stolen computer.
- Works extremely well on PC.
- Presence of some bugs.
- Rarely but fails to uninstall.
- Its competitor’s product is slightly better than it.
- Doesn’t works good on spam and phishing protection.
- Parental control feature is not perfect as of its competitors.