ESET Security Review

ESET Security Review

For the money ESET’s suite of products is one of the top. Its malware detection rate comes close to perfection and the suite comes with a variety of other features within a tiny footprint. The premium version adds parental controls, a secure web browser, and a password manager in addition to the Android package includes an anti-theft feature that helps you locate your missing phone. The features to protect your network, including a firewall and the option to scan your home devices for vulnerabilities, are beneficial.

SysInspector is one of the most impressive tools. It makes a snap and highlights important Registry entries and running processes. It can be daunting for beginners. However, if are familiar with extended task managers like those in Sysinternals’ process explorer you’ll be at ease.

Scheduling scans on demand is another great feature. This is a good alternative to real-time protection and it’s very quick and easy to do. It’s a pity ESET does not group it with other scheduling tasks and its UI makes this somewhat harder to locate than their competitors.

Other noteworthy features include a robust form filler for online banking, an outstanding spam filter that has earned the best scores in our tests, and a very powerful password manager that’s simple to use. The password manager is available in the premium version, which requires an ESET account in order to use it, is as effective as a number of standalone solutions.