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ESET Smart Security 8 PCmag review

Q: ESET Smart Security 8 PCmag review

Shared Antivirus
Antivirus protection in this suite is precisely the same as what you get with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8, so I'll just summarize here. Read the antivirus review for full details.

ESET's technology gets high marks from almost all of the independent labs. It's one of just a handful that participated in all 12 of the last 12 tests by Virus Bulletin and received VB100 certification every time. It got the top rating in tests by AV-Comparatives and Dennis Technology Labs. Only AV-Test Institute gave it a so-so rating.

ESET didn't fare nearly as well in my own hands-on malware blocking test. I run this test mostly to get real-world experience of how each product handles malware attack, but I still like to see a good score. ESET scored 7.3 of 10 possible points, almost the lowest among products tested with my current sample set.

On the other hand, it did an extremely good job of blocking downloads from newly-discovered malicious URLs. It blocked 81 percent of the downloads, some by blocking all access to the URL and others by halting the download. With 85 percent blocking, McAfee Internet Security 2015 is the only product that's done better.

Other Shared Features
ESET's social media scan will check that you've got your Facebook and Twitter accounts configured for maximum privacy. Of course, if you want the public to see your tweets, maximum Twitter privacy may not be quite what you want. The scanner includes links to each service's privacy settings. That's handy, but a similar feature in Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 lets you fix issues with a single click.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015, Kaspersky Internet Security (2015), and Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014) are among the few products that have outperformed Norton in my antiphishing test. ESET's phishing detection rate lagged 53 percentage points behind Norton, 49 percent behind Chrome, and 45 percent behind Firefox. Don't rely on ESET for phishing protection.

Both the antivirus and the suite include a collection of tools that, for the most part, are aimed at techies, not at average users. The suite adds one more tool, Network Connections, that's definitely for the experts.

Solid Firewall
McAfee and Panda both include firewall protection in their standalone antivirus products. ESET reserves that protection for the full security suite. In my testing, the firewall stealthed all ports and resisted my Web-based attacks, in some cases popping up a notification that it blocked a port scan attack.

By default, it takes care of assigning network permissions to programs. I found that in this mode, programs not specifically identified as good or bad were allowed access. For testing, I put the firewall into its interactive mode. In this mode it asked me what to do when it encountered an unknown program attempting network access.

However, it also popped up queries for a number of very common Windows components, among them Windows Explorer, Internet Explore, svshost.exe, and rundll32.exe. In each case the popup reported "Reputation: Not Available." Still in interactive mode, it caught some, but not all, of the leak test programs I threw at it.

I tried attacking the firewall using techniques available to malware coders. I couldn't turn it off in the Registry, because its entries are protected against change. Likewise I couldn't stop or disable its single Windows service. When I tried to kill its process using Task Manager, it popped up a box asking if I wanted to quit, which is sufficient protection against an automated attack.

Exploits attack specific vulnerabilities in very precise versions of Windows, browsers, and other popular programs. If you keep all your programs up to date, you should be safe from most exploits. However, I like a firewall that detects and blocks exploits even when the system isn't vulnerable. If a website is attacking me, I want to know about it!

When I hit ESET with about 30 exploits generated by the CORE Impact penetration tool, it did pretty well, especially against exploits targeting Internet Explorer and Java. It actively blocked over 60 percent of the exploits, identifying about a third of them by name. McAfee only detected 35 percent, and Trend Micro only 44 percent. Masterful exploit killerSymantec Norton Security blocked every single one, identifying a quarter of them by name.

ESET's firewall is solid, though it doesn't have the built-in intelligence that Norton and Kaspersky use for handling unknown programs.

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Note: These sub-ratings contribute to a product's overall star rating, as do other factors, including ease of use in real-world testing, bonus features, and overall integration of features.
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A: ESET Smart Security 8 PCmag review

Really ?

ESET is still the king

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RELEVANCY SCORE 114

ESET Internet Security 10 Review by PCMAG​
Article: ESET Internet Security 10

Features:

Basic Firewall
Home Network Protection
Banking and Payment Protection
Straightforward Antispam
Webcam Protection
Small Hit on Performance
Uneven Component Quality
Pros
Very good scores in lab tests and our tests. HIPS blocked many exploits. Speedy malware scan. Useful network map. Secure browser for banking. Simple spam filter handles POP3 and IMAP.

Cons
Firewall doesn't pass common tests. Mediocre antiphishing score. Parental control limited to content filtering.
Bottom Line
Antivirus is the best part of ESET Internet Security 10, but other components include an old-school firewall that fails some common tests and parental control that's limited to content filtering.

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A:ESET Internet Security 10 Review by PCMAG (3/5 stars)

I guess 10 for Smart Security hasn't come out yet?
 

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Well-known IT security company ESET recently announced major updates to its flagship products - NOD 32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security.

The most typical modern antivirus solutions nowadays provide much more than just antimalware functionality, but integrated solutions, such as their Smart Security offering, provide a much better level of security against ever-evolving threats.

Aiming to be a complete security solution for desktop PCs and notebooks, ESET Smart Security surely packs a punch, as it contains practically everything home and small office users need to secure her system. Built-in protection mechanisms include: malware scanning, firewall, antispam, antitheft, endpoint protection, parental control and a host-based intrusion prevention system.
ESET?s scanning engine is fast and robust. Besides the usual ?click and don?t ask any questions? scanning option titled Smart Scan, you can also setup a custom scan by selecting detailed targets including local and network partitions, operating memory, boot sector and removable media. Detailed logs are generated for all of these scans.

ESET Live Grid module uses the data from the company?s global early warning system. Upon installation, you can choose whether you want to participate in this global effort by sending anonymous information of newly discovered potential threats. If you decide to participate, besides helping the Internet be a safer place for fellow ESET users, you will be automatically alerted to brea... Read more

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Excellent Malicious URL Blocking
I've been running my malicious URL blocking test since last November. I start with a feed of very new malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I filter out those that don't point directly to malicious executables and then try launching each URL. Even though they're typically less than four hours old, many are already MIA. For the URLs that still work, I note whether the antivirus blocks access to the site entirely, blocks the malicious download, or does nothing.

avast! Free Antivirus 2014 was one of the first products to undergo this test, and for many, many months its blocking rate of 79 percent remained the top score. In the last couple weeks, that score has been thrashed repeatedly. Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015 blocked 80 percent, a new high score. But just days later, McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 leapt into first place with 85 percent.

ESET blocked access to 32 percent of the URLs and prevented malware download for another 49 percent. Its total blocking percentage of 81 percent doesn't beat the record, but it's respectably in second place.

Average System Scan
ESET defaults to what it calls Smart Scan for malware. I had to dig deep to find a way to launch an in-depth scan. I thought the scan was going to be quick, because the progress bar filled almost to the end in just a few minutes. However, it sat there at almost-done for quite some time. In the end, it took 26 minutes, precisely the current average.

It did repo... Read more

A:ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 PCmag review

Who believes this PCmag review fellows? According to them AVG is the best;their reviews are far away from reality.Our friend @Manzai has better review with proof..............
 

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Changelog:
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Download: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10.0.390.0 32-bit | 96.4 MB (Free Trial)
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Hi all, i am working in the ESET as a Global Digital PR. I don't want to spam this forum with advertising messages. Everything i want is to inform the community, which can help us with our beta tests that you can join.

We have recently opened public beta program for our security solution ESET Smart Security 6 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 with some new interesting features like for example anti-theft.

You can participate by following this link: http://www.eset.com/beta/v6/

We also pick every week one 100 beta testers, who will win one year license and we prepared one little surprise

Please, if you have any questions, just ask, i am here for that

A:ESET Smart Security 6 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 opened for public BETA

Please note that this program is a pre-release beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.What is beta software?After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and fu... Read more

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Key features available in version 8: ESS
Botnet protection: Brand new technology that protects against infiltration by botnet malware to prevent spam and network attacks detected in outbound traffic from your computer. Botnet protection searches outgoing network communications for known malicious patterns, and matches the remote site against a blacklist of malicious ones. Any detected malicious communication is blocked and reported to the user. Click to view a screenshot.
Enhanced Exploit Blocker: Protects against attacks on web browsers, PDF readers, Office documents, as well as Java communications and Java-based software that provides the ability to eliminate lockscreens and ransomware.
ESET SysRescue Live: The next generation of the ESET SysRescue utility, ESET SysRescue Live allows you to create a bootable disk, in the form of a USB flash drive or CD/DVD, with the ability to scan and clean your system even when you cannot boot into Windows. ESET SysRescue Live is a Linux-based malware cleaning tool that runs independent of the operating system from the ESET Smart Security retail CD.
HIPS Smart mode: Only suspicious system events trigger a notification beyond the set of pre-defined rules in Automatic mode (operations such as system registry, active processes and programs).
ESET Cybersecurity Education (North America only): New Cybersecurity Education introduces a more interactive and game-like approach to training. This replaces the previously named ESET Cybersecurity Tr... Read more

A:ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 AV Version 8 Have Been Released

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https://forum.eset.com/topic/3327-eset-smart-security-version-8-has-been-released/
https://forum.eset.com/topic/3328-eset-nod32-antivirus-version-8-has-been-released/
 

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Hands On With the Antivirus
The test results from the big independent labs are certainly useful, but I like to run my own tests, to get a hand-on feel for how each product works. The test starts when I open a folder containing my collection of malware samples. It's not uncommon for a security product to immediately wipe out most of the samples. Bitdefender Total Security 2015 and F-Secure Internet Security 2015 both wiped out more than 80 percent of the samples on sight.

Norton's approach is different, with much less reliance on simple signature-based detection. It wiped out 28 percent of the samples on sight, but blocked and quarantined most of the rest when I tried to launch them. With an overall detection rate of 89 percent and an overall score of 8.3, it's just a hair behind Bitdefender.

You'll notice in the chart that many products tested using my previous malware collection scored quite a bit higher. Since it was a different collection, scores aren't directly comparable. And I do give more weight to results from the independent labs.

Good Malicious URL Blocking
My malicious URL blocking test starts with a feed of newly discovered nasty URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I launch those that point directly to malicious executables, noting whether the security product blocked access to the URL, quashed the download, or simply did nothing. Despite being just a few hours old, many of the URLs are already no good. I keep at it until I have data for 100 ... Read more

A:Symantec Norton Security PCmag review

I do not like the bad detection of norton. Behavioral blocking and sonar is good but I like it when Antivirus detects even before executing.
 

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The 8.0.304 build is the same as .301 but has the latest modules already installed (e.g., the modules are listed in the "Installed components" window of the About ESET ... screen).Click to expand...

Source



http://www.eset.com/us/download/home/

ESET Smart Security 8 Live Installer
http://download.eset.com/special/live-installer/us/eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 Live Installer
http://download.eset.com/special/live-installer/us/eset_nod32_antivirus_live_installer.exe
 

A:ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 AV Version 8.0.304

I'm running 8.0.304.1 since 2 weeks lol.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 84.4

ESET Smart Security
ESET Smart Security keeps your computer or laptop safe with intelligent multi-layered protection combining proven antivirus, antispyware, firewall, anti-rootkit and antispam capabilities. Based on ESET NOD32 Antivirus, it protects you from viruses, worms, spyware, and all Internet threats. It conserves resources and improves computer speed. You are protected at the highest level while you work, social network, play online games or plug in removable media.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Your best defense against viruses, trojans and other forms of malware?and the top choice for IT professionals. Powered by the ThreatSenseŽ engine with advanced heuristics, which blocks far more unknown threats than the competition. The latest generation of the legendary ESET NOD32 Antivirus takes your security to a whole new level. Built for a low footprint, fast scanning, it packs security features and customization options for consistent and personalized security online or off.

Changes in ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.0.375:
Fixed: Activation issues
Fixed: Vulnerability fixes (ESET Customer Advisory: Mitigations for vulnerabilities in ESET?s EXE installers?ESET Knowledgebase)
Other: SHA-2 signature updated
Changes in ESET Smart Security 9.0.375:
Fixed: Activation issues
Fixed: Stability fixes in Banking and Payment Protection module
Fixed: Vulnerability fixes (ESET Customer Advisory: Mitigations for vulnerabilities in ESET?s EXE installers?ESET Knowledgebase)
Other: SHA-2 ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 84.4

NOD32 for Windows is the best choice for protection of your personal computer. Almost 20 years of technological development enabled ESET to create state-of-the-art antivirus system able to protect you from all sorts of Internet threats. ESET Smart Security boasts a large array of security features, usability enhancements and scanning technology improvements in defense of your your online life.

ESET Smart Security
ESET Smart Security keeps your computer or laptop safe with intelligent multi-layered protection combining proven antivirus, antispyware, firewall, anti-rootkit and antispam capabilities. Based on ESET NOD32 Antivirus, it protects you from viruses, worms, spyware, and all Internet threats. It conserves resources and improves computer speed. You are protected at the highest level while you work, social network, play online games or plug in removable media.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Your best defense against viruses, trojans and other forms of malware?and the top choice for IT professionals. Powered by the ThreatSenseŽ engine with advanced heuristics, which blocks far more unknown threats than the competition. The latest generation of the legendary ESET NOD32 Antivirus takes your security to a whole new level. Built for a low footprint, fast scanning, it packs security features and customization options for consistent and personalized security online or off.

Key features available ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 8:

Enhanced Exploit Blocker: Protects against attacks on w... Read more

A:ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security 8.0.312.0

8.0.312.0

Updated: EULA, Country list, DetectAV engine
Fixed: Localization bugs
Fixed: Egui doesn't remember the size of window
Fixed: Scheduled tasks "on computer startup" don't work on Windows 8+
Fixed: First scan cannot be stopped from popup

 

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Source: McAfee Internet Security (2016)

Pros Protects all your Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices. Antivirus rates high in lab tests and our tests. Accurate antiphishing and antispam. New True Key password manager offers multifactor authentication. Many bonus features.

Cons Firewall not fully protected. Minimal parental control. Mac OS support somewhat limited. iOS support very limited.

Bottom Line McAfee Internet Security (2016) includes the multitude of features found in McAfee's antivirus and adds accurate spam filtering, limited parental control, and an impressive password manager featuring serious multifactor authentication.

 

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Malicious URL Blocking
The big difference between F-Secure's suite and the standalone antivirus is the addition of browser protection. This component blocks access to malware-hosting URLs, and it did well in testing.

I started with a collection of newly-discovered malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas, none of them more than four hours old. Some had already vanished, but I kept launching them one after another until I had results for 100 still-working URLs.

F-Secure blocked an impressive 73 percent of the malicious URLs. Only Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 at Trend Micro and avast! Internet Security 2014 at Avast have done better, with 80 percent and 79 percent, respectively.

F-Secure's standalone antivirus lacks browser protection, but it did manage to wipe out 34 percent of the malicious payloads during or immediately after download. That's just slightly better than the average blocking rate among current programs.

So-So Phishing Detection
The browser protection component also serves to steer users away from visiting phishing sites?fraudulent sites that attempt to steal login credentials. However, it wasn't nearly as effective as it was against malware-hosting URLs.

I started by collecting suspected phishing URLs from various sites. Then I launched each simultaneously on five test systems. Naturally one test system relied on F-Secure's protection. Another used Norton Internet Security (2014) at Amazon. The remaining three relied on the b... Read more

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2015 PCmag review

F-Secure is good, but it's quite expensive for an antivirus that offers fewer components, better use Emsisoft, Norton or Kaspersky.
 

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Definitely a Contender
Bitdefender's antivirus technology routinely earns excellent scores from the independent testing labs, though it didn't do quite as well in my hands-on malware blocking test. It holds the top score in my phishing protection test, and its parental control system works across multiple Windows and Android devices. If its strengths match your needs, it can be a very good choice. However, it's not going to unseat Norton Internet Security (2014) as PCMag's security suite Editors' Choice.

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An Excellent Choice
Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) is an all-around great security suite. The independent labs praise its antivirus protection to the skies, its firewall does the job without hassling the user, and its spam filter is more accurate than most. Even the parental control component boasts more features than most suites offer. Powerful remote management is icing on the cake. Kaspersky is a PCMag Editors' Choice security suite, sharing that honor with Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.

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A:Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) PCMag review

Kaspersky already admits its lack of protection currently on Windows 10.
So, if this test is on Windows 10, then it is not reliable.
But if it is not on Windows 10, then KIS rocks definitely!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Shared Antivirus
Avast's lab test scores range from best to worst. It received AAA-level certification fromDennis Technology Labs and rated Advanced+ in two tests by AV-Comparatives. However, "crazy many" false positives caused it to fail the file detection test from that same lab. Bitdefender and Kaspersky generally take top scores across the board.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avast earned 9.0 of 10 possible point, better than most products tested using this same malware collection. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015)earned a perfect 10 in this test.

My malicious URL blocking test uses newly-discovered malware-hosting URLs, typically no more than four hours old. When I challenged Avast with about 100 of these, it blocked all access to 29 percent at the URL level and eliminated another 43 percent during download, for a total block rate of 72 percent. That's quite good, though McAfee Internet Security 2015 managed to block 85 percent.

Good, Not Great
Avast Internet Security 2015 offers almost all of the expected suite components (parental control is the exception), but their effectiveness varies. I like the innovative home router scan; this is an area that most vendors overlook. And Avast offers plenty of other bonus features. The problem is, top suites just do a better job overall.

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Parental Control: n/a

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Very Good Malware Blocking
In addition to the company's own internal antivirus engine, Qihoo includes licensed engines from Bitdefender and Avira. However, you have to do a little work to make sure you're getting protection from those licensed engines. On the Virus Scan page you'll see icons for a total of five engines: 360 Cloud Scan Engine, System Repair Engine, QVMIII AI Engine, Bitdefender Engine, and Avira Engine. The last two are grayed by default, with an on/off switch that appears when you point to the icon. For testing, I turned both on.





Much Improved
Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential is a distinct improvement over its predecessor, 360 Internet Security. It gets great ratings from the independent testing labs, and it did well in all of our hands-on tests as well. On the flip side, I found that it erroneously marked one of my testing tools as malware. And while the behavior-based malware detection didn't pop up any notifications about actual malware samples, it flagged two PCMag utilities as suspicious.

Panda Free Antivirus 2015 remains our Editors' Choice for free antivirus. I'm particularly impressed with the availability of remote-control expert remediation for any malware that slips past the antivirus. I found Qihoo support to be not nearly as responsive. Even so, with a little tweaking Qihoo might well join Panda at the top. It's certainly worth a look.

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A:Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential - PCmag review

Webroot scores top lol. These tests are getting worse and worse.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Shared Antivirus
This suite builds on the antivirus protection found in the standalone G Data Antivirus 2015. Please read that review for full details regarding the testing that I've summarized below.

West Coast Labs certifies G Data's technology for virus detection, and it received VB100 certification in all of the recent Virus Bulletin tests that included it. In the latest test by AV-Test Institute, G Data received 6 of 6 possible points for protection against malware and totaled 16 of 18 possible points. That's good, but Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) at Amazon and Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 scored a perfect 18. The other labs that I follow don't include G Data.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, G Data earned a respectable 9.3 points, beating almost all programs tested using the same malware collection. F-Secure Internet Security 2015 also managed 9.3 points, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) swept the field with a perfect 10 points.

G Data also fared well in my malicious URL blocking test. When exposed to 100 newly discovered malware-hosting URLs, it prevented 51 percent of the downloads, in most cases by blocking the browser from all access to the URL. The current average protection rate for this test is 40 percent.

The product's accuracy at blocking malware-hosting URLs didn't quite carry over into blocking fraudulent (phishing) websites. In this test, G Data's detection rate was 34 perc... Read more

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A Sweet Suite
Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 has everything you'd want in a suite, and more. Its antivirus gets stellar scores in our tests and lab tests, and its antispam beat out all competitors for accuracy. The firewall doesn't attempt fancy exploit blocking, but it's tough and hassle-free. Add features like ransomware protection, password management, and secure browsing, and you've got a suite with power to spare.

Along with Kaspersky Internet Security (2016), Bitdefender is a security suite Editors' Choice. Other products have earned the Editors' Choice rating for different variations on the security suite concept. In particular, McAfee LiveSafe 2015 and Symantec Norton Security are our Editors' Choice products for cross-platform multi-device security.

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Note: These sub-ratings contribute to a product's overall star rating, as do other factors, including ease of use in real-world testing, bonus features, and overall integration of features.
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A:Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag review

Few people realize that Bitdefender simply uses Windows Firewall and adds some policies to it. Windows Firewall does work rather well with outbound notifications...
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Shared Antivirus
The antivirus protection in this suite identical with Comodo Antivirus 8. You can read that review to get full details, but I'll summarize here.

Most of the labs I follow don't include Comodo in their testing. It did manage 16 of 18 possible points in AV-Test Institute's three-part antivirus test, which is good. However, Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 and Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) both managed a perfect 18 points in that same test.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Comodo detected 83 percent of the samples and scored 8.3 of 10 possible points, putting it a mere fraction behind Bitdefender Internet Security 2015. My Comodo contact pointed out that the software's automatic sandboxing feature doesn't kick in for files already present when the product is installed. I followed his instructions to test in such a way that auto-sandboxing would have a chance, but doing so didn't change the results.

Comodo's performance in my antiphishing test was utterly dismal. It hardly detected any fraudulent websites. In fact, its detection rate came in 94 percentage points below that of Symantec Norton Security, which consistently aces this test. My Comodo contact advised that the suite should do better at antiphishing and malicious URL blocking, so I reran the phishing test. After one new round of testing, I found no appreciable difference, so I didn't continue.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Good, Not Great
Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential 8.6 packs in more security-related bonus features than any other free antivirus I can think of. Those features would be a lovely addition to an excellent free antivirus. The problem is that Qihoo's core antivirus protection doesn't quite measure up. There's not much to go on from the independent labs, but its scores in our own malware blocking and malicious URL blocking tests were just average. And somehow going from the previous edition to this one, its antiphishing score went from near the top to near the bottom.

If Qihoo's many extras fill you with delight, you can go ahead and use it. But if your aim is to get the best free antivirus protection you can, there are better choices. All five of the independent testing labs that I follow include both Avast Free Antivirus 2016 and AVG AntiVirus Free (2016) in their testing, giving them good marks overall. Panda Free Antivirus (2016) includes a collection of bonus features that almost rivals Qihoo's. All three are Editors' Choice winners for free antivirus.

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A:Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential 8.6 PCMag review

"But if your aim is to get the best free antivirus protection you can, there are better choices", I feel like who did this test has an agenda.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Does the Anti Thief System, Firewall and Anti-Spam make Smart Security a better way to go than the base NOD32? Alternatively, are there free Firewall and Anti-Spam programs one can add to their computer if purchasing NOD32? I don't have a laptop so would the Anti Thief component of the Smart Security really be of much use?
 

A:ESET NOD32 or ESET Smart Security?

I use ESET NOD32 along with Comodo Firewall, and rely on Gmail's spam filter. Works great so far.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

When I challenged Trend Micro to protect a virtual machine test system from my current collection of malware samples, it wiped out 66 percent of them on sight. It whacked quite a few more when I tried to launch them. Its detection rate of 89 percent and overall score of 8.9 put it in between F-Secure Internet Security 2015 and Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

I tested the product's ability to block malicious URLs using newly-discovered URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. When initially tested, Trend Micro's 80 percent blocking rate for malicious URLs was a new high score. However, a few days later it was deposed by McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, which blocked 85 percent. Both scores are impressive, given that the current average is 32 percent.Symantec Norton Security, tested simultaneously with Trend Micro, managed to block 51 percent.

A full scan of my standard test system took just 20 minutes. Because Trend Micro avoids re-scanning files already found to be safe, a repeat scan finished in less than a minute.

Trend Micro's impressive handling of malicious URLs also carried over to my test of its phishing protection ability. Its detection rate lagged just 4 percentage points behind that of Norton. Very few products come close to Norton's fraud detection rate.

Small Performance Hit
I wondered whether the additional installation of the password manager, safe browser, vault, and especially SafeSync would make this suite more of a resource eater than Trend Micro�... Read more

A:Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 PCmag review

Hi Petrovic

Thanks for the info. How good is PCMag in-terms-of antivirus testing?

Tony
 

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Shared Antivirus Features
The antivirus component in this suite is almost the same as the free Avira Antivirus 2015. The main difference is that the free edition relies on a browser plug-in for detecting malicious and fraudulent websites, whereas the Pro edition filters such sites below the browser level. That's an important distinction, because the free edition doesn't currently offer a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Avira doesn't participate in testing with all the independent labs I follow, but those that do test it generally give it good ratings. The only significant exception is a poor score in a test by AV-Test Institute that specifically measures the ability of an antivirus product to completely clean up a detected malware infestation.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avira didn't fare so well. With 76 percent detection and an overall score of 7.4 points (out of a possible 10), it's near the bottom.Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) earned the best score of products tested using my current malware collection; it managed a perfect 10.

As noted, the suite and free antivirus use different components to detect and block malware-hosting URLs, so I expected to see differing result in my malicious URL blocking test. Despite different styles of malicious URL detection and a completely different (but very new) set of test URLs, the two products earned almost identical scores, for a protection rate of 58 percent. That's... Read more

A:Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 PCmag review

Baloney. I used Avira to clean up an infected computer that was running Webroot. LSS, I don't have faith in this review.
 

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F-Secure Internet Security 2017 Review by PCMag 3,5/5 stars​
Pros
Excellent scores in our hands-on malware and malicious URL blocking tests. Firewall-assist component blocked many exploits. Banking protection prevents man-in-the-middle attacks.

Cons
Core functionality vulnerable to malicious attack. Child with administrator privileges can disable minimal parental control. Mediocre score in our antiphishing test. Good, not great, scores from independent testing labs.

Bottom Line
The antivirus components of F-Secure Internet Security scored high in our testing, aided by the suite-specific Browsing Protection features. However, the rest of its components don't make up a top-notch suite.

Full article: F-Secure Internet Security (2017)
 

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2017 Review by PCMag 3,5/5 stars

F-Secure is definitely not the best Internet Security Suite available for the price. It does ok but not the best in terms of detection rates & has very little extra features. I am not a big fan of the GUI or settings either but that's just me.
 

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ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015
Pros - Good score in our malicious URL blocking test. Automatically applies security patches to browsers and important programs. Simple spam filter settings; accurate spam detection.
Cons - Fair to poor ratings from independent labs. Dismal antiphishing. Firewall failed some basic functions. Advanced firewall functions interfere with normal operation. Firewall easily disabled. More performance impact than most suites.
Bottom Line - The best part of ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015 is its spam filter. The antivirus and firewall components, more important overall, didn't perform as well in our testing.
Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2471672,00.asp
 

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hi

i want chang my internet security please help me

now bitdefender 2016 but very heavy

thanks
 

A:Kaspersky 2016 Vs Eset Smart Security 9 Vs Emsisoft internet Security 11 Vs Avira intent Security

If you come from Bitdefender then I would recommend you KIS2016, quite light; very effective. ESET is also a good option, Emsisoft same stuff. If you like smooth and less interactive protection ESET and Kaspersky would be better, Emsisoft is cool but a bit more interactive IMO.
 

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A:Bitdefender Total Security vs Emsisoft Anti-Malware vs ESET Smart Security

Emsisoft.
 

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Earlier I was using Bitdefender and thought Bitdefender was the number 1 and Kaspersky is the number 2. But After coming to this forum I realized that the reality is completely different! Some products have trouble working with Windows 10, some have trouble protecting 64bit systems. I did some digging and settled with two products. Kaspersky and ESET. Im using a Windows 10 64 bit system. What product might be the best for such a setup?
 

A:ESET Smart Security 9 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 for Win 10 64bit

For purely protection basis you may go to ESET SS 9 as you can tweak the HIPS for protection and their Sandbox (Banking) + so far the architecture (x64) isn't affected from performance.

KIS 2016 is a promising suite, however until now limited components working from prevention due to Windows 10 environment which the developers make a note to fix those issues; but overall a balance concept where you can tweak more from numerous components.

Somehow the system impact tends to be consistent as light for ESET than Kaspersky.

Still brace yourself to see those possible unique characteristics.
 

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Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?
 

A:Which antivirus is better Bitdefender Total Security 2016 or Eset Smart Security?

Computer resources wise it's Eset... But, if you don't mind that, go with BD, there are a lot of giveaways from them.
 

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Panda or ESET?

-System Impact
-Day 0
-Firewall
 

A:Panda Internet Security 2015 vs ESET Smart Security 8

Eset.
Eset have very fast 0day detection, good firewall and is very easy to your HW.
 

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Which one is the best ?
better detection
Less false positives
Worth less in the system

I bought a license for ESET Smart Security 9, apparently Antivirus is excellent, very saw videos of comparisons with other antivirus, and it pleased me a lot, both in the interface and usability!
I was in doubt of which pay a license, get me out of this doubt, what do you think best?
Thank you!
I hope you understand my question!
I used Google Translate, I'm from Brazil.
Thank you again!
 

A:ESET Smart Security 9 VS Kaspersky Internet Security 2016?

Kaspersky for better detection and I think also less false positive

but you said "I bought a license for ESET Smart Security 9" so just use it then. Eset is good too, very light on system
 

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My f secure IS subscription is just about to over and i am looking for new antivirus.I won't be using f secure IS again as it has pathetic parental control,it keeps on blocking legitimate websites..
 
I found out bullguard Internet security and ESET smart security v9 to be good option for me as they are less resource hungry and prices are also less.
 
But confused which one to choose.Can you please provide me with your views regarding which AV i should choose. 

A:Bullguard inyernet security 2016 vs ESET Smart security V9

Most Internet Security products include anti-virus and firewall protection plus various other features depending on the software vendor...and for those reasons it is called a Security suite.I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites are filled with extra features (including "bells & whistles") which typically use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task while other suites leave a much smaller footprint. Suites tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses accorded for each feature they incorporate. Internet Security Suites include a Firewall component, which IMO is unnecessary since the Windows built-in firewall is one of the best and provides adequate protection. Further, many folks also use a router which is essentially a hardware firewall.In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring program settings and usage.HTG Explains: Why You Don’t Need a Full Internet Security SuiteIf you are adamant about using a suite, then I would recommend one of the following:Emsisoft Internet SecurityESET Smart SecurityKaspersky Internet SecuritySee my comments at the bottom of ... Read more

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Eset Smart Security 9.0.377.0 Released.
ESET Smart Security
Changelog-

Bug fixes
Offline installer: ESET :: Download :: Thank You for Downloading ESET Smart Security
 

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Well, after trying many different security bundles and anti virus packages - tried MSE, Comodo (firewall & anti virus), Kaspersky (firewall & anti virus), and ESET (firewall & anti virus), I finally decided on purchasing ESET Smart Security for my system and the wife's system. Bought a 2 year, 2 user license.

For those wondering with Windows 7, my experiences are as follows:

MSE - Good anti virus and no lag on the system at all, even during a scan, but I didn't like the lack of options and logging and was really looking for a firewall as well.

Comodo - Really liked the firewall. It seemed rock solid with all the tests I threw at it, but the anti virus...can't say the same. In fact, it missed several things in testing as well as allowed certain files through that other packages found. The anti virus was a non-starter for me. Not ready for primetime yet.

Kaspersky - I really wanted to like this product. The interface is great, but overall, not pleased with the performance. I was trying the Beta 8 release for Windows 7. Everytime I tried a full scan, it would crash. Not to mention that during the full scan, the system was very, very slow. This is a quad core system with 8 GB of RAM. Overall just didn't care for it and of course not happy with the crashing. I realize it was a beta, but just not good enough for me.

ESET - Seems rock solid so far. The firewall has passed all the same tests that Comodo did and the anti virus engine picked up w... Read more

A:Eset Smart Security

I have been using ESET products for years now and honestly it can't be beat.

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Version: 9.0.386.0

Changelog:
Hotfix release
File signature updated
Minor fixes.
 

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hello, I just wanted to see if this is a good program. I just renewed the purchase agreement. Just double checking that it'll do the job with people that actually know a lot about this stuff...
 
The computer we use is a standard home desktop windows 8.1
I play games on it, my wife uses facebook, & kids watch netflix but its not used for anything else really except casual web browsing (FB, Google maps, IGN, EBAY, ETC) no DL sites except UV
I remember something about windows 8 being unsafe?
Any input will be helpful
 

A:eSET Smart Security 7

Yes it is a good antivirus.Not a heavy one.You can use Malwarebytes and Superantispyware if you wish to install them in order to check regularly your system.There will be no conflict between them.

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In few days the license of my ESET NOD32 Antivirus expires.
So im thinking this time to buy and try the
ESET Smart Security v4.0.437
Did you ever try that?
If yes,did you ever face any problems/erros with it?
Any conflicts?
Are you happy with it?
Whats ur opinion?
Rate it from 1-10

A:ESET Smart Security v4.0.437

I have never tried it. However, here is a review by CNET, if that would help...
ESET Smart Security - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Hello I am new to this forum. My knowledge is not so good ether. I thought I would trial this security thing, On deciding to bye Macafee I tried and tried to uninstall ESET but now way will it go. Please can some one help me.  

A:ESET smart security 8

Hi GOWINGJ ESET provides a uninstall tool for its products, along with instructions on how to use it. Please follow the instructions in the link below.http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2289These instructions are to be followed only if you cannot uninstall your ESET product the normal way via the Control Panel. Make sure to click on the option that represents the version of Windows you have.

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Just received an email from eset , i see smart security 4 is out now , afetr much discussion on the firewall part of the suite on these forums ill install version 4 and let you know how it goes

A:eset smart security 4 out

firewall seems as hopeless as he one in version 3 , back to commodo

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I see that ESET Smart Security 4 is now listed as Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit compatible:

Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All

...under the System Requirements section. I wonder if they've updated it since I tried it, I may put the latest build on to try it again.

A:ESET Smart Security 4

I've been using ESETx64 + Win7x64 for a few months now and haven't had any issues with it. What happened the last time?

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This is a warning for anyone that wants to try Eset Internet Security 7 Beta on Windows 8.1. I installed it this morning and thought everything went OK. When I tried to restart windows I got a message that Windows encountered an error had to restart. When the computer restarted I could not get Windows 8.1 to load. All it would do is give a message that Windows couldn't start and then it would reboot. I tried system restore and startup repair 3 or 4 times but they wouldn't work. I finally had to use system refresh to get Windows 8.1 to load again. Luckily I didn't have that much installed and it didn't mess up my Windows 8 install; so all I really lost was my time. One good thing did come out of it though. I found out that after a couple of unsuccessful starts Windows 8 will go to a screen with options for doing repairs or loading another operating system if you have one.

A:Eset Smart Security

Thank you for that advisement! You may have saved a few others from the associated headaches. BTW, don't try Avast 8 yet either (on 8.1) or you'll be posting another FYI.

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Hello,

I use ESET smart security only, is it enough ? or I have to get another antivirus? spyware ?

Thanks

A:ESET smart security

It has been enough for me for 3 years although I do a scan with malwarebytes every now and then. It always comes up clean.

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does anyone know if eset smart security 4 is capable of Script Blocking i just did a quick google search and came up blank.

thanks,
Avenger20

A:Eset Smart Security 4

Hi Avenger20

Eset Smart Security 4 user guide PDF

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utorrent downloads is very slow, and when disabling the personal firewall it goes up. I cant figure out what filtering mode to use..utorrent says a firewall/router is limiting your network traffic you need to open up a port so others can connect to you.

A:eset smart security

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Hi
i can't complete the installtion of ESET
when it's near the end of the install it gives me the message (ekrn could not be stopped Verify that you have sufficient privileges to stop system services)
i have tried every thing .......

the problem is this not my laptop , my cousin left with my to install the ESET for her

do you think this is malware related issue
i attached a combofix log file please help

edit:
i attached the GMER Log
i wasn't able to run dds though

A:ESET smart security 5

guys help me please
is the only way to install ESET is to format?

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