eset Review

ESET (an acronym for ‘Essential Security against Evolving Threats’) are a PC protection software company based out of Bratislava, Slovakia. Their main antivirus product, ESET NOD32 (NOD being an acronym for Nemocnica na Okraji Disku, or “Hospital at the end of the disk” in English) has a solid place in the history of antivirus products as it was one of the first antiviruses to ever be awarded the Virus Bulletin 100 Test Award in 1998, an award only given to antivirus products with algorithms able to find and correctly section 100% of the malware samples in a test. With almost 30 different products to choose from, it can be hard to know exactly what you are getting with ESET. Has their antivirus continued the quality performance from the early days of PC protection? Is it still one of the best in the market?



Windows Compatible

Apple Mac Compatible

Android Compatible

iPad/iPod Compatible

Reliability and Security

One measure ESET excels in their Reliability, NOD32 is one of the strongest antivirus products on the market thanks to the heuristic algorithms it employs. Heuristic algorithms (in this case) are the algorithms used by antivirus products to spot malware which they have not seen an example of before. Spotting an antivirus which the company has seen before is easy, ESET are considered the best in the industry for spotting malware no one has seen before. The product itself is very easy to use thanks to it’s simple UI. You can tell very easily if you are fully protected (or at least as protected as ESET can make you), how to do a scan and how to get help.

Removes Spyware
Removes Spyware

Spyware secretly monitors what you do on your computer. Its aim is usually to capture passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.

Web Protection
Web Protection

Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.

Block Phishing Websites
Block Phishing Websites

Block 'spoof' websites designed to steal your personal information, normally after clicking a fake email.


VirusBulletin VB100 Award


Scheduled Scans
Scheduled Scans

Set your own scheduled for system antivirus scans including what locations to scan.


Includes tools which will help with the speed and optimization of your computer.

Support and Customer Service

In section, ideally we’d go through how ESET make up for poor features through their brilliant support, but that’s not the case this time. If you have any trouble with the product, beyond Installation and Activation, it can be very hard to find a needle of help in the haystack that is their ‘knowledge base’. To get help from humans on these issues, you need to fill out a mammoth of a form to just enquire. For US customers, you can make use of a live chat with ‘ESET customer care agents’, but these are only available for use up until 7pm and not on weekends.

Phone Support
Phone Support

24/7 phone support for billing and technical questions.

Live Chat Support
Live Chat Support

Customer service includes live chat for a quick respsonse to any issues.

Customer Reviews For eset

Joseph Azzopardi - 2 months ago

I used it on desktops and servers i always find viruses other brands don't very powerful software I always recommend this anti virus to my clients and always got good response

Vic Korasic - 3 months ago

I use ESET for business and personal and its been great AVP for many years. Highly recommended!

Sir Simon Haworth - 3 months ago

i use eset on all the familys computers, laptops and mobile phones have had a virus

richard - 4 months ago

used on 3 machines works just fine for4 years

John C. - 4 months ago

Did not protect. Malware got through twice and removed ESET.

Brian Anderson - 4 months ago

I've been using ESET now for about 10 years and it is fabulous. Doesn't slow my MacBook and never lets anything in. No problems at all!

Mellissa - 4 months ago

No Problems at all since I started using them!

Ken - 6 months ago

Very fast at detecting on-line malware. Fast and excellent at scanning and protecting computer against viruses. When you plug a memory stick, or any other kind of disk/card into your computer, Eset immediately puts and security fence around the stick/device and asks if you would like it scanned. This way a virus cannot migrate from a memory stick or a disk/card to your computer. Excellent product, that I use on two home computers, and one laptop; three computers in total. Highly recommended.

Lynda Armstrong - 6 months ago

Very confusing company. I run into issues everytime I renew my licence. I can't get any straight answers!

Johs - 6 months ago

Have used it for about 18 years! Don't slow Down PC as other antivirus programs. And just works, all the time! :-)

Petros N - 1 year ago

I'm using it maybe 10 years now. The product is very lite, there is no slow down as other heavy antiviruses. For me the key feature is their excelent capability to "cach" new viruses and the very simple interface, sory but I realy don't want to be bothered with features that have no meaning for me. I'not a computer expert just a simple user. Never and I mean it have any problem with them. Now their customer support, for me at least is perfect. They send mail when it is to be expired, they give a discount for renewal and every time I send mail to remind me whet to do to change the license key because I got a new computer they imediatly reply, once they even called me on my mobile to help...I was to stupid to follow their simple instructions. Guys I use them for all 3 computers in my house no problems at all. Sure you don't see this product in all these PC magazines or CNET but belive me it is good. Read the beginning of this review betewen the lines even these people they admit that this is a very very good product.. my regards.

Gary B - 2 years ago

I have also been using for a couple of years and it blocks better the several of the top rated ones.

Roman Vrba - 2 years ago

I have been using Eset for 3 years and it has done an excellent job in protecting me, catching viruses as soon as they come in from websites and blocking unsafe websites. My previous antivirus software made my computer slow. Eset does not. I scan every day, I recommend this product.

eset Features

  • Removes Spyware
  • Web Protection
  • Block Phishing Websites
  • Scheduled Scans
  • Tune-Up
  • Phone Support
  • Live Chat Support
  • Windows Compatible
  • Apple Mac Compatible
  • Android Compatible
  • iPad/iPod Compatible
  • VB100

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