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?

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Compatibility

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.

Features

Scheduled Scans
Scheduled Scans

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

Tune-Up
Tune-Up

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.

Price$39.99

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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

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