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  • 2.0 stars

    "Light footprint n light customer support"

    August 30, 2011  |   By qquirks

    Pros

    Light system footprint on a space-restricted netbook.

    Cons

    Was taking online security class and discovered constant port scan attacks from four separate Chinese IPs, which got me to install ESET Smart Security for a trial. ESET never identified any virus or spyware, nor did malwarebytes or rootkitbuster.

    Summary

    Was taking online security class and discovered constant port scan attacks from four separate Chinese IPs, which got me to install ESET Smart Security for a trial. Called customer support, who after day one didn't call back (still trial). Turned into DNS cache poisonings one morning and reformat and reinstall of hard drive since I didn't want to be misdirected from financial or purchase online sites. ESET never identified any virus or spyware, nor did malwarebytes or rootkitbuster or HijackThis. But within minutes of sign-on, all four port scanners began again with visits every few minutes . GMER wouldn't run at all and finally convinced me whatever it was wasn't being found at all. So now went on to old time higher footprint security suite. So far so good on the firewall and the port scans seem to be gone.

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