ESET Smart Security (32-bit)

ESET Smart Security (32-bit)

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 257 votes

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  • Total Downloads:
    816,166
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    847
  • Platform:
    Windows
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    out of 257 votes

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5 stars

"This one is great"

March 30, 2008  |  By ric_slipknot_

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It is the only one, that could detect all the crap in my pc

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4 stars

"great product, gteat service."

March 27, 2008  |  By CMG54

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Looks great, acts great, lightened up my new Vists system. Good virus rating, passed all virus tests. ESET is alyways there to help, answer questions and provide support with a great attitude and it's true, their Americans. It's just what the doctor ordered for Vista users. Highly recommended even instead of Kaspersky which I too gave up in favor of Smart Security. Turn the firewall up to interactive mode and it acts like a champ.

Cons

The pros who've reviewed this like PC Magazine, say it's weak point is in spyware detection Personally, I could care less. I have two paid anti-spy apps that I have 100% faith in to back up ESET. Or, you could get Trend Micro 2008 and have a great cookie killer! Oh, I forgot to mention, TM failed the virus tests.

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4 stars

"I guess old habits still die hard."

March 27, 2008  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I bought a new PC last month. It came with a 15 month subscription to McAfee. I didn't have much faith in it so I bought KIS 7 on line, cheap. After twice trying to kill McAfee I used Revo Uninstaller and that did it. While waiting on my new KIS to arrive, I downloaded the free trial of Smart Security. Bought it the next day. KIS is in the desk drawer now. Guess it will make a nice gift for someone one day. This suite is light, fast to load, looks great in it's redesigned GUI and the folks at ESET are a very nice, English speaking staff. The first scan found and killed two nasties that McAfee missed. It made me look at Vista in a different light as it actually runs good now.

Cons

It's pricey. I could only find the new NOD32 anti-virus on line at a great price.

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5 stars

"I'm very impressed."

March 25, 2008  |  By The Sports Fan

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Not only with the product, also with ESET as a company . I split a two user license with a friend. forgot the user name and password, called ESET who's support staff was so nice and willing to help. She spoke English and all. Something you don't usually find with these companies any more. I was big time pleased and impressed.

The suite itself is so light on system recourses you hardly know it's running. It's so simple to configure and schedule anyone can do it. It's virus rating is 96.71%, just one point behind Kaspersky and F-secure, ahead of Norton, McAfee and Bit Defender, AVG and Avast Pro. I'm running a full scan on Vista Home Premium as I write this review. The Interface has been totally redesigned to look great and make it simple to navigate. This is definitely how all security suits should be. Other companies should learn a lesson from ESET. They have done a fantastic job on this suite.

Cons

None, none at all. I'm big time impressed. This is my first 5 star review on a security suite, most likely be my only one.

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5 stars

"The Best"

March 22, 2008  |  By dougie_p

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5 stars

"No problems so far?."

March 20, 2008  |  By lucid oldie

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Pros

Very easy to set up.

Cons

A bit expensive?. but so too is reinstalling Windows after a virus or malware attack!

Hopefully the protection will work if or I when need it!!

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5 stars

"WOW sweet suite!!"

March 17, 2008  |  By nealboyer

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

been using nod32 for about 8 months and upgraded to this suite. easy to use, fast/LIGHT on system scans. does not slow down system, quick update. i am keeping this.

Cons

firewall control could be better, but does its job.

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5 stars

"Great Security Suite!"

March 14, 2008  |  By eds880

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Pros

Easy to setup...great protection and very light on resources.

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5 stars

"this is how security is suppose to work"

March 11, 2008  |  By alice_b0wie

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

smart security has a 30 day trial of the full program. i was 100% impressed by this. my computer actually ran like there was no security program slowing it down. it even scanned and i wasn't aware until a small pop-up in the task bar told me nothing was found. same with the updates. i currently have kaspersky's security suite, when the subscription expires this will be taking it's place, if not sooner.

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4 stars

"I've been using KIS for a long time."

March 08, 2008  |  By Charles K

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

But, I have nothing but praise for this suite. Why, you ask? Because it's light, effective and don't believe any complaints you may read about it's firewall!

Click Setup, Personal Firewall, Advanced Personal Firewall setup, Click the pull down and select interactive mode. You wanted to know? Here it is and it will ask a lot but it will remember. It's easy to Configure!

AV comparison ratings are as follows.

Kaspersky - 97.89%

Smart Security - 96.71%

I can live with that due to Vistas greedy hunger for resources where this suite doesn't need much at all. Scans are very fast and theres no slow down while scanning. The new interface is vastly improved in both look and ease of use. Highly recommended for Vista Users.

Cons

You get what you pay for and I'll use the best I can fine in lieu of free programs because I can't stand to be infected. Not cheap but it's worth it any day.

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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date February 26, 2008
Date Added February 26, 2008
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Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 816,166
Downloads Last Week 847
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.99

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