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  • 5.0 stars

    "Powerful Program"

    January 3, 2013  |   By Summerberry_88

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    Powerful & Smart Detection.

    Cons

    None for me!!!

    Summary

    I use ESET Smart Security 5 before.

    I have a friend who uses one of the well-known antivirus products. He was always complaining to me about the problems encountered when using the program. Although the program is one of the good antivirus (I do not deny about that), but it changes all the settings of your Internet Network, said my friend. Many programs are deleted because they thought the program was a virus, but it's not. Sometimes my friends laptop is too slow because of that antivirus program. So, I recommend ESET product to him. It's amazing, he did not have any problems when using it. Now, she always smiling while using his laptop without any concern for any virus threats.

    Now my friend and I turned to the latest ESET products, ESET Smart Security 6 (RC). We always follow the development of ESET products to get maximum protection. That's all I can share together. Thank you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I would chose it"

    December 25, 2012  |   By JohnnyZX

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    Light
    Fast
    Easy
    Nice UI
    Low Disk Space
    Great Detection
    Great Firewall

    Cons

    Just one, No FREE version

    Summary

    I love this product, it has everything needed as a Security Suite.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "A step back from the previous version."

    November 7, 2012  |   By mss627

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    Effective (if overactive)antivirus

    Cons

    Five may actually be a more effective antivirus tool than version 4 but there's a price. The update interface is the dumbest I've ever seen. Your computer can sit for hours with no update. As soon as the user starts to interface ESET suddenly springs into action updating it's virus definitions. The gamer mode is virtually useless. EKRN.exe will start inexplicably at any time and run for hours. For some reason CNETs download utility triggers major alarms. Most customer care solutions involve removing and reinstalling the software. ESET has a function that allows you to submit files if you believe they're incorrectly flagged. I've submitted several and never gotten a response.

    Summary

    A real step down from version 4. I originally purchased ESET because of how seemlessly it ran with Windows 7. This is no longer the case. My license expires in 2014 but I doubt that I can live that long with this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I had nerver heard of this product but glad I found it."

    September 5, 2012  |   By m2anderson

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    Easy to use and simple to understand. It also has Internet Security Training.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    Most antivirus trials scan the computer and if it finds anything you have to purchase to clean it. Not this program. I am still in trial and my computer is clean. I am very impressed. I also purchased the product and will replace the trial with the registered version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant product"

    August 24, 2012  |   By shr4van

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    Easy to use UI
    Good detection
    Light on resources
    Free upgrades

    Cons

    None at all!

    Summary

    I've used everything from Kaspersky ( version 7 was awesome, after which it became a resource hogger ), Norton ( version 2006 after it too became a resource hogger ), Symantec Corporate ( resource hogger in its current avatar ), Bit Defener ( extremely high rate of false positives, updates that don't allow you to boot up ), AVG Pro ( firewall never remembered my permissions, and the auto scan feature never worked to detect which programs were safe ), F-Secure ( this one was decent, but did make your system a tad bit slow ), Trend Micro ( king of false positives ) & G-Data ( uses 2 engines - Kaspersky & Bit Defenders making it ultra slow ). Out of all these, only Eset stands out with no complaints. Everyhings made to work perfectly. I feel they should just do away with their customer support because the products just that perfect!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The program is powerful!"

    August 12, 2012  |   By loveupe

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    The program is powerful as Eset Smart Security 4.
    Thanks for such a wonderful security program.

    Easy to use. Nice GUI.

    Cons

    None at the moment.

    Summary

    Well done.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "many better suites out there"

    August 10, 2012  |   By dolphy17

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    light, fast

    Cons

    used to be good but now...very low marks on av-test.org

    and as i mentioned, there are MANY better including norton,avast,avg,f-secure...etc

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The the lightest security suites on the market"

    July 30, 2012  |   By victorh2007

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    - Very light on system usage resources despite high memory RAM usage;
    - It uses very low processors' cycles which makes Eset be very light;
    - It has a very clean and nice GUI;
    - It updates its signatures database very frequently;
    - It has an excellent web shield;
    - Very low false positives;
    - Its firewall works silently.

    Cons

    - It could be even better if Eset offers a Sandbox inside the security suite.

    Summary

    It is one of the greatest security suites on the market for Windows OS. It only misses a Sandbox that I do hope be available on next version 7 in 2014.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "What an outstanding product"

    July 19, 2012  |   By tuneup-secure-maniac

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    This product is just Awesome
    Detects everything
    Easy to understand settings
    Light on computer speed
    The new version now includes a HIPS

    Cons

    Not exactly low memory usage on the eset service but there is NO impact on performance thought

    Summary

    This product is perfect,I would recommend it to everyone

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great program"

    July 14, 2012  |   By motosteven

    Version: ESET Smart Security 5 5.0.95

    Pros

    The best protection is not false positives and have very light on resources

    Cons

    none for me !!

    Summary

    After four years that I've never had a virus.The antivirous say they are the best are full of false positives as the AVG AVIRA Bitdefender Panda

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