ESET Smart Security 8

ESET Smart Security 8

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 260 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.304.0
  • Total Downloads:
    840,579
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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ESET Smart Security 8 bundles a firewall, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, parental controls, laptop theft protection, and much more, including new Exploit Blocker, Botnet Protection, and Social Media Scanner apps.

Pros

PUP detector: Optional PUP protection can flag or block potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that may not be security threats but may not be needed and can even degrade PC performance.

Anti-Theft: If your laptop is lost or stolen, you may be able to track or locate it or even contact the finder with ESET's anti-theft technology.

Social Media Scanner: The Social Media Scanner app protects your Facebook and Twitter accounts and posts, including posts you're following. A free online account expands its capabilities.

Training: ESET Cybersecurity Training uses actual cybercrime scenarios to teach users how to recognize and avoid computer security threats. Many other Help and Support options are available, too.

Cons

Trial registration: We had a bit of trouble activating the free trial.

Tough competition: ESET Smart Security 8 goes head-to-head with pricier packages but also faces pressure from less expensive suites and well-equipped freeware.

Bottom Line

ESET Smart Security 8 offers kitchen-sink protection with minimum fuss. Compared to similar security suites, it may be a bargain.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ESET Smart Security 8 8.0.304.0.

 
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5 stars

"The Best Internet Security For Slow PCs"

June 17, 2015  |  By ekit1301

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 8 8.0.304.0

Pros

Light-weight and productive Internet Security
About 110 MB RAM usage ONLY (the previous Internet Security that i've used was AVG, which slow down my PC)
About CPU: 3 at maximum
Simple Interface

Cons

settings may not be designed for easy to use (there are amy settings and hide settings)

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5 stars

"Eset Antivirus ... the best for my money!"

May 17, 2015  |  By aususer3011

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 8 8.0.304.0

Pros

Used the trial version then purchased the product

Cons

None so far

Summary

Purchased Bitdefender 2015 antivirus. Full system scan detected but failed to remove 2 viruses. Uninstalled Bitdefender and installed trial version of Eset antivirus which found and deleted the offending viruses. Immediately upgraded to the paid version of Eset 2015 antivirus and depending on its performance going forward I will consider upgrading to the full internet security suite. Thanks for the protection Eset!

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5 stars

"Best Antivirus"

April 14, 2015

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 8 8.0.304.0

Pros

It is powerful but not consumes too much of resources when running in the background. I am using ESET since it was named as NOD32 and upto now it has prompted out very few false positives. Also, setting up the software is easy and no any issues when uninstalling like some other leading antivirus softwares.

Cons

Nothing found so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.304.0

A new Smart mode for HIPS - is placed between Automatic and Interactive mode. Ability to identify suspicious activities and malicious processes in the system.
A new Botnet protection - helps discover malware through analyzing its network communication patterns and protocols.
Enhanced Exploit blocker - Designed to fortify commonly exploited application types such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients and MS Office components. Exploit blocker now supports Java and helps improve detection and protection from these kind of vulnerabilities.
Device control - A replacement of Removable media control used in version 5 and 6. This module allows you to scan, block or adjust extended filters/permissions and define a users ability to access and work with a given device.
Vulnerability shield - An extension of firewall that improves detection of known vulnerabilities on the network level.
Advanced memory scanner - Works in combination with Exploit Blocker to strengthen protection against malware that has been designed to evade detection by antimalware products through the use of obfuscation and/or encryption.
Firewall improvements - In the new version of ESET Smart Security, you can adjust and manage IDS exceptions and the temporary IP address blacklist. The IDS detection notification system is now more user-friendly and informative.
Anti-phishing improvements - ESET Smart Security now blocks scam sites as well as phishing sites. Improved submission of suspicious sites and false positive sites by users.
Specialized cleaner - A bundle of the top 3-5most prevalent critical malware threats.
Faster and more reliable installation - Including an initial scan which runs automatically 20minutes after installation or reboot.
Mail plugin compatibility - Our plugin now integrates with Office 2013 and Windows Live Mail. I
mproved compatibility in Windows 8/8.1 - ESET SysRescue is now fully functional on Windows 8. Toast notifications are now shown in the Windows 8 environment, notifying you of HIPS detections or file detections that require user interaction or downloads of potentially unwanted applications.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date November 11, 2014
Date Added December 08, 2014
Version 8.0.304.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 840,579
Downloads Last Week 809
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.99

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