ESET Smart Security 8

ESET Smart Security 8

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.304.0
  • Total Downloads:
    816,715
  • 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"very stable software"

November 25, 2013  |  By manman142536

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

Very Stable Product

Cons

None until now

Summary

very stable and easy to use software

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5 stars

"better then other high end programs"

September 17, 2013  |  By tiejustice

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

works better then Norton 360 and Malwarebytes ( missed 71 Trojans and virus) on my mothers laptop (facebook games)

it works well as it find more then other programs.

gaming mode works well to.

it can scan plug and play hard drives and networked hard drives thank god for that, now i know my back up back up is now virus trojan free.

find it quicker than Norton and use's less on the possessor

Anti theft really good for laptop if it is ever stolen

Facebook tweeter media scanner

Cons

none i have found yet

Summary

its not that bad a price for me as i have 3 laptops all now with anti theft and ESET for 3 years as it had a 25% off that there still doing it

norton was 1/2 the price but only 1 year cover so i have gained 1 year free ESET in the long run, and its much better than norton which let me down on my other laptops.

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4 stars

"Lightest antivirus"

June 10, 2013  |  By purnabhishek

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

1)It has all features which an antivirus should have and one click it scans all sorts of virus,malware,rootkits,etc.,.
2)Excellent blocking of malicious sites.
3)Light on system.Doesn't hog system resources.

Cons

1)Shows many false positives as malicious.
2)Settings not so easy.
3)Lacks in depth scanning.

Summary

Quite good antivirus for low price.Ideal for home use computers.But not good for office computers.For them I suggest bit9.

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5 stars

"Best performance and security from 10years for me"

May 21, 2013  |  By madnanbashir

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

Quick
No load on RAM
No load on CPU

Cons

No cons discovered yet

Summary

I've so happy with this software I recently mentioned it on my site http://howbees.com/2013/05/22/top-best-antivirus-free-downloads-and-reviews-2013/ as a top antivirus solution with bit of other research.

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5 stars

"The Best Antivirus For Me"

May 08, 2013  |  By SANIA4LIFE

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

-Fast and Lightweight Scans
-One of the best user interfaces i have seen next to Avast 7!
-Excellent scanning of viruses
-Regular updates

Cons

Takes Slightly more memory than other antivirus(85Mb)

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5 stars

"Beyond Excellent"

April 24, 2013  |  By iamconan

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

Installs quickly, never had a problem with it, uses minimal resources and works.

Cons

none to date

Summary

Have used ESET since the early days, and moved up from each ESET SMART SECURITY edition. Firewall works great and is easy to use. It uses very minimal resources, making the computer faster. Never had a problem during initial install or use, over the years. If a problem does arise, it is taken care of during the next auto update. Compared to the other security suites I have used over the years, ESET is light years ahead.

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5 stars

"Excellent Protection!!! ESET should be no. 1!!!"

April 15, 2013  |  By Summerberry_88

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

> Very light on system (low system impact)
> User-friendly interface (simple and great features)
> High threat detection above 98% (AV-Test & AV-Comparative report)
> Virus definition updates every hour to keep system safe
> Proactive blocked threat url site
> Award-winning security product

Cons

Price little bit expensive

Summary

Now I'm using ESET Smart Security 6.0.316.0. So far, no problem using it. Thanks ESET for great product. Hard recommended to use this product for antivirus solution. ESET detected TWO threat on my system that VIPRE missed it. Thanks ESET team & keep your excellent job.

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5 stars

"Best antivirus solution ever!"

April 07, 2013  |  By www-eset-h16-ru

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

Have been using ESET Smart Security since version 4 and everything's ok

Cons

Permanently taking 30-days keys for ESET Smart Security from the official website and enjoying perfect PC defence.

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5 stars

"love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

February 05, 2013  |  By chabboas

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 6 6.0.306

Pros

everthing!

Cons

price little bit to expensive :(

Summary

its 100% perfect for An Gaming computer! i love this to my BF3 i only got Trial :(

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5 stars

"Powerful Program"

January 03, 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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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 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 816,715
Downloads Last Week 847
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.99

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