ESET Smart Security 8 User Reviews

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Light footprint n light customer support"

    August 30, 2011  |   By qquirks

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    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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  • 5.0 stars

    "by far the best antivirus ive ever used"

    August 24, 2011  |   By jenn92039

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    ive used avast, avg, norton and threatfire. ESET is by far the best, very powerful, 50 mb database unlike norton which downloads 130 mb for updates. very powerful detection

    Cons

    none watsoever

    Summary

    the best antivirus in the world and thats y ESET is the most successful slovakian company

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Actually the best Anti-Virus software by far"

    August 17, 2011  |   By cjrocksu

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    Really powerful with user friendly networking controls (makes sharing easier)

    Cons

    None . . .

    Summary

    Look on their website before buying . . . you might save some $$$ or try looking for the product on Amazon

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Light and Great!!!"

    August 16, 2011  |   By William_Haha

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    Low RAM and CPU consume, great firewall, great anti virus and anti spyware, easy to use!

    Cons

    hmmmm.... none!

    Summary

    I had used AVG, AVAST, Norton and Microsoft Security Essential before, but ESET is the best I had ever use!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the best security u could ever get!"

    August 16, 2011  |   By travis_podol_ski

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    everything! very powerful and easy to use interface, blocks every bad site and is very light.

    Cons

    absolutely none

    Summary

    the bottom line, the bottom line is eset is the best AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE CUZ STONE COLD SAID SO

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  • 3.0 stars

    "lightest internet security suite but not the best one"

    August 16, 2011  |   By Spycops

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    has all essential feature to safe guard u from internet and various other threats {but lack some important features too} that also with very use system impact u will hardly notice u have any internet security installed in your PC

    Cons

    lack some feature like virtualization for apps and browser which gives extra layer protection and The internet security software also lacks some of the other helpful tools, such as parental controls,password management and browser search protection

    Summary

    if you're looking for basic protection with very lite system impact and basic features ESET Smart Security is a great option for u

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Couldn't find a better one ..."

    August 5, 2011  |   By EONELISATION

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    Best Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Phishing, Key-logging Detection,Anti-Trojan(Detection) ... Well, you get the idea.

    Cons

    How could there be any cons?

    Summary

    I've had all of these (Latest and most complete version):
    Kaspersky, Mcafee, Bitdefender, AVG, Norton, Super Anti-Spyware and other unpopular ones. But the best was and is from Eset. I wish I could rate more than 5 Stars!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Software"

    August 1, 2011  |   By iamconan

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.71.2

    Pros

    Excellent Anti-Virus and scan speeds
    Low CPU resource usage
    Easy to use firewall, which passes Gibson Firewall tests

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Overall an excellent Internet Security Software, compared to some of the big name ones.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Uninstalling a pain!"

    May 29, 2011  |   By uuzoo84

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.64.12

    Pros

    It is light on system resources. Easy to install. Scan is fairly fast.

    Cons

    To me, the interface is too unprofessional looking. The biggest beef I have with it is that when it is uninstall it leaves behind access trash. I had to download a specific uninstall file from ESET, and then go into safe mode to uninstall rest of it.

    Summary

    The biggest problem I have with software vendors is when their software leaves behind crap, and I have to find other means to uninstall it. ESET is one of those vendors. Good thing I used the trial version. I will never buy their product. No matter how good it is detecting bad stuff.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST SECURITY SUITE"

    May 3, 2011  |   By vinit_vks

    Version: ESET Smart Security 8 4.2.64.12

    Pros

    FAST SCANNING, LIGHTER , EFFECTIVE, GREAT PRO ACTIVE DEFENSE ...................WORKING GREAT IN WINDOWS 7 32,64BIT.......................................

    Cons

    NOTHING........

    Summary

    GREAT ANTIVIRUS.........USED MANY ANTIVIRUSES BUT NONE OF THEM IS BEST LIKE IT..............IT'S THE GREAT ANTIVIRUS PRODUCT RELEASE IN MARKET..................

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