ESET Smart Security

ESET Smart Security

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.71.2
  • Total Downloads:
    816,166
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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Editors' Review

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ESET's Smart Security takes the structure built by their popular antivirus program NOD32 and adds on two wings: a personal firewall and a spam filter. Because much of Smart Security is the same as NOD32, this review will focus only on the firewall and spam filter.

The firewall's advanced settings are Smart Security's strength. Users can extensively customize the firewall's behavior, but don't have to. There are five default settings: automatic, automatic with user-defined exceptions, interactive, policy-based, and learning. You can set safe zones, configure remote desktop access, and manage intrusion detection, all from an uncluttered and easy-to-use menu. ESET chose usability over flashiness with its design, and users can jump between advanced options for any of Smart Security's tools from the same pane.

The antispam filter is similarly effective and configurable. The program can automatically mark outgoing addresses as safe, as well as detect global address books. Smart Security is surprisingly light, consuming around 50MB of RAM when running, and users should note that NOD32 has consistently scored near the top of several independent antivirus testing organization ratings for finding the most malware while encountering fewer false positives than most. Uninstallation is still tricky, unfortunately, leaving behind residual system files and Registry settings. Still, for getting all your security tools in one box, Smart Security is an effective and well-respected choice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 257 votes

    • 5 star 179
    • 4 star 34
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 9
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5 stars

"The Best!!!"

September 07, 2011  |  By Un_knownM

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 4.2.71.2

Pros

It doesn't slow your computer down. It's user friendly.

Cons

Nothing that I could find. I have always been with ESET. Their anti virus is the best.

Summary

I suggest if you want a decent Internet Security software, you get this.

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5 stars

"The Best Internet Security Suite"

September 07, 2011  |  By gsdarisa

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 4.2.71.2

Pros

Good in performance, low in price, user friendly, computer friendly... and many many more.

Cons

Nothing really that i noticed

Summary

Go get it...

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5 stars

"Spectacular and light"

September 05, 2011  |  By tuneup-secure-maniac

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 4.2.71.2

Pros

Perfect antivirus,perfect removal and detection.
Light on resources.

Cons

Not so many options as i expected

Summary

It's the best security i ever had,this so light product can be so effective.

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5 stars

"the best by far"

September 02, 2011  |  By shreysanwaria

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 4.2.71.2

Pros

i hav used everything from norton to avg to kaspersky but this is d best.no system impact at all .

Cons

the features could have been better ...but the next version of eset<v5>
which is up in september 2011 is a fully featured av with the same 0 system impact

Summary

completely flawless

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5 stars

"ESET Smart Security dame nice"

September 01, 2011  |  By unspacy

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 4.2.71.2

Pros

very good help support

Cons

the cost should lower if staying to or more year

Summary

buy it!!!!

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2 stars

"Light footprint n light customer support"

August 30, 2011  |  By qquirks

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 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 stars

"by far the best antivirus ive ever used"

August 24, 2011  |  By jenn92039

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 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 stars

"Actually the best Anti-Virus software by far"

August 17, 2011  |  By cjrocksu

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 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 stars

"Light and Great!!!"

August 16, 2011  |  By William_Haha

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 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 stars

"the best security u could ever get!"

August 16, 2011  |  By travis_podol_ski

 |  Version: ESET Smart Security 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.71.2
Version 4.2.71 fixed Lockups on certain system configurations.
General
Publisher ESET
Publisher web site http://www.eset.com
Release Date June 15, 2011
Date Added June 15, 2011
Version 4.2.71.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 816,166
Downloads Last Week 847
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.99

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