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:
    803,022
  • Date Added:
    June 15, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    634
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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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

    "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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    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 XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.35MB
    File Name eset_smart_security_live_installer.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 803,022
    Downloads Last Week 634
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.99

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