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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