Difference Between Smart Security & Anti-virus

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by mbreslin, May 8, 2008.

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  1. mbreslin

    mbreslin Registered Member

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    I'm a current user of nod32 anti-virus, getting ready to renew, and am considering upgrading to the Smart Security product instead. kCan anyone tell me if there is any difference between Smart Security and Anti-virus, other than the firewall and anti-spam? Since I access e-mail via web browsers (gmail.com), I don't see any benefit to the anti-spam feature. Also, since I have a hardware router w/ firewall, I don't see much benefit to the firewall product. I was hoping the Smart Security product would provide adware/spyware features, like my current Webroot Spysweeper, but I can't find any mention of that capability on the web site.

    I'm willing to be sold on Smart Security if someone is willing.

    Mike
     
  2. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Hmm, Pretty mutch Yeah its only the firewall and Anti-Spam you get in the Smart Security.

    I havent used the anti-spam but i have tested the firewall. it seems very basic, and fails most leak test's The inbound is medeocure at best.

    My Recomendation, keep the anti-virus and dont buy the smart security, the benefits dont realy make up for the cost, and If you wanted a good software firewall just download comodo ;/

    PS: welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. MasterTB

    MasterTB Registered Member

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    Hi, as it has been said too many times, opinions vary and thus you will have people pleased (or not) at many levels with ESS. I myself find it a very good peace of software.
    I run it on vista, and I think it is a very secure, very light program. I don't really care about leaktests so I don't share the opinions of those who think leaktesting a firewall is important, and as such I believe that the firewall provided by ESS is simple, configurable and to what I understand secure to use in most enviroments. (I usually plug ny notebook to whatever wifi I can find and I have not had any issues with the firewall).
    To answer one of your questions, it does have antispyware capabilities because those are part of the antivirus and EAV is a component of ESS, so I would say you are secure in that area.
    If you want an advise from a current user of the sftw. buy it, you won't regret it.
     
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