ESET Smart Security 5 Review From softpedia

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  1. Jc18

    Jc18 Registered Member

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    Link:http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/ESET-Smart-Security-5-Review-228264.shtml

    EDITOR'S RATINGS:

    User Interface: (4/5)
    Features: (3/5)
    Ease of use: (4/5)
    Pricing/Value: (4/5)
    Overall: (4/5)

    The Good

    Low usage of system resources and the great detection rate are the best features in package. More advanced users can rely on SysInspector to create system snapshots, compare them and spot alterations.

    Antispam protection was pretty good and managed to keep most of the good mail in our inbox, with only a few newsletters being mismanaged. It integrates in most popular email clients and allows you to reclassify messages.



    The Bad

    In automatic mode, the firewall allows all outbound connections and blocks incoming communication.

    Parental controls are not as flexible and option-rich as in other suites, and are based on the accounts available on Windows.

    The Truth

    ESET Smart Security 5 sticks to the basic components of a protection suite (and does a great job with them), which makes it the lightest in options and modules, as compared to suites from other security product vendors.


    Overall, if you do not need richer parental controls, a firewall that generates fewer pop-ups, protection of personal information, a virtualization module or a link scanner for your search results, Smart Security from ESET is indeed a smart choice for you.
     
  2. zfactor

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    one reason i went back looking at eset is due to THE LACK of all the garbage everyone else is now including i dont need facebook junk and backups from my av etc.. i want a av not everything under the sun
     
  3. lodore

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    thats one of the reasons im using Eset as well. While other vendors become jack of all trades Eset focuses on what it is good at.
     
  4. stratoc

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    and long may it continue. I remember all the 'stick with what you know' when when nod and a few other like dr web went into the suite line, ie av and firewall in one, I hate all the suite with optimisers etc, as I disable them and then feel like I'm not getting what I pay for!
     
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    zfactor and lodore, you made a wise choice. I totally agree with both of you.:thumb:
     
  6. SweX

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    +1 Indeed! :thumb:
     
  7. zfactor

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    even though my 2 favs are ess and avast i have to say so far im a convert im even hoping to bring eset into my retail shop now
     
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    I have been using NOD32 since 7 years and switched to Eset Smart Security 2 years back and I love it! I tried using Avira Antivir and Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast! Antivirus, but they made my laptop slower and had a LOT of false positives it drove me crazy!

    Eset focuses on removing viruses and does a pretty darn good job at it! You can't get anything lighter....you can't get anything more secure!
     
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