ESET Smart Security.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by The Red Moon, Oct 9, 2013.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    I currently have 20 days left of my trial period with eset smart security 6 and it has been a pleasure to have this product installed on my laptop.
    It is to date the lightest and smoothest security program i have used and it has no impact on my system what so ever.

    As you may or may not know i had been a comodo user for approximately 3 years but however the latest version had become very heavy on the system and so i decided to give ESET a try and im certainly glad i did.

    After the trial ends i intend to purchase a full license for ESET and i would just like to invite forum members to give an honest opinion on this product in terms of its protection value.

    Is this program enough on its own or should something be complimenting it.?
    My current configuration is per my signature.

    Thank You.:)
     
  2. syrog

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    I have no comments. Just curious about where is the signature you mentioned?
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    my signature is at the bottom of my post.:D
     
  4. pegr

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    IMO no antivirus should be relied upon as the sole means of real-time protection. A layered protection is best. In your case, you have an excellent additional layer in Sandboxie for web browsing and other high risk activities, so providing you intend to keep Sandboxie you are good to go with ESS.
     
  5. jmonge

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    and if you like hips nod has a strong hips:thumb:
     
  6. pegr

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    The problem with the HIPS in ESS and NOD32 is that it is a dumb classical HIPS. In its default mode it does very little, and if used interactively it generates a lot of alerts. It reminds me of how Comodo used to be when Defense+ was first introduced.
     
  7. The Red Moon

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    I currently have the eset hips set on a 14-day learning mode.:)
     
  8. jmonge

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    what i do is i put it in learning mode and whitelist all my progras/applications then reboot and put it in policy mode wich will block all new stuff in real time=default denny:thumb:
     
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    Does that cause any problems with Windows automatic updates?

    I noticed that your signature says you use WSA. Are you using WSA in conjunction with NOD32 (just asking out of interest)?
     
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    I have used this program for some years & thats all I have ever used. Yes its enough.
     
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    pegr yes i use them both together and windows updates was added to the white list so every tuesday it is ok for regular updates:)
     
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    I don't feel like writing a long post, so my short answer is Yes it is. Even more yes if you also use Sandboxie. Though I don't use Sandboxie myself.

    All the malware that have tried to surprise me have been in malicious ads on website or in iframes and scripts and the like, and all have been blocked by the different parts of the web module like the URL Blocker, IP Blocker, or detected by the very effective http scanner when it scans the website content etc etc...
     
  14. pegr

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    Looks like a good light combination. :)
     
  15. Nightwalker

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    Is there any difference in system performance between SmartSecurity and Antivirus only?

    Sometimes I see Smart Security cheaper than EAV :D
     
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    Hi, you can use smart security licence for antivirus :) but not the other way round. I used that way since I didn't need other components present in the suite. I am waiting for version 7:)
     
  17. Solarlynx

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    The Red Moon, how long have you been using the ESS?
    How many time does it protect you from infections? I mean not special tests if you do them, but at routine PC usage.
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    @solarlynx.
    I have been using ESS for 10 days now and i have 20 days left of my trial period.

    It has stopped everything i have thrown at it but this is irrelevant.
    Its the system impact that takes precedence with me and so far ESS has been absolutely flawless in that respect.

    Taking my browsing habits into consideration of which only trusted sites are visited my chances of coming across active malware in a real world usage scenario are extremely slim.

    Because of the way the latest CIS 6 reacted to my system,heaviness of the av etc it was uninstalled.
    To exemplify a simple comparison.
    When comodo was installed my laptop fan was running more consistently than when ESS is installed.

    I have taken several factors into consideration and upon research of ESS i have decided i will buy a license toward the end of the trial period.
     
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    I guess this is the decisive moment for CIS vs ESS comparison. Don't you want to try Avast IS? Or Avast free and some free FW (PrivateFW or just even WFW)? Whenever I tried Avast and Eeset they were very lite on my PC.
     
  20. Overkill

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    I was also a big Comodo fan but since v6 I have not used it much.
    ESET runs so good on my laptop I won't install anything else and if I do want to test something out I always come back to NOD32 very soon after. I actually have been testing out NOD32 + EXE Radar Pro on a spare pc and nothing has been able to get past them, so that would be my suggestion is to add ERP to your arsenal and you will be very secure.
     
  21. The Red Moon

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    Thank you overkill.:thumb:
    I share your sentiments.

    I have also noticed that my laptop fan has been a lot quieter since installing ESET.
    Usually i go for free products but i feel ESET is worth buying.:)
     
  22. tomazyk

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    I feel the same. ESET is IMO definitely worth buying.
     
  23. Overkill

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    Head on over to malwaretips and enter the giveaway/contest...I won another year key :D

    http://malwaretips.com/Forum-MalwareTips-Giveaways
    They are giving away both ESS & EAV
     
  24. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    One thing to keep in mind is that ESET's software licenses are not tied to a particular version, so if you purchase a license when v6 is the current release, when v7 comes, it will be a free upgrade for you.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  25. Overkill

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    Very cool :thumb:
     
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