Multiple issues/where is tech support for this product?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Carney, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. Carney

    Carney Registered Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Okay – I’m going to try and be polite about this; however, I am finding it increasingly hard to even write about my experiences without losing my temper. Here is the story: purchased and installed eset Security Suite back in late June. Immediately crashed my system and once rebooted refused to permit access to Internet. Thanks to folks here this issue was semi-resolved [semi, because it reoccurred weeks later]. Next issue: software would not permit uploads to my own website. Issue resolved, with no help from extremely slow tech support. Resolved with help from friend or a friend of a friend in the IT field. Problem still occurs on occasion, but have found a workaround. Next issue: software slowed operation of OS, APs, Internet. Posted description of problem here and on Cnet tech support forum. Received a few suggestions; no solution. Sent e-mail to ESET tech support – 8 days later received suggested solutions. Solutions created worse problem. Now I cannot run eset active and get online. Continually get popup asking if I give permission for AP to access the Internet – click yes, click always, nothing. Popup appears approximately ever 10-15 seconds. Cannot access graphic intensive websites, including my own [I’m a photographer and have a customer site]. I sent e-mail to company asking for help. 2 days later – nothing. Oh, yes, one more little goodie: eset is permitting loads of SPAM regardless of how many times I mark and address as a SPAM address – and yes, I know, different addresses, same contents; however, in this case it is the same exact address. I disabled eset so I can get online, but, then why do I even have the product?

    And here is my question: Does anyone have any advice as to how I get someone at the company to actually respond to my service requests? And, does anyone know how to get the eset tech to write in non-tech terms for us non-geeks? Providing me with a long list of “to-do” in tech language is a waste of their time and mine. If this product is designed only for IT experts, can someone let me know? Thanks for any and all help.

    Non-tech, non-geek – wish I knew why I got this thing.
  2. rwt325

    rwt325 Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Strasburg VA
    I would try a complete uninstall, then download the latest version and re-install it clean.
  3. nonoise

    nonoise Registered Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    i agree with rwt325 here. Uninstall ESS, reset computer, delete folders:

    C:\Program Files\ESET
    C:\Documents and settings\All users\Application data\ESET
    C:\Documents and settings\***your username***\Application data\ESET

    download ESS 3.0.672 and install it, set Firewall to Interactive mode and apply rules for your applications.

    Good luck.
  4. suziedog

    suziedog Registered Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I fully understand your frustration. I had a similar experience with Bit Defender and their so called customer support. In the end I ditched them!

    Tried Eset on the trial and sent a number of enquires to see how the customer support worked, I found it to be very good.

    In your case I would give them a phone call and speak to them personally. I did this as well and found them to be very helpful.
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