ESET Smart Security is normally priced at $59.95 for single PC license per year. Like other security software, it usually comes with 30 days of trial. But, if you are not interested in usual 30 days trial, there is a promotional offer to get ESET Smart Security 9 180 day trial.
To take advantage of this offer, simply download the special OEM offline installer after a free checkout using a link at the bottom of this post. The download file size is 88 MB on disk, pre-loaded with 180 days of free trial and you don’t need any extra username and password for 6 months free subscription of this product.
ESET Smart Security 9 Review
ESET simply comes with single license that can be used for laptop, computer or on mobile device. But, internet security is commonly required for laptops and PC so it would be good decision to purchase multi device support license in order to use the same license for all of the devices.
At the mid of 2016, Independent Lab AV Test performed various test on its detection capability, comparing it with its competitors and found that ESET is an average protection regarding accurate detection of all old and new zero day threats. It gained perfect score on its usability as no false positives were found.
ESET Smart Security performance is average concluded by AV-Test that there was a quite bit impact on system while running it on Windows 10. The system impact was bit extra than its competitors.
ESET Smart Security lacks password manager feature but combined with powerful firewall, IM protection and kid’s safety features. With lack of password manager feature there could be chance of identity being stolen as password manager protects login details on severe case of threats. The added feature of data recovery helps to restore data corrupted by viruses.
ESET provides weekdays help and support on phone or by one to one online chat available at office hours and it could be annoying if you need support on weekends.
On our personal test, first we disabled the protection of ESET Smart Security and kept few viruses, keylogger Trojans on our PC. After we enabled the protection, at the same time, it started deleting them without any false positives and this proves the effectiveness of this security software.
Besides, for online test, we tried to browsing several phishing sites and ESET blocked each of them scoring 100% on safe online browsing.
ESET actually emerged from Slovakian Software company and still has office in Bratislava. The company did well to uplift the ESET products reliability to be among the best security software of 2017.
ESET Smart Security Key Features
- Antivirus and Antispyware for emerging online and offline threats.
- Reliable online and phone support for all existing customers and users.
- Online banking protection to secure online transactions.
- Inbuilt firewall protection unauthorized hackers access to the computer and also keeps public Wi-Fi secure.
- Parental control automatically protects children from viewing inappropriate content on internet through browsing category blocking.
- Webcam and router protection to prevent unauthorized webcam access and checks for vulnerabilities on home router.
- Keeps logins and passwords safe and encrypts important data locally or in removable media.
- Online script based attacks prevention on suspicious dynamic script attacks.
- Anti-Ransomware is another part of Host Based Intrusion Prevention system.
- Provides better protection against phishing and malware.
- Light weight on system.
- Rated best by Independent testing labs.
- Feature to find out stolen computer.
- Works extremely well on PC.
- Presence of some bugs.
- Rarely but fails to uninstall.
- Its competitor’s product is slightly better than it.
- Doesn’t works good on spam and phishing protection.
- Parental control feature is not perfect as of its competitors.