Eset is one of many antivirus software providers to have upgraded and enhanced their product to provide overall security for an age when computers are now more or less constantly connected to the Internet. Eset's Smart Security suite is based upon their previous NOD32 antivirus product, has a clear and simple interface, reduces demand on resources, and needs just a second extra in booting time.
Like most security suites, it boasts a firewall and antispam, antivirus and antispyware software. It also allows you to filter content proactively and customize protection through its ThreadSense tool. In PC Pro's website exploit test, it intercepted 100% of attempted downloads. In the firewall test, it also did very well - completely hiding the existence of the test machine from the scanner while retaining the connection.
Eset's Smart Security's personal firewall can be customized to your preferred level of protection, but high level protection stops Window's file sharing, and reducing the protection level makes the computer more visible on the web, increasing its vulnerability. The antimalware tool did not perform brilliantly in PC Pro's lab â?? 94% malware detection is not too bad, but leaves room for improvement.
Smart Security requires little memory and CPU power, so will not slow down your machine. Although expensive in comparison with other products, it is worth serious consideration.
Author Jamie Helmsworthdate added 2009-09-07 13:05:50