ESET Security Review

ESET offers a range of plans for Windows, macOS and Android. They offer a free plan which is ideal for basic security, and the more expensive options include features like password management and parental controls and encryption of data. The most expensive plan includes a gaming mode to block unauthorized access to your computer’s hardware while you play.

The program doesn’t take too long to install and setup is simple. It doesn’t overwhelm your system with bloatware neither. There are a few additional options however the majority of the tools and features are available on the left-hand sidebar.

A brand new feature called Connected Home Monitor is an excellent visual representation of your network as well as all devices connected to it. You can also use it to scan for vulnerabilities such as open ports or weak router passwords.

A pop-up window appears each time you insert a USB device. You can choose to scan your drive immediately or set the program to do so automatically, and in the event you don’t want to perform a full scan, you can still start an on-demand scan.

Advanced users will appreciate being able to choose how the suite is examined. You can specify the number of files, folders and other items that the program will scan. You can also specify the depth to which the program will scan archives, in case you wish to omit certain kinds of files from the initial scan.

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