ESET is one of the leading antivirus security providers. It’s been in operation since the nineties and has now grown to be a big name. ESET internet security protects devices against malware, ransomware, phishing scams, and a wide range of online threats.
It keeps machines safe online, helps to recover stolen or lost devices and monitors activity on Wi-Fi networks. To add to the expected spam filter, firewall, and parental control, the antivirus also features webcam security, home network monitoring, and online banking security.
ESET Internet Security Features
Protects against all kinds of malware, including ransomware. Once it gains access to a system, ransomware encrypts all files and demands a ransom.
Privacy Protection, Including Banking
ESET protects personal data online from hacking, and this includes keeping banking details secure. You can shop online without worrying that payment details will be leaked.
Online banking and shopping protection opens a protected browser session whenever a transaction is occurring. This adds an extra layer of protection to the most vulnerable, important, and personal information.
Protects cameras, home routers, and smart devices against vulnerabilities such as unauthorized access.
A device can get lost or stolen. Anti-theft is useful when a device is lost or stolen. Enable location tracking in ESET’s anti-theft web interface. It tracks a device and shows its current position on a map, immediately after the device connects online.
The IP address access and browsing history feature grants access to see what a thief is accessing on the device.
Access machine built-in webcam to see intruders who stole it. A machine activity watch also allows snapshots of missing device screens to help in recovery.
The antivirus package uses 256-bit AES secure encryption to conceal passwords from hackers. This is a very secure encryption system. The password manager also allows syncing of passwords across machines.
ESET firewall fends off external attacks and makes ports invisible. This strengthens protection against unauthorized access. The firewall also controls network access for local programs. It includes an automatic mode that permits all outgoing traffic and prevents unwanted incoming traffic.
The firewall automatically detects network profiles and monitors for any changes.
Restores the machine to its previous state after the removal of a virus attack, malware, and other types of threats. It shows and enables reversing of system and security changes.
Protection in Different Operating Systems
ESET stands out in use in different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux. The protection is effective, with a full range of components on Windows, Android, macOS, and Linux.
On a Mac, it is named ESET Cyber Security. It provides the same range of protection as in Windows, including stealth mode and network access control.
What Lab Test Results Reveal
ESET internet security scored very high marks from the AV-Comparatives test firm. July and August 2020 Tests achieved a 100 percent protection score against malware for computers and a 99.8 percent protection score for Android.
ESET Internet Security User Interface
The main screen where a scan can be initiated and contains options for upgrade
Hosts different parameters for scanning, including scan types, smart scan, and in-depth scan
Contains Sysinspector, task scheduler, activity reports, and log files.
Allows to activate and deactivate certain internet security features.
Shows contact information for connecting with customer support personnel