ESET Security Review

ESET provides a variety of plans available for Windows, macOS, Android and Linux. There’s a no-cost plan which is ideal for security basics, while the more expensive plans include features such as parental controls and password management and data encryption. The most expensive plan includes a gaming mode to prevent unauthorized access to your computer’s hardware while you play.

Installation is simple and fast. It won’t load your computer with unnecessary software. There are a few additional settings to tweak however the majority of tools and features are identified on the left sidebar.

Connected Home monitor is a brand new feature that gives a visual representation of all devices connected to your network. You can also use it to look for weaknesses such as open ports and weak router passwords.

Another notable feature is a pop-up window that appears each time you insert an USB storage device. You can choose to scan the drive instantly or set the program to do so automatically, and if you decide not to conduct a full-scale scan you can still perform an on-demand scan.

Advanced users will appreciate the ability to customize what and how the suite is scanned. You can specify the number of files and folders which the program should scan in addition to specific items like networks and boot sectors. You can define how thoroughly the program will scan archives if you want to block certain types of files.