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Windows 7: Eset Smart Security

14 Oct 2009   #131

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

But you still didnt answer the question.... BTW, Im using MSE....

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14 Oct 2009   #132

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
well first of all ... only administrators should only be able to edit security settings in the first place :P... I mean if a virus gets in a guest account that will be able to change security settings... wouldn't that be dangerous?

and eset GUI never froze on my machine.!

Of course, non-admins shouldn't be allowed to edit certain security settings. But from what I saw, ESET expects everyone to use their machine as an admin user if you want to change any settings, because unless you do, absolutely nothing can be changed in the antivirus and firewall. I think a certain group of settings should be admin only, and a subset of settings which are customized based on the user you are logged on as.

When I log on as a non-admin user, I should be able to instruct the firewall to add a rule for my user account to allow MS Office (for example) to always have access to the internet, without logging out, logging in as an admin, allowing access, then logging back in as my non-admin user - then repeat that cycle for every piece of software that wants to access the internet.

Other than this and a freezing problem with the manual scan, I have to say ESET runs fine.
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14 Oct 2009   #133

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
But you still didnt answer the question.... BTW, Im using MSE....
If I can run something that performs a scan faster (even when I'm present), then I would prefer to use that.

The are other issues at play between ESET and Vipre (usage wise), but I'm not going to get into that. I've stated my case and it's best left alone now.
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14 Oct 2009   #134

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

For me the important thing is how accurate the scanning is, not the speed.

I use and like Eset AV (not SS), along with Comodo Firewall, b/c it is fairly light on system resources (except while doing scheduled scans), does not have excessive FPs and seems to catch most malware. It does take seemingly forever to scan my entire hard drive, but, like Tews said, I just let it run overnight for that and it doesn't bother me. The accuracy of the scan is more important to me than speed.
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15 Oct 2009   #135

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
The accuracy of the scan is more important to me than speed.
I've had zero issues with Vipre's accuracy. It's caught anything it needed to.
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24 Nov 2009   #136

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey everyone. I'm also having issues with my local network traffic that seem to be caused by Eset SS firewall. In my case, the transfers between my home computers (on a proper gigabit network) went from being a steady 50-80MB/s to a slow 0-14MB/s. While i copy files over from my spare computer (that I leave on 24/7 and use as a fileserver) to my main rig, the transfer starts out really fast for a couple seconds (up to 120MB/s), then the progress bar, speed/time remaining details freeze for a few seconds (during which the bandwidth usage pretty much flatlines) and then spikes up to about 14MB/s for a couple seconds and then freezes and flat-lines, and repeats and repeats. The graph shows quick spikes every 3-5 seconds with nothing in between. It takes me about 30 minutes to transfer a file that normally takes 2. The only way I can get the transfers to be normal is to disable the Eset firewall on both machines (both running win7 x64 ult).

However, and this is the real mind-twister, I found that if I instead get on the fileserver PC and browse to my main rigs shared folder and paste into it, the transfer goes like normal at a steady 50-80MB/s, regardless of if the firewalls are on or not.

I messed with rules and zones and settings for the better part of last saturday and finally gave up and tried reinstalling Eset on my rig. Afterwards, the transfers were back to normal again for a few days, and now they're slow again. I keep the firewall on interactive mode, and haven't denied anything access yet...
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09 Feb 2010   #137

windows 7

I've been running Eset Smart Security on Windows 7 Notebook now for the last 6 months. Trouble free so far. I have to note that as a support technician I repeatedly get called out to PC's running Norton/Kaspersky/McAfee/AVG Free who get infections on a regular basis. In the last 3 years I have only had to look at 3 machines with Eset that have had issues. One where the security had not been renewed for 6 months and was used by a teenage boy, one which had been browsing some online casino websites and had a minor infection (web page redirects) and one which had failed to pick up the AntiSpyware 2009 malware.
Recommending this superb piece of software is good for my customers and although I never get called back because of re-infection it is a door in to provide tech support.
Fab product!
I use Malwarebytes to remove and Dr Web Cure IT on infected machines!
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09 Feb 2010   #138

Windows 7 Prof. 64
ESET Products on Sale!

FYI, ESET has their products on sale for the time being. Here is the link:

Purchase Antivirus and Security Software from ESET

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09 Feb 2010   #139

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Holy crap...this thread won't die huh?
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17 Apr 2010   #140

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
Too much BAD comments reviews.

I was always like Eset products and i was thinking to buy Esetss4,2 year lisence.
BUT everywere i check,in every site and forums,i found/read only NEGATIVES reviews and comments about Eset smart Security 4.
Why is that?
Is esetss4 so awful?
An extra question.
If i buy and install ONLY esetss4,is this program capable to keep safe my pc?
I will like to use just ONE security software for malware,spyware,virus...everything!
Is that possible?
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