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Windows 7: Eset Smart Security

18 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Eset Smart Security

Well, after trying many different security bundles and anti virus packages - tried MSE, Comodo (firewall & anti virus), Kaspersky (firewall & anti virus), and ESET (firewall & anti virus), I finally decided on purchasing ESET Smart Security for my system and the wife's system. Bought a 2 year, 2 user license.

For those wondering with Windows 7, my experiences are as follows:

MSE - Good anti virus and no lag on the system at all, even during a scan, but I didn't like the lack of options and logging and was really looking for a firewall as well.

Comodo - Really liked the firewall. It seemed rock solid with all the tests I threw at it, but the anti virus...can't say the same. In fact, it missed several things in testing as well as allowed certain files through that other packages found. The anti virus was a non-starter for me. Not ready for primetime yet.

Kaspersky - I really wanted to like this product. The interface is great, but overall, not pleased with the performance. I was trying the Beta 8 release for Windows 7. Everytime I tried a full scan, it would crash. Not to mention that during the full scan, the system was very, very slow. This is a quad core system with 8 GB of RAM. Overall just didn't care for it and of course not happy with the crashing. I realize it was a beta, but just not good enough for me.

ESET - Seems rock solid so far. The firewall has passed all the same tests that Comodo did and the anti virus engine picked up what Comodo anti virus didn't. It also is very light on system resources, even during a full scan. No lag on the system at all.

I would highly suggest anyone looking for a new security package, you can't lose with ESET. For those that don't want to spend the money or can't afford it, perhaps a combination of Comodo Firewall and MSE would be your best choice...IMO anyway.


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18 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I have been using ESET products for years now and honestly it can't be beat.
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18 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

fck yea !
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19 Jul 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Eset FTW.
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19 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Some more kudos for ESET as well as questioning of some of the top rankings by places like PC Magazine of Norton products and others (which I truly believe has everything to do with advertising dollars and not the quality of the software):

Norton security suite's top rating questioned

Quote:
"In my book, Symantec hasn't put out a decent product since they bought out Peter Norton. I don't care about the claims, in my opinion Norton doesn't do a good job of protecting people. In the last wave of the UPS/CNN/Virtumonde infection, many people with Norton, McAfee, AVG, and Trend got hammered.

"The only decent antivirus on the market today is NOD32 by ESET [more info]. It stops virtually everything."
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21 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Some more kudos for ESET as well as questioning of some of the top rankings by places like PC Magazine of Norton products and others (which I truly believe has everything to do with advertising dollars and not the quality of the software):

Norton security suite's top rating questioned
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Too bad you didn't test drive the NIS 2010 beta for Windows 7. NIS 2009 has worked really well for me on XP and Vista (no system drag, fast updates, unobtrusive scans). I have seen the problem with blocking mapped network drives and that's a real showstopper. If you need to map drives then definitely choose something else, but that's the only serious problem I've seen in the field. I have not seen seriously compromised PCs running NIS2009. Even so, I do not trust NIS exclusively. I also use Zemana AntiLogger or Mamutu, and MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware for on-demand scanning.
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21 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ESET is not without it's flaws and quite frankly it may have something to do with Windows 7 and ESET never claiming Smart Security works on Windows 7, but the other day, the shared folder that was working just fine previously, was no longer accessible on the other machine on my network.

After some more tweaking and disabling the firewall temporarily, I managed to get it back. That is the one thing that is annoying me about ESET. I don't understand how a shared folder is allowed and then not allowed. I just want to share a single folder and have it accessible by the other machine.
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23 Jul 2009   #8
DJG

 

Eset AV is great, their FW is just getting there. I much prefer the flexibilty of Agnitum's FW products. For some years I've been using NOD-32 and Agnitum Firewall Pro. One nice thing about Eset & Agnitum is they have native 64-bit support. I tried the early Eset suite beta, and was lukewarm on the FW Now I'm trying Agnitum's Security Suite which is out with "beta support for Win 7" , with the firewall I like but an unknown AV, which OTOH picked something out - arrggh !
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24 Jul 2009   #9

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Ive had no end of network problems under Windows 7 with Eset and now i use MSE for my Windows 7 boxes.
We run Eset v4 at work and its been fantastic with XP but on each PC ive put Windows 7 on ive had sharing problems. Its been down to the Firewall malfunctioning and if i disable it things have got better but for now i just use the Windows 7 firewall and MSE.
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24 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

How mutch does ESET cost? I see it at newegg for $30 OEM, but for like $80+ on their website =/

Which one is it
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