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Windows 7: Eset Smart Security

30 Jul 2009   #51
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
I did. This is why I stated what I did about having a stronger anti virus over firewall.

I've read numerous tests all over the net and ESET has never been ranked so low. Who are these guys anyway? And, they are the only ones who have ever ranked Online Armor Personal Firewall as #1 from any site I have ever seen. Do these guys have some sort of stake in this very uncommon product?

Can anyone else back up this report? Is ESET's firewall really that bad?
Amen


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30 Jul 2009   #52
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

matousec receives criticism, it's true. but his tests are through and comprehensive.

can you show me alternative firewall tests that are as rigorous? i would like to see them.
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30 Jul 2009   #53
DJG

 

Frankly their results pretty much reflect my experiences where they do cross. I always thought Eset had great AV, but their recent FW entry didn't thrill me, and much prefered Outpost Firewall Pro, then I switched to Outpost Security Suite, which I'm currently using in a more updated release than the one they tested which is Win 7 friendly, albeit Win 7 support is labeled as "beta". I had a false positive a few days back, but the latest update appears to have corrected that.
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30 Jul 2009   #54
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
matousec receives criticism, it's true. but his tests are through and comprehensive.

can you show me alternative firewall tests that are as rigorous? i would like to see them.
I'll have to try and dig them up. Spent a couple of weekends searching and reading a bunch of stuff. Didn't really save any links though...

The one thing with the firewall (the shared folder stuff posted earlier) is annoying me enough to try something else for firewall. ESET said that my user name and password would work for just the anti virus as well, so I might install and run that and try a different firewall until they can get it working properly with Windows 7.

I was thinking of an ESET Nod32 - Comodo Firewall combination. Don't really want to put out more money for a firewall since I paid for the full Smart Security from ESET already. Anyone have any thoughts on that combo?
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30 Jul 2009   #55
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I've been using NOD32 for a very long time and can't see myself changing to any other AV software. In fact, I just started a new job and will be installing it at work today
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30 Jul 2009   #56
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I wish more ppl would install Eset at work. Its not the most widely known AV.

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #57
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Frankly their results pretty much reflect my experiences where they do cross. I always thought Eset had great AV, but their recent FW entry didn't thrill me, and much prefered Outpost Firewall Pro, then I switched to Outpost Security Suite, which I'm currently using in a more updated release than the one they tested which is Win 7 friendly, albeit Win 7 support is labeled as "beta". I had a false positive a few days back, but the latest update appears to have corrected that.


Lol outpost pro....


anyway...

you guys just use what ever you want to use ... well just see who stays alive in the end =)
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30 Jul 2009   #58
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, I have officially given up on Smart Security and Windows 7. Tired of screwing around with shared folders. They should just be available and ESET seems unwilling to work with me to fix the issue. Not sure why they would not be interested in doing so though.

I was told that the same user name and password would work with just Nod32, so I uninstalled Smart Security, installed my paid for Nod32 and the free Comodo Firewall.

Shared folders there and present. No issues whatsoever.

Guess we'll see how this goes.
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30 Jul 2009   #59
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have had zero, zip, nada problems with ESET and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid securitry suite!
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30 Jul 2009   #60
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I have had zero, zip, nada problems with ESET and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid securitry suite!
So in Windows 7, with more than one system on a LAN, you have had no problems accessing a shared folder?

Because I'm not the only one, even in THIS thread. Read the thread.

And ESET is not willing to even work with me to solve it.

Which sucks because as you can see with the creation of this thread, I was more than willing to pimp out their software, and they couldn't be bothered to work with me, even after I bought two licenses, other than to say, "Sorry, Windows 7 is not supported...now go away".

Nod32 (their anti virus) seems rock solid. Firewall? Not so much...not even close.
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