ESET offers different plans for Windows, macOS, Android and Linux. There’s a no-cost version that gives basic security. The higher priced plans include features like parental controls, password management and data encryption. The most expensive package also comes with a gaming mode that can prevent unauthorized access to your computer’s hardware while you play.
Installation is quick and easy. It doesn’t load your system with bloatware neither. There are a few additional settings to fiddle with but the majority of features and tools are clearly labeled on the interface’s left sidebar.
A brand new feature dubbed Connected Home Monitor is an excellent visual representation of your network and all devices that are connected to it. It can be used to check your network for weaknesses such as open ports or weak router passwords.
Another feature that stands out is a pop-up window that displays each when you insert a USB storage device. You can choose to scan the drive right away or set the program to perform the scan automatically. in the event you don’t want to conduct a full-scale scan you can still launch an on-demand scan.
More advanced users will appreciate the possibility to control the type and amount of the suite is able to scan. You can specify the number of files, folders and specific items that the program will examine. You can even specify how deep the program must scan archives, if you want to exclude certain kinds of files from the initial scan.