SET NOD32 has traditionally fared well when examined by independent testing labs and its Smart Security Premium bundle leads its product offering in terms of features. To figure out whether it works the way that it says it will, I analyzed its usability, prowled through its own features, evaluated its internet security protection, and place ESET customer service through its paces to be able to provide you the answer.

ESET Smart Security Premium, which unites the antivirus characteristics of ESET Nod 32 Antivirus and ESET Internet Security in one package, provides users with an extensive collection of security features to ensure the integrity and security of the protected devices. Some of the standout features where Smart Security Premium shines through comprise the following:

ESET comprises some antivirus protection that’s been demonstrated to be among the best on the market. We constantly stress the importance of having effective protection against zero-day strikes –threats so fresh that vulnerabilities have not been recorded yet–and the almost 100% score that ESET boasts in this section is a shining testament to its ability to prevent these threats in their tracks. Along with including among the most formidable virus-destroying motors available on the current market, ESET Smart Security Premium includes a complete wealth of online security tools.

These include malware security, which monitors and protects against imposter sites’ efforts to steal customers’ identities. Additionally, it has smart cloud-powered scanning, which assesses systems files from a whitelist powered by the ESET Live Grid® file standing database. First, the bundle is available for Windows 10, 8.1, 7, 8, Vista, and Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 users. Though ESET does provide a few alternatives for Mac and Linux, this item is truly only available for those running Windows–so if you are using something else, I am afraid this is not the instrument for you.

Besides incorporating impressive virus detection and internet security skills, ESET Smart Security Premium includes various other programs that are useful in keeping your system running in tiptop condition. Those people who like to tinker with our operating systems–especially the BIOS firmware that boots directly after system startup–will most likely have encounter the expression UEFI before. Reputation for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, UEFI is the newer of the two types of firmware.

It is possible and conceivable that malware may penetrate a computer in a low enough amount to tainted the UEFI code. ESET has emerged as a trailblazer in this respect by providing one of the earliest UEFI scanners on the market. Important kudos to ESET with this one for stepping out the box (almost literally!) And demonstrating that antivirus protection does not need to begin after the bootloader. When the machine is up and running, of course, Smart Security Premium’s scheduled, on-demand, and real time system configurations all kick in to be sure everything is operating securely.

ESET’s scans protect local forces, network/virtual drives, and removable media, therefore everything running –and connected to–your machine is protected. In addition, files are automatically scanned on open, production, and implementation. I was particularly happy to find that users are given the ability to change any of these default settings. This makes it easy to configure some quite specific scanning rules–such as mechanically checking executables but disabling file open protection differently. Also, the system is (by default) smart about how it applies its various levels of security, but as with the scanning rules, these options can be tweaked so the scans.

As an example, files which have been changed since the last time a scan run aren’t checked again. By disabling the”intelligent optimization” option, however, it is possible to disable this feature and force the scan to run. The Windows PowerShell is among the most powerful elements of a Windows computer. Fortunately, ESET Smart Security Premium carries a powerful threat-detection engine that keeps a careful watch to detect script-based risks which could attack from anywhere in users’ systems, including browser scripts. On the latter front, ESET has obviously gone to huge lengths to make certain that all common platforms are covered–the in-browser script detection functions if it runs aboard Mozilla, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.

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