ESET Smart Security

ESET Smart Security represents a new approach to truly integrated computer security. The most recent version of the ESET LiveGrid® scanning engine, combined with our custom Personal firewall and Antispam modules, utilizes speed and precision to keep your computer safe. The result is an intelligent system that is constantly on alert for attacks and malicious software that might endanger your computer.

ESET Smart Security is a complete security solution that combines maximum protection and a minimal system footprint. Our advanced technologies use artificial intelligence to prevent infiltration by viruses, spyware, trojan horses, worms, adware, rootkits, and other threats without hindering system performance or disrupting your computer.

Features and benefits

Redesigned user interface

The user interface in version 9 has been significantly redesigned and simplified based on the results of usability testing. All GUI wording and notifications have been carefully reviewed and the interface now provides support for right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic. Online help is now integrated into ESET Smart Security and offers dynamically updated support content.

Antivirus and antispyware

Proactively detects and cleans more known and unknown viruses, worms, trojans and rootkits. Advanced heuristics flags even never-before-seen malware, protecting you from unknown threats and neutralizing them before they can do any harm. Web access protection and Anti-Phishing works by monitoring communication between web browsers and remote servers (including SSL). Email client protection provides control of email communication received through the POP3(S) and IMAP(S) protocols.

Regular updates

Regularly updating the virus signature database and program modules is the best way to ensure the maximum level of security on your computer.

ESET LiveGrid®
(Cloud-powered Reputation)

You can check the reputation of running processes and files directly from ESET Smart Security.

Device control

Automatically scans all USB flash drives, memory cards and CDs/DVDs. Blocks removable media based on the type of media, manufacturer, size and other attributes.

HIPS functionality

You can customize the behavior of the system in greater detail; specify rules for the system registry, active processes and programs, and fine-tune your security posture.

Gamer mode

Postpones all pop-up windows, updates or other system-intensive activities to conserve system resources for gaming and other full-screen activities.

Features in ESET Smart Security

Banking & Payment Protection

Banking & Payment protection provides a secure browser for use when accessing online banking or online payment gateways to ensure all online transactions take place in a trusted and secure environment.

Support for Network signatures

Network signatures allow fast identification and block malicious traffic coming to and from users devices such as bots and exploit packs. The feature can be considered an enhancement of Botnet Protection.

Intelligent Firewall

Prevents unauthorized users from accessing your computer and taking advantage of your personal data.

ESET Antispam

Spam represents up to 80 percent of all email communication. Antispam protection serves to protect against this problem.

ESET Anti-Theft

ESET Anti-Theft expands user-level security in the case of a lost or stolen computer. Once users install ESET Smart Security and ESET Anti-Theft, their device will be listed in the web interface. The web interface allows users to manage their ESET Anti-Theft configuration and administer anti-theft features on their device.

Parental control

Protects your family from potentially offensive web content by blocking various website categories.

A license needs to be active in order for features of ESET Smart Security to be operational. It is recommended that you renew your license several weeks before the license for ESET Smart Security expires.