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System requirements

Your system should meet the following hardware and software requirements for ESET Smart Security Premium to perform optimally:

Processors Supported

Intel or AMD processor, 32-bit (x86) with SSE2 instruction set or 64-bit (x64), 1 GHz or higher

ARM64-based processor, 1GHz or higher

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows® 11

Microsoft® Windows® 10

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 8

Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with the latest Windows updates

Microsoft® Windows® Home Server 2011 64-bit


Due to technical limitations, ESET Smart Security Premium version 16.0 is the last to support Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1) and Windows Home Server 2011. To stay protected and receive the latest updates for ESET Smart Security Premium, upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 or later. For more information, see Outdated versions of Microsoft Windows.

Anti-Theft does not support Microsoft Windows Home Server.

ESET Smart Security Premium features requirements

See the system requirements for specific ESET Smart Security Premium features in the table below:



Intel® Threat Detection Technology

See the supported processors.

Banking & Payment protection

See the supported web browsers.

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Windows 10 version RS4 and later.

Specialized Cleaner

Non-ARM64-based processor.

System Cleaner

Non-ARM64-based processor.

Exploit Blocker

Non-ARM64-based processor.

Deep Behavioral Inspection

Non-ARM64-based processor.

Banking & Payment protection - website redirection

Non-ARM64-based processor.


An internet connection is required for activation and ESET Smart Security Premium updates to function properly.

Two antivirus programs running simultaneously on a single device causes inevitable system resource conflicts, such as slowing down the system to make it inoperable.