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Free ESET activation key

Subscription for ESET Smart Security Premium is not free.

ESET activation key is a unique sequence of letters and numbers separated by a dash, provided by ESET to allow the legal use of ESET Smart Security Premium in compliance with the End User License Agreement. Every End User is entitled to use the activation key only to the extent in which has the right to use ESET Smart Security Premium based on the number of licenses granted by ESET. The activation key is deemed confidential and cannot be shared; however, you can share a subscription using the ESET HOME.

There are sources on the internet that might provide you a "free" ESET activation keys, but remember:

Clicking on a "Free ESET subscription" ad can compromise your computer or device and can lead to becoming infected with malware. Malware can be hidden in unofficial web content (e.g., videos), websites that display ads to earn money based on your visits, etc. Usually, these are a trap.

ESET can and does disable pirated subscription.

Having a pirated activation key is not aligned with the End User License Agreement that you must accept to install ESET Smart Security Premium.

Buy ESET subscription only through official channels such as, ESET distributors or resellers (do not buy subscription from unofficial third-party websites like eBay or shared subscription from a third-party).

Downloading the ESET Smart Security Premium is free, but activation during installation requires a valid ESET activation key (you can download and install it, but without activation, it will not work).

Do not share your subscription on the internet or social media (it might become widespread).

To identify and report a pirated ESET subscription, visit our Knowledgebase article for instructions.

If you are uncertain about buying an ESET Security product, you can use a trial version while you decide:

Participate in ESET Beta Program

Install ESET Mobile Security if you are using Android mobile device, it is freemium.

To gain a discount / prolong your license, renew your ESET.