I have very similar feelings to "itman". I see ESET's core mission as "Bringing people the best anti-malware protection we can create". And a feature like LiveGuard in my opinion is one of the "core" features of an antimalware product, just like samples, heuristics, etc. That's why I think it should have been available in the basic (and legendary) NOD32 antivirus. I understand that it's not easy to move in a global market, but you need to be fair to your customers.
Originally, the Premium version offered extra features. That is, extensions beyond the basic antimalware protection. (For example: "Do you want a password manager too? Do you want encryption on top? These things degrade cybersecurity, but are not DIRECTLY related to antimalware protection.) But in this case, the primary protection feature is offered in the "premium" package. This approach creates bad feelings with me.
Unfortunately, it's similar with the cancellation of the custom version of NOD32 for Linux. Again, I understand cost optimization, developer utilization, etc. But would a truncated version of Enterprise v8 for Linux, really cause ESET to move into the red numbers? Especially when it doesn't even offer a basic antivirus for free like most other vendors?
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Yes, but only until the expiration of the license (and this does not apply to Multi device licenses). Is it possible to buy a new Home license? No. So from mid-2022, home users will no longer be able to use ESET on Linux.
It's sad that ESET is abandoning home Linux users. With the discontinuation of Ver.4, the antivirus will no longer be available for home users. The question is whether this is due to the small threat to home PCs, or ESET's small profit from them. I think that if there are threats to home Linux PCs, there should also be a protection option for them. Obviously this would not form ESET's main income, but I don't believe that if they can make the various AV free, that the HOME version, of the Bussines product being developed anyway, could not be handled. Is there really no possibility of keeping the Home version?