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Before you begin, no this isn't a bashing thread. I'm just legitimately curious. When it comes to Anti-Virus discussions in buildapc and pcmasterrace, I always see ESET brought up and I am legitimately curious if its really all that its cracked up to be?

At the moment? I'm using Kaspersky Pure 3.0, I haven't updated to Kaspersky Total Security 2015 because of the fact their support page needs a ton of work, I dunno if I can still do scheduled scans on it and apparently they have removed the notification that tells you once the computer is booted that the protection is enabled.

I'm pulling the trigger on ordering the parts for my next computer in September, but eventually the license on my Kaspersky is going to expire, and I'm not sure if its worth hurting myself by keeping with the old version of Kaspersky until they get off their and update their suppor page or switching to ESET.

For the record, I'm Australian so I'm hoping they'll sell to Australians. Here's what I wanna know, do they have any browser extensions like how Kaspersky Pure does after Chrome forced all extensions to have to at least exist in the App Store in order to protect their users?

How good is the scanning?

How good is the resource usage?

Are there any possible issues I might run into?

How difficult is navigating the interface?

Can I run scheduled scans? On Kaspersky PURE, I have all scans set to full on Deep Scan, and schedule a Vulnerability Scan every Saturday, Full Scan every Sunday and a Critical Area Scan every night at 6PM? Do those kinds of 30 Minute After Boot Rootkit Scan (aka Startup Scan), Full Scan, Vulnerability and Critical Areas scan exist in ESET?

How hard is it to scan individual files? I typically right click and perform a scan on every file I end up downloading through my browser with Kaspersky cause yay context menu integration. But can I do that in ESET?

How expensive is it?

But yeah, basically those are my queries.

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I would strongly recommend trying out several solutions and only then pick one that works best for you, doesn't cause any performance issues and which has excellent rating in independent tests and feedback from other users is mostly positive. As for ESET, I'd recommend that you trial ESET Internet Security (contains also RDP bruteforce protection) or ESET Smart Security Premium (contains also Disk encryption and Password manager).

 

Recently we've conducted a survey on our forum. More than half of the users have been with ESET for 5 and more years, 74% find its footprint smaller than of competitive products and 87% find our detection and protection capabilities better or equal.

https://forum.eset.com/topic/25691-customer-satisfaction-survey-2020

Navigating the interface is easy;  basically you don't have to set up anything, just activate the product after installation and that's it. ESET won't nag you with questions unless inevitable, e.g. if you attempt to open a scam or phishing website.

ESET has a local branch in Australia: https://www.eset.com/au/
As for the price, it may vary in countries around the world; sometimes you may find discounts as well. However, always purchase only from authorized sellers so as not to fall a victim to scam.

Last but not least I'd like to bring into your attention a list of ESET's technologies that we have developed and use to protection your devices: https://www.eset.com/int/about/technology/

 

Hope that you will become another happy user of ESET's products.

 

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8 hours ago, limbskars94 said:

Before you begin, no this isn't a bashing thread. I'm just legitimately curious. When it comes to Anti-Virus discussions in buildapc and pcmasterrace, I always see ESET brought up and I am legitimately curious if its really all that its cracked up to be?

At the moment? I'm using Kaspersky Pure 3.0, I haven't updated to Kaspersky Total Security 2015 because of the fact their support page needs a ton of work, I dunno if I can still do scheduled scans on it and apparently they have removed the notification that tells you once the computer is booted that the protection is enabled.

I'm pulling the trigger on ordering the parts for my next computer in September, but eventually the license on my Kaspersky is going to expire, and I'm not sure if its worth hurting myself by keeping with the old version of Kaspersky until they get off their and update their suppor page or switching to ESET.

For the record, I'm Australian so I'm hoping they'll sell to Australians. Here's what I wanna know, do they have any browser extensions like how Kaspersky Pure does after Chrome forced all extensions to have to at least exist in the App Store in order to protect their users?

How good is the scanning?

How good is the resource usage?

Are there any possible issues I might run into?

How difficult is navigating the interface?

Can I run scheduled scans? On Kaspersky PURE, I have all scans set to full on Deep Scan, and schedule a Vulnerability Scan every Saturday, Full Scan every Sunday and a Critical Area Scan every night at 6PM? Do those kinds of 30 Minute After Boot Rootkit Scan (aka Startup Scan), Full Scan, Vulnerability and Critical Areas scan exist in ESET?

How hard is it to scan individual files? I typically right click and perform a scan on every file I end up downloading through my browser with Kaspersky cause yay context menu integration. But can I do that in ESET?

How expensive is it?

But yeah, basically those are my queries.

I don't know a lot about kaspersky or kaspersky pure but using old security programs can be risky as often they don't have the capabilities and technologies of the newer version.

As for eset I've never had big issues, it doesn't seem to cause me performance issues e.g. lag, and good support 

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