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Future changes to ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium

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3 hours ago, New_Style_xd said:

Description: Remodel the Interface
Detail: Modify the appearance of antivirus a little, because it has been the same for years.

I can see why some may like this but having the interface the same means people know what they are using. I remember using an AV that changed its interface every year at one point but people never knew where things where anymore

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 Gaming mode could be easier to activate, some time on the past it was present on the context menu on system tray icon. I would really like to have it back there, at lest a option to do it faster. Also, could implement a way of customizing the context menu with what you actually use.

 Also, could implement a black/dark theme to the UI. 

 I've been using it for so long, I actually love the Smart Security Premium, but, this little things, sometimes are really boring to set up every single time you want to play a game.

-I thought, there could be a "White List" where you put the programs you'd like, and then Eset's SSP auto enter "Gaming Mode" when it detects the process running.

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1 hour ago, FredRaylander said:

 Gaming mode could be easier to activate, some time on the past it was present on the context menu on system tray icon. I would really like to have it back there, at lest a option to do it faster. Also, could implement a way of customizing the context menu with what you actually use.

Please elaborate more on what benefits using gamer mode has for you. If you disable automatic gamer mode activation for applications running in full-screen mode, what issues do you observe while playing games?

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1 hour ago, FredRaylander said:

 Gaming mode could be easier to activate, some time on the past it was present on the context menu on system tray icon. I would really like to have it back there, at lest a option to do it faster. Also, could implement a way of customizing the context menu with what you actually use.

 Also, could implement a black/dark theme to the UI. 

 I've been using it for so long, I actually love the Smart Security Premium, but, this little things, sometimes are really boring to set up every single time you want to play a game.

-I thought, there could be a "White List" where you put the programs you'd like, and then Eset's SSP auto enter "Gaming Mode" when it detects the process running.

 

35 minutes ago, Marcos said:

Please elaborate more on what benefits using gamer mode has for you. If you disable automatic gamer mode activation for applications running in full-screen mode, what issues do you observe while playing games?

I've been asking for the ability to customise the content menu for a while now so that users can add stuff they'd prefer to see e.g. firewall troubleshoot wizard

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1 hour ago, peteyt said:

I've been asking for the ability to customise the content menu for a while now so that users can add stuff they'd prefer to see e.g. firewall troubleshoot wizard

This topic is checked by product managers and staff responsible for decision about new features to implement so posts from you never go unnoticed. Unfortunately, customization of the tray icon menu is not an easy task and since it would cost too much in terms of resources, it's not on top of the to-do list.

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2 hours ago, Marcos said:

This topic is checked by product managers and staff responsible for decision about new features to implement so posts from you never go unnoticed. Unfortunately, customization of the tray icon menu is not an easy task and since it would cost too much in terms of resources, it's not on top of the to-do list.

Oh yeah sorry if I sounded rude as I do get it's not a priority

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Description: PLUGINS for the browser.
Details: Develop plugins to block dangerous and pop-up blocker sites such as Kaspersky, Avast and Bitedefender. These companies already have this kind of security.

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5 hours ago, New_Style_xd said:

Description: PLUGINS for the browser.
Details: Develop plugins to block dangerous and pop-up blocker sites such as Kaspersky, Avast and Bitedefender. These companies already have this kind of security.

This has been asked before a few times I believe but a lot of people are against it as toolbars, plugins etc. can often cause more problems.  For example you mentioned Avast - I posted something in the general forum a week or so ago about Avast having its browser addons removed as it was actually tracking users - something that people not only find shady, but something people might expect an AV to prevent not actually to take part in. I will paste the link of that post bellow. 

As for ad blockers eset has often been popular because it doesn't include stuff that could be classed as non security. For example many AVs these days include features similar to CCleaner e.g. removing unneeded junk files. While this may come under privacy, eset has always focused more on actual security e.g. preventing viruses, hackers etc. This is probably the reason eset doesn't include an ad blocker because while adverts can be annoying, they do not fall under security.

However it is important to note, that while eset doesn't include a popup blocker it has features, technologies etc. designed to protect you while browsing. Its web protection and other tools are designed to block malware online including those via adverts so while it may not be able to block adverts it should prevent any from infecting you. 

I don't actually work for eset - so I don't know eset's exact stance on these things, but I don't expect eset would go down the route you mentioned.

 

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Description: Ad blocker.
Details: I hope Eset has a ad blocker function similar uBlock Origin with built-in rules and allowing import custom rules (EasyList, EasyPrivacy,...) without any browser extension.

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11 hours ago, Dung Tran said:

Description: Ad blocker.
Details: I hope Eset has a ad blocker function similar uBlock Origin with built-in rules and allowing import custom rules (EasyList, EasyPrivacy,...) without any browser extension.

Sadly eset hasn't got an adblocker. As mentioned in my above post I cannot see them adding one but I don't work for eset so could be wrong. Eset does protect you however from adverts containing malware

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I am back with Eset because i trust it. 

Suggestion - better User Interface - Kaspersky has a good one.  Makes decisions for me - i can run the optimize settings when i want to.

Kaspersky allowed me to stop any updates or scans starting when i am doing a Power-Point presentation.

Thanks. :)

 

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6 minutes ago, jems said:

Kaspersky allowed me to stop any updates or scans starting when i am doing a Power-Point presentation.

For this there is gamer mode which activates automatically when an application is running in full-screen mode.

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When a full program update is installed you are given the option to restart eset to finish the update.

I would love it if there was also a shutdown option so the user could shutdown the computer when finished and when booting back up the update would be properly installed.

The problem is doing a standard windows shutdown doesn't work - so if for example a user doesn't have time to do a reboot and shuts the computer down via the standard windows way and then boots back up later they would then have to go to eset and click the restart option. Not sure if this method would be hard to implement and I know it's not really an important feature or priority but it could be handy

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Description: Searchable list of recent changes
Detail: Provide us with list of all recent changes in rules / settings, so we can find what we broke and correct it. Selected item could open in it's real location (i.e. recently added firewall rule will open in firewall settings, selected).

Why: While installing new GeForce Experience I miss-clicked application change dialog, effectively blocking it. And I couldn't find, where the rule was. It wasn't on the firewall list, adding it there in learning mode didn't helped,... while disabling firewall made application working. Only through interactive mode I was able to resolve it. I would like way more control over the process by having all those changes in one place.

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On 3/12/2020 at 10:02 PM, Navara said:

Description: Searchable list of recent changes
Detail: Provide us with list of all recent changes in rules / settings, so we can find what we broke and correct it. Selected item could open in it's real location (i.e. recently added firewall rule will open in firewall settings, selected).

Why: While installing new GeForce Experience I miss-clicked application change dialog, effectively blocking it. And I couldn't find, where the rule was. It wasn't on the firewall list, adding it there in learning mode didn't helped,... while disabling firewall made application working. Only through interactive mode I was able to resolve it. I would like way more control over the process by having all those changes in one place.

Did you check the firewall troubleshooter wizard?

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23 hours ago, peteyt said:

Did you check the firewall troubleshooter wizard?

Not at that moment (had no idea it's there and now it's empty) but it could be step in good direction (thanks for pointing me to it).

So I would change my FR to troubleshooter wizard to include all other rules and settings changes and allow longer time periods for filtering (at least up to a week - some changes might take time to be noticed).

Edited by Navara

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An IP country blocker. Like OA Armor, developed by Australian company (Tall Emu), until the program was sold to Emsi Software GmbH .

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Description: Logging of dropped packets/blocked connections in Interactive Firewall mode

Detail: When I deny access to something in Interactive firewall mode there's no way to later check what site that particular app tried to connect. It would be very useful if all the dropped packets can be log so that one can later check everything and do the research if required. This logging shouldn't be enabled by default but there should be an option to enable that when the user activate Interactive mode from advanced settings.

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7 hours ago, SeriousHoax said:

Description: Logging of dropped packets/blocked connections in Interactive Firewall mode

Detail: When I deny access to something in Interactive firewall mode there's no way to later check what site that particular app tried to connect. It would be very useful if all the dropped packets can be log so that one can later check everything and do the research if required. This logging shouldn't be enabled by default but there should be an option to enable that when the user activate Interactive mode from advanced settings.

You can enable logging of blocked communications, however, this is not recommended as the firewall log may grow quickly.

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6 hours ago, Marcos said:

You can enable logging of blocked communications, however, this is not recommended as the firewall log may grow quickly.

Can you please tell me the process of enabling that? I am looking for blocked communication logs only. As most of the things are allowed by my rules the blocked log will not be huge for me.

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