ESET offers a variety of plans for Windows, macOS, Android and Linux. These include a free plan that is great for basic security, whereas the more expensive options include features such as parental controls and password view management and encryption of data. The most expensive package comes with a gaming mode that blocks access by unauthorized persons to the hardware of your computer while you play.
The software isn’t a hassle to install and setup is simple. It doesn’t overburden your computer with unnecessary software. There are a few extra options to play with however the majority of tools and features are clearly identified on the left-hand sidebar.
A brand new feature called Connected Home Monitor provides a handy visual representation of your network as well as all devices that are connected to it. It can be used to scan your network for weaknesses such as open ports or weak router passwords.
A pop-up appears every time you insert a USB device. You can scan the drive instantly or set it up to scan on a regular basis. If you don’t wish to scan the entire drive, you can run an on-demand scan.
Advanced users will appreciate the possibility to tweak the way and what the suite scans. You can specify the number of files and folders that the program should check, as well as specific items like networks and boot sectors. You can even specify the depth at which the program should scan archives, if you want to exclude certain kinds of files from the initial scan.