ESET offers a variety of plans for Windows, macOS and Android. There’s a free version that comes with basic security. The more expensive plans come with features like parental controls, password management and encryption of data. The most expensive plans include gaming mode that blocks access by unauthorized persons to the hardware of your computer while you are playing.
Installation is fast and simple. It doesn’t bog down your PC with unnecessary software. There are a few additional options but the majority of the tools and features can be found on the left-hand sidebar.
Connected Home monitor is a new feature that gives a visual representation of all devices that are connected to your network. You can also use it to check for vulnerabilities such as open ports or weak passwords for routers.
A pop-up is displayed each when you insert a USB device. You can scan the drive right away or set it to scan on a regular basis. If you don’t want to scan the entire drive, you can perform an on-demand scan.
Advanced users will appreciate being able to choose how the suite is examined. You can set the number of files, folders and the specific items that the program will check. You can even specify how deep the program will scan archives, should you want to exclude certain types of files from the initial scan.