ESET is one the best consumer antivirus software programs available due to its extensive and efficient malware detection. However, it lacks the ability to scan quickly and is a bit taxing on CPU performance. It’s also less intuitive than some of its competitors. It may take a while to complete the full scans. Also, scheduling the program to run nightly full scans is a time-consuming process.
Once the program has finished the scanning process, you’ll see the list of threats that were found and their descriptions. You can decide to delete them or quarantine them. You can also create a custom scanning profile to scan specific files or folders. After the initial module update, you are able to run the program offline. However, internet connectivity is needed to download updates and to complete a full scan.
The basic version of ESET provides a decent variety of features at a reasonable price. There is a top anti-malware engine, advanced diagnostic tools, and web protection. Parental controls and a secure web browser and an anti-theft feature is included as well. The Windows version even has remote wipe tools for your smartphone.
The program offers a variety of unique features, such as the capability to monitor processes running and cleaning tools that promise to restore Windows default settings following cleaning. There’s even a bootable SysRescue utility that can help recover your system after an unsuccessful system startup. The software comes with excellent customer assistance via email and by phone.