ESET provides a variety of plans available for Windows, macOS, Android and Linux. They offer a free plan that’s great for security basics, while the more expensive options include features like password management and parental controls and encryption of data. The most expensive package comes with a gaming mode that blocks unauthorized access to the computer’s hardware while you play.
The program doesn’t take too long to install and setup is simple. It doesn’t burden your system with bloatware either. There are a few other settings but the majority of tools and features are located on the left sidebar.
A new feature called Connected Home Monitor is an excellent visual representation of your network and all the devices that are connected to it. It can be used to test your network for weaknesses such as open ports or weak passwords for routers.
A pop-up is displayed each time you insert the USB device. You can choose to scan the drive instantly or have the program do so automatically, and in the event that you do not want to conduct a full-scale scan you can still perform an on-demand check.
More advanced users will appreciate the possibility to tweak the way and what much the suite scans. You can choose the number of files and folders that the program must scan as well as specific items like boot sectors and networks. You can even specify how deep the program must scan archives, if you prefer to exclude certain types of files from the initial scan.