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Eset Smart Security 6: Internet Security package for 2013
Next generation award winning Internet Security, ESET Smart Security 6 is an all-in-one Internet Security solution with new Anti-theft feature that locates your missing laptop and gives you tools to help recover it. Personal Firewall and Anti-Phishing keep your data safe from identity theft and other scams.
Eset’s current offering, Eset Smart Security 6, a significant update of Eset’s suite, and although SmartSecurity 6 still has some room to improve according to our test results, it’s a nice step up from last year’s offering. It is the most budget friendly package on this list after Kaspersky’s; costing $59.99 for one user for one year, but it is certainly no lightweight in the features department.
Along with offering cloud-based, heuristic real time protection, the software also offers users an intelligent firewall, an optimized anti-spam module and a gamer mode, which postpones pop-up windows.
Importantly, Smart Security 6 further scans DVDs, memory cards and flash drives (a potential weak link in one’s security measures) for infection as well.
Additionally, the optimized start-up procedure ensures users are protected from the moment they boot up, while Smart Security 5 further enables users to customize system behavior to their liking if so inclined.
Secure your computer and your assets
How many personal photos, tax returns and private emails are stored on your computer? Eset Smart Security 6 comprehensive Anti-theft features, accessed via the web, help you locate your misplaced laptop on a map using Wi-Fi, block access to your files and turn on its webcam so you can identify the thief.
Enjoy the full power of your computer
By preserving more power for the programs you use daily, ESET lets you play and work without slowdowns. Stay unplugged and online longer with battery-saving mode and enjoy gaming and videos without distracting pop-ups.
Keep Kids Safe on the Internet
Show your kids only the good side of the Internet and prevent them being exposed to potentially offensive content. Block more than 20 website categories and add additional websites to the blacklist if required.
Key Features of Eset Smart Security 6:
- Location Tracking
- Laptop Activity Watch
- Anti-Theft Diagnostics
- One-way Messaging
- Personal Firewall
- Social Media Scanner
- Antivirus and Antispyware
- Cloud-powered Scanning
- Scan While Downloading Files
- Small System Footprint
- Portable Computer Support
- Parental Control
- Password Protection
- One-click Solution
- Settings for Advanced Users
System Requirements for Eset Smart Security 6:
- Processor: Intel i386 (Intel 80386), AMD 64 (x86-64)
- Hard Drive: 400 MB Free Space
- Other Requirements: Internet Connection
- Operating System: Windows 2000 and Above
- Memory: 100 MB RAM
The good: Improved interface. Mostly good malware removal. Good results from independent labs. Decent spam filter. Minor effect on system performance.
The bad: Complete malware removal required third-party assist. Poor malware blocking. Retro firewall defaults to no program control. Rudimentary new parental control system.