ESET offers a range of plans for Windows, macOS and Android. There’s a free version that gives basic security. The more expensive plans offer features such as parental controls, password management and data encryption. The most expensive plans include gaming mode, which blocks access by unauthorized persons to the computer’s hardware while you are playing.
Installation is quick and easy. It doesn’t bludgeon your computer with bloatware, neither. There are a few additional settings to tweak however, the majority of tools and features are listed on the left-hand sidebar.
A new feature, called Connected Home Monitor is an easy-to-read representation of your network and all devices connected to it. You can also use it to look for weaknesses such as open ports and weak router passwords.
A pop-up is displayed each time you insert the USB device. You can decide to scan the drive right away or set the program to scan the drive automatically, and in the event you don’t want to do a full scan you can still run an on-demand check.
Advanced users will appreciate being able to customize what and how much of the suite is scanned. You can define the number of folders and files that the program should check as well as specific items like boot sectors and networks. You can specify how deeply the program should search archives if you wish to block certain types of files.