ESET Internet Security
you all the devices on your network from tablets, routers, and smart speakers to PCS and smartphones. At first, some devices will show up with their actual names while others will not.
Any problems on your network are highlighted by exclamation marks with various colors—for instance, blue tells you there’s an issue but it’s probably no big deal; yellow tells you there’s an issue you should probably let ESET fix.
Besides scanning for weaknesses, the connected home monitor is a nice section to just see all the various devices that are connected to your Wi-fi. Other antivirus suites, such as Avast ( go.pcworld.com/avst), offer similar network monitoring features.
Moving on to setup, here you can fiddle with ESET’S controls to your heart’s content.
• Helpful local network monitor for smart devices • Drag-and-drop file-scanning feature
• Scored lower in our performance tests than other
• Base price for suite covers just one device
ESET Internet Security is a highly rated antivirus suite that’s easy to use and offers enough powerful features to protect most users. Its performance had inconsistent results in our tests, but most users shouldn’t notice any major slowdowns.
There are options for turning on and off the service’s gamer mode, webcam protection, email and spam monitoring, botnet protection, and other security tools.
On top of the interface features, ESET also has a pop-up that appears each time you insert a USB storage device into your PC. The pop-up doesn’t prevent you from accessing the USB drive. Instead, it asks if you want to scan the drive now or later— there’s also an option to dive into ESET’S settings to turn off this feature. You can also set it to carry out the
ESET’S Connected Home Monitor.