ESET In­ter­net Se­cu­rity

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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.

PROS

• Help­ful lo­cal net­work mon­i­tor for smart de­vices • Drag-and-drop file-scan­ning fea­ture

CONS

• Scored lower in our per­for­mance tests than other

suites

• Base price for suite cov­ers just one de­vice

BOT­TOM LINE

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.

$49

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.

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