ESET Smart Security Premium is the company's most advanced option for home users, offering a host of tools and advanced features in addition to the antivirus and firewall modules. Compared to ESET NOD32 Antivirus, this product offers additional ways to protect your PC and data online. As far as ESET Internet Security is concerned, Smart Security Premium comes with two additional features: a password manager and data encryption.
The application's real-time scanning engine is quite resource-friendly, and scanning random files or setting up complex schedules is not at all complicated. When it comes to detection rates, ESET has a proven track record and is a trustworthy option.
ESET Smart Security Premium also comes with device control, helping you manage external drives and protect yourself against threats, as well as webcam protection.
The Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) enables the application to detect unwanted behaviors from various programs and block a wide range of actions.
Web and network protection
When it comes to keeping you safe on the web, the application can detect and block malicious websites, scan emails and remove spam, as well as prevent phishing attempts.
On the network side, it includes a fully configurable firewall, and it can protect against incoming network attacks and block botnet communication.
Numerous additional tools
What sets ESET Smart Security Premium apart from the other editions of the product is its diverse array of security-related tools. Keeping your personal data and devices safe is getting more and more complicated these days, so these can definitely prove helpful.
First and foremost is the password manager, which helps you keep your accounts safe and comes with optional extensions for all major web browsers.
You can also use this application to create encrypted virtual drives or secure removable drives that contain particularly sensitive data.
The secure browser provides a trustworthy platform for online transactions. It can protect credit card numbers and other sensitive information.
Of course, we can't forget the anti-theft system. It can help you locate your device if it is ever stolen, using location data, camera snapshots and other measures.
A complete solution for users concerned about their security and privacy, online and offline
ESET Smart Security Premium comes with pretty much everything you can expect from the most powerful security application on offer from the company. It's just a matter of deciding whether this advanced edition of the software is worth your money or you should stick to a more basic one.
Not much has changed from the previous version when it comes to the UI, and all editions of ESET security programs are quite similar in this regard, so upgrading from one of them should be very straightforward.