ESET offers a great anti-malware engine as well as firewall settings. It also comes with a password manager that comes with form filling, browser protection and a password manager. Its parental control as well as secure browser and anti-theft features are adequate, but nothing exceptional. Like many other competitors it doesn’t offer a VPN service or microphone security, but it does have remote camera access and screen capture so that you can see what a thief is up to on your mobile or laptop.

The program comes with an attractive interface that is easy to comprehend and manage by beginners but also has extensive information and powerful features for those who require it. The company offers excellent customer service that is available via their website or via the client directly by clicking the “support” button located at the bottom of each app.

We loved the fact that ESET Internet Security shows you how it’s protecting your PC with a status bar at the top of the screen and also provides you with comprehensive security information. If something is happening that is significant on your computer or you must take action, the program displays clear and concise notifications on the desktop in the tray of your system.

The antivirus’s antiphishing tools were overly alert and blocked a range of websites I was confident about but weren’t on PhishTank. It also examines USB storage devices when they are plugged into our laptop. This was a bit annoying, as most other antiviruses require permission.