ESET Smart Security

ESET's next-generation security suite is here, with cloud-based reputation scanning and much more



Smart Security 5 is the latest version of ESET's next generation security technology. You get real-time antivirus protection, on-demand scanning, a firewall, spam filter, browsing protection, parental controls and more.

There are some very useful extras. ESET SysInspector, say, will scan your PC and report on its running processes, network connections, services, drivers, key files and Registry entries, and more. All these details can be recorded in snapshots, taken whenever you like, then you're able to compare any two of these, perfect for highlighting suspicious changes that may indicate a malware infection.

And this version of the suite features several improvements over Smart Security 5. Setup is easier; antispam has been optimised for greater accuracy; extended HIPS functionality means you can set very finely defined rules over what processes can and cannot do; and the suite's gamer mode now ensures you can run full-screen applications without being hassles by security alerts.

ESET's Live Grid is a brand new cloud based reputation system (which used to be ThreatSense.Net) that enables you and others to rate files so scanning can be performed more swiftly. Problematic files can be found before a threat is even detected.

Build 5.2 changes/fixes:

Added: The number of scanned objects is now displayed in the main program window
Added: Support for SSL False Start in Google Chrome
Added: Support for SSL scanning in recent versions of Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird
Added: minor improvements of Parental Control
Fix: Product activation now utilizes proxy server
Fix: GUI opened in a large window
Fix: Issues with misleading notification bubbles about the program requiring user's attention
Fix: Issues with detection of emails in Windows Live Mail 2011
Fix: Improved compatibility with HP Protect Tools
Fix: Removable media blocking feature does not block devices for particular Windows accounts
Fix: Files scanned by real-time protection on execution with real-time protection disabled
Fix: issues with management of web page filtering exceptions for Parental Control
Fix: minor fixes in Parental Control
Fix: Minor GUI issues

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The latest v5 features simply improve an already well-respected lightweight security suite.

Specification: ESET Smart Security

Windows XP,Windows Vista (32 bit),Windows 7 (32 bit),Windows Vista (64 bit),Windows 7 (64 bit)
Trial Software
Date Added:
May 16, 2012

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