Excerpt: ESET Smart Security is a full internet security suite, boasting customizable parental controls, firewalls, spam filters and most importantly, complete malware protection and removal. With versions for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems, ESET constitutes a viable internet security suite for most computer users.
Pros: A proven track record illustrates the software's ability to fully combat both known and emerging online threats.
Cons: Initial scans take quite a while and you'll have to adjust settings to ensure subsequent scans don't interrupt regular use.
Summary: Eset Smart Security 4 excels at security itself, delivering unobtrusive performance along with plenty of manual features for techie users. But for the average consumer, a comparably priced security suite, such as the foolproof Symantec Norton 360 ($69.99) or the more expert-friendly BitDefender Total Security 2010 ($79.95), would be a better choice, since they offer more automation, parental controls, online backup, and tuneup utilities.
Pros: Simple interface, Plenty of manual settings, Lightweight,
Cons: Lacks features many comparably priced security programs offer, Diagnostic tool doesnt give users solutions for fixing found problems, Phone support is not 247,