Conclusion: ESET Smart Security 9 offers good antivirus, antiphishing, and antispam protection, but its other components aren't as effective.
Pros: Good scores in our antivirus tests and lab tests. Speedy, accurate spam filter. Secure browser for financial transactions. Anti-theft. Device control.
Cons: Enabling firewall's program control causes tons of popups. Parental control limited and problematic. Anti-theft responded very slowly in testing. Device control may be too complex for average users. Unusual performance impact.