Excerpt: Like Norton, ESET Smart Security walked away with a Kick Ass award in last year’s roundup, so we were eager to see how the two security suites would compare when pitted against each other in our second annual AV battle royal. Through the first few rounds of testing, it was near impossible to declare a winner. Both apps remained light on their feet by barely sipping system resources before the two began trading blows.
Pros: Adds fewer seconds to boot time than Norton. Didn't allow us to unleash malware.
Cons: Lacks parental controls and identity protection.