ESET Smart Security Alternatives

    ESET Smart Security is described as 'product discontinued. Use ESET Internet Security instead' and is a popular app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ESET Smart Security for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Microsoft Defender, which is free. Other great apps like ESET Smart Security are Clam AntiVirus (Free, Open Source), ESET NOD32 Antivirus (Paid), Comodo Internet Security (Freemium) and Kaspersky Internet Security (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 22, 2021

    1. Microsoft Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time.
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    2. Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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    3. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an innovative host-based intrusion prevention system that offers a comprehensive scanning solution. Most importantly, it will not slow down your PC, it's easy to use, and easy to install.
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    4. Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. If you prefer a smaller solution with Antivirus Protection only see COMODO Antivirus.

      Bundleware

      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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    5. Kaspersky Internet Security keeps your PC free from malicious code, adware, spyware, hacker attacks, dialers, spam and network fraud.
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    6. Security add-on for Windows. Make it considerably harder for unwanted software to get launched. Not through file signatures but through identifying places where executables have no right to be, for example Documents folders.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks.

      Bundleware

      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      KicomAV is an open source (GPL v2) antivirus engine designed for detecting malware and disinfecting it. In fact, Since 1995, it has been written in C/C++ and it was integrated into the ViRobot engine of HAURI, 1998. I decided to re-create a new KicomAV.
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    7. Secure up to 10 home Macs and PCs with business grade antivirus and web category blockers.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Arcai.com’s NetCut-Defender, –The only one tool can 100% guaranteed success protect you and your user away from arcai.com’s netcut cut (or alike) ARP SPOOFing.
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