ESET offers a range of plans for Windows, macOS and Android. There’s a no-cost plan that is great for basic security, whereas the more expensive options come with features like password management and parental controls and encryption of data. The most expensive plan includes a gaming mode that will stop unauthorized access to your computer’s hardware while you play.

Installation is fast and simple. It doesn’t overburden your computer with unnecessary software. There are a few additional settings to tweak however, the majority of features and tools are clearly identified on the left sidebar.

A brand new feature dubbed Connected Home Monitor is an efficient visual representation of your network and all the devices that are connected to it. You can use it to check your network for vulnerabilities, such as open ports or weak passwords for routers.

Another notable feature is a pop-up message that appears each time you insert an USB storage device. You can scan the drive instantly or set it up to scan on a regular basis. If you don’t want to scan the entire drive, you can still run an on-demand scan.

More advanced users will appreciate the option to adjust the frequency and type of much the suite scans. You can specify the number of files, folders as well as specific items the program will examine. You can even define the depth to which the program will scan archives, if you prefer to exclude certain types of files from the initial scan.