ESET Smart Security 5  is a complete security solution produced by ESET, a  veteran internet security provider which has protected computers for more than two decades. ESET Smart Security 5  provides high-level security  with a minimal system footprint , the suite includes a smart firewall, parental control, a system rescue disk and a diagnostic suite, which analyses running modules, registry content, startup items and network connections.

ESET Smart Security 5 is built on ESET’s unique heuristic technology that identifies viruses that have never been seen before. This enables them to protect your computer proactively, in real-time, against new viruses and cyber threats that conventional signature based antivirus products don’t catch. ESET Smart Security 5 includes antivirus, antispyware, antirootkit and HIPS protection, along with an intelligent firewall, removable media control, cloud-enhanced whitelisting, parental controls and Internet security training.

Unlike most security software, ESET Smart Security does not need you to restart your computer to be fully protected.It installs fairly simply and it has  a clear & simple interface, but  I think you  will have to spend a little time to familiarize yourself with ESET Smart Security .

The main window provides a simple overview of your PC’s protection status, displaying whether or not the program’s anti-malware, firewall, parental control and web and email scanning modules are active and up-to-date, along with a short list of your most often used features.On the left side of the main window you can u access other features, including Computer Scan, Update, Setup, Tools, and Help.

ESET has introduced some new features in the ESET smart security 5.0, the new features include :

  • Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) – blocks unauthorized changes by programs.
  • ESET Live Grid – cloud-powered reputation system allowing for faster, more accurate malware detection and prevention of false positives.
  • Improved memory scans – increase the chance of revealing unrecognized malware active in memory
  • Removable Media Control – system for preventing malware infection from USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs, etc. Supports creation of rules based on specific media parameters.
  • Gamer Mode – suspends pop-up notifications, scanning and scheduled tasks while playing.
  • Shutdown after scanning – your computer can now shut down automatically as soon as an on-demand scan has completed
  • Transparent IMAP/IMAPS scanning – besides POP3/POP3S, email received via IMAP/IMAPS is now checked independently from the email client used
  • Parental Control – protects children from visiting sites with violent or otherwise unsuitable content
  • Inteligent firewall – enhanced firewall to provide even better protection than before.

 key features of “ESET Smart Security”:

  1. Smarter Scanner:
  2. ESET Smart Security inspects SSL-encrypted communication channels like HTTPS and POP3S, and intelligently scans compressed files to find threats that other products miss. ESET’s Smart Optimization feature makes file scanning faster than ever.

  3. Time-saving Firewall:
  4. New Learning Mode saves time by automatically creating firewall rules by observing how end users use the network, while offering advanced firewall modes for power users. Pair customized firewall profiles with trusted network zones and have proper firewall rules applied automatically based on detected network presence.

  5. Trusted Zone Authentication:
  6. Identifies trusted network zones by network configurations (a configurable combination of host/DNS/DHCP server IP address, wireless SSID, connection profile, etc) or securely authenticate into a network using ESET Authentication Server.

  7. Antispam:
  8. Takes care of annoying spam with a smaller, faster, and even more effective spam filter.

  9. Removable Media Security:
  10. Threats can enter your PC from removable media such as USB thumb drives. For self-running media, ESET Smart Security scans autorun.inf and associated files when the medium is inserted, in addition to scanning any file on any removable device when it is accessed, or during a full-scan of the media.

  11. System Tools:
  12. ESET SysInspector and ESET SysRescue simplify diagnosing and cleaning of infected systems by allowing deep scans of system processes to find hidden threats, and creating bootable rescue CD/DVD or USB drives to help you repair an infected computer.

  13. Self Defense:
  14. It has built-in technology to prevent malicious software from corrupting or disabling it, so you can rest assured your system is always protected

  15. Antivirus (ThreatSense® technology) eliminates Windows, Mac and Linux viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits and other malware.
  16. Antispyware protects your online privacy and identity
  17. Antirootkit detects and removes malware that hides from the operating system.
  18. Gamer Mode suspends pop-up notifications, scanning and scheduled tasks while playing
  19. Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting (Cloud-Powered Reputation technology) enables faster, more accurate malware detection.
  20. Removable Media Control prevents malware infection from USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs; enables blocking by device ID
  21. Internet Security Training teaches you tips and techniques to make your online experience even safer.

ESET Smart Security 5 Free for 90 Days :

  1. First Visit this dutch promo page, then enter your First Name, Last(sur) Name, email address (twice) and click on ” VRAAG TRAIL..” button , for reference below image.
  2. Now you will receive two mails, check the email from “[email protected]” which has ESET Smart Security 5 license details, you can also use this license for ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.
  3. In that email you will find users name as “Gebruikersnaam” and password as “Wachtwoord”, copy the content.
  4. Download the English version installer from below direct links, according to your system architecture.
  5. Download Links :

    ESET Smart Security 5 (32-bit or x86) : 55 MB
    ESET Smart Security 5 [64-Bit] : 60 MB

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 (32-bit or x86) : 50 MB
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 [64-Bit] : 53 MB

  6. Next Install the software and activate the product with your username & password.

  7. [Thanks to Murphy]