ESET releases new all-in-one and antivirus security products

Slovak firm Eset has officially launched its flagship security products, the ESET Smart Security 6 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6.

Smart Security 6 provides all-in-one Internet security while NOD32 Antivirus 6, unsurprisingly, focuses on antivirus.

The two software suites have been spawned from an overhaul of Eset’s scanning engine which is touted as being more incisive than ever before.

“ESET Core Development has worked hard on redesigning the whole scanning engine, which is central to all ESET products. Now, due to faster processing of our engine, scanning itself is more effective,” says Pavel Luka, Eset's Chief Technology Officer.

This has been allied with improved malware cleaning that has been recognised by independent test lab, AV-Comparatives.

“ESET’s score of 86 points for malware removal in the latest AV-Comparatives product review, places ESET V6 products among the top products within the malware removal test. This improvement and the increased detection rates highlight ESET’s continued commitment to research and development”, says Andreas Clementi, Chairman of AV-Comparatives.

The all-in-one protection of ESET Smart Security 6 includes new anti-theft technology which can monitor activity on lost devices and track their location if they go online.

Both new products meanwhile, come with Eset’s social media scanner which guards against malicious content throughout a user’s social network account – whether or not they are logged in – and sends an immediate email notifying if an infection is found.

ESET Smart Security 6 is available now for £39.99 on one device for one year. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 can be had for £29.99 also on one device for one year, though different device and yearly rates are on offer in both cases.