A few weeks back I finally broke down and bought the ESET Smart Security suite (review). I needed two licenses for it, and I decided to just buy the two-year subscription up front so that I could take advantage of the extra savings. In the end my total came out to $103.99, but it was worth it for two licenses and two years of protection from one of the best security companies around. And if the VB100 test is anything to go by it’s one of the best antivirus programs available.
The Smart Security comes with antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and antispam all rolled into one. Out of all the security apps that I’ve used ESET’s products always provide the best performance in addition to exceptional protection.
For those of you who want to jump on the bandwagon I just noticed that Newegg has a relatively good deal on both the Smart Security and standalone NOD32 antivirus apps. They all have free shipping, and that means you will receive a physical boxed product instead of just a username/password and download link. Here are the prices for the different apps:
- Smart Security 3.0 (Retail) – $49.99
- NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 (Retail) – $34.99
- NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 (OEM) – $29.99
Those are actually a pretty good deal if you’re not buying multiple licenses and don’t want to commit to two years. Here’s a price layout if you purchase directly from ESET (remember, you won’t receive a physical copy of the product with these):
|Smart Security 1-Year||Smart Security 2-Year||NOD32 1-Year||NOD32 2-Year|