ESET offers a variety of plans for Windows, macOS and Android. There’s a no-cost version that comes with basic security. The higher priced plans include features like parental controls, password management and data encryption. The most expensive plan comes with gaming mode, which restricts access to the hardware of your computer while you are playing.

The software doesn’t take long to install and the setup is simple. It doesn’t bludgeon your computer with unnecessary software, as well. There are a few extra settings to fiddle with but the majority of features and tools are clearly listed on the left sidebar.

A new feature called Connected Home Monitor is an efficient visual representation of your network, as well as the devices connected to it. You can also use it to look for weaknesses, such as open ports and weak router passwords.

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

Advanced users will appreciate the ability to customize what and how the suite is being scanned. You can define the number of folders, files and other items that the program will check. You can even specify the depth at which the program should scan archives, if you prefer to exclude certain kinds of files from the initial scan.