ESET Internet Security 2017

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SKU: 17054

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Platform: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.11

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Securing Your Online Life

Protect your family with ESET's complete Internet security suite, built on the award-winning ThreatSense antivirus and antispyware engine. Our proactive heuristic technology intercepts and eliminates known and emerging threats hours or even days faster than competing products. Get ESET Internet Security for comprehensive protection.

Tune-in Behaviors and Turn-on Control

Our Parental Controls shield your children from inappropriate web content by blocking access to individual websites and predefined website categories, while the accompanying Internet security training teaches you and your entire family how to avoid cyber threats, scams and hackers.

Refresh Your Online Experience

With one of the smallest program file sizes of any Internet security software, a more intuitive interface and a smarter alert system, we offer a simpler, more easily managed digital experience for you.

Share Confidently

Not all computer threats come through the Internet; Removable Media Control protects you from potentially infected files exchanged through USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs.

Key Features

  • Take advantage of these powerful Internet Security features and create your own digital safe-zone.
  • Antivirus (ThreatSense technology) eliminates Windows, Mac and Linux viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits and other malware.
  • Antispyware protects your online privacy and identity.
  • Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) blocks unauthorized changes to programs.
  • Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting (Cloud-Powered Reputation technology) enables faster, more accurate malware detection.
  • Removable Media Control prevents malware infection from USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs; enables blocking by device ID.
  • Antirootkit detects and removes malware that hides from the operating system.
  • Antispam blocks unwanted emails and images.
  • Intelligent Firewall defends against remote attacks with technology that adapts.
  • Gamer Mode suspends pop-up notifications, scanning and scheduled tasks while playing.
  • Parental Controls restrict access to websites by specific category or individual URL.
  • Internet Security Training teaches you tips and techniques to make your online experience even safer.

Experience ESET's Benefits

  • Proactive Protection - ESET's ThreatSense technology offers multiple layers of protection with precise identification of even never-seen-before forms of malware.
  • Built for Speed - ESET Internet Security is lightning fast and operates smoothly in the background, so you won't even notice it's there.
  • Easy on You - From its compact and intuitive user interface to its minimal use of alerts, you'll be up and running in a snap without undue interruptions.
  • Seamless Updates - Security updates are discreetly sent to your computer, ensuring your defenses are always at their strongest.

Cybersecurity Training Tips

Technology + Awareness = Cybersecurity

Installing security software is the first step toward cybersecurity. The second is educating yourself about safe Internet practices. That's why ESET Cybersecurity Training is free with ESET Internet Security. ESET Cybersecurity Training uses real-world cyber crime scenarios and gives you essential safety tips to make your online experience even safer.

Parental Controls

Prohibit access to up to 20 predefined website categories and any individual sites that may contain offensive material.

Advanced HIPS Configuration

Customize behavior-based HIPS to improve your security by specifying rules and permissions for the system registry and active processes and programs.

Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting

Scan faster using our Cloud-Powered Reputation engine that compares your data to trusted files compiled in our ESET Live Grid database of over 100 million ESET users.

Improved Antispam

Block spam with an even higher level of precision and added log capabilities.

Netbook Security

See how ESET protects your netbook while you shop and bank online - without draining the battery.

Best Overall Performance

ESET Internet Security placed #1 in performance tests run by PassMark Software beating nine (9) internet security products and achieving the best overall performance in the selected performance metrics.


ESET Internet Security received the esteemed PTPA (Parents Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.

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Technical Specifications

Segment Home
License Type New License
Device Users 1
License Term 12 months
Operating System Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

ESET Internet Security 2017 is an entirely new app, an entry-level suite in between ESET's basic antivirus and the existing Smart Security suite.

The standalone antivirus includes a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), something that many vendors reserve for the full security suite. Challenged to protect a test system against 30 exploit attacks, ESET detected and blocked more than half of them, which is a slightly better showing

The elaborate Device Control system is more suited for business use than a consumer setting, even though this is a consumer-centric product. Tech-savvy users can set it to prevent mounting of a wide variety of external devices including card readers, Bluetooth devices, and USB external drives. It's also possible to create exceptions for specific devices.

On the Security Tools page, you can view logs, events, and quarantined files. Other tools are better suited for a support agent performing remote-control troubleshooting. These include a list of all running processes, a live graph of file activity, and a tool that can create snapshots of system status, comparing them to see what changed.

In testing, the firewall stealthed all ports, and resisted most Web-based tests. However, it failed the Ping Echo test, meaning that a hacker trolling for victims could get your computer's IP address. The other task of any two-way firewall is program control, ensuring that programs don't misuse your system's Internet and network connections. ESET's program control can run in several different modes. The default Automatic mode just allows all outbound traffic and blocks unsolicited inbound traffic. That's barely program control at all.

Clicking the big Home Network Protection panel on the main window brings up a very well-conceived network map. Found devices appear as icons in concentric rings, with your local device and its router in the center. The next ring out shows devices recently contacted, and the outermost ring holds devices contacted within the last month.

Banking and Payment Protection - ESET clearly considers this an important feature, as one of just three big panels on the main window launches it. Click the panel and you see a modified version of your default browser, with a green border and a Secured by ESET banner at the top. The browser opens to a page that explains the purpose of this feature, and enjoins users to only use it for online banking and financial transactions, not for general browsing.

In testing the Parental Control, the content filter worked well. It's browser-independent, and it didn't cave to the simple three-word network command that takes out the occasional poorly coded filter. I couldn't find any nasty sites that slipp past it. When blocking a site, ESET displays a simple warning in the browser, very like what it displays for a phishing or malicious site. There's no fancy option to let the child ask parental permission

Straightforward Antispam - The standalone antivirus has significant built-in email protection. It scans incoming POP3 and IMAP email for malware, as well as outgoing SMTP email. When it detects a malicious attachment, it removes it and adds the name of the malware to the subject line. The suite extends this existing protection to also filter out spam.

ESET's Webcam Protection is an extension of Device Control, with a bit less complexity. You can set it to block all use of the webcam, then disable protection when you want to Skype with your friends.

I didn't notice any drag on performance while testing ESET Internet Security 2017


Very good scores in lab tests and our tests. HIPS blocked many exploits. Speedy malware scan. Useful network map. Secure browser for banking. Simple spam filter handles POP3 and IMAP.


Mediocre antiphishing score. Parental control limited to content filtering. Firewall's program control is awkward.


ESET Internet Security 2017 provides all of the protection you would expect from this software title - anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spam, and anti-rootkit protection. It could use some improvement on user direction and notifications. Many of the results messages were either non-existent or unclear.