ESET Internet Security

By on February 4, 2018

Written by:  Darren Zygadlo | Twitter:  @darrenzygadlo | Instagram:  @onecutreviews

With students returning to school by the truckload next week, many of them will be toting their newest tech. additions to their repertoire, the most common being a new laptop. With the amount of time a 16-25-year old spends in the digital world, it is crucial that they stay safe and be mindful of their cybersecurity. ESET’s latest internet security software features enhanced security features to protect yourself while online.

ESET has been in the business for over 30 years and has a proven record of accomplishment when it comes to protecting personal computing devices from an expanding array of cyber threats, data theft, malware, and viruses.  In their latest software iteration, we see some welcome new additions in the first line of defense.

The most notable change is the inclusion of what ESET calls a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Scanner which essentially is an additional layer of malware protection that detects and removes threats that potentially launch before the operating system boots up. This is a clever addition to threats, including rootkits and ransomware, target vulnerabilities in the operating system and tend to be tricky to remove, often evading a complete system reinstall.

We also see in this edition, improved Wi-Fi protection with their enhanced Connected Home Monitor which proactively safeguards home connected devices by cataloging those devices connected to your network and looking for router vulnerabilities, all the while, making some worthwhile suggestions most home users would never think of. We thought this was a perfect compliment for a new laptop owner who doesn’t quite know the ins and outs of their new PC and its connection to their network.

These new features build on ESET’s established reputation of protecting digital assets from viruses, malware and the like. These new software features assist users to combat living our lives more in the digital space and with enhanced IT security and allow consumers take appropriate steps to protect themselves.

So, protect yourself today with

Darren Zygadlo

About Darren Zygadlo

Darren Zygadlo is an educator, lead product reviewer, and pop culture gynecologist residing in Toronto, Ontario. Despite being Australian and loving the beach, wrestling crocodiles, and putting another ‘shrimp on the barbie’, above all else, he just loves to write.. You can also follow him on Twitter: @darrenzygadlo

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