ESET Smart Security 5 Release Candidate

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ESET’s flagship product, ESET Smart Security 5 are now in Release Candidate phase of development.
Install the comprehensive protection which safeguards your laptop or PC from all types of Internet threats, 
hacker attacks, boasting a set of security features and usability enhancements.

Optimized Startup Procedure

No more waiting for signature database download to complete – ESET Smart Security 5 lets you start working on your computer immediately after booting, without compromising your security.

Online Security

Given the increasing risk exposure on the Internet, the new version of ESET Smart Security detects all types of Internet-borne threats. These including social media scams and social engineering, to which your family members and kids are exposed daily.

Small System Footprint

The unique build of ESET NOD32 Antivirus has been optimized over the years to perfectly match the system environment. ESET engineered a smart solution with one of the lowest system footprint on the market ensuring smooth performance.

Key Features

Parental Control
Parental control lets you block sites that may contain potentially offensive material. In addition, parents can prohibit access to up to 20 pre-defined website categories.

Cloud Powered Scanning
Based on real-time streaming of threat-related information from the cloud, the ESET Virus lab keeps the reputation services up-to-date for a constant level of protection against Internet threats.

Improved Antispam
Our antispam module integrated in ESET Smart Security has undergone a thorough optimization process for even higher level of detection precision.

Enhanced Media Control
Block threats trying to get through to the system via removable media. ESET Smart Security 5 automatically prompts you to scan the content of all USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs. Block specific media based on a range of parameters like the device ID, media type, and serial number.

Intelligent Firewall
ESET Smart Security 5 helps you prevent unauthorized users from accessing your computer remotely and monitoring your network traffic.

New Features for Geeks

Gamer Mode
When in full-screen mode, ESET Smart Security 5 automatically switches to silent mode, which saves system resources, so you can enjoy playing computer games or concentrate on important work tasks without distractions from pop-up messages.

Gamer Mode
When in full-screen mode, ESET Smart Security 5 automatically switches to silent mode, which saves system resources, so you can enjoy playing computer games or concentrate on important work tasks without distractions from pop-up messages.

Advanced Setup Tree
Redesigned advanced setup tree for more intuitive and easier navigation.

Enjoy the Fresh New Look

The graphical environment has undergone a number of usability and design modifications with the aim to enhance the overall user experience. The most frequently used actions are available from all screens. Check out the new, dashboard-like look of the “Tools” pane that is now even more intuitive and transparent.

Streamlined License Management

Select the type of activation that suits you best. All activation methods were designed to require as little user intervention as possible. 

System Requirements

Processor Architecture
i386 (Intel® 80386), amd64 (x86-64)
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Home Server

ESET Smart Security 5 Release Candidate

Known Issues
  • GUI - Numerous redundant notifications (bubbles) displayed after on-demand scan has been completed in some occasions
  • GUI - GUI opens blank and remains that way for approximately one minute on Windows 2000.
  • GUI - Cloud-powered reputation of files does not work from context menu if ESET NOD32 Antivirus/ESET Smart Security is re-installed over an earlier version of ESET
  • Removable media - Inserting CD/DVD media may not trigger pop-up for scanning the media if closed automatically when inserted previously.
  • Removable media - If a rule is set to allow USB media of a certain size or smaller, it may also allow media of bigger size.
  • SysRescue - Smart Scan running from SysRescue CD freezes under some circumstances
  • Installer - Issues with potential leftover firewall drivers after uninstallation on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • GUI - Part of the additional information section for Parental control categories is not displayed properly.
  • GUI - Corrupt layout of window in Parental control prevents from assigning roles to an account in Windows 2000.
  • Firewall - After changing the firewall mode and rebooting, firewall may occasionally not initialize properly.
  • Firewall - CPU usage spikes and system reacts very slowly after enabling integration of firewall into Windows 2000 SP2 (32-bit).
  • Firewall - If ESET Smart Security is set to always scan SSL protocol, secure connection in Google Chrome does not work.
  • Canceling of Scan during scanning of memory could cause several seconds lag
  • Protection off settings could cause GUI crash under some circumstances
  • Issue with Parental Control in Windows 2000
  • Compatibility issues with TrueCrypt
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/Home Server (32bit)
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (64bit)

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