Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

One of the most asked questions on Google regarding of security is: “What is the best antivirus?”. It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their needs. The time has come for us to name the best antivirus product of the year, based on our experience in testing the many commercial antivirus products on the market. Here’s the product we believe it offers the best experience for Windows users, in 2017:

Digital Citizen - The Best Security product award goes to ESET

Many different antivirus products fight for the title of being the best. Our testing is quite rigorous and only very few antivirus products have received the maximum rating of 5 stars. We cannot give this award to more than one product and choosing the best was a difficult task, as the few top products that we identified this year have many similar features. However, after careful consideration, our “Best Security” choice for this year is ESET Smart Security Premium.

Last year, ESET placed third in our ranking, but this year’s improvements have turned it into a product that we love using, and we recommend it to all our readers.

Why we chose ESET Smart Security Premium as the “Best Security” product of the year

ESET has always been one of the best developers of antivirus products in the world. Their solutions are known for their quality, efficiency and low-performance impact.

Here are the reasons why we consider ESET Smart Security Premium the best security product of 2017:

  • Its antivirus engine is very efficient and fast. It will protect you against all types of malware, and it’s also very fast at scanning your computer.
  • It has almost no adverse effect on your computer’s speed and performance.
  • It includes a powerful firewall module which can protect you against all types of network threats.
  • It has a beautiful user interface that’s easy to use by beginners and experienced users alike.
  • It bundles useful additional tools, like parental controls, a tool for encrypting files and removable media, a password manager that uses AES-256 encryption, a ransomware shield, webcam protection as well as banking & payment protection.
  • This year’s ESET Smart Security Premium adds a very innovative protection feature called Home Network Protection. This tool is both useful and educational as it teaches home users how to secure their networks by improving the settings of their wireless router. This tool scans your router for vulnerabilities like weak settings or passwords and tries to identify whether it was hacked. At the end of the scan, it offers useful recommendations for improving the security of your home network. This feature also provides you with a handy list of the devices connected to your router, categorized by type. When new devices connect to your network, a generic notification is displayed, letting you know, so that you can react if unauthorized devices get connected.

ESET Smart Security Premium is an antivirus product which you can install and forget, but it’s also a product which you can configure and control in detail, making it an excellent choice for many types of users.

What do you think about ESET Smart Security Premium?

In the end, we would like to congratulate ESET for the many improvements that they made to their antivirus products this year and for this award. We would also like to know your opinion about ESET’s products. Have you used them? What was your experience? Do you agree with our award?