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ESET Smart Security Premium Review

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ESET, popular for its antivirus and firewall products, released the latest version of Smart Security Premium that offers ultimate protection for Windows, macOS and Android. In addition to Malware, ransomware and phishing protection as well as network and smart device protection that is found in the ESET Internet Security, the ESET Smart Security Premium also offers Privacy and banking protection, Sensitive data encryption, Password management and Protection against new threats. Let us dive into the review to find out what it has to offer.

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Security Premium features compared

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As you can see from the table, the ESET Smart Security Premium is feature-packed. The offline updates and remote management features are only available in business editions.

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The ESET Smart Security Premium  version 15 added LiveGuard for cloud analysis of suspect files, Windows 11 support, added option to use QR codes to associate with ESET HOME (formerly myESET), added social nmedia sign-ins for ESET HOME and other improvements and bug fixes.

ESET says that the Smart Security Premium uses Advanced Machine Learning, DNA Detections and a cloud-based reputation system developed in 13 R&D centers. Let use check out how it is in the review.

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The user interface is simple, and shows all the important details in the sidebar including Home, Computer scan, Update, Tools, Setup and the  Online Help is now integrated into ESET Smart Security Premium and offers dynamically updated support content.

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The software proactively detects and cleans more known and unknown viruses, worms, trojans and rootkits. Advanced heuristics flags even never-before-seen malware, protecting you from unknown threats and neutralizing them before they can do any harm, says the company. The scanning takes a lot of time if you have an old machine, and there is no quick scan option that is found in most antivirus apps.

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Web access protection and Anti-Phishing works by monitoring communication between web browsers and remote servers (including SSL). Email client protection provides control of email communication received through the POP3(S) and IMAP(S) protocols. It blocked a website that had an issue with the certificate.

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It also removed an adware threat in JavaScript on a website.

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The company keeps pushing regular updates to update the detection engine to ensure the maximum level of security. It automatically scans all USB flash drives, memory cards and CDs/DVDs for threats.

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You can enable additional security tools that includes a password manager, secure data that encrypts data on computer and USB drives, parental control and anti-theft feature.

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The password manager that protects and stores your passwords and personal data across browsers and devices including Android and macOS, in addition to Windows, and also has two-factor authentication.

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Banking & Payment protection provides a secured browser for use when accessing online banking or online payment gateways to ensure all online transactions take place in a trusted and secure environment.

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The Intelligent Firewall prevents unauthorized users from accessing your computer and taking advantage of your personal data. ESET Antispam protection serves to protect against Spam.

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The Liveguard discovers and stops never-before-seen threats and processes information for future detection. There is a dedicated gamer mode that can Postpones all pop-up windows, updates or other system-intensive activities to conserve system resources for gaming and other full-screen activities.

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One of my favorite feature is Anti-Theft that, when activated, lets you lock your and also find it in case it is stolen. The device will be listed in the web interface that allows you to manage the ESET Anti-Theft configuration and administer anti-theft features. You can also send message, view activity and also check the location, view screenshots and more.

Conclusion

Overall, the ESET Smart Security Premium offers an all-round protection from all the threats and includes useful features like password manager, Anti-theft and Gamer mode. It is also cross-platform, but I miss VPN service or any cloud storage or backup for the price you pay.

Pricing

The ESET Smart Security Premium is priced at Rs. 3,919 for 1 year for one device, and Rs. 4,639 for three devices, but you get 25% discount with 2 years of subscription. You can check it out on eset.com.

Pros

  • Excellent malware protection
  • All-in-one protection for Windows, macOS, and Android
  • Useful Anti-theft and Gamer mode
  • Built-in password manager with cross-platform sync

Cons

  • Scanning takes time, and no quick scan option
  • No VPN, Cloud storage or backup

Author: Naijaonpoint NG

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NPower Batch C Stream 2 Can Now Proceed for Biometric Capturing

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Late in February, it was rumored that Batch C stream 2 Npower applicants should check if they’ve been shortlisted for biometric verification, but FG debug the news as false. Now, the Federal government has officially announced that Npower Batch C stream 2 should proceed with biometric capturing. 

Given the above, Npower Applicants are advised to kindly check the NASIMS portal or dial the NSIP self-service code *45665# to check their application status and follow the instructions for biometric capturing.

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How to Check Npower Application Status for Biometrics

  • Visit the Self-service portal via https://nasims.gov.ng or dial the code *45665# to check your application status.

Note: If you have already done your biometrics fingerprint capturing, kindly check your verification status on the Nasim portal to see that it was properly captured. If it was done successfully, you will see the fingerprint captured  icon at the end of your verification page on NASIMS. If you see the icon “capture fingerprint” then it means that your fingerprint is yet to be captured.

The N-Power program is built to address the issue of youth unemployment and help increase social development. The Program is designed to target Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 “to acquire and develop life-long skills for becoming change-makers in their communities.

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MTN Nigeria Rewards Shareholders with N174.53bn Dividend

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The MTN Nigeria has set aside N174.53 billion as dividend to its shareholders whose names appeared in the Company’s Register of Members at the close of business on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, which translates to N8.57 Kobo per every two kobo ordinary share.

This would bring the total dividend for the year that ended on December 31, 2021 to N13.12 per share, subject to withholding tax.

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The MTN Nigeria also announced that its initial 575 million share unit’s offer was exceeded with an over-subscription rate of 139.47 per cent, and   in order to manage the over subscription, it added 86.25 million share units to the initial share units.

It said: “In all, 661.25 million units of MTN Nigeria shares were allotted and a total of 126,720 retail investors submitted valid applications and received full allotment. Other institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, corporates, and foreign portfolio investors who participated in the book build were allotted 72.09 per cent of their applications. 

“This includes Nigerian pension funds representing approximately 6.5 million Nigerian contributors. Nigerian investors across the country supported the offer through multiple channels such as Receiving Agents, Issuing Houses and Primary Offer, that is the digital application platform. 

“More than 89 per cent of retail offer subscribers applied through the Primary Offer platform (via mobile and web).

“In addition, 114,938 new Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) accounts were opened by first-time investors. It was estimated that 76 per cent of the successful subscribers to the public share offer via the digital platform are women, while 85 per cent of these are below the age of 40.” 

Speaking on the opportunity that the public share offers to Nigerians, The Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, said: “There was no better way for us to commemorate our 20th anniversary than by giving more Nigerians the opportunity to participate in our future success, in line with our Ambition 2025 commitment to shared value. 

“To do this, we launched an offer for the sale of 575 million shares held by the MTN Group in MTN Nigeria Communications Plc in November 2021. It also leveraged an innovative digital platform to maximise participation, while many of Nigeria’s institutional investors also participated in the bookbuild phase of the offer.”

 The incentives for all investors include one free share for every 20 purchased, subject to a maximum of 250 free shares per investor. Also, an additional 4.28 million MTN Nigeria shares would be allotted to qualifying investors who hold the shares allotted to them for 12 months till January 31, 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome so many new shareholders to the MTN family, up 11.6 times from the number before the offer.  It has been inspiring to see so many Nigerians, many of whom are young, acquire shares for the first time, and use a digital platform to do so.’’  

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