Norton and ESET share a similar setup process and intuitive interfaces across all platforms. Both programs offer a simple and transparent sign-up process and installation. You can also choose to add features at checkout. Both Norton and ESET will breakdown the cost of a full-year subscription so that you can see exactly what you are paying for.

Both programs scored high in tests conducted by AV Comparatives and have similar features to help protect your device from malware. For instance both programs come with a password manager, however ESET’s version is more advanced, with the ability to recognize when your passwords are being used on other websites and notify you of any suspicious activities. It also comes with an anti-phishing feature and it can warn you of hyperlinks on social media sites that may be fraudulent and seek to steal your information, or could contain ransomware.

One feature I love is the capability of other antivirus programs to secure files using the industry-standard AES256-bit encryption. This is something they don’t offer in their most affordable plans. Additionally, the program comes with a security audit, which will help you identify your weaknesses and improve your security level.

ESET’s most recent version of its antivirus software includes a new tool named “Secure Data,” which is an anti-ransomware feature that will detect any changes that are not authorized to your files and block them. The company has also launched an Identity Alert System that will alert you if your credit card number or other data is unusual. This could indicate identity theft.