ESET Antivirus for Windows

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ESET Smart Security Premium

ADVANCED PROTECTION

ESET Internet Security

ESSENTIAL PROTECTION

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET Smart Security Premium
ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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PREMIUM SECURITY

ESET Smart Security Premium



Price for 1 Year / 1 PC
£49.90

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ADVANCED SECURITY

ESET Internet Security



Price for 1 Year / 1 PC
£39.90

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ESSENTIAL SECURITY

ESET NOD32 Antivirus



Price for 1 Year / 1 PC
£29.90

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Complete Antivirus Protection

Antivirus and Antispyware Provides proactive protection against all types of online and offline threats and prevents malware spreading to other users.

Anti-Phishing Blocks attempts by fake websites to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or banking and credit card details.

Ransomware Shield Blocks malware that tries to lock you out of your own data.

Advanced Machine Learning Detects advanced, never-seen-before malware, but with minimal impact on performance.

Script-Based Attack Protection Detects malicious Windows PowerShell scripts, and JavaScript attacks via your web browser.

UEFI Scanner Protects from threats that attack your computer on a deeper level, even before Windows starts.

Exploit Blocker Blocks attacks specifically designed to evade antivirus detection.

Performance Optimization

Gamer Mode Switches to silent mode if any program is running in full-screen – no pop-ups.

Cloud-Powered Scanning Speeds up scans by whitelisting safe files based on our file reputation database.

Small System Footprint Leaves more power to programs you use daily and extends the lifetime of hardware.

Easy to use

Smooth Product UpdatesBenefit from new protection technologies as soon as they become available, for a continuously high level of security.

Free Support in Local Language Get free email and phone support in your language, wherever you are.

Security Report Gives a monthly summary of threats detected, webpages blocked, spam emails intercepted, webcam accesses blocked, and more.

Multi-Platform Protection*

Windows

macOS

Android tablets and smartphones

Enjoy secure web browsing

Firewall Prevents hackers from gaining access to your computer. Allow you to stay invisible to other users when using public Wi-Fi networks.

Network Attack Protection In addition to Personal Firewall, automatically protects your computer from malicious network traffic, blocking threats revealed by dangerous traffic patterns.

Antispam Keeps unwanted email out of your mailbox with high precision.

Banking & Payment Protection Keeps your money safe with a special secured browser mode. Automatically protects you while internet banking and accessing web-based crypto-wallets.

Botnet Protection Protects your computer from being used for malicious purposes as part of a network of infected computers (aka a "botnet").

Monitor your network and devices

Parental Control Lets you block unwanted internet content, by category or individual website, to help keep your kids safe online.

Webcam Protection Alerts you to processes and applications that try to access your webcam, and lets you block them.

Network Inspector Blocks Wi-Fi network threats by shielding your home router, and showing you who’s connected to it. Plus, tests your smart devices for vulnerabilities.

Anti-Theft Helps you locate and track your laptop in the event that it goes missing as a result of loss or theft.

Brute Force Attack Protection Blocks brute-force attacks, a method of discovering a targeted password by systematically trying all combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Premium protection

Password Manager Helps you store and organise passwords, automatically fill in forms and generate extra strong encrypted passwords.

Secure Data Encrypt files and removable media, such as USB keys on Windows operating system.

ESET LiveGuard A new layer of protection, personalised to you and designed to proactively discover and stop never-before-seen types of threats. Handles a wide range of file types.

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PREMIUM SECURITY

ESET Smart Security Premium

  • Multi-platform protection*
    Windows, macOS and Android
  • Award-winning antivirus
    makes my online journey easier
  • Keep me safe from attacks
    that hold my data for ransom
  • Stop hackers
    from accessing my computer
  • Enable me to shop and bank online
    knowing that my transactions are safe
  • Keep my home network safe
    across all connected smart devices
  • Safely store and prefill my passwords
    so that I don't have to remember them
  • Encrypt my photos
    so nobody else can see them
Starting at
£49.90

ADVANCED SECURITY

ESET Internet Security

Most popular
ESET Internet Security

  • Multi-platform protection
    Windows, macOS and Android
  • Award-winning antivirus
    makes my online journey easier
  • Keep me safe from attacks
    that hold my data for ransom
  • Stop hackers
    from accessing my computer
  • Enable me to shop and bank online
    knowing that my transactions are safe
  • Keep my home network safe
    across all connected smart devices

 

Starting at
£39.90

ESSENTIAL SECURITY

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

  • Transfer my licence 
    to macOS device
  • Award-winning antivirus
    makes my online journey easier
  • Keep me safe from attacks
    that hold my data for ransom
Starting at
£29.90
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PREMIUM SECURITY

ESET Smart Security Premium

Built without compromise for users who want it all, including advanced threat detection, extra theft protection and easy password management.

 

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How ESET’s antivirus software for Windows protects you

The ESET laptop antivirus solutions are specifically designed with the end user in mind, offering a lightweight solution to detect, remove and isolate cyber threats targeting your laptop computer. ESET offers:

Malware Protection

Malware is malicious software specifically created to cause harm.

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Ransomware Protection

Cyber attacks designed to hold your data or laptop to ransom.

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Anti-spam & Phishing Filters

Malicious attempts to steal data or junk email bombardments.

 

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Defence Against Trojan Horses

Insidious software designed to look safe.

Adware Blocking

Adware is designed to slow down your device or install unwanted software via pop-ups.

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Spyware Security

Spyware does just that: spies on your personal data and laptop usage.

Secure your Windows devices with specialist antivirus protection.

Windows is one of the most widely-used operating systems in the world, in all its iterations. This makes it a popular target for malware, viruses and other cyber attacks. It’s now more important than ever to have the best antivirus for Windows devices installed and protecting your data. ESET offers antivirus for Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7.

Do I need antivirus for my Windows computer?

Yes. If you’re using a Windows computer, it’s vital you have up-to-date antivirus software running.

Windows has been the most popular operating system for PCs for decades – a likely reason why it’s the most common target for hackers and criminals. Malware, ransomware and millions of new viruses, designed to exploit new weaknesses in Windows and its pre-installed security software programs, are made every year.

ESET antivirus for Windows gives you the best protection and is continually being updated to guard against the latest threats and viruses. We’ve won a record number of Virus Bulletin’s VB100 awards, so you know you’re getting excellent protection with ESET.

Yes. If you’re using a Windows computer, it’s vital you have up-to-date antivirus software running.

Windows has been the most popular operating system for PCs for decades – a likely reason why it’s the most common target for hackers and criminals. Malware, ransomware and millions of new viruses, designed to exploit new weaknesses in Windows and its pre-installed security software programs, are made every year.

ESET antivirus for Windows gives you the best protection and is continually being updated to guard against the latest threats and viruses. We’ve won a record number of Virus Bulletin’s VB100 awards, so you know you’re getting excellent protection with ESET.

Comprehensive, real-time threat protection and software repair

It’s vital you protect your Windows devices with up-to-date antivirus software and malware protection.

ESET antivirus for Windows offers protection from all known and emerging threats. We offer cybersecurity for laptops and desktops running all editions of Windows.

Unlock Windows antivirus for:

OS

Windows 7

OS

Windows 8 & 8.1

OS

Windows 10

OS

Windows 11

ESET strongly recommends upgrading from Windows 7 as there are a number of known security risks associated with the operating system.

Windows antivirus FAQs

Will ESET’s Windows antivirus software slow my PC down?

Not at all! ESET runs in the background and doesn’t require a huge amount of power. You should only notice ESET software when it is alerting you to a security issue from which it’s protecting your Windows device. This makes it perfect for older versions of Windows too, like Windows 7 or 8, although we’d always recommend upgrading to the most recent version.

Is antivirus necessary for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1?

Antivirus is important for any device, and one running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 is no different. In fact, many cyber criminals deliberately target older operating systems to exploit loopholes, or rely on users sticking with outdated protection.

While there is a free antivirus on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 known as Windows Defender, it only protects you from specific viruses on an existing database. It won’t protect you from malware, ransomware or newer cyber threats, or the new programs constantly being developed to target Windows.

Will Windows Defender protect my PC from viruses and malware?

Windows Defender is designed to protect your Windows device from the most basic of cyber threats. Windows Defender is an antivirus program which predominantly targets known viruses, but generally doesn’t protect you from malware. ESET is designed to protect you from both existing viruses and new or emerging cyber threats, while also detecting and removing malware from your Windows system.

How do I install ESET antivirus on my PC or laptop?

Installing ESET couldn’t be simpler. You can download a free 30-day trial to get you going or, if you’ve already purchased your ESET protection from our site, simply download the software and follow the on-screen instructions.

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What devices is ESET software compatible with?

When you obtain a licence for ESET antivirus security for Windows, you’re purchasing a licence which protects all of your devices. Your licence will safeguard Windows, macOS and Android, although the level of protection and number of devices secured will depend on the protection level you choose.

Find out more about your ESET licence.

Does ESET antivirus for Windows protect all versions of Windows?

Yes. ESET is compatible with any version of Windows and your licence can be used across other versions of the operating system (including Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and older iterations).

We would, however, strongly recommend upgrading from Windows 7 if you are still using this operating system, as there are a number of risks associated with that OS.

Can I upgrade ESET Windows antivirus?

ESET offers three levels of protection, so there’s always scope to upgrade your Windows 8 antivirus. Each level of protection is completely flexible and you can upgrade at any time.

If you’re just using free antivirus for Windows, like Windows Defender, then advancing your protection to ESET will offer significantly more security too. Free antivirus rarely protects you from all threats, and Windows Defender itself is designed only to tackle computer viruses.