ESET Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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Unlike many of its competitors, ESET hasn’t suffered any known security breaches, but they do collect user data and share it with third parties. This includes IP addresses and internet activity. As far as privacy goes, that’s not ideal. They also lose points for only encrypting data on their premium plan as well as their manual software updates.


In Transit Yes with ESET Smart Security Premium
At rest? Yes with ESET Smart Security Premium
All network communications and capabilities? Yes with ESET Smart Security Premium

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Manual
Product available to use during updates? No


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? Email
Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Link Privacy Policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, payment information, purchase history, cookies, IP address, internet or network activity, type of operational system in your computer, internet browser type, and addresses of connected sites
What data they don’t log Not expressly stated
Can you delete your data? Only for California residents
Third-party sharing policies Yes


Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/ app n/a
Location tracking device/ app n/a

Parental Controls

Available? No

Company History

History of Breaches? No
Action Taken? Not applicable

Additional Security Features

Privacy Shutter Not applicable
Privacy Zone Not applicable