ESET Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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ESET doesn’t include encryption with all of their plans, only Smart Security Premium. Software updates aren’t automated; users must opt-in. And although ESET hasn’t had any security breaches, unlike many of its competitors, the company shares user data with third parties, including their IP addresses and internet activity. Only California residents can delete this data, leaving out most users.


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? Can opt for automatic or 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?

Bug bounty program? No

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 n/a
Can you delete your data? Only for California residents
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.


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

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? No
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a