ESET
ESET
6.8.1.0

4.1

ESET free download for Mac

ESET

6.8.1.0
24 September 2019

Basic integrated computer security.

Overview

ESET Cyber Security for Mac provides powerful protection against phishing, viruses, worms, and spyware.

Offering similar functionality to ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Windows, ESET for Mac allows you to surf the Internet with confidence knowing that your personal data and online activity is protected from theft and malicious code.

The ESET Cyber Security’s system footprint is extremely small, leaving you with plenty of power to browse, play, or work without interruption.

Download ESET for Mac and get:

  • Antispyware and Antivirus: Eliminate spyware, viruses, and worms with ESET LiveGrid technology which whitelists safe files.
  • Antiphishing: Protect banking and credit card details, passwords, and usernames from phishing sites.
  • Protection against removable media: Disable access to removable media to prevent unauthorized copying of private data to external devices.
  • Automatic scanning of removable media: Scan external devices and media immediately when connected or inserted.
  • Email and web and scanning: Scan downloading emails and websites as you browse for viruses and other malicious threats.
  • Prevent cross-platform contamination: Stop malware from spreading between Mac and Windows devices.

Additional Features

  • Minimal system footprint: Minimum impact on computer performance.
  • Pop-up blocking: Prevent pop-ups from appearing unexpectedly.
  • Advanced settings: Customize security settings and scan times.
  • Intuitive interface: Familiar Mac look-and-feel with easy access to all features.

Awards and Recognition

  • PCMAG.COM: "Though it doesn't have current certification from independent testing labs, ESET Cyber Security offers comprehensive protection for your macOS devices plus cybersecurity training."
  • AntivirusReview.com: Rating of 9.6/10. "One of the oldest products on the market that will provide you with an almost 100% level of protection against all online threats."

Version Features

Each version of the ESET Cybersecurity antivirus portfolio requires a subscription with a money-back guarantee. A 30-day free download is also available.

FAQ

Is ESET a good antivirus for Mac?

Yes. ESET antivirus for Mac is widely acknowledged as being an effective virus protection tool including firewall and online scanner capabilities.

Is ESET free for Mac?

ESET for Mac comes in three versions each with a paid subscription or a 30-day free trial.

How do I close ESET on Mac?

To temporarily disable ESET Cyber Security, refer to the article "How do I temporarily disable protection in ESET Cyber Security or ESET Cyber Security Pro?"

How to update ESET on Mac?

Security updates are automatically installed and because of their small size have no impact on bandwidth.

How do I uninstall ESET Remote Administrator Mac?

Follow the steps outlined in the article "Manually uninstall ESET Remote Administrator components (6.x)."

What's new in ESET

Version 6.8.1.0:
  • ESET Cyber Security now notarized (Apple) and recognized (Gatekeeper)
  • Improved scanning performance and stability
  • Fix for ESET background service restarting in certain circumstances

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16 ESET Reviews

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26cab40
14 January 2010

Most helpful

Hilarious. These vampires are trying to get their fingers into the Mac now. Common sense will keep you virus free on the Mac, as long as you have a good virus solution on your Windows machine plus the aforementioned common sense, that should be enough. Think about it. What happens to the Anti-Virus companies when an OS comes along that is resistant to them ? They go out of business. It's in their best interests to KEEP virus's out there. It's all a giant game. The Trojan & Bot writers want your money, the Anti-Virus companies want your money and Microsoft will not create an OS that is more secure for fear of alienating those billion dollar companies.
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Version 4.0.12
iTruth
15 February 2017
I've tried a few antivirus apps on my Mac and Eset is by far the best choice. Unobtrusive, light on system resources, exceeds industry standard detection rates and no buggy issues at all that I have experienced. *Tip* Don't pay $60 for this, go to ebay and you can find a valid license between $10 and $20. I got a 2 user, 2 year license for $11.
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Version 6.4.128.0
TCalhau
27 January 2017
I have installed BitDefender on my Mac mini (I bought the 1 year license) which I consider the best AntiVirus for Mac but spent three weeks using my girlfriend's MacBook Pro and she has installed Antivirus ESET Cyber Security (she bought the license Of 2 years). From what I've been able to test it is an excellent Antivirus. I did not notice any impact on the performance of the MacBook Pro. I still prefer BitDefender but maybe it's the custom to use it. But ESET Cyber Security seemed to me as good as BitDefender.
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Version 6.3.70.1
iMiNiMaL
22 January 2015
I am using ESET Cyber Security approximately 2 months and I love it! The application makes automatic updates and does not cause performance loss. Loving It! I bought the version without the Pro because currently I use the excellent Firewall called: Hands Off!
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Version 6.0.14.0
1 answer(s)
tjekov37
tjekov37
30 January 2015
Hands Off! is not exactly firewall !!!!

http://securityspread.com/S0urce/LatestDetectionRates.pdf
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Mcr
22 January 2015
Detailed malware detection test results are regularly posted here for nearly 2 dozen products, free and paid: http://securityspread.com/detection-rate-results/ These are very detailed, showing EXACTLY by name for each malware/virus if it is detected or not, for each product, then products are ranked 95%, 85%, 75% etc based on detection rates. Historical results are maintained so you can compare over time, and you do see product results change with each test (done every month to every 3 months depending on whether there are any new reported malware in the field, and a sample can be obtained for testing). I've done a bit of research on the site and tester, to make sure it was not one of those 'sponsored' sites by a vendor that are made to appear as objective, neutral reviews. The fact that the product rankings change constantly AND that the results are very specific and listed in detail, further support that this site and the tester are very objective. In fact this is exactly the kind of site and test results, that vendors DON'T want you to see, even the ones that do well on the test (because no product is 100%). I am posting this to support the Mac Community. When we are all better informed when it comes to this important area of security in this day of cyber threats, we all benefit. Education and information is the best defense, (as with so many things in life). For example, if someone uses MacKeeper because they don't know better, then in some ways the community failed for not getting the word out. If after doing some research and being advised not to use MacKeeper, someone still chooses to do so, then you can't help that, but hopefully it wasn't because there wasn't information available. My aim is not to support or dissuade anyone about a particular product, you pick / use or don't use whatever product you want, and live with the consequences, just remember that your decision can effect others, by virtue of whether you are part of stopping the spread, or being a part of it. I highly recommend you don't just look at the current results, but look at the past ones as well. You WILL see trends, with some products consistently doing well and others not so much, and some moving up and down. Remember, an A/V product rests on two main things, the scanning engine AND the malware database. A great engine can be crippled if the database is not updated in a timely manner. Conversely, a vendor that does maintain a current database might still not be effective if the program itself is buggy. This site only ONLY addresses virus detection results, it does not in general make any conclusions or post results regarding performance, installation, support, UI, etc.
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Version 6.0.14.0
1 answer(s)
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
14 February 2017
I very much appreciate your post/Info. Wish we had more in the Mac Community like you ;-)
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bbw7
28 November 2014
Ran on OS 10.6.8. Didn't find the spigot.A adware that was causing me problems, and hung all my browsers after a day and a half. Upon uninstalling I had to restart Finder, which was having problems figuring out what the default apps were for certain types of files (not a big deal, but no mention of this bug or caveat is provided. The interface is sleek, but un-Mac-like in that there are no application menu bar items, although there is an icon for the RH-side of the menu bar. Check out VirusBarrier, which did the trick for me. Minimum rating for Version 6.0.13.0 on account of not finding the infection (yes, I updated definitions before doing scans), while another AV product could, and because of the browser-hanging issue -- that's purdee much a deal breaker in my book.
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Version 6.0.13.0
tjekov37
20 October 2014
New version 6.0.13.0 show me message that not support MAC OSX Yosemite !!!! When You FIX this ESET ?
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Version 6.0.13.0
tjekov37
22 March 2014
This new v 6.0.9.1, affecting my iMac...freezing with Mavericks 10.9.2 and other with ML 10.8.5 :-( After uninstalled app, so run fast and ok ! :-( Im so sorry. I liked this app. But ESET, FIX it !!!!
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Version 6.0.9.1
iTruth
02 February 2013
This runs quietly in the background, using very few system resources. Probably the lightest of all the Mac antivirus solutions on the market. I don't run this as a necessity but rather as an extra layer of security (think Flashback Trojan). Eset Nod32 antivirus on the PC is my favorite solution for Windows and they have done an excellent job on the Mac. By the way you can get this for $20 at Amazon. Never buy direct.
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Version 5.0.106
1 answer(s)
tjekov37
tjekov37
06 October 2013
Im used this app, and he is the best for me. My internet provider give me 5 years free licence for this security :-) ESS is faster and lighter :-)
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ferben
28 November 2012
I've had use it for two years but I found that is not much valuable SW. Manual says that it is for 64bit, but inside is 64bit only kernel extension, other daemons (esets_ctl, 2x esets_daemon, ESET NOD32 Antivirus – GUI app) run in 32bit mode - shame on you. Eset cannot create 64bit application for OS X?
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Version 4.1.86.4
iTruth
30 July 2012
I forgot to give my rating in my previous comment and you can download this trial version and buy this on Amazon for $18, far cheaper than $39 if you buy it directly from ESET.
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Version 4.1.86.4
$39.99

4.1

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  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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