Wednesday, March 12, 2014

~ ESET Smart Security Review + GIVEAWAY! ~

Every member of our family is an avid user of computers and mobile devices. Hubby needs it for his work while I used it extensively for blogging and access to various media tools. At a very young age, my children learned how to use the computer to access the school portal, play games and catch their favourite shows.

Lately, Denver has been more involved in Whatsapp chats within his class while Gladys loves to search for games or shows on Google or Youtube

Security is utmost crucial to protect our data, prevent virus or malware infiltration, hacking and identity theft. We hated the idea of virus corrupting our hard drives and losing our collection of photos and important data! Surfing safely on the internet for our children is also very important since they have been predominantly accessing the internet and porn websites popping out is a big NO NO for our kids!

We are pleased when ESET invited us to do a review of their home edition Security products and see how it will help us in securing our home network.

The bundle pack includes ESET Smart Security and ESET Mobile Security. 

ESET Smart Security

ESET Smart Security has 2 interesting features suitable for families - Parental Control which keep your kids safe on the internet and Anti-theft that locates your missing laptop, and monitor activity on your system via built-in camera.

Key features of Smart Security

Installation steps of ESET Smart Security on our personal workstation is simple. During the routine scan, potential threats were detected and cleaned.

Eset Smart Security helps to keep your private data safe from Identity Theft with Personal Firewall to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your computer. Another useful feature is it's Anti-Phishing which detect suspicious websites that may potentially be fake, leading us to disclose personal data such as usernames or passwords.

I particularly love the Parental Control feature which allows you to choose from predefined categories according to the age of your kids you have set. You can also add websites to the blocked list which allows parents to ensure their young ones are accessing the internet safely, away from offensive contents.

Parents can set to Enable or Disable the feature at the Setup page.

Once the Parental control feature is activated, many websites can be blocked preventing children from accessing offensive websites. :) 

If you like to try out ESET Smart Security, click on the ESET Smart Security Blogger Giveaway link for a 60 days FREE trial.


Little is known to me that we can also protect our mobile devices. Did it ever occurs to you that you can install Antivirus on your mobile phones?

Key features of Mobile Security

With the prevalence of mobile users downloading app tools, games and assessing social media tools like facebook, our devices are also prone to malicious attacks. 

With ESET Mobile Security, you can run Antivirus scans on your device to check for threats and read the scan logs. 

Eset Mobile Security's Anti-Theft feature is my personal favourite. Took me some time to activate and setup my device but I finally managed to get it through! Being an absent-minded person, I always cannot remember where I place my mobile phone. To make it worse, I have the habit of setting it to silent mode and often get a 'scolding' from Hubby whenever I misplace my device. Now my worries are finally over as I can use another handset to send a text message to my mobile and activate a siren if I suspect it is within the vicinity! COOL!

If it is still missing, a text message can also be sent to locate my device via Hubby's mobile through GPS! He will receive a map view of the location! I can also lock my mobile device remotely to be on the safe side. If all else fails, the last resort will be sending a remote command to wipe out the data contents within.  

ESET provides pretty comprehensive and nice features to secure our devices.
For more information about ESET Security products, check out ESET website.


ESET is giving away 10 ESET hampers inclusive of 1-User 1-Year ESET Smart Security and ESET Mobile Security to BPDGTravels readers. Please complete the steps to qualify.

1) Contest is on BPDGTravels facebook page
2) Like BPDGTravels Facebook page
3) Like ESET Singapore Facebook page
4) Leave me a comment on BPDGTravels fanpage "Why you choose ESET?" with your name and email address.
If you wish to keep your email address private, you may leave me your comment and email me privately at bpdgtravels{at}gmail{dot}com.  
5) Share our contest page on your facebook wall and tag @BPDGTravels, so that we know you have participated. :)

* Giveaway open to Singapore residents only.
* Contest ends Wednesday, 26th March 2014, 2359hrs (Singapore time)
* Winners will be drawn randomly and announced by Sunday, 30th March 2014 (Singapore time) on BPDGTravels fanpage and via email.
* Winners have 3 days to respond or the prize will be redrawn.
* Incomplete entries will be deemed as invalid and will not be included.
* BPDGTravels is not responsible for prizes lost in mail, product damages and any related product usage. All ESET related product queries to be directed to ESET.


Eset Giveaway Results are out based on a random draw conducted today (30th March 2014, SG Time). Here's the winners list.

Winners will be contacted with 3 days to respond or the prize will be redrawn. Thank you all for the participation.

* Disclosure: Eset has provided Smart Security and Mobile Security for review and giveaway. All comments and opinions are personal and no monetary compensation was received. 

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