ESET vs McAfee

See what former customers of McAfee have to say about ESET solutions

Happy with the switch

I have been very pleased with ESET since we made the switch from McAfee. It’s not a resource hog and I feel very well protected having it on all of my company’s PCs.

IT Administrator, Small Business Computer Software Company
Published: July 11, 2017

Better protection

It’s nice to be able to replace an AV like McAfee or Norton (which have a tendency to slow your computer to a crawl) with something that is barely noticeable and offers better protection.

Chief Information Officer, Small Business Computer Services Company
Published: September 1, 2017

Superb protection

We are now into our 4th year using ESET. In our research, we found that it did a superb job of protecting our computers and systems while using minimal processing power, allowing the highest balance of protection and productivity.

Ken DeMaere
Network Administrator, Western Canadian District C&MA
Published: May 8, 2017

Better compatibility

Compared to competing products, ESET does a better job in our environment.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Published: May 8, 2017

Easy to switch

(5/5 STARS)

In my prior position, I had converted from McAfee to NOD32 as we were hit by the “I love you” virus months after it had been found. In my current company, we were using Kaspersky when I joined and the footprint on the client machines was too much and upgrades caused many headaches for the helpdesk. I converted to ESET as soon as I was able. Using Rip and Replace technology on 400 machines was a great way to go – we are very happy with ESET.

Darryn Nafziger
System Administrator, ERB Transport
Published: July 21, 2017

Fast and easy

We’ve used multiple products from Trend Micro, McAfee, and Norton. ESET, by far, has been the fastest and easiest to use product and has given the best virus scanning results.

Joe Murray
System Administrator, ApolloMD
Published: February 4, 2017


ESET is reliable, not a resource killer, a nice reporting tool, and easy to manage.

IT Director, Small Business Computer Software Company
Published: May 8, 2017

It just works

It just works. Sometimes I wish it were more obtrusive because I forget that it is there.

IT Systems Analyst, State & Local Government Agency
Published: March 19, 2018

Seamless experience

ESET works cohesively with our primary database software without issue. ESET also provides a much better customer service experience than our previous provider, McAfee. From sales to technical, the assistance we’ve received has been extremely valuable for our company.

IT Project Manager, Small Business Real Estate Company
Published: December 3, 2017

High detection rate

I have used many alternative solutions through the years including Trend Micro, McAfee, and Symantec. ESET has proven to me to be the most reliable. It usually has a very high detection ratio when it comes to different types of malware. The interface is also very easy to use and understand. It also seems to be lighter on resources than most other solution providers.

Samson Shepherd
IT Director, The Palms RV Resort
Published: December 3, 2017

Light on resources

ESET Security Solutions just works and it’s not heavy on resources like the others we used in the past (Symantec, Mcafee, BitDefender, AVG and Panda). The management piece is a masterpiece and time saver.

IT Director, Nonprofit
Published: August 15, 2017