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Today ESET updated their home security suite – ESET Smart Security for Home Users – to version 5.2.9 – this maintenance release is a FREE upgrade of your ESET protection as long as you have a new license, or renewal license. Details of the updates in the maintenance release can be found below:

Version 5.2.9

  • Enhancement: Added information about needing to switch SSL filtering ON when filtering HTTPs sites in Parental Control setup screen
  • Enhancement: Several enhancements within Parental Control Setup and management
  • Enhancement: Administrator of Parental Control can choose the role of a Windows Account by entering a person’s age configuring Parental Control
  • Enhancement: Information about not filtering Parental Control added to the Home Screen
  • Enhancement: Added Statistics of Scanned Files in the Home Screen
  • Enhancement: Added more information about running processes reputation from ESET Live Grid
  • Support: Able to activate product using proxy server
  • Support: SSL False Start in Google Chrome
  • Support: SSL scanning in recent versions of Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird
  • Support: Ability to use the activation keys in product to Renew
  • Added: Ability to prioritize web page exceptions within Parental Control by Windows user account
  • Added: Settings for Removable Media blocking and Antirootkit (Antistealth) are located in the main GUI under Setup
  • Fix: Network profile dialog window popping up repeatedly
  • Fix: Graphical enhancement fixing shadowing of the pull-down quick menu
  • Fix: Issues detecting emails in Windows Live Mail 2011
  • Fix: GUI opened in a large window
  • Fix: Advanced scanning options are not working in Computer Scan
  • Fix: Irrelevant notification bubble is being shown when no action is required
  • Fix: Issues with stopping of ESET service during installation
  • Fix: Runtime error with HP Protect Tools, causing ESET GUI crash
  • Fix: Removable media blocking does not block devices for some Windows Accounts
  • Fix: Some pages with certain categories were not categorized properly by Parental Control feature
  • Fix: Files are still scanned by Real-time file system protection after disabling it
  • Fix: Issues with importing Antispam global lists from ESET Smart Security version 4 to ESET Smart Security version 5
  • Fix: ESET GUI crashes under some circumstances while editing ESET Firewall profiles
  • Fix: Schedule update task cannot be started from main menu in SysRescue User Interface
  • Fix: Crashing of ESET GUI under some circumstances
  • Fix: Wrong tooltips within Antispam dialog windows
  • Fix: Activated product displays that it is not activated
  • Fix: Parental Control still enabled in User Interface after Firewall is disabled
  • Fix: IMAPS, POP3S checking of protocols and ports for selected applications does not work correctly
  • Fix: Notification window about disabling some type of protection is not displayed if some other protection is already disabled
  • Fix: Inconsistent status for updated virus signature database within main program window
  • Fix: Scheduled scan and other planned tasks can be started from non-administrator user accounts
  • Fix: Issues with management of web page filtering exceptions for Parental Control
  • Fix: SSL filtering in Chrome does not work in some circumstances
  • Fix: HIPS rule displays “User Rules File Contains Invalid Data”
  • Fix: USB HDD freezes system on Windows XP
The newly updated ESET Smart Security download can be found here.