Smart Security now includes Banking & Payment Protection, a secure and isolated browser which uses multiple techniques to protect online financial transactions from attackers.
A new reputation-based system should help block access to malicious URLs and cloud-based files.
Enhanced botnet protection now checks network communications for signatures which may indicate malware, and immediately alerts you to any suspect traffic.
Usability improvements include a redesigned interface, smarter installation, and “a completely new licensing framework that simplifies product purchases and activations”.
This looks like a solid and worthwhile update to us, although generally average testing results – ESET scored 11th/ 20 in AV-Comparatives’ August 2015 Real-World Protection Test – suggest it might take more to win over the uncommitted.