I got the most recent ESET Cyber Security Beta for Mac. It offers a mode called “Web Protection” and “Email Protection”.
The documentation don’t really explain what these two modes does, and I’m curious about the potential privacy implications. In a Web browser, the domain name of the sites you are visiting are sent securely to the browser vendor and checked against a list to form what browsers call “fraud/malware protection”. In effect, this means that what you do online is shared with a third party. Is the same happening when using ESET’s functionality?
ESET Consumer Support have, unfortunately, been unwilling to answer questions about what the feature does and how it works.