ESET LiveGrid® is a preventative system that gathers information about threats from ESET users around the world.
ESET LiveGrid® (built on the ThreatSense.Net early warning system) transmits newfound infiltrations from your computer directly to the malware experts at ESET. These experts analyze and process the information, then add it to the detection engines issued by ESET.
ESET LiveGrid® results in faster reactions to malware and a greater awareness of emerging threats. ESET LiveGrid® is activated during the installation of your ESET product.
When a solution is found to the unknown virus it is immediately available worldwide to all users of ESET anti-virus. When the ESET LiveGrid® is activated, it will send statistical information about new infiltrations to ESET labs for thorough analysis. The analysis of these infiltrations helps ESET increase the detection capability of
the ESET scanning engine.
All of this happens in the background without the user getting involved.
This makes ESET LiveGrid® a particularly effective way to defend against rapidly changing threats such as new types of ransomware (for example Cryptolocker, Crypto wall, etc.).