Find out what independent testing organizations compare when testing antivirus software and why they focus on those particular traits. See how ESET performs in these tests and where we excel — not to mention where the competition falls unforgivably short. Check out ESET's advantage and see what makes our solutions stand out from the crowd in the global AV market.
Missed In-the-Wild Viruses
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the only solution in the world that has detected all real, In-the-Wild worms and viruses since the inception of testing in May 1998.
AV-Comparatives Proactive Awards
This chart illustrates ESET holding the record number of the highest Advanced+ awards in proactive detection. No other vendor can match this achievement.
Proactive detection refers to the way ESET security solutions detect malicious programs that have not yet been discovered and catalogued. The scanning engine is trained to detect malware without relying on the updates of the antivirus signatures, i.e. catching malware by its intrinsic "malicious" behavior.
Given that every day, malware authors create thousands of new infiltrations, it is essential that a security solution blocks new threats before they cause damage to the system.
Low system requirements of ESET Smart Security extend the hardware lifecycle. The chart on the left shows how individual security solutions affect the system performance.