Press Releases

August 5, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Releases Beta Version of its security software for home users

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8 comes with new technology features.

IT security provider ESET® today releases the beta version of its ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8. Users can enjoy new technology feature that helps to discover and fight botnets like Windigo with Botnet Protection or protect their devices against malware which misuses 0-day exploits thanks to enhanced Exploit Blocker feature. Users can keep their sensitive data safe with the best Anti-Phishing solution on market and manage Anti-Theft feature for all their devices linked to The new products offer users a great balance of protection and usability, without compromising system performance, enabling them to enjoy safer technology.

July 22, 2014 | Bratislava

New Android malware #Simplocker uses child-abuse FBI warnings to scare victims into paying $300.00, ESET discover

ESET provides in-depth analysis of this attack and gives advice to Android users on how to avoid being a victim.

Security researchers from ESET® have uncovered a new version of Simplocker – the Android file-encrypting ransomware. This variant of Simplocker targets English speakers, presents the victim with a bogus warning from the FBI reporting that the affected computer has violated child abuse and other laws, and presents the victim with a fine of $300.00, payable in 48 hours.

July 15, 2014 | Bratislava

Malware steals banking credentials from visitors of Japanese porn websites, ESET research reveals

Security researchers from ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, have published on a detailed analysis of the Win32/Aibatook malware, which targets customers of Japanese banks and visitors to some of the country's most popular pornographic websites.

June 25, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET launches the Android app to decrypt your files after Simplocker attack

Today, IT security provider ESET launches an Android application named ESET Simplocker Decryptor to help users with Android devices to regain access to files that have been encrypted by Simplocker ransomware.

June 23, 2014 | Bratislava/Jena

ESET launches German edition of to supply German-speaking IT community with security insights

Global security vendor offers German-speaking countries the benefits of its security news site.

IT security provider ESET® today announces the launch of the German edition of its site, offering German-speakers access to this world-class security news resource. After months of development, testing and localization, has now gone live.

June 23, 2014 | Bratislava

Mid-year security threat review from ESET

Distinguished Researcher, Aryeh Goretsky, presents ESET’s Mid-Year Threat Review: Do you know the Latest Threats out There?

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, invites everyone interested in security to attend ESET’s mid-year security threat review in a free Webinar, hosted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:00AM – 11:00AM Pacific [GMT-8].

June 4, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET picks apart new Cryptolocker-style ransomware targeting Android devices

ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, has analyzed the first Android OS Filecoder detected by its systems – Android/Simplocker.A. Filecoders are a category of ransomware that encrypt data and demand a ransom in order to regain access to them. This TOR-enabled ransomware is the first Filecoder ever discovered on the Android operating system. ESET’s Researcher Robert Lipovsky has written an article about Simplocker, available at

June 2, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET interviews the guys behind 'Watch Dogs'

Everyone knows that computer hacking depicted in movies or games rarely reflects reality. You don’t need a degree in computer science to know that hackers don't really install pop-ups saying “Uploading virus: 97% complete”. But with Watch Dogs, the new videogame from Ubisoft, on-screen cybercrime is suddenly a lot truer to life.

May 13, 2014 | Bratislava

Newest ESET® Mobile Security Comes With Proactive Anti-Theft

New Proactive Anti-Theft Detects Potentially Dangerous Situations for the Android Device

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced its newest version of ESET Mobile Security, which arms Android users with proactive Anti-Theft features to track lost or stolen mobile devices, through an easy-to-use web interface at While the basic protection is free for a lifetime, it’s up to users to decide if they want to subscribe and benefit from Premium features.

April 23, 2014 | Bratislava Celebrates the Best of the Web

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, announced today the launch of, the new internet initiative which curates the best of the web’s content and encourages people to explore the web safely.

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