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MalwareDecember 22, 2014 | Bratislava

VirLock: The First Shape-shifter Among Ransomware

ESET research has analysed first case of ransomware that also acts as polymorphic parasitic virus.

ESET has analyzed new member of ransomware family detected by its telemetry under name Win32/VirLock. It is the first time ESET researchers have seen ransomware which locks screen of victims device and also acts as polymorphic parasitic virus infecting files on user‘s device. Read more about VirLock on To restore VirLock-infected files, victims can download and use ESET’s standalone cleaner.

ProductsDecember 18, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Mobile Security at 50% off on Google Play during #SafeChristmas

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, announces a 50 percent price drop of its premium Android security solution for smartphones and tablets - ESET Mobile Security. The #SafeChristmas initiative begins 18th December and ends 31st December 2014.

MalwareDecember 18, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Offers Help to Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers: Here Are the Tips Approved by Santa for Safe Holiday Shopping

Holiday time is around the corner and as many of us at ESET, many are also leaving Christmas shopping for the last moment. Some online shops are even offering to deliver presents even on Christmas Eve. We don’t blame you if you want to avoid the cold and shop from the browser window, just remember to stay safe and secure! That is why for all of us last-minute Christmas shoppers, our online security guru Raphael Labaca Castro has prepared his nine “Santa approved online shopping tips.”

MalwareDecember 18, 2014 | Bratislava

Top Cybercrime Trends and Predictions for 2015, Curated by ESET

ESET’s global research team unveils the top security risks for 2015.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has compiled and published a summary of the top cybercrime trends and predictions for 2015.

MalwareDecember 16, 2014 | Bratislava

TorrentLocker Cracked: Europe in the Sight of Bitcoin Requesting Ransomware

ESET researchers have analyzed a broad family of this malware and its modus operandi.

ESET research team from Canada has analyzed a widespread case of ransomware generally known as TorrentLocker, which started spreading in early 2014. The latest variant of the malware has infected at least 40-thousand systems in the last few months targeting primary European countries. ESET’s security research team prepared extensive white paper, presenting all the findings of the investigation and analysis of the malware behavior together with blog post are now available on

InfographicsDecember 11, 2014

What Should I do in Case my Android Device is Lost or Stolen?

ESET Mobile Security for Android smartphones and tablets provides all-in one protection for your device including Anti-Theft – with web based interface on You can try it without any commitment for 30 days, or buy a PREMIUM license.

InfographicsDecember 11, 2014

It Doesn't Hurt To Know About Android Malware

Android is the most popular mobile operating system, increasingly targeted by cyber criminals. If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, it won’t hurt to know some basics.

AwardsDecember 4, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Strengthens its Position in Germany, is Voted One of the Most Popular Vendors among Channel Partners and Scores High in Testing

ESET continues to strengthen its position in the German market, after being voted one of the most popular vendors among channel partners. The vote was conducted by the leading IT channel publication in Germany, CRN magazine, with ESET Germany’s B2B Sales Director Maik Wetzel also being chosen as the second best channel manager of the year.

ProductsDecember 3, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET joins Facebook to offer free security service for all users

IT security vendor launches ESET Online Scanner for Facebook to protect all Facebook users against malware.

ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, joins Facebook’s anti-malware initiative and offers ESET Online Scanner for all Facebook users for free.

AwardsNovember 27, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Smart Security 8 Emerges as Only Internet Security Product to Score 100% in Industry Test

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has topped AV-Test’s Self-Protection for Antivirus Software test.

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