October 25, 2010 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET Received its 64th Award by Virus Bulletin; Highest RAP Detection Score

The test conducted by independent British magazine Virus Bulletin (VB) assessed the performance of 38 security products based on the effectiveness of antimalware protection. Only 28 of the entered products received the VB100 Award, which is given for detecting all In-the-Wild viruses , with zero false positive count..This performance has secured ESET  its overall  64th VB100 Award.

Moreover, the tested product ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4, Business Edition achieved the highest RAP (reactive-and-proactive detection) score out of all tested products. The testing platform used was Windows Server 2003 and the "wild-list" of malware  comprised new strains of polymorphic viruses, including some variants of the Sality virus,  as well as a handful of Viruts samples. According to the  Virus Bulletin report, a minimum of 1,000 replicated samples representing each malware variant were used in the testing, with the total size of samples in the WildList set exceeding 14,000. 

About Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin was launched in 1989 as a specialized magazine intended for PC users, focusing specifically on PC viruses, their detection and prevention. Virus Bulletin carries out independent comparative testing of antivirus products. The VB Award is highly esteemed in the antivirus industry due to its rigorous testing methods and because no entry fee and repeat testing is allowed. VB also organizes an annual VB Conference for antivirus professionals that is highly respected in the antivirus community.


About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for the home and business segment. The industry leader in proactive malware detection, ESET's NOD32 antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100 Awards," never to have missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic and Singapore, and an extensive partner network in 180 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.