ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has captured a record 60th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group. February’s report focused on the Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 platform. Of the nine vendors participating, six passed and three failed. Neither Symantec nor McAfee were able to provide products supporting the platform.Bratislava, January 22, 2010
It is a type of threat that overwrites MBR (Master Boot Record) of all available drives with its own data, making the data stored on the user’s computer inaccessible. Moreover, the restoration of the corrupted data is complicated, requiring specialized software or a provider.Bratislava, January 21, 2010
An inherent security flaw was discovered in Internet Explorer that can be exploited to attack a user’s computer.ESET detects this security threat and has issued an update of its signature virus database. Thus, users of ESET’s products are protected from potential attacks.Bratislava, January 13, 2010
ESET kindly recommends its customers to take advantage of the free upgrade to the current ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4, which offers significantly improved protection, new features and apparently easier-to-use configuration and scanning options.Bratislava, January 8, 2010
Win32/PSW.OnLineGames is the top threat in Poland (15,06%), Slovakia (9,92%), France (8,87%) and Latvia (7,03%), while Win32/Skintrim is the most spreading malware in Italy for the month of December with a share of 10,56%. It is a family of trojans that downloads and executes arbitrary files. In the wild, they have been observed downloading variants of the Win32/Wintrim Family.