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August 13, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Secures Record 63rd “VB100” Award

ESET, the global leader in proactive threat protection, announces that it has captured its 63rd VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group, and leads all antivirus vendors with a record-setting 46 straight VB100 awards. August's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Windows Vista Business Edition SP2 platform; of the 54 products participating, 35 passed and 19 failed. Windows Vista runs on over 20% of systems.

August 6, 2010 | Bratislava

Win32/Conficker – Threat Exploiting Windows Vulnerability a Top Threat in July

Win32/Conficker worm is a present-day most widespread computer threat. The multitude of this malware’s variants have reached a global share of 12,47% of all detected threats on computers of millions of users of ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus...

July 30, 2010 | Bratislava

After Facebook leak, ESET advises computer users how to keep safe on social networks

Personal information of roughly 100 million out of the half a billion Facebook users have been recently compromised, their private information leaked to the web. This is not the first or last time social networks have been targeted. ESET’s senior research fellow David Harley, among others, continuously comments on cases of SPAM and SCAM exploiting many applications used on Facebook. To help its users stay safe, ESET has prepared a fresh list of pointers on how to stay secure on social networks.

July 28, 2010 | Bratislava

Vacationing with Your Computer? A few tips to stay secure

Do you travel a lot or work on your computer outside the office? Does your business require extensive travelling that calls to do last-minute work at the airport? Are you one of the millions of users around the world who have to take their portable computer wherever they go? Whether your weapon of choice is a netbook, notebook or smartphone, you need protection. ESET’s security expert Ján Vrabec has a few tips on how to stay safe in cyberspace.

July 19, 2010

ESET Analysis: Worm Win32/Stuxnet Targets Supervisory Systems in the U.S. and Iran

BRATISLAVA - ESET, the global leader in proactive protection against malware has issued a warning against a worm dubbed Win32/Stuxnet, which threatens users around the globe. Exploiting a vulnerability in Windows® Shell, this dangerous threat is detected by ESET as LNK/Autostart.A. It is used in targeted attacks to penetrate SCADA systems, especially in the United States and Iran...

July 12, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Update Boosts Engine Scanning Speed

ESET has increased the speed of its scanning engine by 30% on average. With the signature update 5187, many processes have been optimized for even higher performance.

July 6, 2010 | Bratislava

Website-infecting Trojan Becomes One of the Top Threats in Europe

In June, the regular monthly report mapping the most widespread computer threats has shown several emerging trends. One of the top threats spreading across almost in all European counties is a trojan infecting websites. Technically, it is a script injected into web pages, which automatically redirects visitors to IFRAME-infected websites, from which the script downloads and executes additional malicious code to unprotected computers.

June 10, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Mac and Linux Available in Beta 2 version

ESET is moving forward with another step to the final release of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Mac OS X and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux desktop when releasing its Beta 2 version.

June 8, 2010 | Bratislava

Virus Bulletin Test: ESET NOD32 Antivirus Uses Minimum System Resources

Virus Bulletin test conducted on the Windows Server 2008 R2 platform has brought 62nd VB100 Award, and at the same time, makes ESET the holder of the most consecutive awards of this kind in the industry – 45 in total.

June 8, 2010 | Bratislava

European PCs under attack by removable media malware

For the month of May, 2010, ESET ThreatSense.Net®, a unique in-the-cloud malware collection system has evaluated Win32/Conficker as the top threat with a global share of 9.12%.

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