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March 8, 2010

Win32/Agent stealing personal data on the rise; Conficker still No. 1 Threat

Win32/Conficker is the most widespread computer threat in the world with a share of 9,62% of all detected forms of malware. The data si based on ThreatSense.Net®, ESET’s in-the-cloud malware detection system collecting data from users of ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

March 2, 2010 | Hannover

ESET returns to 2010 CeBIT Trade Show in Hannover

Since Tuesday, ESET is showcasing its latest portfolio of products and services at the biggest technology trade show in Germany’s Hannover (February 3rd until March 6th).

February 18, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server already in the Release Candidate version

Beta testing of ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server has reached its final stage when ESET announced that the Release Candidate is available for testing. This means the product is almost in its definitive version, and intensive testing prior to market release will follow.

February 10, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Receives “Compatible with Windows 7” Logo from Microsoft

The products receiving certification are ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 and ESET Smart Security 4.

The Windows 7 logo program aims to help customers make better purchase decisions by identifying products via the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo that have passed Microsoft Corp.-designed tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7.

February 8, 2010 | Bratislava

Conficker is the topmost threat in Europe together with Ursnif spyware application and infected-web trojan

Analysis of ESET’s ThreatSense.Net®, a sophisticated malware reporting and tracking system, shows that the highest number of detections this month, with almost 9.90% of the total, was scored by the Win32/Conficker class of threat.

February 4, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET: First Company to 60 VB100 Awards

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.

January 22, 2010 | Bratislava

Computers Worldwide Targetted by a MBR Worm

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.

January 21, 2010 | Bratislava

Potential Internet Explorer Vulnerability Discovered

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.

January 13, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Announces Plan to Discontinue NOD32 Antivirus 2.7

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.

January 8, 2010 | Bratislava

Top threats in December: Conficker, PDF Exploits and Spyware Application

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.

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