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August 16, 2011 | Bratislava

July Threats: Global Top 3 in Firm Hold – INF/Autorun, Win32/Conficker and Win32/Sality

For the month of July INF/Autorun was the most wide-spread type of threat both in Europe (5.27%) and globally (6.51%). The malware stats are based on ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system. Another oldtimer Win32/conficker ranked as the most wide-spread malware for the last year reaching a global infection rate of 3.88% (3.12% in Europe). Win32/Sality remained in the third spot second month in a row globally (2.03%). Third place in Europe went to HTML/IFrame.B.Gen (3.05%).

August 15, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Survey: Online Users See Dangers in Kids’ Internet Activities

Summer is for children the time for play, enjoying the holidays ... as well as spending time at home in front of the computer playing games, web surfing and chatting with friends. It also comes as natural that pre-occupied parents can hardly watch over every cyber-step their kids and teens are taking online. Even though we encourage parents to discuss the potential dangers on the Internet with their children, and to help ESET has prepared some tips on how to keep kids safer in cyberspace.

August 10, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Announces Release Candidate Version of ESET Mobile Security for Android Smartphones

ESET, the leader in proactive protection, is moving forward in the testing and release process of ESET Mobile Security for Android platform. Starting today, ESET Mobile Security for Android is available as Release Candidate version. With ESET Mobile Security, ESET offers advanced protection for three operating systems including Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android. The Release Candidate version is available to download from the company’s website, ESET.com.

August 4, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Warns Against Facebook-spread Trojan and Offers Security Tips

Social networks are not only a place for fun, chat and connecting with your friends, it is also a place where cyber-crime flourishes. Just a short time ago a new dangerous variant of a trojan detected by ESET as Win32/Delf.QCZ started to spread via Facebook. The malware has the capability to deactivate AV protection that is not up-to-date. A trojan horse is a type of malaware that pretends to be a useful program, but in fact is a malicious software with harmful aims. ESET security solutions effectively defect and remove this type of malware.

July 27, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Advises: Use Caution When Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

There are tens of millions of free or paid Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The unsuspecting business or adventure travelers will use Wi-Fi wherever they find themselves. Airports often have free Wi-Fi and as vacation season is in full swing, Wi-Fi access is a necessity. That is why ESET’s researcher Cameron Camp has prepared some advice for user of the wireless internet spots.

July 15, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Releases ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server in Additional Languages

ESET today announced the release of the localized versions of ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server. Since this day, 12 new languages have been added to Slovak & English mutations that were available from the release of this product back in April 2011. ESET offers a broad set of foreign languages to foster more targeted relationship with its customer base.

July 13, 2011 | Bratislava

Threats in June: INF/Autorun Top Threat in Europe and the World; Survey finds the Social Networking/Cybersafety Disconnect

INF/Autorun, according to the statistical information from ThreatSense.Net, ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system, was the most wide-spread malware both in Europe (5.56%) and globally (6.72%) for the month of June. Running second is Win32/Conficker: in Europe 2.77%, globally 6.72%.

June 22, 2011 | San Diego

ESET Receives 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement Award

ESET today announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement Award for its success in the endpoint security products sector, which was based on the growth partnership company’s recent analysis of the endpoint security market. This award is presented annually to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing modernization strategies that proactively create value for its customers, with a focus on improving return on investment.

June 16, 2011 | Bratislava

Threats in May: Playstation Breach – Password Reset Attack Looming; INF/Autorun – Top-ranking Global and European Malware

INF/Autorun, according to the statistical information from ThreatSense.Net, yet again wins the spot of the top most ranked global threat in May 2011 with 6.58 percent of occurrence. The second most wide-spread malware globally turned to be, for several months now, Win32/Conficker with a 3.61 percent share, followed by yet another old-timer Win32/PSW.OnlineGames with 1.92%.

June 14, 2011 | Bratislava

ESET Announces RC of ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats today moved closer to the final release of ESET Smart Security 5 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5, making the Release Candidate version available at ESET.com. RC version is the final step of public testing ahead of the final product’s release slated for late in the third quarter of 2011.

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