July 12, 2010 | Bratislava

ESET Update Boosts Engine Scanning Speed

BRATISLAVA - ESET, the global leader in proactive protection against malware, 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.

For illustration, the scanning speed of executable (.exe) files has improved by more than 50%. This update affects all products in the ESET product line (excluding ESET Mobile Antivirus), confirming ESET in the forefront of the industry in speed and detection accuracy.  

“The increase in speed means that when previously the scanning took four to five minutes, now it can be, in many cases, completed under a minute. Emphasizing lightweight, yet powerful design coupled with fast scanning speed has always been our top priority,” said Peter Košinár, Senior Developer, Technology and Research Division at ESET’s global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The update of ESET’s flagship security solutions - ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 and ESET Smart Security - brings these benefits:

  • Increase of file scanning speed by 29 percent
  • Increase on system start and restart by 53 percent
  • Increase of web download speed by 46 percent

The update will download automatically.

ESET performance improvements

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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 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 an extensive partner network in 160 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.