December 13, 2010 | San Deigo, CA | Press Releases

ESET Extends Record for Consecutive Wins with 65th VB100 Award

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it has captured its 65th VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the widely-respected independent comparative testing group, and leads all antivirus vendors with a record-setting 48 straight VB100 awards. December's Virus Bulletin report focused on the Windows 7 platform; of the 64 products participating, 43 passed and 21 failed.

Virus Bulletin introduced its first VB100 award in 1998, and conducts several comparatives every year, rotating its platforms between Linux, Windows, Windows servers and Novell Netware. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must meet two criteria: (1) Demonstrate it detects all "In-the-Wild" viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning; and, (2) Generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files. Since the inception of VB100 awards in 1998, ESET NOD32 is the only product that has never missed an In-the-Wild sample and continues to boast a success rate of over 97 percent - the industry's highest. Most antivirus vendors have success ratios in the 50 – 75 percent range.

“Final results were as splendid as ever, with solid scores across all sets and a particularly solid showing in the RAP sets, said John Hawes, Virus Bulletin. "The clean sets turned up their usual handful of greyware alerts, which are doubtless quite accurate and mainly point out toolbars included with trial versions of popular apps. Nothing upset things in the WildList set, and ESET extends its unbroken run of VB100 success by yet another month."

ESET is powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.

To download a free trial of ESET's award-winning security software, visit www.eset.com/download/index.php

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. All products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call +1 (619) 876-5400.