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Malware and Ransomware detection (Total Accuracy %)

SE Labs compared the effectiveness of anti-malware products against targeted attacks using well-established techniques and public web-based threats that were live on the internet at the time of the test. The results indicate how effective the products were at detecting and/or protecting against those threats in real time.

Source: SE Labs Enterprise Anti-Malware Protection, April – June 2018

Anti-Spam(Final Score)

Virus Bulletin, a leading independent testing authority, tested anti-spam products by sending thousands of emails through each system in real-time. The VBSpam Final Score measures how successful the anti-spam product was at catching spam while simultaneously avoiding false positives.

Source: Virus Bulletin – VBSpam results , September 2018 Final Score


False alarms(Total false alarms)

Even one false positive can cause serious problems. If an antivirus solution is configured to immediately delete or quarantine infected files, a false positive in an essential file can render the operating system or crucial applications unusable.

Source: AV-Comparatives, False Alarm Test, September 2018


Performance Test (Impact Score, lower is better)

Anti-malware software impacts file management operations such as create, open, copy, and remove files. By replacing a heavier solution with a lighter one, the user will experience faster operation and lower impact on their system.

Source: AV-Comparatives, Performance Test, April 2018

Long-term network load test(MB, lower is better)

Communication across a network is increasingly critical in the work environment. Similar to hardware on business systems, the behavior of the network has an impact on the operation of business devices. ESET approved its low network impact in this test.

Source: AV-Comparatives Network Performance Test—November 2016

Size of client-side updates(MB, lower is better)

In this test AV-Comparatives examines the client-side malware updates of each solution, smaller size demonstrates better efficiency of security solution while maintaining high detection rate.

Source: AV-Comparatives Network Performance Test—November 2016

Detection of macOS and Windows malware (%)

In a recent test of macOS security solutions by AV-TEST, ESET achieved the top score. ESET was the only solution in the test that detected all malicious files for both macOS and Windows. This demonstrates that ESET solutions provide the best protection for customers with heterogeneous environments.

Source: AV-Test AV-Test 12 Security Packages for macOS—July 2016