The test conducted by independent British magazine Virus Bulletin (VB) assessed the performance of products by 37 anti-virus vendors. The tested products were based on Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition SP2 X32 platform and the sample batch of viruses used in testing contained, among others, a number of variants of the Win32/Conficker worm, Win32/Koobface infiltrations targeting social networks, as well as samples belonging to the Win32/Virut family.ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 has fared exceptionally well in the rigorous testing. NOD32 engine is used as the foundation for other products, such as ESET Smart Security and server security solutions. The award was the result of a combination of advanced technology for the detection of polymorphic viruses, and extremely low incidents of false positives. With this latest VB100 award, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the only antivirus product worldwide that has never missed a single in-the-wild occurring threat used in the test.
ESET is a regular participant of VB testing since 1998 and holds the world record of VB100 Awards, obtaining the 57th Award in August 2009.With its 59th appearance in the testing, ESET’s product has missed this prestigious award only twice in its history. Since the testing’s inception it achieved a cumulative success rate of 96,61%.
In order to receive a VB award, the tested product has to detect all viruses in the on-demand and on-access scanning category.
About Virus Bulletin
Virus Bulletin was launched in 1989 as a specialized magazine intended for PC users, focusing specifically on PC viruses, their detection and prevention. Virus Bulletin carries out independent comparative testing of antivirus products. The VB Award is highly esteemed in the antivirus industry due to its rigorous testing methods and because no entry fee and repeat testing is allowed. VB also organizes an annual VB Conference for antivirus professionals that is highly respected in the antivirus community.
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for corporate customers and households. From a small family-sized venture, ESET has evolved into a leader in proactive malware detection and is in the front lines of combating emerging cyberthreats. Its flagship solutions - ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security, built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine are trusted by millions of users to protect their computers against a host of Internet-borne malware, such as viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits. ESET has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia with branch offices in Prague, Czech Republic; San Diego, USA; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. ESET‘s solutions are available in more than 160 countries worldwide. In 2008, ESET opened its new development center in Krakow, Poland and was ranked by Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA region.