ESET Launches ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 and ESET Smart Security 7 BETA Versions; Improved Protection from Yet Undiscovered Malware Enables Users to Enjoy Technology More Safely

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ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, announces the BETA release of its flagship consumer products: ESET Smart Security® 7 and ESET NOD32® Antivirus 7, providing enhanced anti-malware protection and improved system cleaning for end users.
The new products proud with the low system footprint capabilities ESET is known for, but now offer users even greater protection from new and yet undiscovered malware with core product technology improvements. ESET Advanced Memory Scanner in V7 BETA stops heavily-encrypted threats designed to evade detection. Overall improved cleaning helps users remove complex rootkits which were previously cleanable only via dedicated cleaning tools.
ESET has proven its top performance capabilities in the latest AV-Comparatives tests, claiming the 2nd spot among global AV vendors, receiving the Advanced+ Award in the May’s Performance Test* with a total score of 189.4, an impact score on system performance of 0.6 and an overall score of 98,9 % in the April’s Real-World Protection testing**.

“Cybercriminals use various obfuscation techniques in their malware to evade detection by our advanced algorithms. The new technology we are introducing with the BETA release of our flagship products, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security will make it much more difficult for them. At ESET, we create fast security products to improve people’s digital experience and solve their security issues, allowing them to enjoy technology more safely”, says Palo Luka, ESET Chief Technology Officer.

The core technology improvements:ESET NOD32® Antivirus and ESET Smart Security® add advanced levels of protection against threats thanks to three core technology improvements in detection and cleaning. Two of the enhancements are available in the BETA version, with the third advanced functionality will follow later:

  • ESET Advanced Memory Scanner stops heavily-encrypted threats designed to avoid detection. With improved capabilities to analyze decrypted, “stripped” files directly in memory, the software can effectively prevent new and unknown malware attacks.
  • Vulnerability Shield provides robust protection against attempts to exploit known network vulnerabilities.

To find out more details about the new functionalities, download V7 BETA products and enter the BETA testers‘ competition, please visit

*AV-Comparatives Performance Test, May 2013
**AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test, April 2013

About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 75th VB100 award in September 2012, ESET NOD32® Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security® and ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac) are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world. The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET® has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.