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Consumer Recommended

"To succeed today, antivirus vendors have to provide great protection without affecting the performance of a user’s system. Every vendor attempts to get the balance right, but this year the most recommended company in the antivirus market was the Slovakia-based ESET, edging past larger, better-known competitors."*


Rated #1 in Anti-Phishing Detection Test

ESET outperformed the competition and took first place in the AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing test with the highest percentage of phishing websites blocked.


AV Test

2013 AV-Test Certified for Windows

Each quarter, tests security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability.  ESET met all the requirements and achieved certification for both the Windows 8, 7 and Windows XP Operating System.



"Advanced+" Awards

ESET has more “Advanced+” awards in performance and retrospective tests than any other vendor. To receive top ranking, the product has to have excellent heuristic detection rates and low false positives.




2013 AV-Test Certified for Android™

ESET Mobile Security for Android received certification from AV-TEST in January 2013. Tested among 22 other Android apps available on Google Play®, ESET received an overall score of 95% with no false warnings during installation.



2012 Top Rated Product

ESET Smart Security® 5 received the AV-Comparatives “Top rated product of 2012” award, for achieving high overall performance, demonstrating low system impact and having one of the lowest false positive scores in the AV-Comparatives 2012 tests.



Seal of Approval

ESET Smart Security received the esteemed PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.



“Real-World” Protection Advanced+ Award

ESET Smart Security received the highest Advanced+ award level in the dynamic “real-world” comparative protection test.



ICSA Certified

ESET Endpoint Security was certified for detection and cleaning of malware again in 2013. ESET is the first antivirus company to have achieved ICSA certification for Mac® OS X.

AV Comparatives

Approved Security Product

“We found ESET Cyber Security Pro to be an excellent anti-malware solution for Mac OS X, and it receives our Approved Security Product award. The program is simple to install and use, and status displays and warning messages are clear.”


Virus Bulletin

81 Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards

ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved more Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards than any other product. In order to get awarded, the product must detect all In-the-Wild viruses while reporting no false positives. ESET NOD32 has never missed an In-the-Wild virus.


2012 SC Magazine Award

SC Magazine

2012 Reader Trust Award

ESET Smart Security has been recognized as the Best Anti-Malware Management solution after proving the product’s success and overall impact to the Reader Trust Voting Panel who are SC Magazine readers that are high-level IT security executives.



Editors' Choice Award

The coveted CNET Editors' Choice award recognizes outstanding consumer electronics that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service, and value. It's logo is a mark of excellence denoting the best possible investment for consumers.

Consumers Digest

Leadership Recognition

Every year the Inc. 5000 celebrates the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars – the men and women leading the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past three years, ESET has been named a member of this exclusive club.


West Coast Labs

Checkmark Certified

West Coast Labs‘ Checkmark certifications are given based on products‘ ability to detect and remove threats. ESET holds Checkmark certifications in both detection and removal of infections.

Global Customer Value Enhancement Award

2012 Best Practices Award

"ESET continues a focus on product innovation while continually adding value from a cost and technology perspective."



PassMark Software

Highest in Performance

ESET Endpoint Security ranked first in an independent review by PassMark Software and was rated highest in performance among seven endpoint security solutions.

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