Detection Advantages

Malware and antivirus software

Independent tests show ESET's superior protection

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When new viruses, worms and other malicious attacks strike, traditional signatures are insufficient. Every minute you wait for an update is another minute that your computer and network are vulnerable to damage, infection, or identity theft. ThreatSense® Heuristics closes the window of vulnerability by safely identifying and stopping malware as it attempts to run on your computer.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security (built with the same ThreatSense engine as ESET NOD32 Antivirus) have consistently been rated as the best protection against zero-day threat and attacks by the world's leading proactive antivirus testing organizations:

AV-Comparatives.org
The independent testing institution, AV-Comparatives.org, is an antivirus research project coordinated by Andreas Clementi with the support of the Innsbrucker Kompetenzzentrum / Computernotdienst. The AV-Comparatives.org May 2009 "Retrospective/Proactive Antivirus Test" compared 16 different antivirus products' abilities to proactively identify the increasing complexity and nature of the zero-day threat . The stringent testing used recent "In-the-Wild" samples and a variety of other malware, Trojans, viruses and worms affecting Windows and other operating systems. To effectively test the products for proactive detection, the organization used new malware samples, and tested them against the products without updating the antivirus signatures.

AV-Test.org
AV-Test is a joint-research project of the University Magdeburg and AV-Test GmbH. The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13,500 students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus test lab has two professors and approximately fifteen students working regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of antivirus products. AV-Test GmbH is a security consultancy company with a special focus on computer virus incidents.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the only solution in the world that has detected all real, “In-the-Wild” worms and viruses since the inception of testing in May 1998.

VB100 Tests Passed

Number of Undetected Threats
Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list)
Source: www.virusbtn.com, May 1998 - Dec 2010

 

This chart illustrates ESET holding the record number of the highest Advanced+ awards in proactive detection. No other vendor can match this achievement.

Proactive detection refers to the way ESET security solutions detect malicious programs that have not yet been discovered and catalogued. The scanning engine is trained to detect malware without relying on the updates of the antivirus signatures, i.e. catching malware by its intrinsic "malicious" behavior.

VB100 Tests Passed

Number of Awards Recieved
Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list)
Source: www.av-comparatives.org, May 1998 - Dec 2010

This chart illustrates ESET holding the record number of the

highest Advanced+ awards in proactive detection.

No other vendor can match this achievement.

 

 

Given that every day, malware authors create thousands of new infiltrations, it is essential that a security solution blocks new threats before they cause damage to the system.

VB100 Tests Passed

Proactive Protection (%)
Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list)
Source: www.virusbtn.com, April 2010, Platform Windows XP

 

 

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