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The First Proactive Protection for Mobile Devices (February 10, 2006)
Eset, spol. s r.o. is proud to announce that it has expanded the abilities of its ThreatSense technology. Now it is able to detect mobile infiltrations for devices based on the Symbian system proactively. Symbian is an operating system used especially in advanced models of mobile devices, whereas its broader development and expansion on other models, especially mobile device models, is coming in the near future. Eset analysts would like to emphasize the need of prevention. Therefore, the company supplies proactive protection for the Symbian system to its clients. “We are one step ahead of the authors of these viruses,” says Mr. Vladimír Makýš, Eset’s developer .

 

“Infiltration into current mobile devices needs users’ cooperation to a high degree...,“ says Mr. Makýš. Arrival of more specific and more dangerous threats is just a question of time. “It is very important to be prepared.” he added.

As a matter of fact, the first mobile device infiltrations have already began to spread. From the previous year there is a well known case of several Trojan horses, which have disabled work with phone, because they changed icons in the telephone menu into the sculls. Thus it had characteristic name – “Skulls.A”. The virus was able to rewrite the system files on Nokia phones, whilst it disabled the work with elementary functions, such as SMS editor, calendar or camera. Infiltration spread especially on Nokia phones with Symbian system, series 60.

Technology enabling this control is currently available for free to all users of NOD32 antivirus system for workstations. At the moment, the eventual infiltration may thus be spread when connecting the mobile device to the computer, what is common when synchronizing or data copying. According to Eset development plans, this technology will be implemented also in Eset Mobile Antivirus – the solution especially designed for mobile platforms. The launch on the market will be in upcoming months.
ESET Strengthens Defense Against Malware with Upgrade to NOD32 for Linux Users
Unprecedented Performance and Flexibility Added to Linux Platforms SAN JOSE , Calif. – RSA CONFERENCE BOOTH # 331 – (February 13, 2006)
ESET, a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers, today announced the upgrade of its NOD32 Antivirus for Linux. With this release, enterprise and ISP customers benefit from even greater performance and flexibility at their gateway mail servers.
NOD32 Antivirus for Linux is focused on excellent performance and stability. In this regard, the new version is a huge leap forward, and its support for multi-threading allows for blazing performance. Virus Bulletin tests on a previous version showed NOD32 was two to four times faster than the competition, processing 14 MB/sec in on demand scanning tests. This type of performance allows large organizations to reduce operational costs by deploying fewer machines.

New Features – NOD32 Antivirus for Linux:

  • Multi-threaded support : Drastically improves performance, allowing multiple files to be scanned at once.
     
  • Custom configuration profiles by individual user account and group : Enables custom settings and filters to limit scanning based, for example, on file size, nested archives and scanning time.
     
  • ThreatSense.Net sample submission system : Linux users will also benefit from ESET’s ThreatSense.Net, an online early warning system. ThreatSense.Net monitors global malware epidemics based on information gathered from two-way communication between NOD32 Antivirus users and ESET’s ThreatLab. Customers can opt-in to automatically provide ESET’s researchers with anonymous data about new threats detected by NOD32 Antivirus for Linux. The gathered data is used to enhance the ThreatSense® engine to detect subsequent waves of new malware.
     
  • X- header modification: Allows users to create customized filtering to quarantine certain items or create specific alerts.
NOD32 Antivirus for Linux is available immediately and supports all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, Fedora, Mandrake, SuSE and Debian.
All NOD32 products incorporate ThreatSense® technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics that proactively identifies previously unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware and phishing attacks in real-time. ThreatSense® is built into NOD32’s single scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection.

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s award-winning, anti-threat software system, NOD32, provides real-time protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product (www.virusbulletin.com). ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 four years running, and has an extensive partner network, including corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; San Diego, USA; Prague, CZ; Buenos Aires, AR; and is represented worldwide in more than 80 countries.

ESET’S NOD32 DETECTS TWO NEW RAPIDLY SPREADING BAGLE WORMS (February 6, 2006)
ESET, a global security software company providing next-generation malware protection, today warned customers of two new Bagle virus variants proliferating via the Internet that can cause significant computer damage. ESET noted a Bagle variant, Win32/Bagle.FA, on February 3, and it spread rapidly yesterday during the Superbowl football game, along with a slightly older variant, Win32/Bagle.EZ. ESET Threat Labs have determined that the variants disable antivirus programs and modify the system’s hosts file so they cannot be updated.
The new Bagles are “Trojan downloaders,” which install malicious files from an Internet location to create a backdoor into a machine, surpassing other computer defenses. Once the backdoor is installed, user systems are left unprotected to new viruses, since virus signatures are not updated properly.
To identify suspect emails, IT administrators should look for emails where either the subject line and body lines may contain the text:

Price
February price,

and the attachments may be .zip files with any of the following names

price
pricelst
pricelist
price_lst
new_price
February_price
21_price
Hot on the heels of the recent VB.NEI (Kama Sutra / Blackmal) worm, ESET’s Virus Radar system was detecting over 60,000 messages per hour carrying these new Bagle variants, with Win32/Bagle.FA hitting the number one spot” said Andrew Lee, Chief Technology Officer of ESET. “When worms spread this rapidly it greatly increases the risk that the customer won’t get updates before they are infected, and there’s no time for the big media warning campaigns which help people become aware of these threats before they break. ESET’s customers were protected from these worms in real-time, again demonstrating the power of our ThreatSense technology.”
ESET Delivers Proactive Protection From Malicious Rootkit Applications. (January 10, 2006)
Eset has developed a method to proactively detect so-called rootkit threats. Customers are thus protected from these especially dangerous threats, which are able to hide in the infected system and are extremely hard to detect. Today, Eset’s ThreatSense technology represents the only integrated solution able to protect from even unknown rootkits proactively.  According to Eset’s chief software architect Richard Marko, the technology is very effective with detection rates in the company’s internal tests up to 90%.
A Rootkit is a special type of infiltration able to hide its presence within infected systems, and thus escape from detection. Usually it is a package of malicious code enabling an attacker to exploit vulnerabilities in systems and to take full control of infected computers.
Current rootkit protection methods work reactively – on the basis of signatures, therefore it is necessary to keep antivirus systems up-to-date. However, when releasing the detection signatures, usually some users have already been exposed to the infiltration.  Traditional infiltrations, like e.g. viruses, are then cleaned by an additional scan.

In the case of rootkits, however, the additional system scan does not inevitably reveal a hidden threat, whereas after their activation, rootkits are able to make themselves “invisible”.  Infected users may thus gain a false feeling of security, because their updated antivirus system did not detect any threat.

Due to this reason, the most important thing with rootkits is prevention – the ability to stop the infiltration proactively, at the attempt to infiltrate into the system, and thus before it is able to activate. Until now, really proactive and complex protection has not been available.

Rootkit detection is based on the new generation of intelligent signatures, which is a part of the ThreatSense technology. This detection method is implemented in our technology in a really revolutionary way,” said Richard Marko.

 

“Rootkit detection will be included in the forthcoming ThreatSense technology components update. Consequently it will be available to all NOD32 system users immediately and free of charge,” said Michal Trnka, the company's marketing manager.

 

It is a tradition in our company to continuously update not only the virus signature database, but the technology of our antivirus systems as well. Thus our clients are always protected with the most advanced technology available.

Jan 1, 2005 - ESET's NOD32 protects against 100% of WMF exploits in PC Magazine test  more..

ESET Warns Against Malware Spread through MSN Messenger Scam

Unauthorized Software Downloads Are A Growing Source Of Internet-Based Threats

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – (December 29, 2005)
ESET, a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers, issued a warning today about a potentially harmful worm that lures users to download the latest version of MSN Messenger. The worm is spread via a URL prompting MSN Messenger users to download a Beta copy of Version 8.0 of the instant messenger software. Once the user accesses the phony URL, they become victims of an automatic download that installs a Trojan on the user’s computer, opening the door to additional threats. The recent MSN scam highlights the enhanced risk of downloading unauthorized software that ultimately compromise security and are the source of malicious code.
Most organizations today have sanctioned the use of the Internet and tools such as instant messenger to increase productivity in the workplace. IT administrators are then challenged to balance Internet usage for work-related activities with acceptable use policies that maintain the integrity of the organization’s network security. Without strict policies enforced, users are lured to update their software or download the latest and greatest applications at will, opening them and their company’s network to malicious threats from outside the firewall.

"Pirated or unauthorized software is more likely to contain malicious code that harms your computer than officially released applications that have been certified by the vendor," says Randy Abrams, director of technical education for ESET. “Given the growing number of Trojans, spyware, worms and viruses roaming the Internet, it is essential that companies set and enforce internal policies on top of implementing robust antivirus software to protect against increasingly sophisticated threats.”

ESET’s NOD32 utilizes ThreatSense® technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously-unknown malware, such as the MSN Messenger scam, in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s single, unified scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. Additionally, network and system performance is barely affected for end-users and IT administrators as NOD32 uses less than 20 MB of memory.

“In order to prevent future freeware download threats such as this week’s MSN Messenger scam-related worm, IT departments need to comply with software purchasing standards and enforce company policy against downloading unauthorized and unlicensed software or digital media,” said Rick Moy, vice president of marketing and sales for ESET. “More importantly, users must be aware of what they download. If it sounds illegal or unauthorized, it is more likely to be unsafe.”

With new threats appearing every day, it is important that antivirus companies not only provide new updates to identify these threats once they are released, but also are able to detect threats proactively through advanced heuristics. Without proactive heuristic detection, users must wait for updated versions of their antivirus software, creating a critical window of vulnerability that can last hours or even days. ESET’s NOD32 is the only product on the market today that utilizes advanced heuristics technology to proactively catch more than 90 percent of unknown malware.
New Study Shows Majority of American Public and Corporations Are Vulnerable To Zero Day Threats
AV-Comparatives.org releases new study with alarming findings
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – (December 5, 2005)
ESET, a global security software company providing next-generation malware protection, today announced results from a study conducted by AV-Comparatives.org indicating that of the 51 new viruses that have been released In-The-Wild in the past three months, customers of Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro had proactive detection for less than a dozen, and Kaspersky was able to detect only 18 of the 51 threats before their customers were at risk. ESET’s NOD32 detected 95 percent more than the others: including In-The-Wild threats, backdoors, Trojans and other malware.

“Zero day attacks by definition include new malware, and with so many out there, users need to know that they have a superior level of proactive protection to prevent infection,” said Andrew Lee, chief technology officer of ESET. “The AV-Comparatives.org test, proves that ESET’s NOD32 continues to provide the best proactive protection on the market.”

The AV-Comparatives.org “Retrospective/Proactive Test,” compared 11 different antivirus products’ abilities to proactively identify the increasing complexity and zero-day nature of today’s threats. 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 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 received between August and November 2005, and tested them against the products without updating the antivirus signature. More details can be found at http://www.av-comparatives.org/.
This study, and others like it, emphasize that proactive detection is increasingly important as the threat window becomes smaller. With new threats appearing every day, it is important that antivirus companies not only provide new updates to identify these threats once they are released, but also are able to detect threats proactively through advanced heuristics. Without proactive heuristic detection, users must wait for updated versions of their antivirus software, creating a critical window of vulnerability that can last hours or even days. ESET’s NOD32 is the only product on the market today that utilizes advanced heuristics technology to proactively catch more than 90 percent of unknown malware. In this particular test, NOD32 detected 46 of the sample set of 51 new In-The-Wild viruses.

"New types of viruses and malware appear everyday, making it imperative that the AV solutions on the market not only provide quick updates but also detect and protect against threats in advance with heuristic techniques," said Andreas Clementi, project manager of AV-Comparatives.org. "In our November independent test looking at proactive detection capabilities, we tested 11 of the world's top AV solutions and once again ESET's NOD32 detected more new malware than any other vendor—providing excellent proactive on-demand detection."

NOD32 utilizes ThreatSense™ technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously-unknown malware in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s single, unified scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. Additionally, network and system performance is barely affected for end-users and IT administrators as NOD32 uses less than 20 MB of memory.

November 24, 2005 - Eset has become a member of the Anti-spyware coalition

Eset, spol. s.r.o. has become a full member of the internationally established association known under the name of ASC (Anti-Spyware Coalition), joining such companies as AOL, DELL, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. The ASC is an international group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies.

Composed of anti-spyware software companies, academics, and consumer groups, the ASC seeks to bring together a diverse array of perspective on the problem of controlling spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies.
Through the award-winning NOD32 product family, Eset offers protection against spyware, too. Moreover, the antivirus system has received the prestigious West Coast Labs’ Spyware Checkmark certificate. It means that NOD32 demonstrated detection of spyware in a strict test in the West Coast Labs spyware test suite with no false alarms, and managed to fully protect the tested hardware.
For more information on ASC, visit the coalition’s homepage at http://www.antispywarecoalition.org/.
Bratislava, November 18, 2005 - NOD32 protects also against the "Sony Rootkit"
Eset Ltd. announced that the NOD32 antivirus system protects its clients also from the application Win32/Rootkit.XCP, a.k.a. "Sony Rootkit". The dangerous application is a part of the content protection software used by Sony to protect CDs from being copied illegally. Potentially, it could be exploited by Trojan horses, which, thanks to the application, could easily hide themselves within operating systems.
The NOD32 antivirus system is able to stop the rootkit while it is attempting to install. Moreover, NOD32 automatically removes it leaving the other components of the protection software untouched.

In case Win32/Rootkit.XCP is already installed on your system, please reboot into Safe Mode to provide a safe and smooth removal. Then run the NOD32 scanner to delete the rootkit.

Clients who own CDs containing the content protection software are advised by Eset to follow the aforementioned procedure.
Not an NOD32-AV client and want to check for the Rootkit?  Here is the Sony Rootkit Checker provided by © Paolo Monti.
November 14, 2005 - Andrew Lee, ESET's CTO, talks about how you, as a concerned user, can do your part to help eliminate virus threats. NOD32's "ThreatSense" (TM) early warning system helps us to achieve this goal, thereby creating "good internet citizens" of us all.
Listen to the interview in: Real Audio or Windows Media Player
November 1, 2005 – ESET, a global security software company providing next-generation malware protection, today warned customers of an email seeding of the Win32/Bagle.DC and Win32/Bagle.DD worms. The newest variants of the Bagle family of worms were detected this morning and are designed to avoid signature-based detection, leaving many antivirus companies scrambling to respond by producing signature updates. ESET’s ThreatSense™ Advanced Heuristics technology immediately stopped the new variants, without updates, once again underlining the need for proactive protection.
So far, ESET has identified more than 13,700 emails with Win32/Bagle.DC and 2,400 emails containing Win32/Bagle.DD and the number is quickly growing. ESET’s Virus Radar reported a spike of activity with upwards of 2,000 emails an hour being seeded, most likely through botnets. The variants, a part of the Bagle family, are spammed out in messages that have an empty subject line and a simple body which contains just one word such as "info" or "texte" and attached is a zipped dropper. The attachment names for example are "Info_prices.zip", "max.zip", "sms_text.zip", “Business_dealing.zip" and "Business.zip". Once the emails are opened the Win32/Bagle.DC will copy itself to \winnt\system32\hloader_exe.exe, drop the file \winnt\system32\hleader_dll.dll, and then will try to download a file from some urls. At present none of the identified urls are working.
“Because of the speed at which new variants are proliferated through botnets, even the most rapid response from a reactive signature update is insufficient,” said Andrew Lee, CTO of ESET. “With NOD32, ESET customers were proactively protected from these new Bagle variants in real-time due to our powerful, ThreatSense heuristics.”
 
ESET is providing a free remover for the Bagle variants, which can be downloaded at www.computersecurityassociates.com.
ESET’s Virus Radar (www.virusradar.com), a real-time malware tracking tool, immediately identified these malicious Bagle variant using ThreatSense. Over the course of a few hours, as many as 1,000 samples of the worm were detected. Virus Radar provides site visitors with easy access to in-depth analysis of the latest malicious outbreaks and processes approximately five million email messages per day to provide information such as the exact date a virus was first detected and its current detection rate. Virus Radar is also capable of tracking the progression of a single virus over a given period—in some instances from the earliest heuristic detection of a new virus to the point where the virus disappears.
October 10, 2005 - Eset Antivirus for mobile devices
Eset, spol. s r. o. today announced development of it's own antivirus solution for protection of smart phones and PDA devices. The new product is at an advanced stage of development and according to company's plans should hit the market in early 2006.
Solution codenamed Eset Mobile Antivirus is dedicated for devices based on Symbian operating system.
"Protection for mobile devices grows rapidly in importance, and no antivirus vendor can ignore this trend," commented Eset’s marketing manager Michal Trnka. Eset plans to provide customers with this solution free of charge, as a supplement to any desktop edition of the NOD32 antivirus system.
Sept. 15 - Win32/Zotob – Why proactive detection is essential when worms exploit vulnerabilities. Read the article here or at PC Magazine

AV-TEST.ORG STUDY CONFIRMS NOD32 PROACTIVELY IDENTIFIED ALL ZOTOB VARIANTS; ESET BEATS INDUSTRY’S LARGEST ANTIVIRUS COMPANIES

ESET, a global security software solutions company providing next-generation anti-threat protection, today announced results from a study conducted by AV-Test.org that confirm ESET’s NOD32 proactively identified all six variants of the recent Zotob worm.  more..

NOD32 users protected before the Zotob outbreak.  Were you one of them?

Symantec, McAfee and Trend did not proactively detect or protect against Zotob. Users of these products received a virus signature update more than several hours after the threat appeared. more..

The Best Antivirus Protection Program Available.

Pro-Networks reviews NOD32, gives it 9 out of 10 stars and praise for Low Memory Usage, Low Price, Fast Scanning, Quick Automatic Updates and Advanced ThreatSense Engine. more..

ESET's CTO, Andrew Lee interviewed at the Black Hat briefings!

 Click Here to listen to the interview.

ESET's 64-bit release beats major antivirus vendors and receives global coverage!

InfoWorld
ComputerWorld
NetworkWorld
ARNnet
Scoop

ESET Provides Complete Malware Protection for 64-bit Systems

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 26, 2005 – ESET, a global security software company providing next-generation malware protection, today announced that their award-winning flagship product, NOD32, offers malware protection for x64 versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.  More

Colby-Sawyer College
Information Security Analyst Scott Brown performed an in-depth evaluation of several AV vendors and took detailed notes. Guess which solution he chose and why.  More

 

See what Network Computing Magazine has to say regarding NOD32 here.

June 23, 2005

Frost & Sullivan publishes White Paper on ESET's solutions for evolving threats. Download a free copy here.

June 22, 2005

ESET Tackles Spyware with NOD32 Version 2.5; Receives Checkmark Certification

May 2, 2005
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Proactive Antivirus Defense in Educational Networks

April 20, 2005
ESET's CTO, Andrew Lee speaks at the third annual Information Technology Security Conference in San Diego, CA on effective strategies for implementing proactive antivirus defense in an academic environment.

The Increasing Viciousness of Virus Warfare

April 12, 2005
An Interview with ESET CTO, Andrew Lee reveals the increasingly vicious tactics taken by virus writers.

Virus Radar has so far detected all variants of the Win32/Mytob family of worms

April 12, 2005
This article in PC Magazine discusses how the advanced heuristics of virus radar and NOD32 proactively protect against new viruses.

Tech Guru, Leo LaPorte endorses NOD32!

March 18, 2005
Renowned Technology Guru and radio talk show host, Leo Laporte endorses NOD32 as "The best antivirus ever!" And urges those using other antivirus software to "make the change". More about Leo (www.leoville.com)
Justin Osmer From Microsoft and Andrew Lee From ESET Software Featured on Let's Talk Computers®
(Nashville, March 18)
CTO Andrew Lee discusses Eset's new NOD32 Remote Administrator which enables an administrator to manage large installations of NOD32 antivirus system in large corporate networks. The Remote Administrator provides centralized antivirus management with remote installation of NOD32 client antivirus systems enabling a fast antivirus protection rollout, which automatically searches for unprotected computers in your network. With extensive monitoring and reporting tools and multiple remote installation options, the Remote Administrator deploys NOD32 antivirus quickly and reliably, making management much simpler.
Let's Talk Computers R ranks as one of the longest running radio computer talk shows, distributing up-to-the minute computer information since 1989. Produced in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, it is broadcast via radio in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and New Mexico and on the world wide web via the Internet. To listen to the entire show, click here.
 

"Locking" Sober.L Virus stopped by Advanced Heuristics

(March 7, 2005, SearchSecurity.com)
A new member of the Sober family prevents detection by traditional antivirus by utilizing exclusive file locking techniques. ESET's Advanced Heuristics detects the new malware before it can install itself. Read more here.

Gone Phishing

(PC Magazine, March 2005)
Over the last two years or so, there has been a huge increase in so called Phishing scams. The best way to avoid such scams is to make sure you start a fresh browser session when logging on to your internet bank, and never follow links to it from emails. For further details click here.

New Bagle variant combines spam, Trojans
Bagle.BB installs remote monitoring software on systems it infects

(March 1, 2005, IDG News Service)
Informative article written by Paul Roberts informs on the latest evolving threat of the Bagle worm that doesn't try to spread, but installs malicious remote monitoring software on systems it infects. To read the whole article click here.
 

Death of a worm

(PC Magazine, February 2005)
Tracking the Sober family of worms over time with ESET virus-radar system. Once one dies, or switches off, another one soon appears, each time with some changes. To read the PC Magazine article, click here.
Eset's NOD32 Antivirus Halts the Spread of the Win32/Sober.K Worm
NOD32 Users are immediately protected from infection without having to wait for an updated signature
SAN DIEGO, CA – ( February 21, 2005 )
Eset, a global security software solutions company providing next-generation virus protection, today announced that the company's advanced heuristics detected a variant of the Sober worm family—Win32/Sober.K. Eset is providing a free cleaner for infected systems not protected by its NOD32 antivirus software. The cleaner can be downloaded at http://www.nod32.it/cgi-bin/mapdl.pl?tool=Sober.

The Win32/Sober.K worm spreads rapidly via email using its own SMTP engine to create outgoing messages, which are written in German or English. Infected email messages contain an attachment that, if executed, allows the worm to collect email addresses from local files and then uses the harvested addresses to send itself out to other computers. The worm avoids email addresses that contain specific key words such as those related to major antivirus companies. More than 10,500 cases of infection have been reported so far. The worm was first detected early this morning by Eset's Virus-Radar at http://www.virus-radar.com which uses NOD32's advanced heuristics technology.

Eset's NOD 32 detected the new variant and backdoor utilizing the company's unique advanced heuristics technology, which identifies the newest malware the instant it starts spreading “in the wild,” providing immediate protection without the need for signatures and updates. Eset's advanced heuristics is based on complementary algorithms that analyze file structure and simulate file execution through virtual PC technology to determine potentially suspicious activity with only minimal system resources. As a result, NOD32 consistently identifies more “in the wild” viruses without generating false positives, than any other anti-virus vendor.

 

Eset's NOD32 Antivirus Celebrates 7 Years of 100% Virus Detection!

(San Diego, February 2, 2005)
Eset's NOD32 Antivirus remains the only product in the world that has not missed a single In the Wild virus in any of the prominent Virus Bulletin tests it had been submitted to, since May 1998!
"With its usual admirable performance, NOD32 once again leaves little room for comment and achieves its latest VB 100% award with predictable ease.", commented Virus Bulletin in its February edition granting Eset's antivirus its record 30th Virus Bulletin 100% Award. To learn more on Virus Bulletin tests and comparative results click here.

Triple Trouble - the biggest worms in the world

Article by Andrew Lee (in SC Magazine, January 2005)
Multiple variants of viruses and worms call for new defense strategies. In a new article published by SC, Eset's CTO Andrew Lee discusses the reasons why last year's big worms, Bagle, Netsky and MyDoom, and the increased opportunities that malware offers criminal groups such as spammers, are clear indications that heuristic detection technology is the future of antivirus.
 
Antivirus Software Benchmarks. See the comparisons for yourself!
TESTING HEURISTIC DETECTION IN A REAL-WORLD SCENARIO
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NOD32 - The fastest, most resource friendly and easier to use than the competition
10/04/2004
"NOD32 is definitely the fastest and the most resources friendly Antivirus", as quoted in PC3 magazine. NOD32 is the perfect solution for all clients including Home Users, SMBs and Corporate.
"In terms of operations, NOD32 Remote Administration is pretty easy to use, much easier than McAfee Virus Scan, NAV Corporate Edition or even Trend Micro Office Scan." commented PC3. There is no surprise NOD32 received the Editor's Choice Award :-)
Copiers - The Hidden Network Security Hole
10/04/2004
NOD32 is highlighted for protecting the Canon Color image Runner, and Anton Zajac, CEO of Eset, is quoted, in this comprehensive article discussing new threats to business enterprises. [more...]

NOD32 - Editor's choice in PC Utilities

"Although NOD32 lacks the high-profile name of Norton or McAfee, the program itself is every bit as good as them and in many ways, it's better."  To read the full review, click here.
Microsoft Release Labs Renews Its License With Eset’s NOD32 Anti-Virus Software

NOD32 Selected to Protect Microsoft Software from Viruses and Worms for the Fourth Year

08/26/2004 (San Diego)

Eset, a global provider of next generation virus protection , today announced that Microsoft renewed its corporate license to use NOD32 anti-virus software in its release labs. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Microsoft's release labs have been using NOD32 to scan for viruses and worms.

 

“Having a reliable and effective anti-virus software solution is necessary for enterprises, however with so many factors to consider such as performance, detection, speed, and cost, selecting the best product can be a difficult decision,” said Eset CEO Anton Zajac. “We're pleased that Microsoft has once again recognized the value of NOD32's performance and has chosen to renew its corporate license for the fourth consecutive year. By using our advanced heuristics technology, Microsoft can be assured that they are utilizing the most advanced technology available to safeguard their customers from new, emerging threats.*

Eset Achieves ICSA Labs Anti-Virus Certification for the Third Year

NOD32 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatibility Click here.

PC World
looks at NOD32's Advanced Heuristics!
April 2004
"More potent weapons thrown into the battle
against viruses and worms."
"The simple fact is that all antivirus solutions
are not created equal."