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ESET Achieves 40th Virus Bulletin 100% Award

Created: 2006-10-12 00:00:00

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NOD32 Antivirus Software Holds Record for Number of “In the Wild” Wins

SAN DIEGO – October 5, 2006 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that ESET NOD32 Antivirus received its fortieth VB 100% award in the October 2006 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review. ESET earned its latest VB 100% score in comparative testing of 27 antivirus products running on Windows 2000 Server, further extending its eight-year track record as the vendor with the most awards. Virus Bulletin awards VB 100% scores to products that detect 100 percent of viruses from the WildList without false positives.

“We’re pleased to be celebrating our fortieth VB 100% win, a milestone that underscores NOD32’s unparalleled history of flawless detection across a range of platforms,” said Miroslav Trnka, Technical Director at ESET. “ESET delivers the most advanced proactive technology for combating malware in a fast and easy-to-use product, and it’s an honor to be distinguished as the leader in Virus Bulletin’s In-the-Wild tests.”

ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 2.5 utilizes ThreatSense® technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously-unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware and phishing attacks in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s unified scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. To learn more about emerging threats and what businesses and consumers can do to protect themselves, ESET has produced a podcast series available on iTunes or at

VB 100% Overview
The VB 100% award was first introduced in 1998. In order to display the VB 100% logo, an anti-virus product must have demonstrated in tests that:

  • It detects all In the Wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning.
  • It generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
  • The product must fulfill these criteria in its default state.


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