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ESET NOD32 Crowned Best Antivirus Product of 2006 by

Created: 2007-02-01 00:00:00

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ESET Top-rated Solution in Proactive Detection and, On-Demand Scanning Speed

SAN DIEGO – January 25, 2007 – ESET today announced that ESET NOD32 has been named the overall best antivirus product of 2006 by the independent testing group Of the 16 anti-virus products tested across multiple categories, ESET NOD32 antivirus solution earned the top rank in proactive on-demand detection, and on-demand scanning speed. 

ESET NOD32 was recognized for its advanced heuristics scanning capabilities at a high-rate of speed and accuracy. In contrast, many competing antivirus products consume significantly more system resources which slow computer and network performance and response times, resulting in poor end-user experience. AV-Comparative test results reveal that NOD32 has consistently distinguished itself with high proactive detection and performance.

Security threats continue to be one of the most critical challenges confronting both enterprises and consumers. With cyber crime emerging as multi-billion dollar industry, hackers continue to look for new ways to reap financial rewards and obtain valuable intellectual property. Consequently, security experts predict 2007 will reflect an increase in the frequency and complexity of malicious, covert malware attacks. This new online world significantly ups the ante for the baseline requirements in an anti-malware solution.  

“This year’s report shows that ESET NOD32 leads not just in one, but multiple categories of comparison,” said Andreas Clementi, project manager at “NOD32 proactively identifies and eliminates the type of complicated malware threats that are emerging now and which will continue to evolve. When you combine the speed, accuracy and advanced heuristics capabilities of ESET’s solution, it is clearly the best performing AV product on the market today.”

According to the 2006 end-of-year report, ESET NOD32 was the winner in three different individual categories, including “Overall,” “Proactive On-Demand Detection,” and “Highest on-demand scanning speed.” ESET NOD32 was recognized as the best overall solution because it received the highest award, Advanced+, in two on-demand and two proactive scanning tests in 2006. The full summary report can be found here:

“ThreatSense® technology distinguishes us from the rest of the market, and the proof is further validated with ESET NOD32 being declared the best solution in 2006,” said Rick Moy, vice president of marketing, ESET LLC. “The developers have continued to stay true to the mission of delivering the smallest, fastest and most accurate protection. With security risks continuing to evolve and accelerate, it’s important to have a proactive solution that doesn’t incur unnecessary management overhead. NOD32 allows customers to focus on what is important to their business.”
ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 2.7 utilizes ThreatSense® technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics, to proactively identify previously unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits 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

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Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia . The Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities. Version 2 is the sole distributor of ESET and NOD32 Antivirus products in the Greater China and Singapore regions.

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