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ESET Only Company to Secure "Advanced+" Rating from AV-Comparatives

Created: 2008-12-02 00:00:00

December 02, 2008

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Secures Top Spot in November's Retrospective Test

SAN DIEGO – December 2, 2008 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has secured an "Advanced+" rating from AV-Comparatives, an independent research outlet that tests antivirus software. Of the 16 products tested for "on-demand" or "regression" testing, ESET NOD32 Antivirus was the only one to receive the "Advanced+" rating.

AV-Comparatives provided a three-level ranking system of Standard, Advanced and Advanced+. To receive an "Advanced+" rating, a product must be rated with not only with an excellent on-demand detection rate, but also a low false positive rate.

On-demand detection and false positive rates were measured during a four-week period. During this timeframe a variety of samples were tested, including Viruses, Script Malware, Worms, Trojans, Rootkits and other forms of malware.

"No other company could match ESET's combination of proactive malware detection and low false positive rate for November's retrospective testing," said Andreas Clementi, founder and chief researcher for AV-Comparatives. "While other products scored high in certain areas, ESET NOD32 Antivirus performed the most evenly, earning yet another ‘Advanced+' rating from AV-Comparatives."

ESET's industry-leading products, including the popular NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security, deliver a significant improvement over traditional solutions in the marketplace today. Powered by ThreatSense® technology, ESET's products combine speed, accuracy and minimal system impact. The advanced heuristics engine enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions use an emulated environment to decode and analyze executable code in real-time. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.


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