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Malware and antivirus software

ESET wins "Best Overall Speed Performance" from in 2008

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You might think something so powerful would tax your resources. But quite the opposite is true. Because of its highly optimized code and light system footprint, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security (built with the same ThreatSense engine as ESET NOD32 Antivirus) include one of the fastest scanners in the industry, as the following two charts clearly illustrate.

Spend less time waiting for your computer to start
Boot time, PassMark, September 2010

Antivirus Scanning Performance


Protect endpoints without filling up disk space
Installation size, PassMark, September 2010

Antivirus Scanning Performance


Low system requirements of ESET Smart Security extend the hardware lifecycle. The chart on the left shows how individual security solutions affect the system performance.

VB100 Tests Passed

Overhead (%)
Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list)
Source:, Dec 2009



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