ESET NOD32 Rated Fastest Antivirus on Microsoft Vista

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ESET (http://www.eset.com), the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that ESET NOD32 Antivirus received its 42nd VB100 award in the February 2007 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review. NOD32 was rated the fastest antivirus software in comparative testing of 15 antivirus products running on Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition (32-bit). ESET further extended its nine-year track record as the vendor with the most VB100 awards.

Over the past nine years, ESET has achieved 42 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, more than any other vendor

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that ESET NOD32 Antivirus received its 42nd VB100 award in the February 2007 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review. NOD32 was rated the http://www. eset.com [fastest antivirus software] in comparative testing of 15 antivirus products running on Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition (32-bit). ESET further extended its nine-year track record as the vendor with the most VB100 awards.

"Over the past nine years, ESET has achieved 42 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, more than any other vendor," said John Hawes, of Virus Bulletin. "In this most recent Comparative Review, not a single miss or false positive gives ESET another perfect score, and NOD32's ever-impressive speed makes it a top performer on the Vista platform."

"We're pleased to be celebrating our 42nd VB100 win, a milestone that underscores NOD32's unparalleled proactive detection across a range of platforms," said Andrew Lee, chief research officer at ESET, LLC. "Hands down, ESET is the fastest antivirus solution on Windows Vista. NOD32 is a top performer that delivers the most advanced technology for combating malware in a fast and easy-to-use product."

High-performance, low-impact ESET NOD32 Antivirus software offers consumers and businesses comprehensive protection in a product designed to automatically update behind-the-scenes without impacting other applications, so users always have the most current protection available. 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 single scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection. NOD32 runs on both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.

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 http://www.eset.com/podcasts/

VB100 Overview

The VB100 award was first introduced in 1998. In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus 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.

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 VB100 Awards than any other antivirus product. ESET was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 five years running, and has an extensive partner network, including corporations like Canon, Dell and Microsoft. ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; San Diego, USA; and is represented worldwide in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com or call (619) 319-3000.

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