Recent News - ESET Captures 53rd Virus Bulletin VB100 Award


You buy your antivirus software to protect your computers/data but how effective is it?

Do you turn it off because it slows you down?

VB100Virus Bulletin is an independent testing organization with full time professional, independent antivirus experts. VB is widely recognized within the antivirus industry for their rigorous comparative tests focusing on virus detection rates, scanning speed, and generation of false positives. To earn a Virus Bulletin Award (VB100), an antivirus product must detect all of the current “In the Wild”viruses and not produce any false positives.

NOD32 is the only solution worldwide that has never missed a single “In the Wild” worm or virus in this testing since May 1998 and holds the world record of VB100 Awards, obtaining the 53rd Award in December2008.
The table below is based on the number of times all of these products have been tested periodically on various operating systems with Virus Bulletin since May 1998 which is when NOD32 was first submitted to them for testing.


Symantec is second in the Virus Bulletin test history although in the same tests NOD32 produced much less file access lag time, with much smaller system footprint and far less system resources usage. Symantec also failed 3 Virus Bulletin tests prior to NOD32 making its debut. That brings their overall success ratio down to 91.38%.
(December 2008;
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About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited 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 Limited 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.

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