ESET receives 71st VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, has been awarded the prestigious “VB100“ award from Virus Bulletin – UK’s independent testing antivirus authority.  The latest award is ESET’s 71st, adding to its long track record of great results in this testing. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record of VB100 Awards of all security solution vendors.

Tested platform was Windows 7 Professional 32-bit,
Number of tested products: 54,
passes: 33,
fails: 21.

“Looking to continue an epic run of success into our new testing format, ESET’s product came as a petite 52MB package including all required updates. Set-up was straightforward and fairly quick, and online updates were fast and easy too, with most installs completing in under five minutes. The GUI is very slick and attractive – a little more angular than expected, but still pleasant to look at and easy to use, with some improvements to the layout making the in-depth configuration easier to work with. Testing ran through simply, with good initial speeds and much faster speeds in the warm runs. Light overheads were recorded, with slightly higher than average RAM use but reasonable use of CPU cycles and average impact on our set of tasks. Detection rates were solid, dropping off slightly in the proactive week of the RAP sets but maintaining a good level throughout the Response tests. The core sets were handled impeccably, comfortably earning ESET another VB100 award and continuing the vendor’s unbroken run of passes. ESET’s record cannot be faulted, with 12 passes in the last two years. Testing this month was interrupted by a single interface crash under heavy pressure, but protection was not affected and simply reopening the GUI proved sufficient to get things moving along again. All tests completed in well under the allotted two days.” was the official Virus Bulletin comment.

About Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin was launched in 1989 as a specialized magazine intended for PC users, focusing specifically on PC viruses, their detection and prevention. Virus Bulletin carries out independent comparative testing of antivirus products. The VB Award is highly esteemed in the antivirus industry due to its rigorous testing methods and because no entry fee and repeat testing is allowed. VB also organizes an annual VB Conference for antivirus professionals that is highly respected in the antivirus community.


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