ESET receives 70th VB100 award from 'Virus Bulletin'

Top Quote ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, has been awarded the prestigious 'VB100'award from Virus Bulletin. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 29, 2011 - Dubai - UK's independent testing antivirus authority. The latest award is ESET's 70th - adding to its long track record of great results in this testing.
    Virus Bulletin praised ESET NOD32 Antivirus in its official evaluation and comments: "Still maintaining an epic streak of passes. The interface remains attractive and pleasant to use, with good clarity in the main areas and a great level of fine-tuning under the covers. Operation was smooth and stable throughout testing, with no surprises or issues to report."

    Speaking on this occasion, ESET's Security Technology Analyst Jan Vrabec had the following to say, "We are proud that the ESET NOD32 antivirus technology has earned more consecutive Virus Bulletin VB100 awards than any other antivirus solution. Thanks to our talented team of developers and malware researchers, ESET NOD32 has never missed an "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since Virus Bulletin started testing back in May 1998."

    Giving Virus Bulletin yet another reason that solidified their decision on awarding them their 70th award , ESET recently announced the discovery of a new threat against the Apple Mac OS X platform. The new threat is an updated version of a previous threat with two important differences: The first addition to this threat is that it now implements persistence on an infected system and has updated command and control information. The second difference identified in the new binary is a new command and control IRC server and IRC channel. At the time of writing, neither IRC servers were responding.

    "As new threats emerge on a daily basis, it is important to be at the forefront of threat discovery and management. The new threat against the Mac OS X is a clear example of people trying to create and test their developments for new environments," said Mr. Aji Joseph, General Manager, ESET Middle East. "While the new threat may be quite simple and pose limited threat to MAC users, ESET carefully monitors and manages emerging threats to ensure that we are ready for every possible attack. The Virus Bulletin VB 100 award once again stands testimony to our accuracy and efficiency in responding to such threats."

    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.

    About ESET

    Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

    The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with branch offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow, Montreal and Moscow and has an extensive partner network in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit

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