ESET Smart Security 5 was awarded "Best Usability" from the AV-TEST Institute for its low false positives ratio and low impact on system performance.


In Summary Report 2011 from AV-Comparatives, ESET was rated as the product offering the best overall performance with the lowest system footprint.

SC Magazine

ESET was voted as Winner of SC Magazine's Reader Trust Award in the category of "Best Anti-Malware Management".

Virus Bulletin

ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved the highest number of Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards, and never missed a single "In the Wild" virus, a testament to the consistent high-quality performance of ESET security across all platforms.


"We found ESET Mobile Security 1.0 to be one of the best-engineered products, and best incorporated into company network administration." AV-Comparatives, September 2011


ESET was selected as the winner of the Best Antivirus for Home Users category by a prominent Mexican computer magazine Compuguia.

Expert Reviews

ESET Smart Security 5 received the highest ranking in Expert Reviews, a British online magazine. “Smart Security blocked all malicious software in our test and even cleaned up annoying advertising toolbars from legit programs”.


Awarded CNET “Editors’ Choice”, which recognizes outstanding products that represent the best available choice in their respective industries. (April 2009).

Kick Ass! Award

ESET is the overall winner of the “Kick Ass! Award” that was issued by the Maximum PC magazine in January 2009.

PC Authority

Users awarded ESET Smart Security with “Best Technical Award for Security Software” and ESET NOD32 Antivirus placed second (2009).

Computer Digest Editor's Choice

In 2010, ESET NOD32 Antivirus was named the winner of Computer Digest Editor's Choice award in the category of antivirus software.


According to AV-Comparatives' Summary Report 2011, ESET Smart Security 5 was recognized as "Top Rated Product 2011".

Parents Tested Parent Approved

ESET Smart Security 5 received the esteemed PTPA (Parents Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.


ESET Smart Security 5 placed #1 in performance tests run by PassMark Software beating nine (9) internet security products and achieving the best overall performance in the selected performance metrics.


ESET has received the most "Advanced+" awards in proactive tests from this testing organization.


ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 have garnered OPSWAT Certification. This certifies that these ESET products are verified interoperable with solutions from leading technology vendors using the OESIS Framework.

PC News

In November 2011 ESET Smart Security 5 placed first in a test by German Magazine PC News. Live Grid and HIPS technology, low footprint and intuitive user interface helped it beat the competition.

Frost & Sullivan

A global research organization of 1,800 analysts awarded ESET its “2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Endpoint Security.”


ESET Smart Security 4 was awarded “Software of the Year 2009” by PC PRO, a monthly computer magazine published in the United Kingdom.

PC Home

ESET NOD32 Antivirus received the “Best Performance Award” in 2009 for the perfect control of resources and excellent product performance.

PC Home Editor's Choice Awards

The leading IT magazine PChome, which connect millions of home users in China, recognized ESET NOD32 Antivirus with the "2010 Editor's Choice" award.


ESET Smart Security 4 was awarded the top spot in the test comparing fourteen paid security suites with a built-in antimalware and firewall.


"ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is a fully fledged antivirus solution that plays an essential role in protecting your online identity."

PC World Mexico

The PC World Mexico Awards distinguish the highest level products to determine valuable purchase choices for home users. (January 2009)


ESET NOD32 Antivirus was named the winner of the “Best Antivirus Program” category at Softonic Awards in 2009.


For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, ESET received the China IT Brand Fengyun Bang Editor’s Choice Award.

Stiftung Warentest

ESET Smart Security placed second in a comparison test thanks to excellent protection against emerging threats, fast scanning and low demands on resources.


In 2009, ESET was highly evaluated by power users in the Antivirus Software Satisfaction Survey conducted by Japan-based ASCII General Research Institute.

Consumers Digest

ESET received the “Best Buy Award” in April 2008, given to AV industry leaders that excelled in both detection capabilities and ease of use.



ESET NOD32 Antivirus was certified for detection and cleaning of malware again in 2011. Certified for Mac: ESET is the first antivirus company to have achieved ICSA certification for OS X.


ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus are the holders of the VMware Ready certificate, which ensures that ESET is fully compatible with the VMware environment.


After extensive testing and evaluation, the CheckVir laboratory certified ESET with the Highest Advanced Rank (2008).

West Coast Labs

ESET Smart Security has passed every test by West Coast Lab and has been certified with Checkmark (2010).

AV Test

ESET Smart Security has received certificates from for OS Windows XP and 7. To obtain such certificate products must score high in the areas protection, repair and usability.


In 2009, ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 and ESET Smart Security obtained the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo.

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