ESET vs. the Competition

Why ESET?

Find out what independent testing organizations compare when testing antivirus software and why they focus on those particular traits. See how ESET performs in these tests and where we excel — not to mention where the competition falls unforgivably short. Check out ESET's advantage and see what makes our solutions stand out from the crowd in the global AV market.

ESET Smart Security 5 uses the least system resources after the system enters idle mode, saving significant amounts of power for important system tasks.

Memory Usage during System Idle Average Memory Usage during System Idle (MB) Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.passmark.com, September 2011

 


Performance

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 scored first in independent Performance test of 20 AV Products from AV-Comparatives in November 2011.

Performance Rating (Total Score) Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.av-comparatives.org, November 2011


Scan Speed

The scan speed refers to the capability of the antivirus scanner to check the largest amount of data in the least time. As proven by independent tests, ESET excels in this important area.

Data throughput of the on-demand scanner (MB/s) Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.AV-Test.org, May 2011


Proactive Detection of New Malware

This chart shows the quality of detection of new malware, which illustrates the potential of the product to protect users in real time. ESET consistently scores at the top of this category.

 


Slow-Down Caused by the Security Product

Compared to other security vendors, ESET does not slow down the system and lets you work and play without constrains.

Slow-down (s) Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.AV-Test.org, May 2011


AV Comparatives Proactive Awards

This chart illustrates ESET holding the record number of the highest Advanced+ awards in proactive detection. No other vendor can match this achievement.

Proactive detection refers to the way ESET security solutions detect malicious programs that have not yet been discovered and catalogued. The scanning engine is trained to detect malware without relying on the updates of the antivirus signatures, i.e. catching malware by its intrinsic "malicious" behavior.

Number of awards received Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.av-comparatives.org, May 2005 - November 2011


Proactive detection

Given that every day, malware authors create thousands of new infiltrations, it is essential that a security solution blocks new threats before they cause damage to the system.

Proactive Protection (%) Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.virusbtn.com, April 2010, Platform Windows XP


Missed In-the-Wild Viruses

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the only solution in the world that has detected all real, “In-the-Wild” worms and viruses since the inception of testing in May 1998.

Number of not detected threats Selected Antivirus Vendors (not a complete list) Source: www.virusbtn.com, May 1998 - August 2011

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