ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection -
developing award-winning technology for more than 25 years, announces
the release of its flagship products’: ESET Smart Security 6 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6.
ESET Smart Security 6 provides all-in-one internet security, while ESET
NOD32 Antivirus 6 is a fast and powerful antivirus solution. The new
generation provides even greater detection of infiltrations, improved
cleaning and faster scanning due to the updated engine. Customers have
valued ESET technology for the past 25 years especially because of
reliable and fast detection. Furthermore, the ESET Social Media Scanner
App also comes standard with ESET Smart Security 6 as well as ESET NOD32
Antivirus 6, protecting against Facebook threats.
“ESET Core Development has worked hard on redesigning the whole
scanning engine, which is central to all ESET products. Now, due to
faster processing of our engine, scanning itself is more effective.
These products incorporate the new third generation of the ESET’s
ThreatSense® and ThreatSense.Net® Advanced Heuristics with LiveGrid®”,
says Pavel Luka ESET Chief Technology Officer.
Another important part of core technology
enhancements is improved malware cleaning. A lot of focus has been
dedicated to addressing challenging malware families, which resulted in a
deeply revamped cleaning module that is even more effective in malware
removal, as confirmed by an independent testing lab AV-Comparatives.
“ESET’s score of 86 points for malware removal in the latest
AV-Comparatives product review**, places ESET V6 products (2013 version)
among the top products within the malware removal test. This
improvement and the increased detection rates highlight ESET’s continued
commitment to research and development”,
says Andreas Clementi, Chairman of AV-Comparatives.
ESET Social Media Scanner
protects social media users from malicious content, including their
profile, wall, newsfeed and private messages, even when the user is not
logged in. If an infection is found, a notification arrives by email, so
that immediate action can be taken. The app also helps the user’s
friends stay a safe distance from malicious content, checking their
walls for potentially dangerous links.
feature helps locate missing notebooks and makes it possible to monitor
activity on lost or stolen devices, while the introduction of a
dedicated Anti-Phishing module offers complex protection against digital identity theft.
According to the global Online Security Brand
Tracker Survey*, worldwide protection against phishing websites is the
most valued among computer users with 68% considering this function
important, while protection against data theft is seen as the third most
valued in AV products. In the latest AV-Comparatives Product Test**,
ESET Smart Security 6 ranked as one of the most effective products
blocking almost 94% of threats. The dedicated Anti-Phishing module in V6
includes an extended database of phishing sites as well as verified
reports by users via phishing.eset.com.
The Anti-theft feature was among the most popular, with 546 million
respondents considering a worthwhile feature for deleting and locking
the stored data in case a notebook is lost or stolen, as well as
locating the missing device. The survey confirms that the majority of
users, around 80% worldwide, do have a need to protect their data and
devices on the go as they use notebooks to connect to the Internet.
“At ESET we do not want our customers to pay extra for what
we consider an integral part of a complex personal security. We are
among the first vendors that instead of offering it as a standalone
application, have added the new Anti-Theft feature into the product
at no extra cost,” adds Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
Both Version 6 products have received the
Windows 8 Certification and use the “Windows 8 Compatible” logo, they
are available in the localized Microsoft’s Company Windows 8 Store.
Selected features and benefits of ESET Smart Security 6
– Automatically monitors a missing device and displays its position on a
map based on visible Wi-Fi networks in range when it comes online.
• Anti-Phishing Module
- Protects the user from attempts to acquire sensitive information such
as usernames, passwords or banking and credit card details by fake
websites masquerading as trustworthy ones.
• Personal Firewall
– Prevents unauthorized users accessing the computer and taking
advantage of personal data. The users can go online without worries to
shop, bank and use social media.
• Parental Control – Helps keep kids safe on the Internet with categories of sites to block depending on age.
• Idle-State Scanning
– Performs in-depth scans when the computer is not used, aiding system
performance and detecting potential inactive threats before they can
cause any damage.
Selected features and benefits of both ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 and ESET Smart Security 6
• ESET Social Media Scanner – it protects
the social media user and their friends from malicious content,
including profile, the wall, newsfeed and private messages.
• Antivirus and Antispyware - Provides proactive protection against all types of online/offline threats and prevents malware spreading to other users.
• Cloud-powered Scanning - Speeds up scans by whitelisting safe files based on ESET’s file reputation database.
• Scan While Downloading Files - Decreases access time to downloaded files by scanning them already during the download process.
All-in-One Internet Security
Antivirus | Antispyware | Antispam | Anti-Theft | Firewall
Parental Control | Anti-Phishing | Social Media Scanner
Powerful Fast Antivirus
Antivirus | Antispyware | Gamer Mode | Anti-Phishing
Cloud-powered Scanning | Social Media Scanner
* Online Security
Brand Tracker wave 7 is a global research project measuring brand
performance of leading security software products in the home user
segment. The survey is representative of 1.3 billion Internet users
across six continents. Its objective is to gain knowledge of the current
situation and trends on key markets; obtain market information
and interpretations to manage sales and marketing activities of ESET, as
well as technological development of its products. The number of
selected countries was 49; field work was carried out by InSites
Consulting (Belgium) on online panels of respondents, with analysis
conducted by United Consultants (Slovakia) throughout April– May 2012).
** AV-Comparatives, Single Product Test, January 2013 (PDF)