2011 Best Usability
ESET Smart Security 5 won Best Usability 2011 Award by AV-TEST among 18 other vendors. The award is given based on ESS’s performance in terms of minimizing notification messages, false positives and overall low system impact.


2011 Best Overall Speed
For the consistently low impact on system performance, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has earned Best Overall Speed award from AV-Comparatives.

PassMark Software

Best Overall Performance
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.

Parents Tested Parent Approved

Seal of Approval
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.


AV-Comparatives Recognition
"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

Computer Digest

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.

Maximum PC

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 World Mexico

Best Home Security Suite
PC World Mexico is one of the most important technology magazines of this country. The PC World Mexico Awards distinguish the highest level products in each category as a valuable purchase choice. The winners got a special publication in the January 2009 edition.

PC Authority

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


The Best Security Suite
ESET Smart Security 4 was awarded the top spot in the test comparing fourteen paid security suites with a built-in anti-malware and firewall.

Consumers Digest

Best Buy Award
Awarded Consumers Digest "Best Buy" in April 2008. Security suite software is a Best Buy when it outperforms the field in capabilities, ease of use and reliability.


Most Recommended Software
In 2008, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is conferred with the "Brand Award Voted by Players" in the antivirus/internet security software category by PCDIY, one of the most popular Taiwanese computer magazines among computer enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers.

PC Home

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

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2011 Top Rated Product
ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved excellent overall results in 2011 AV-Comparatives tests earning Top Rated Product of 2011 award..

Expert Reviews

Highest Ranking
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".


Most "Advanced+" Awards
ESET has more “Advanced+” awards in retrospective tests than any other vendor. To receive this highest ranking, product has to have excellent heuristic detection rates and low false positives.

Virus Bulletin

71 Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards
ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved more Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards than any other product. In order to get awarded, product must detect all In-the-Wild viruses while reporting no false positives. ESET NOD32 has never missed an In-the-Wild virus.

Frost & Sullivan

2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Endpoint Security
Based on the findings of their Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan's global research organization of 1,800 analyst presented the 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Endpoint Security to ESET.


Software of the Year
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

Best Performance Award
In 2009, ESET NOD32 won the "Best Performance Award" from PC Home demonstrating minimum resource usage and excellent product performance.

IT Sitio

Best Security Software
IT Sitio is a well-known media channel, located in Argentina that connects distributors with the most important manufacturers and wholesalers in the industry. This recognition was awarded to ESET for its hard work and value among resellers.


Editors' Choice Award
The coveted CNET Editors' Choice award recognizes outstanding consumer electronics that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service, value, and its logo is a mark of excellence denoting the best possible investment for consumers.


China IT Brand Fengyun Bang Editor's Choice Award
In the April 2009 issue of the Chinese Popular Computer Week magazine, ESET NOD32 was the only antivirus product on the list to receive the "2008/2009 Editor's Choice Award."

Inc. 500

Leadership Recognition
Every year the Inc. 500 celebrates the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars – the men and women leading the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past three years, ESET has been named a member of this exclusive club.


Most Recommended Software
NOVA is one of most important 3C channels in Taiwan. NOVA investigates the best choice from the shoppers who frequently buy software and computer peripherals every year. ESET NOD32 Antivirus was recommended by most shoppers as their favorite antivirus software.

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ICSA Labs certifies ESET NOD32 Antivirus on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in both detection and cleaning. In addition, ESET is the first and only company in the world with ICSA antivirus certification for ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac OS X.


Each quarter, tests security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. ESET met all the requirements and achieved certification for both the Windows 7 and Windows XP Operating System.


In September 2010, ESET Smart Security received the VMware Ready certification, 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

West Coast Labs' Checkmark certifications are given based on products' ability to detect and remove threats. ESET currently holds Checkmark certifications in both detection and removal of infections, all together 18 certifications by West Coast Labs.


ESET Smart Security Business Edition was successfully tested by TUV and is authorized to use TUV's "Approved Virus Protection" label.


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


In December 2008, ESET Smart Security was awarded with CheckVir Mailscanner award. To pass the certification process, antivirus products must stop all infected outgoing and incoming e-mail messages.

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