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The following products are tested in the current main comparatives:

avast! Free 5.0
AVG Anti-Virus 9.0
AVIRA AntiVir Premium 9
BitDefender Antivirus 2010
eScan Anti-Virus 10
ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 4.0
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010
G DATA AntiVirus 2010
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
Kingsoft Antivirus 2009+
McAfee VirusScan Plus 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0
Norman Antivirus & Anti-Spyware 7.10
Sophos Anti-Virus 9.0
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2010
TrustPort Antivirus 2010

Technology, not brand names, stops viruses & malware!

Industry tests and data to show the differences in detection, size and speed of NOD32's top competitors. Compare the data against Symantec, McAfee and Trend. Find out why NOD32 is the safest, fastest and smallest solution.

Best Detection of Known and Evolving Virus Threats

  • Approximately 88% of threats are proactively detected using ThreatSense heuristics. For example, all variants of MyDoom, Netsky, Bagle and Mytob were detected heuristically - before most other vendors even had a signature.
    Compare to Symantec, McAfee, Trend, and Kaspersky.

    AV-Comparatives.org validated in two separate tests in 2005 that NOD32 offers the best all-around proactive protection against zero-day threats. NOD32 detected 90% of new In-the-Wild viruses in May and 62% of all new malware samples tested in November on proactive benchmarking, beating the 'leading' vendors by 95% on average.
    (Source: av-comparatives.org)

    In-the-Wild Virus Detection - ESET is the record holder of 45 VB100% awards collected over the last 7 years. These tests validate the products ability to detect known malware.
    (Source: http://www.virusbtn.com/).

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 Virus Bulletin VB100 Tests Passed


  • NOD32 has missed fewer In-the-Wild viruses than any other vendor in VirusBulletin testing, as shown below.


Missed In the Wild Viruses


Fastest Antivirus Performance

  • 19MB/sec scanning rate on Windows 2003 Server for executable files. The closest competitor was less than half as fast.
    (Source: Virus Bulletin)
  • In RedHat Linux testing, NOD32 scanned at 14,000 kB/sec, nearly double the closest competitor.
    (Source: Virus Bulletin)
  • On-Access Scanning performance impact of 6%
    (Source: Cannon)


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Antivirus Scanning Performance

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