ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved more Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards than any other product. In order to get awarded, product must detect 100% of In-the-Wild viruses while reporting no false positives. ESET still remains ahead of all other tested antivirus companies with the highest number of VB100 awards since May 1998.
Graph data: Virus Bulletin May 1998-December 2010
"In-the-Wild" viruses are real viruses that have been reported to the Wildlist Organisation by at least two independent reporters. When it comes to In-the-Wild virus detection, no one even comes close to ESET.
Graph data: Virus Bulletin tests May 1998-December 2010
AV-Comparatives provides a three-level ranking system of Standard, Advanced and Advanced plus awards. To receive an “Advanced ” rating, a product must be rated with not only an excellent proactive detection rate, but also a low false positive rate.
Graph data: Retrospective/Proactive Tests February 2004-May 2010