ESET, AV-Comparatives and AV-TEST: In the past we have referred to the games of the big security companies. The last time we mentioned something was in the post Windows 10: the best antivirus for home users.
So there we mentioned the following dilemma:
To mention that because we are talking about private companies (we mean the test companies), and the ultimate goal of each company is the financial profits, it will be good to see the results that serve us, with critical thinking. From the following lists, for example, its software shines in its absence ESET of a very reliable company. Why is such important software missing?
The press release states:
"The accredited, independent testing organization AV Comparatives uses one of the largest sample collections in the world to create a reality-like environment to achieve exceptional test accuracy. In the "Summary Report 2019" report, the organization comments on antivirus solutions for consumers who participated in the tests during the year, highlighting those that scored high in the various tests performed during the 12 months.
The report looked at consumer solutions for Windows from 16 different manufacturers, with excellent results for ESET, which won awards in three categories: "Overall Performance (Low System Impact)", "Enhanced Real-World Test (Advanced Threat Protection)" and "False Positive Test".
«Overall Performance (Low System Impact)»
OR ESET won a gold award in the "Low System Impact" category, which evaluates the impact of each product on system speed and performance. THE ESET consistently excelled in this category, and its improvement elevated it from the silver award it won in 2018, to gold.
«Enhanced Real-World Test (Advanced Threat Protection)»
OR ESET received the gold award in the category "Advanced Threat Protection", which is a new category for the years 2019 and 2020. In these tests the ability of the program to protect against advanced targeted and fileless attacks is tested. THE ESET was one of only two manufacturers to block all 15 targeted attacks during the testing process.
False Positive Test
OR ESET won a bronze medal in the "False Positive Test" category. According to the report, false positives can cause the same problem as actual infection, and avoiding them is a critical element of any antivirus solution. THE AV-Comparatives performed extensive false-positive tests as part of the "Malware Protection" and "Real-World Protection" tests.
Commenting on the results, the director of her threat detection laboratories ESET, Jiří Kropáč, stated: “The recognition of ESET by the body AV-Comparatives proves our commitment to our customers and our promise to always provide the best IT security solutions. It is extremely important for us to ensure that users are protected with state-of-the-art technology from the latest threats. It is our honor to receive these awards and we are recognized as an important company that helps create safer technology for all. "
Really why ESET does not take part in the AV-TEST tests and prefers the AV-Comparatives; Is there something behind the choice of the company? And if it is not hidden, why not have the brand name “ESET”In the AV-TEST lists?
Because really this company does not seem to exist at all while listing AV-Comparatives there are all companies…
Will someone solve our mystery or let us do paranoia? Normally and since we are talking about security, any suspicion should be answered immediately. Let's wait and see.