vs. McAfee VirusScan Plus NOD32 is a unified Anti-Threat system protecting against a broad spectrum of constantly evolving viruses, worms, spyware, and o ther malicious attacks. ESET NOD32 Antivirus uses award-winning ThreatSense® technology to detect tomorrow's threats in real-time - keeping y ou ahead of malware-writers.
Here 9s how NOD32 compares to McAfee VirusScan Plus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus McAfee VirusScan Plus Earned a record 44 VB100 Awards , the gold standard for detection of "In- The-Wild" viruses. NOD32 has not missed a single cIn the Wild d worm or virus in testing since May 1998. McAfee earned only 30 VB100 Awards.
It failed VB testing 18 times. Nine times since January 2006, McAfee has failed VB tests due to missed ITW viruses they had samples of. In nine tests of proactive and on- demand detection by AV- Comparatives.org between May 2005 and May 2007, NOD32 received 8 Advanced+ awards .
McAfee received 2 Advanced+ awards . In the most recent test (May 2007), McAfee VirusScan Plus missed over 9,000 more samples than NOD32. Effective Protection Today 9s threats come without warning and require immediate detection.
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updates, delivering zero response time to unknown threats. Signatures are still an important technology for known or cin-the-wild d threats, and both can potentially cause false positives. Effective anti-malware solutions must balance excellent detection in both known and unknown threats with a low false positives rate.<br><br> In Retrospective/Proactive Test by AV- Test.org on 1 month old signatures, NOD32 detected 78.5% of malware . (c 9t 2007, Heft 5) In Retrospective/Proactive Test by AV- Test.org on 1 month old signatures, McAfee detected only 10% of malware . (c 9t 2007, Heft 5) ESET NOD32 Antivirus McAfee VirusScan Plus Proactive Detection Methods: Code Analysis, Generic Signatures, Emulation.<br><br> Proactive Detection Methods: Code Analysis, Emulation. Comprehensive Protection Threats are evolving, blending and becoming more malicious on daily basis. Viruses and worms are self-replicating malware which can spread quickly.<br><br> Spyware, Trojans, keyloggers, dialers, and rootkits and blended varieties of these threats are the primary types of malware today. Phishing attacks, a form of a social engineering, are sent via email to steal money and identities and don 9t use malicious programs that can be detected. Running separate applications for viruses, hackers, spyware, rootkits and fishing can slow the PC, be difficult to manage, and provide limited protection.<br><br> Detection and Remediation: NOD32 includes integrated Antivirus solution with Anti-Spyware and also includes detection for phishing attacks and rootkits. Detection and Remediation: No detection for rootkits and phishing. ESET NOD32 Antivirus McAfee VirusScan Plus System Performance Great detection doesn't have to slow down your computer.<br><br> The customer should be able to be productive without worrying about their system being bogged down or unstable. This extends the life of IT resources. The slower an anti-malware product the more annoyed the user gets and the less productive users are.<br><br> Executable scanning rate according to Virus Bulletin: Microsoft Windows Vista: 43.2 MB/s (February 2007) Widnows 2003 Server x64: 40 MB/s (December 2006) Memory footprint at rest: 21.4 MB. Executable scanning rate according to Virus Bulletin: Microsoft Windows Vista: 11.6 MB/s (February 2007) Widnows 2003 Server x64: 13MB/s (December 2006) Memory footprint at rest: 54.2 MB. ESET NOD32 Antivirus McAfee VirusScan Plus Ease of Management The deployment and management of software applications continues to haunt system administrators.<br><br> In today 9s world of reduced staff and greater workloads, an easy, comprehensive centralized management architecture is a necessity. Management systems must provide for a hierarchical structure for both device and update control. The powerful Remote Administrator can centrally deploy, install, monitor, and manage thousands of NOD32 workstations and servers.<br><br> NOD32 clients can be managed without any additional agents. Average install size - central console 45MB. EPO is not designed for small and medium businesses.<br><br> EPO is also highly complex and difficult to set up. Feature Matrix ESET NOD32 Antivirus McAfee VirusScan Plus General Comprehensive protection for Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Keyloggers, Spyware, Rootkits, Phishing No Phishing and Rootkit protection Platform support Win 95/98/ME Platform support NT/2000/XP/2003 and Vista Support for 64-Bit operating systems available Detection Capabilities Signature-Based, Generic Signatures Passive Heuristics Advanced Heuristics Specific protection 3email, MS Office docs, Internet email Performance Overhead (0%=No AV installed) 4% 36% Scanning Throughput Source: Virus Bulletin, June 806 17MB/sec Windows executables 4MB/sec Windows executables Support and Updates FAQ, Email Free phone support $2.95/minute Online tutorials and manuals for download Updates Average 16 updates per week Average 5 updates per week Automatic Updates Update Size 30 KB per update (480 KB per week) 100 KB per update (500 KB per week) Major Upgrades included Awards and Certifications VB100 44 times 30 times ICSA Checkmark No cInstalled Spyware d Checkmark certificate Advanced+ Detection Awards (AV-Comparatives.org) 8 2 Pricing List Price $39.00 $39.99 3 User Family Pack $82.00 $59.99 10 User (workstation, file and mail server protection) $450.00 $539.40 Support Included Email only 610 West Ash Street Suite 1900 San Diego, California 92101 U.S.A. www.eset.com For Sales and Technical Support (US and Canada): Tel: (619) 876-5400 Sales email: firstname.lastname@example.org Last update: 06/01/2007 Copyright © 1997 3 2007 ESET.<br><br> All rights reserved. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of ESET. All other names and brands are trademarks of their respective companies.<br><br>