No bull?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Apr 1, 2004

Eset vs. BullGuard

Recently it was brought to VB’s attention that affiliates of BullGuard have been cruising in the slipstream of Eset’s NOD32 product range.

Visitors to the website (note the hyphen) will find a page of promotional information about the NOD32 product range — as one might expect. However the surprise comes when, after reading all about ‘NOD 32 … the star performer of the antivirus world’, the visitor tries to download the exalted product via a link at the bottom of the page. The link redirects the browser of the hapless visitor to, the download page of the official BullGuard website.

[According to Eset CEO Anton Zajac, BullGuard representatives have been notified and have promised to resolve the issue quickly — however remains online at the time of writing.]

Indeed, it seems that a number of entities have seized the opportunity to freeload on the Eset bandwagon recently. Another duplicitous website,, offers the NOD32 product for sale, bills the customer, but does not provide any product. And there are reports of NOD32 being sold on Hong Kong’s black market.

Ever able to spot a marketing opportunity, Eset CEO Anton Zajac looks on the bright side, saying, ‘All these cases indicate NOD32 is becoming popular. In fact, it is so popular, some individuals are willing to commit crime to get it.’

Posted on 01 April 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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