Enigma Software Group's New Testing Report and Resolves Bleeping Computer Litigation

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Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Enigma Software Group's SpyHunter® Receives 100% Effectiveness Score from AV-TEST

Enigma Software Group USA, announced on March 4 that its flagship SpyHunter® anti-malware product received a perfect 100% effectiveness score on the malware detection and remediation test administered by AV-TEST GmbH, the highly regarded independent IT security testing institute.

Ryan Gerding, a spokesman for ESG, said of the news, "We were excited last year when SpyHunter garnered a 95% effectiveness score from AV-TEST, and we said at that time, ESG's engineers were working to make the product even better. Well, we did just that. We could not be more delighted with this recognition, and we plan to keep up the great work."

ESG has received certifications from OPSWAT and TRUSTe. These favorable third-party evaluations reflect industry and public trust in ESG and recognition of the effectiveness of SpyHunter.

Resolves Bleeping Computer Litigation

Enigma Software Group USA reached a settlement in the lawsuit it filed last year against Bleeping Computer LLC. The case will now be dismissed. ESG filed suit against Bleeping Computer in federal court in New York on January 5, 2016. The complaint alleged false advertising, defamation, and related claims.

The terms of the settlement are confidential, but Bleeping Computer explained in its press release on the settlement that it has now removed the posts written by its staff member that gave rise to ESG's lawsuit. All of Bleeping Computer's counterclaims in the lawsuit will be dismissed by the court with prejudice, along with ESG's dismissal of the case.

Bleeping Computer had moved to dismiss ESG's lawsuit, alleging that its statements were protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The court rejected that motion in a decision handed down last summer.

Ryan Gerding, a spokesman for ESG, said of the development, "ESG is pleased to put this matter behind us and to get back to making the best anti-malware products on the market. It is unfortunate when litigation becomes necessary, but ESG is grateful to the court for its assistance."

 

 

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