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GoExplore.net Celebrates the Best of the Web

SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced the launch of GoExplore.net, the new Internet initiative from ESET which curates the best of the web's content and encourages consumers to explore the web safely.

With the World Wide Web reaching its 25th birthday this year, ESET has launched GoExplore.net to celebrate all things Internet. The site creates a web portal for everyone who wants to explore the online universe, upload interesting content and contribute to curating content for their fellow web surfers.

GoExplore.net will offer exclusive interviews with high-profile Internet celebrities, how-tos, infographics and videos, as well as surveys and poll results.

"Our new site, GoExplore.net, celebrates the very best of the web. We're excited to connect with people who want to check out life beyond the first page of search and contribute to the content that's featured for others to enjoy," said Ignacio Sbampato, chief sales and marketing officer, ESET. "Our mission at ESET is to help people to enjoy safer technology. Our security software helps to protect customers and allows them to explore the Internet free from interruptions and malware, knowing their data is safer. We'd like to invite everyone who loves the web to become a member of the GoExplore.net community."

Recent research by GoExplore.net, revealed some interesting findings when it comes to consumer web surfing behavior. In a survey of 2,000 people in the United States and Great Britain, GoExplore.net uncovered the risks people take when surfing the web, as well as surprising behavioral differences between the sexes.

According to GoExplore.net's research, almost a quarter of American men (23.1 percent) ages 25-34 admit to using the Internet while driving a vehicle, compared to seven percent of their British counterparts. British female drivers in the same age range are twice as likely (14.3 percent) to be surfing behind the wheel.

Other GoExplore.net findings include:

  • Americans are almost three times (2.8 percent) as likely to use their smartphones at a funeral or religious service than Brits, with American women being seven times as likely to surf at a service than British women.
  • 10 percent of Internet users say they find it difficult to find what they want on the net.
  • 12.3 percent of American men ages 25-34 say they risk taking their smartphone with them to the shower or bath.

About GoExplore.net
GoExplore.net is an Internet initiative from security firm ESET. Join the celebration at http://GoExplore.net.

About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Kosice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. More information is available at the ESET Press Center.

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