• 1992

Company Description

ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992 by the merger of two private companies.The beginnings of ESETThe beginnings of ESET date back to 1987 when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, discovered one of the world's first computer viruses. They dubbed it “Vienna” and wrote a program for its detection.Many other virus discoveries quickly followed, which sparked the idea to devise a universal software solution to counter these then relatively unknown computer threats.In 1992, together with their mutual friend Rudolf Hrubý, they formally established ESET as a privately owned limited liability company.