Antivirus Software

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Antivirus Software

A computer program designed to find, remove, and protect against malicious software such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Antivirus software has become especially important for businesses as their activities have become increasingly reliant on the Internet.
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An important task for the network monitoring solution is to check existing security systems, such as firewalls and virus scanners, for operational reliability.
Because virus scanners run with high access rights and are used at central points they offer highly attractive targets for attacks.
The white paper proposes that to detect Trojans, one must use a multi-level strategy and deploy multiple virus scanners at the gateway, which would increase the percentage of known Trojans caught; and use content security with executable analysis to detect potentially malicious executables, analyse what they might do and prevent unknown Trojans from entering the network.
The principle functions as follows: virus scanners must recognise as many "Malware" applications as possible - and thereby comprehend and process a large number of file formats.
The fact that virus scanners only cover a portion of non-virus threats is well known.
The virus scanner is by far the most popular - but not necessarily the best - defense against viruses.
3 domains at no additional cost -- 1,000 MB web space -- 15 GB bandwidth -- 150 POP3 accounts -- 3 Virus Scanners -- Active Server Pages -- Supports Access databases -- Microsoft FrontPage(R) 2003 software -- Microsoft Windows Powered
They are formed by incorrectly configured mail servers or improperly written Email software and can bypass virus scanners that don't know how to detect and then deal with them.
March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- RAE Internet and CyberSoft International are pleased to announce that the Message Processing Platform (MPP) using the Pattern Authority engine by CyberSoft International is one of the only email virus scanners capable of detecting the dangerous Bagle.
Virus scanners and firewalls only protect against known network attacks and are unable to help in this instance.