Viruses & Risks

Our security research centers around the world provide unparalleled analysis of and protection from malware, security risks, vulnerabilities, and spam.

Top Threat Vectors these technologies protect against:

  • Drive-by Downloads and Web Attacks
  • Social Engineering Attacks – FakeAV and Fake Codecs
  • Bots and Botnets
  • Non-Process and Injected Threats (NPT)
  • Targeted Attacks including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Trojans and general Malware Zero-day threats
  • Malware as the result of drive-by downloads that bypassed other layers of protection
  • Malware uses rootkit techniques to hide malware

This eco-system is comprised of the following five areas that work in collaboration:

  • File-Based Protection continues to play a major role in protection due to new innovations in static file heuristics.
  • Network-Based Protection detects when both known and unknown vulnerabilities are used to enter your devices’ system.
  • Behavior-Based Protection looks at the dynamic behavior of malicious activity rather than static characteristics.
  • Reputation-Based Protection examines the meta-information of a file – its age, origin, how it travels, where it exists, etc. 
  • Remediation is a set of technologies that can help clean up an infected devices system.

The technology collaborates and operates more efficiently and effectively to discover if a given situation is malicious or not.  As each technology learns different things about a process or a file, it will share what it learns with the other technologies.

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