Can an exploration of the evolution of the anti-virus
software category provide us with insight into "the next anti-virus
The inner layer of defense uses Brightmail's anti-spam technology to detect spam and Sophos anti-virus
technology to detect viruses.
How come you cannot download even one's own software--say, from a floppy disk--without turning off the anti-virus
With the Internet, viruses can spread 10 times faster than they ever did before,'' said Peter Tippett, president of the National Computer Security Association, an anti-virus
group in Carlisle, Pa.
Here are several anti-virus
software programs currently available:
The following products earned ICSA Labs Anti-Virus
Certification for Detection: ESET: ESET NOD32 Antivirus v2.
reports, "There is growing enterprise demand for combined anti-spam and anti-virus
product and service capabilities at the email boundary.
Taking security one step further, Norton and other anti-virus
programs, such as McAfee VirusScan Online, provide the equivalent of a "deadbolt" for your computer "door.
Examples of scanning virus software are Central Point Anti-Virus
for DOS, Windows and OS/2, Ontrack VirusScan for DOS, Windows and OS/2, or Disinfectant for Macintosh (which is free).
Mobile uses a combination of real-time antivirus protection and on-demand scanning to protect against threats, and also provides protection from unwanted SMS/MMS messages by blacklisting undesirable phone numbers.
Providing an additional level of anti-virus
protection within Aladdin's eSafe, the Kaspersky Labs' anti-virus
module reinforces eSafe's existing ICSA-certified anti-virus
However, we want to make sure that users understand the Vista operating system's limitations, and caution them that Microsoft's default malware blocking application and anti-virus
programs may not fully protect them.