What are new and unknown threats?
The unknown threats to your PC security are often one or more of the following types of sophisticated malware:
Generally used to refer to a group of infected computers – referred to as zombie computers – that run malware in the background.
A malware program that disguises itself as a legitimate application or file.
Malware that records keystrokes. Keyloggers can keep track of Web sites you visit, the time you visit and exactly what keys you typed.
Malware designed to take control of your PC without your permission. A rootkit is designed to take control of the operating system running on the hardware so it can remain hidden.
Self-replicating malware that uses a network to send copies of itself to other computers on the network.
Why are common antivirus and antispyware products ineffective against unknown and new threats?
Common antivirus/antispyware products rely on more than 10 year old technology that requires a signature database to “match and detect” only known viruses. However the signature databases are rapidly falling behind the rising tide of malware variants that are being generated everyday by hackers to infect your computer. As the gap between the signature databases and the volume of unknown threats escalates the antivirus/antispyware programs are becoming more and more ineffective.
How is NovaShield technology better?
Unlike traditional Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware products, which identify malware based on signature matching, NovaShield detects a malware based on its behavior, i.e., what the malware does. NovaShield’s key advantages over other antivirus products are:
- Intelligent Monitoring & Signature-less detection
- Advanced Protection from new age malware (viruses, spyware, worms, trojans, keyloggers, etc.)
- 24/7 Protection, does not require frequent updates
- Smart Clean-up algorithm removes only bad software
- Does Not Slow Down your computer
How does NovaShield help if I have an antivirus/antivirus product already installed?
Traditional Anti-Virus/antivirus products are good for detecting and removing older malware. However, they are not able to protect your computer against the rising tide of newer malware that are being generated everyday by hackers to infect your computer. Behavior-based solutions such as NovaShield fill this gap by protecting your computer against newer, unknown and emerging threats.
NovaShield works in a unique signature-less way; it uses constant, behavior-based monitoring to detect and remove malware from your PC.
How does NovaShield’s signature-less technology work?
NovaShield constantly monitors sensitive prorgams and events on your PC that are typical targets of mischief by a malware. Such events are file, registry, process, and network events on your computer. NovaShield analyzes them based on a set of security policies. If a program performs actions that violate any of the security policies, an alert will be raised on the suspicious program which can then be stopped and removed from your computer (quarantined). NovaShield will also clean up any new files or registry keys installed by the malware.