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Considering The Best Protection for Computers

Every computer users, at home or in a company, are now looking for the best computer security protection. Traditional antivirus software which only offers (passive) scan and delete feature is far from enough to give protection to computer against the new generation of malware. When we realized that our computer is already infected, sometimes the antivirus software cannot do much to clean the infected computer. Especially, when you fight against rootkit or similar malicious software, which is able to hide itself. We need to block a malware at the time it enters our computer.

Some antivirus software now offer live protection feature such as file Guard. This feature task is to compare each file that is downloaded or executed in the computer against the so called signature database. Millions of signature is collected in the database and each day new signatures is updated in the virus signature database.

Unfortunately, new malware is produced every half second. That means before new virus signature database update arrives, there are chance that new malware or new virus is infecting our computer. Now, while we are waiting for the new virus signature database update, what should we do? Are there any computer protection programs that can protect us in that period? We need more protection.

The first alternative to give more protection is by using a whitelist. Instead of using blacklist of programs and websites that may not run or executed in our computer we can use whitelist as the opposite. We can create a list of programs that is allowed and only those programs are allowed to run in our computer. It is a good idea, even though I never heard about this kind of computer protection programs for home users. And I also have some doubts whether the whitelist can recognize a malware when it disguises itself as a good non-harmful program.

The second alternative, which is most likely to achieve more success giving the best computer security protection, is called behavior blocker. Behavior blocker feature of anti virus and internet security program is a feature that is responsible of blocking any suspicious process in our computer. Behavior blocker is independent from signature database. It works based on the pattern or the behavior of malware attack. Any suspicious program that tries to access the relevant computer system function will be blocked, preventing any damage to the computer.

If you are considering the best computer security protection for your computer, my advice is to look for antimalware software with behavior blocker feature. We cannot rely only on virus signature database anymore.


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