New version of the Behavior Blocker uses the Intelligence of the masses
Salzburg, 15. February 2008 - Today, Emsi Software presents the new Version 1.5 of its behavior-oriented Malware blocker Mamutu. A highlight is the new Community Feature: Before each alarm, Mamutu checks if other users have assessed the suspect program as damaging. This significantly reduces the number of annoying popups and false alarms for obviously benign programs.
Mamutu belongs to the class of so-called Behavior Blockers that, in contrast to purely signature-based Virus defense systems, analyze the behavior of damaging software in the computer and emit an appropriate warning. With the Community Feature in Mamutu 1.5, the security specialist Emsi Software makes use of the Intelligence of the masses. When an alarm is raised Mamutu provides a recommendation based on the decisions of other users: A clearly understandable graphic illustrates the percentage of users that have performed each possible action. This allows the user to quickly decide whether to allow the behavior of the notified program, exclude it from monitoring, block it, or place it in quarantine. The user can also define a particular percentage value at which the application is automatically permitted. For example: If (e.g.) 90% of the users have classified a background updater as not damaging, then the application is automatically permitted to run. This ensures a smooth workflow without annoying popups and the user no longer needs to make sometimes difficult decisions about unknown processes. The transfer of your own decisions to the Emsi Software Anti-Malware Network is of course voluntary and can be deactivated at any time.
Recognition of mouse and keyboard simulators
Mamutu now recognizes 18 Malware-typical behavior patterns that allow almost every type of damaging program to be identified. A new feature in Version 1.5 is the recognition of applications that simulate mouse movements and keyboard typing. Malware programs usually use this technique to terminate security programs by simulating the exit operations normally performed by the user.
Emsi Software recently published its Annual Malware Report 2007. This reported that the number of computer pests, also known as Malware, has again rapidly increased in the last year. In the foreseeable future, pure signature-based analysis will no longer be able to cope with the growing volume of Malware, says Christian Mairoll, the CEO of Emsi Software. The manufacturer is therefore relying on behavior-based Malware defense that permanently monitors all actions performed by software on the PC.
A 30-day trial of Mamutu 1.5 is available at http://www.mamutu.com/en/software/download/
A 1 year license costs $29.95 and can be directly ordered here http://www.mamutu.com/en/order/mamutu/
A detailed functional overview of Mamutu 1.5 is available at: http://www.mamutu.com/en/software/mamutu/
Web Site: http://www.mamutu.com
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