F-Prot Antivirus for Windows Version 3.15 Optimized to Take Advantage of Security Enhancements in Windows XP SP2

16 August 2004

FRISK Software recently released an enhanced version of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows, version 3.15. This newest version takes advantage of the added features introduced by Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies. FRISK Software has, in recent months, worked with Microsoft Corp. to ensure the smooth interaction of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and the new Windows Security Center.

The free service pack from Microsoft delivers the latest security updates and innovations, establishes strong default security settings, and adds new proactive protection features that will help better safeguard computers from hackers, viruses and other security risks. Windows XP users who also use F-Prot Antivirus for Windows should update to F-Prot Antivirus for Windows version 3.15 in order to maximize the security of their systems.

"Microsoft is pleased to be working with FRISK Software to deliver a great computing experience to our mutual customers," says Neil Charney, director in the Windows Client group at Microsoft. "F-Prot Antivirus works with the Windows Security Center to keep users updated on the security status of their systems."

The most important new feature introduced in version 3.15 of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows (released 30 June 2004) is the addition of an online virus signature file update checking facility, called the F-Prot Antivirus Update Monitor. The program now automatically checks for new available virus signature files every fifteen minutes, whenever the system is online. The Update Monitor does not download any files but is, in effect, an extension to the F-Prot Antivirus Updater, notifying the user when new virus signature files need to be downloaded.

The virus signature files update status information is conspicuously displayed on the program's startup so that users can see at a glance whether updates are needed. Users can then download the new virus signature files, either manually with the Updater or set the Scheduler to do so at regular intervals. As a result of the addition of the F-Prot Antivirus Update Monitor, it is now even easier than before for users to ensure the constant security of their systems against new and emerging threats.

"Version 3.15 of F-Prot Antivirus introduces improved monitoring of the virus signature file update status and greater interaction with the Windows XP operating system," says Fridrik Skulason, the company's founder and CTO. "The reliable protection for which F-Prot Antivirus for Windows has become so well known is both continued and strengthened with the release of version 3.15. The popularity of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows can be attributed to a combination of a number of factors, not least of which is the world-renowned antivirus engine at its core, the user-friendly interface and the fact that the program is extremely light on system resources. These are features that our customers have come to both appreciate and expect from our products through over 10 years of antivirus research and development at FRISK Software."

Since it was first established in 1993, FRISK Software has become one of world’s the leading companies in antivirus research and product development, providing its customers with comprehensive data security solutions.

With support for an unusually wide range of platforms, F-Prot Antivirus provides reliable high-quality security and protection to computer networks of any size, running on diverse platforms.

As well as offering F-Prot Antivirus products with advanced neural network and heuristic detection capabilities FRISK Software provides the F-Prot AVES managed e-mail security service for filtering e-mail for viruses and spam. F-Prot AVES provides customers with round-the-clock, high quality protection against the dual threat of e-mail borne malware (viruses, worms, trojans, etc.) and the ever increasing problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam.

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