2 Million

24 June 2011

F-PROT Antivirus has reached a significant milestone: It now has more than 2 000 000 detections, which enable it to deal with the enormous number and variety of viruses, Trojan horses, and other malware that threatens computer users. Each detection can have enough information to analyse and detect numerous malware, which is necessary since the number of malware continues to grow every year. These detections make F-PROT capable of finding more than 60 million malware samples. F-PROT Antivirus is also equipped with proactive technology to protect against new and unknown threats.

FRISK Software has a specialised Virus Lab that does malware research and whose role it is to create these detection methods, which are then collected in virus definition files.

F-PROT Antivirus uses virus definition files to identify malware and remove them. These definition files are a vital part of the antivirus process. They contain detection information that are useful against known threats and heuristic capabilities to defend against unknown threats. Virus definition files are updated at least daily, and unscheduled updates released when needed. F-PROT Antivirus fetches these updates automatically; regular users do not need to remember to update their antivirus program. Everything is automatic, which is a great convenience for users.

The number of detections in F-PROT Antivirus has increased in line with the phenomenal increase in circulation of viruses and other malware. Ten years ago, the number of detections was just over 60 000. In 2007, the number was 481 100. And now the number of detections has reached 2 million.

FRISK Software emphasises original research into computer malware, but we put a no lesser emphasis on protecting computers against previously unknown malware. To that end, F-PROT Antivirus uses advanced heuristic analysis methods developed within the corporation.

Malware is a constantly evolving and escalating threat. The main driver behind malware development is financial, and the common user is the one who suffer the brunt of the damage. F-PROT Antivirus helps you defend your computer against attacks such as these, and is a powerful ally in the fight against malware.

Commtouch® is a leading developer of anti virus software and anti spam filtering services. Commtouch's anti virus computer software, F-PROT Antivirus, is available for a number of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and AIX as well as the Microsoft Exchange groupware.

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