Release date: 2006-11-09
 

Panda Software's New Version of Panda ActiveScan Tool Scans and Disinfects Rootkits
 

(Newswire Today) —  Glendale, CA, United States, 2006-11-09 - The latest version of Panda Software’s, online antivirus solution uses new low-level scanning to combat rootkits, preventing threats that use these applications to conceal themselves..

   
 

Panda ActiveScan also includes the proactive Genetic Heuristic Engine technology to detect previously unknown threats.

Panda Software is launching a new version of its free online solution, Panda ActiveScan, which now not only disinfects and eliminates viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other threats, also uses low-level scanning to detect and disinfect rootkits.

Panda ActiveScan is a powerful, online antivirus that scans and disinfects all system devices, hard disks, compressed files and email, seeking out threats hidden on users’ computers quickly, efficiently, and at no cost to the end user. Panda ActiveScan is compatible with any security product installed on users’ systems, and can offer a second opinion about the security status of PCs scanned in a matter of seconds, both for home users and companies.

Rootkits are programs designed to hide objects such as processes, files or Registry entries. Although not necessarily malicious, they are increasingly being used by creators of threats to hide harmful activity. As a result, a computer could be sending out spam or launching attacks on other computers without the target user’s knowledge and undetected by traditional security solutions.

The numerous Haxdoor family of Trojans, designed to steal confidential data which hackers could use to carry out online fraud scams or identity theft, hide themselves using rootkits. These Trojans are currently highly active and could well have infected many computers. Thanks to the new Panda ActiveScan anti-rootkit technology, which scans at low level (i.e. scans the content of the hard disk directly, ignoring the files or processes displayed by the operating system), processes hidden in memory using rootkit techniques are detected and disinfected by the anti-malware engine.

The new Panda ActiveScan includes Panda Software’s Genetic Heuristic Engine, a heuristic detection technology combining digital genetic signature correlation and deep code inspection in an algorithm that analyzes code and the DNA characteristics of malware. Thanks to this, Panda ActiveScan can detect previously unknown threats. The Genetic Heuristic Engine is part of TruPrevent™ Technologies, the proactive technologies developed by Panda Software to detect unknown malware.

The new version of Panda ActiveScan is completely compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, the new version of the most popular Internet browser.

Panda ActiveScan allows users to carry out a full scan of their computers in search of threats, completely free. What’s more, it includes an installer to ease integration in computers. The new Panda ActiveScan shortcuts on the desktop, Quick Launch bar, or browser now make it even easier to ensure computers are free from Internet threats.

Webmasters can offer Panda ActiveScan to their website’s visitors through the Panda Software affiliate program and earn up to 30% commission every time a visitor they refer purchases either ActiveScan Pro or one of the 2007 range of software titles as a result of using ActiveScan to scan their computer(s). For more details on the Panda Software affiliate program run through the Commission Junction network please click the link below.

About Panda ActiveScan

Panda ActiveScan uses Microsoft ActiveX technology to detect and eliminate over 65,000 viruses and Trojans. It updates itself daily and scans e-mail and compressed files. It displays information on the number of files scanned and viruses found. This tool can automatically disinfect viruses. The minimum requirements are Internet Explorer 4.

About Panda Software

Panda Software is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet threats. With its state-of-the-art TruPrevent™ Technologies, Panda Software's innovative solutions offer a higher return on investment by keeping customers protected, even against new threats which have not yet been identified. PandaLabs, the fastest laboratory in the industry in releasing complete updates to users, provides 24x7, year round response to malware worldwide. Panda Software’s centrally managed security solutions protect servers, gateways and endpoints, ensuring an effective and simple-to-use line of defense against Internet threats for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and home users. Panda’s solutions are backed by an expert team of technical support service professionals in each of the countries in which the company is present. Technical support services are available on a 24X7 basis.

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Be a part of our success! When you join the Panda Software Affiliate Program, you're partnering with one of the world leaders in managed internet security solutions. If you have a website, you can earn up to 30% commission on the sale of our multi award-winning online services and products:

1. Panda Internet Security 2007. A complete solution that protects your PC against identity theft, viruses, spyware, hackers and other Internet-borne threats.

2. Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007. Maximum automatic protection against all types of viruses, spyware and hackers. It also ensures you have double protection with TruPrevent? Technologies.

3. Panda Antivirus 2007. Extremely light easy-to-use protection against all types of viruses and spyware. Just install and forget.

4. DesktopSecure for Linux. Panda DesktopSecure for Linux is the ideal solution for computers running Linux. It is designed to respond to the specific protection demands of home computers, both laptops and PCs, running this operating system.

5. ActiveScan Pro. Online disinfection of all types of viruses, spyware and other Internet threats. A perfect additional tool operating directly from your browser and always up-to-date which can detect even the very latest malicious code.

   
 

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