Antivirus and Anti-Malware Solutions
As the IT needs of your clients constantly evolve, so do the malicious threats they need protection against. With the rise of cloud computing and more advanced mobile devices continuing to grow in popularity, industry experts predict an increase in the sophistication of malware attacks, in both the technical design of malware and the methodology cybercriminals utilize to deploy attacks.
Venkasys Software has joined forces with several industry leading experts to deliver integrated real-time protection against zero day attacks. Recognizing the role subjectivity plays when evaluating solutions, our offerings are designed so you don't have to compromise on choice.
Despite our continued effort to learn from and partner with the best in the business, we have discovered that no real-time protection solution prevents 100% of infections. Malware has become too sophisticated and is designed to bypass such solutions. Providing an on demand second opinion scanner will detect and remove nasty Trojans and rootkits found deep inside the operating system. The double protection will ensure users are free from vulnerabilities, so they are free to focus on their core business.
Useful tools and sites:
(Windows) FileHippo - FileHippo Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and send the information to filehippo.com to see if there are newer releases.
(Mac) AppFresh - AppFresh is an automated update checker for Mac OS X, that helps you keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins up to date.
(Linux) Synaptic - Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.
Your web browser relies on numerous software plugins (also called extensions or add-ons) to display content such as video, audio, or office documents. Those plugins are frequently vulnerable to attack and are easily exploited by so-called "drive-by browsing attacks," in which merely browsing to a website can lead directly to a system compromise.
Keeping those plug-ins updated is critical, but not always easy to maintain. Tools exist to alert you when it's time to update your software. Google Chrome automatically alerts the user, so no special action is necessary. Users of any other browser must use a third-party tool. Free (but unsupported) tools include.