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Security Tool Aims To Stop Drive-by Installs

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#1 KoanYorel


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Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:15 PM

Veterans of antispyware specialist PestPatrol have developed a new tool that throws up roadblocks for so-called drive-by installs of malicious code onto vulnerable PCs. By Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: April 28, 2006, 4:07 PM PDT The tool, called SocketShield, monitors Internet traffic as it enters a PC and takes action based on a blacklist of known bad Web sites and vulnerability signatures, Roger Thompson, chief technology officer at Exploit Prevention Labs, said in an interview Friday. "Before you can open a poisoned page and get infected, we can stop it," he said... SocketShield is aimed at shielding Windows users against what's known as drive-by installs, the surreptitious installation of malicious software as people surf the Web... A trial, or beta, version of SocketShield for Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 is available at no cost. Exploit Prevention Labs plans to launch a first official version of the tool in early June. That version will cost $29.95 per year...
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Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:38 PM

OMG. Something else to worry about. I'm going to get the tool.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 01:14 PM

sounds like spyware blaster

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:16 AM

What a perfect program for those of us who simply want to discover all the magic of using a computer without the worry of going to a website that looks innocent but isn't! Yipee!

Thanks so much for letting us know about this program and it's free trial.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:02 PM

Why do I have a feeling this program isn't all the flash & bang it claims it is? Another BETA... great let's just hope Microsoft doesn't rush to the field by throwing out their own mock-beta. *Sigh* I'm being a bit too negative towards these gigantic software companies so I'll at least give this tool a shot.
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