ByteCrusher released a beta version of WindowZones security application

This paradigm-shifting application dramatically reduces the infection opportunity for malicious software such as viruses and spyware. WindowZones works in conjunction with your anti-virus and anti-spyware defenses to protect your computer and your operating system configuration in ways that conventional anti-spyware and anti-virus solutions simply cannot do.

Due to a number of reasons, including application compatibility issues, most users operate their computers with administrative rights. These administrative rights enable a user to install programs and make changes to
sensitive files. Unfortunately, it is these powerful rights that criminals and other undesirables producing malware rely upon to infect computers.

To defend a computer user’s PC, WindowZones introduces the notion of a SafeZone. Users can operate their Internet-facing applications in the SafeZone, giving them confidence that those applications operate with only
the rights needed and without the ability to change sensitive operating system files, the system registry, or important system configuration data. Most importantly, by running Internet-facing applications such as web
browsers in the SafeZone, drive-by downloads such as spyware, trojans, and other viruses will be unable to install themselves. WindowZones is the first — and last — line of defense against malware. WindowZones provides defense against zero day exploits by proactively disabling malware’s ability to use those administrator rights before it can infect your computer.

The biggest flaw in many anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions is their dependence upon software engineers to identify new malware threats and distribute updated signature files to their users. This reactive and dependent process can take days to occur. Moreover, flaws in applications themselves can go weeks or even months before being fixed and distributed. Because WindowZones works by proactively giving applications only the
rights they need to run, there is no delay in protection and no updates to signature files required when new threats appear on the Internet. Users of WindowZones are protected simply by running their Internet-facing applications in the SafeZone, virtually eliminating zero day attacks.

More information at ByteCrusher.

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