New approaches on attacking malware

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 12:12 AM EST

The approach manipulates executable file permissions to proactively allow, deny or limit the running of any computer program. Instead of trying to recognize malware, this approach uses whitelists, blacklists and policies to set Windows permissions for executables, even if logged in as an administrator. SecureWave S.A.'s Sanctuary, Green Border Technologies Inc.s' GreenBorder Pro, Savant Technology Group Inc.'s Protection and Winternals Software LP's Protection Manager are some products in this category.

At Computerworld.

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