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Panda TruPrevent Claims 'Zero Day' Virus Protection

Antivirus/security software blocks unknown viruses and malware without requiring signature files by analyzing behavior of code.
Panda Software had introduced TruPrevent 2.0, an anti-virus and security technology that it claims can identify and remove new viruses and spyware without depending on signature files or databases of known threats.

According to the company TruPrevent can recognize and eliminate viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, "bots" and even hacker attempts, yet it requires no tuning, training or updates.

"The traditional signature- and rules-based products from competitors like Norton and McAfee were adequate back when they were invented in the era when viruses took days, weeks or even months to propagate on floppy disks and 'sneaker-nets,' but now malware can travel around the world in minutes on the Internet," said Patrick Hinojosa, CTO of Panda Software USA, in a statement. "Panda Labs developed TruPrevent to protect users from this new kind of malware threat -- 'flash' viruses and 'zero day attacks' -- malicious software that can attack instantaneously and globally."

According to Panda, TruPrevent analyzes programs as they execute and detects viruses or software that has a malicious intent with patent-pending algorithms that become smarter over time, as a centralized malware knowledgebase "learns" from TruPrevent-powered computer nodes which collect the specific combination of behaviors and conditions surrounding various new threats.

TruPrevent technology is available now in Panda products including Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005, Panda Platinum Internet Security 2005. It is also available as a stand-alone product, TruPrevent Personal 2005, that provides proactive protection when used in tandem with security products from Trend Micro, Norton AntiVirus and McAfee. Panda includes TruPrevent for businesses and large enterprises with site licenses for BusinesSecure with TruPrevent, TruPrevent Corporate, and EnterpriSecure with TruPrevent.