DriveSentry Desktop

Protect your computer from virus infection with this unobtrusive security software



Protecting your computer against viruses and malware requires access to a wealth of information to help security software to filter trusted software from malicious. DriveSentry Desktop is an anti-virus tool that uses community information to help improve malware detection rates.

DriveSentry uses a triple layered approach to protecting your computer from known and unknown viruses and malware. Using a blacklist of known malicious code, potential infections can be blocked, while the use of a whitelist of trusted code allows trusted programs to run. The program also uses behavioural analysis to monitor for malware like activity that could be the sign of malicious software.

The program constantly monitors data that is written to your drives and provides realtime feedback in the form of graphs. You can choose which folders should be protected against writing and configure rules for more advanced control. Any suspicious activity will result in the quarantining of the files involved to prevent further infection.

The free version of the program must be updated manually, and this can be something of a lengthy process, but by upgrading to the DriveSentry SecuritySuite this process can be automated.

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DriveSentry can be slow to update, but its unqiue approach to virus detection means that it has a very high success rate

Specification: DriveSentry Desktop

Windows XP,Windows Vista (32 bit),Windows 7 (32 bit),Windows 2000
Free, for personal-use only
DriveSentry Inc
Date Added:
May 17, 2010

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