PC Matic prevents ransomware by blocking it before it can begin to execute using our default-deny protection. With cyber criminals creating new malware every day, waiting for a "bad" classification is not feasible. By blocking all unknown applications PC Matic can protect you against the newest and most targeted ransomware.
PC Matic uses a whitelist based protection to defeat the fake virus scam. These websites always popup a phone number, and PC Matic blocks any website that shows a phone number inside a pop-up window unless it’s a whitelisted phone number from a legitimate company. Users are redirected to a safe webpage with information about the scam.
Before a virus or worm can execute and begin replicating, PC Matic sees it as an unknown and blocks the attempt. Trojans are also blocked as unknown before execution because our Malware Research Team has never analyzed that file; even if they attempt to masquerade under legitimate names like Microsoft.
PC Matic’s SuperShield whitelist functions by using a list of known, trusted programs and allows them to run. Everything else, that is not on the whitelist, is sent to the PC Matic malware research team to be tested.
Hackers are exploiting scripting agents like PowerShell to install malware, which doesn’t need an executable. PC Matic has developed a script blocking agent to identify malicious scripting activity.
PC Matic ensures key third-party applications are patched and drivers are updated. Users can rest assured their devices are kept updated, with known vulnerabilities patched to avoid exploitation from cyber criminals.
PC Matic's Ad Blocker browser extension for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox keeps your PC and data secure from increasingly advanced malicious ads, also known as malvertising attacks.
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