Instead of using the archaic blacklist technology competitors use, PC Matic deploys an automated whitelist for real-time, proactive protection against today’s cyber threats. In addition, PC Matic also uses a script blocking agent, effectively thwarting all forms of fileless malware attacks.
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. Within 24 hours it is categorized either trusted or malicious.
Fileless Script Block
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. So far, this has left PC Matic consumers entirely protected from fileless infections.
Patch Management and Driver Updates
During the scanning process, PC Matic ensures key third-party applications are patched, and drivers are updated. By automating this process, PC Matic users can rest assured their devices are kept updated, with known vulnerabilities patched to avoid exploitation from cyber criminals.