Ransomware and cyber security have an inverse relationship. 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 allowlist 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 allowlisted phone number from a legitimate company. While the page is blocked the user is redirected to a safe webpage with information about the scam.
PC Matic prevents all three types of attacks by utilizing our global allowlist and a default-deny approach. 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 we have never seen that file; even if they attempt to masquerade under legitimate names like Microsoft.
We take great pride in the fact that all of the research, development and support for PC Matic is done right here in the United States. All of our competitors outsource some piece of their product; research, development, support or all three. We believe by keeping all pieces of the product in the United States, there is an increase in the reliability of the security product.
PC Matic's SuperShield allowlist functions by using a list of known, trusted programs and allows them to run. Everything else, that is not on the allowlist, is sent to the PC Matic malware research team to be tested. Within 24 hours it is categorized either trusted or malicious.
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.
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.
PC Matic Ad Blocker for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox keeps your PC and data secure from malicious ads, also known as malvertising attacks. These attacks have become increasingly advanced, effectively infecting PCs without the user even clicking on the ad.
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