This time we'd like to share with you some tweaks made within Outpost's Anti-malware module for the new line-up. The dramatic growth of our malware database (more than 2,000,000 added signatures for now) goes without saying.
Generally, all product alerts become more visible and clear, this specifically concerns Anti-Malware. More transparent information is delivered with an emphasis on threat type and source and Outpost module in charge, plus the warnings are designed in a user-friendly fashion to indicate relevancy of this or that event.
Here we'll demonstrate some usability advancements in more detail:
• In compliance with antivirus protection standards, the option to automatically cure infected objects detected by the real-time monitor is now set as default action and applies to all suspicious/infected objects found. This measure caters to average users who rightfully prefer the program to perform an optimal operation rather than rely on their own decision.
• Actionable Quarantine facilitates decision-making regarding neutralized suspicious objects; quarantined files can be easily restored, removed or removed in bulk right from the new menu in a couple of clicks. Detected malware can also be filtered and sorted by certain criteria. For known "beasts" detailed information is available.
• The overall structure of Anti-malware Settings was improved to combine General and Additional Real-Time Protection settings in a single window.
And there are more nice options such as heuristic analyzer settings, to name just one thing of a few. Part of the Antimalware module, the heuristic analyzer turns visible in the interface and more flexible due to adjustable sensitivity levels (normal/high).
This is how it is in Outpost Pro 2009:
And here's the 2010 structure:
This was a sneak peak of Anti-Malware 2010, keep on reading! And if you haven't yet subscribed to Agnitum Blog, it's high time to do so ;-)