(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Reason Software Company Inc. releases beta version of herdProtect, a cloud-based solution that offers a second-line of defense against malware by utilizing the brawn and combined wisdom of the industry’s leading 68 anti-malware engines. herdProtect is designed to work in conjunction with existing anti-malware/anti-virus platforms in order to provide the maximum amount of protection available on the market today.
The Reason?? With thousands of new threats discovered daily no single line of malware defense, even from the most well-known engine is able to offer 100% protection against malware 100% of the time. In order to create a virtually impermeable barrier, a user would have to run a number of anti-malware programs, hampering the overall performance of the user’s PC. herdProtect’s ability to completely scan in the cloud all processor intensive activities are performed independent of the user’s PC, hence not negatively affecting performance.
herdProtect takes malware scanning a step further than traditional anti-malware programs by aggressively targeting both adware and ad-distributed software. This includes helping users completely remove ad-supported programs that are typically pushed through malvertising or bundled by 3rd party installers with minimal user consent. In addition herdProtect also leverages internal algorithms which prevent erroneous detections (false positives) enabling the user to make confident and informed decisions. Depending on the aggregate results of the scan, the user can then take the suggested actions to clean their PC from any known threats.
herdProtect is built by Reason Software Company Inc. the makers of the wildly popular Should I Remove It? program. herdProtect is headed by Andrew Newman, former architect of Microsoft’s Windows Defender and SpyNet, acquired by Microsoft Corporation and now part of the Windows Operating System. Reason designs and develops a host of free consumer based PC software to help users remove adware, bloatware and crapware (and now malware) in order to optimize PC performance and ease common woes. herdProtect is free (no sign-ups, gimmicks or bundles) and can be downloaded directly from: http://www.herdprotect.com/downloads.aspx