a-squared Anti-Malware is a complementary product to antivirus software and desktop firewalls on MS Windows computers. Antivirus software specializes in detecting classic viruses. Many available products have weaknesses in detecting other malicious software (Malware) like Trojans, Dialers, Worms and Spyware (Adware). a-squared fills the gap that malware writers exploit.
Not just any scanners, but a combination of two world class products – the a-squared Anti-Spyware, and the Ikarus Anti-Virus engine. Latest tests approve that both are cutting edge in Malware detection. No doubling of the scan duration as would be the case with two separate scanning programs. Considerable performance improvement is possible thanks to the integration of the two engines on the lowest level. Unlike conventional protection systems a-squared Anti-Malware does not only check files for known Malware patterns before starting a program, but it also constantly monitors the behavior of all active programs and raises an alarm as soon as something suspicious happens. Typical ways of infection are disabled in advance. Websites that try to plant Trojans or Spyware or that offer deceptive contents are blocked by the surfing protection. Signature updates at least 5 times per day, in combination with the zero-day protection of the behavior analysis this guarantees the best possible protection from new infections.