Enhancements Set PC Matic Further Apart from Competition
PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, PC Matic MSP and PC Matic Pro have made several updates over the last few months to their security solution. The recent changes made to the software include the ability to detect file-less ransomware. Traditional malware, including ransomware, required an executable to infect PCs. The PC Matic whitelist was, and still is, effective in blocking malicious executable attacks. However, file-less ransomware is not initiated with an executable. Instead, malicious scripting is used. PC Matic has been conducting endless studies regarding the file-less ransomware infection process from beginning to end. By doing so, their developers were able to implement a solution within their program to effectively block file-less infections. This is the only security program that offers, not only a real-time, global whitelist solution, but protection from scripting attacks as well.
Unlike traditional security solutions which allow unknown files to execute, PC Matic will block anything that is unknown until appropriate testing can be completed to determine if it is safe or malicious. Users of these security solutions do have the option, if they know the file or program is safe, to add it to their local whitelist, thus making it available to them immediately. However, the PC Matic malware research team will still test the unknown file and categorize it accordingly. If deemed safe, it will be added to the global whitelist. This means if another PC Matic user attempts to execute that same program, it will run immediately as it has been tested and proven safe for PCs. PC Matic Vice President of Cyber Security, Dodi Glenn, states,
“We believe we have entered a phase where it’s better to treat our networks and programs as unfriendly until proven otherwise.”