Norman Virus Control 5.90

Norman Virus Control (NVC) is an antivirus program that protects workstations and servers against malicious software, also referred to as malware. The most prevalent types of malware are computer viruses, worms, and trojans. Using the latest antivirus software technologies like the Norman SandBox II, machines can be protected from new and unknown virus threats.

Norman Virus Control uses the revolutionary technology to detect new viruses before pattern files are available. As a part of the Norman Virus Scanner, the Norman SandBox inserts any suspicious file into a simulated computer, complete with emulated network connections, where Norman monitors the actions of the file in real-time, enabling it to behave as if it were in a live environment. If virus behavior is detected and confirmed, Norman will prevent the virus from spreading and causing harm to your system.

The unique Norman SandBox II technology brings protection against viruses, worms and Trojans to new levels, by identifying and stopping malware during the period of time when a new virus begins to circulate before pattern files are available. This goes far beyond how other products can protect you against new virus threats. Emails are scanned for viruses before they reach the mailbox to ensure that viruses do not propagate this way. In addition, downloads from newsgroups can be scanned for malware before they are made available to the user.

Then add Norman Internet Update (NIU), an automatic Internet update mechanism that ensures that your NVC installation is always up-to-date, including incremental updates of definition files, makes NVC the obvious choice for particular users that require real protection from computer malware.

Key features of Norman Virus Control:
* Email scanning for malicious programs
* Real-time scanning of files
* Norman SandBox technology to include detection of unknown viruses, trojans and worms
* Automatic updates over the Internet - complete product and incremental updates of virus definition files

Changes in NVC v5.90:
- NVC v5.9 is Vista compatible.
- Tray menu: If you select Stop On-access scanner from the tray menu, the scanner is paused until the next time you restart your machine, updates are installed or a manual start is performed. This change has been implemented for security reasons. Stopping the On-access scanner represents a severe security risk, and the automatic restart of the scanner after a restart is a measure to ensure that you don’t unintentionally forget to turn the scanner back on.
- New filter drivers make on-access scanning easier and more efficient on platforms where Microsoft’s Filter Manager is implemented, i.e. Windows XP (SP2). For example is NVC’s detection of rootkits improved due to this new approach.

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