The primary window on the right displays information that corresponds to the option selected from the main menu on the left. The following is a description of options within the main menu: Computer scan — This option allows you to configure and launch of Smart scan, Custom scan, or Removable media scan. You can also repeat the last scan that was run.
Such a program might be used by IT or security staff to recover lost passwords or check users’ passwords for weaknesses. These are legitimate activities which those employees of the company are authorized to do by their employer in the course of their business. However, there might not be a reason for such software to be used by a mail room clerk.
Potentially unsafe applications are not malware. They tend to be powerful tools that have legitimate purposes but can be abused. Sometimes the abuse is done by actual malware, which installs the tool in order to further the malware operator’s goals, The potentially unwanted application classification ESET provides for applications which are not malware i.
A related behavior are software wrappers also known as download wrappers used on some software download sites. These take the application you wished to download, and add additional software to install, often without letting the original author of the software or the person whose downloading it know about these modifications and providing an easy to opt-out of them.
I understand this classification may sound general, but it has to be that way because there are so many different ways in which the performance, speed, reliability or behavior of computer can be affected.
I should also mention is also can include how the program communicates with the user. Because of this, the potentially unwanted classification is done on a case-by-case basis after analysis by senior researchers in ESET’s threat intelligence lab. This can include specific kinds and versions of run-time compression programs “packers” , encryption and code obfuscation tools.
Most of these are very specialized tools used solely used in the malware ecosystem, but it could possibly include programs used for legitimate activities such as DRM or copy protection that are being used for malicious activities. It is an ongoing project and very interesting. I am going to provide some additional links to more information about these classifications, but you actually brought up an interesting question that ESET face’s and really all the anti-malware companies, but I cannot speak for them , and that’s what I really wanted to talk er, write about.
All anti-malware companies create programs to detect malicious software, or malware for short. There are various ways in which malware can be defined: As computer technology has evolved, so have the security issues facing those computers and the users operating them. And not every computer program can be said to be outright malicious these days. There are programs that add toolbars to web browsers or change its home page or search engine settings. Or maybe they do other things like monitor your behavior on the Internet or inject advertisements into your search results or other web pages that you view.
Obviously, there is some percentage of people who like these things and want them on their computers. Or there might be more specialized programs out there intended for use by specific groups of people in specific situations to do things like crack passwords, monitor network traffic or perhaps even access a computer remotely.
Obviously, very useful when in the right hands and used for the right purpose. But when they are not, well, that’s when there’s a problem. ESET, like many other anti-malware companies, is a business. It wasn’t always that, of course, like many of the other anti-malware companies, it started as a couple of guys writing one-off virus removers, turned into full-time employee for them and became an anti-virus company. Nowadays, computer viruses are nearly extinct typically account for a single digit’s worth of percentage of what’s reported on a daily basis, and often in conjunction with some other kind of threat and ESET and the other companies now make anti-malware software.
But the problem, as I noted above, is that things are no longer so black-and-white. There are customers who want to run certain types of programs, and there are customers who do not want those types of programs on their computers at all.
ESET has always taken a hard-line approach against malware, and I think that is something our customers appreciate and want us to continue doing. ESET also took a similar stance when other kinds of things appeared like adware, Fake AV and other programs which were widespread and quite problematic for some time, but like computer viruses, we don’t see nearly as much of these days.
We don’t see much in the way of, say, spyware delivered through drive-by downloads. We do, however, see programs that are offered for “free,” that include things like sponsored companion programs, the aforementioned download wrappers and so forth. Since these programs do explain what they do legally if not clearly , where they are from, and they can be removed by the computer user using the same methods for other software, they are not malware in any conventional or legal sense.
But they are programs which customers have asked us to detect, which we do, but, again not as malware. Instead, they are called potentially unwanted applications, and it is up to the user to decide if they want to detect those types of programs.
Users are asked this at the time ESET’s software is installed, and they can change it anytime afterward in the program’s settings. This is a different classification and is used for different reasons which I outlined above.
So, to satisfy these competing requirements, ESET has a separate classification for these types of programs. Users can turn it on if they want to or turn it back off at any time afterward in the program’s settings. It is often said in computer security circles that if something is complex then it is not good, and I’ll take your messages about the user interface to heart. At the same time, there are tools out there which very powerful, and as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility.
In many environments, end users do not have administrative privileges to their computers and are not allowed to install software. It sounds like your company does things differently, though. ESET has customers who want to detect potentially unwanted applications, potentially unsafe applications and suspicious applications on their computers, and have purchased the software because that level of granularity is present in ESET’s software.
The solution, which I agree with, is to make these kinds of functions optional. ESET has done that, but it sounds like we have a ways to go on making it clear, and that is some feedback I can take back to the UI folks.
And, as I mentioned, here are some articles where more information is available:
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