Comodo Protects Users From Growing Threat of Malware Code on Legitimate Sites

<strong>Jersey City, N.J. &mdash; Jan. 30</strong><br />In a recent report by ComputerWorld, for the first time ever, a majority of sites (51 percent) classified as malicious actually were legitimate sites that had been compromised with attack code that infects unsuspecting visitors. This startling statistic demonstrates the significant new challenges online users have in staying safe online. To help mitigate this issue, Comodo recently introduced Comodo Firewall Pro (v3.0) with its A-VSMART technology platform ("Anti-Virus, Spyware, Malware, Adware, Rootkit and Trojans"). <br /><br />This technology is uniquely designed to protect end users from this type of threat because it delivers a revolutionary approach to desktop security. Unlike detection/signature-based solutions that first allows all applications to gain access to a PC to be evaluated based on by their signature, Comodo Firewall Pro takes the opposite approach. Comodo Firewall Pro with A-VSMART architecture allows only those applications known to be safe to gain access to computer resources, greatly reducing the probability of damage occurring.<br /><br />Hijacking legitimate sites to make them "distributors" of malware gives attackers instant advantages because fraudsters need not work to drive people to a specific site. This is a serious issue for online users because they have no way of knowing whether a site that should be trusted, in fact, can be trusted. Comodo Firewall Pro provides one of the only known ways to protect against this type of threat. Comodo Firewall Pro only allows trusted applications to gain access to system resources thus preventing malware that is resident…


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