Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

The Cornerstone of Hard Drive Protection: Centurion Technologies VP Keith Rickman on the Upside of Relying on Reboot/restore Technology to Guard against Viruses and User Sabotage

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

The Cornerstone of Hard Drive Protection: Centurion Technologies VP Keith Rickman on the Upside of Relying on Reboot/restore Technology to Guard against Viruses and User Sabotage

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T.H.E.: How does reboot/ restore technology differ from antivirus/spyware protection? Rickman: Antivirus protection detects only known viruses, which are those that have been identified and a definition created. This means that unknown viruses--those not yet recognized or with no definitions written for them--will still bypass antivirus protection. Conversely, reboot/restore protection does not require recognition or definition specifics, and will protect against both known and unknown viruses. And with spyware protection, much like antivirus protection, only items that appear to be spyware or adware are eliminated. But reboot/restore technology provides a blanket of protection that eliminates any unwanted change instantly. Spyware elimination products also can be confusing and time-consuming with the daily, weekly, or hourly scans that must be run to identify threats. With reboot/restore technology, the user simply reboots, and the machine is cleaned of all malicious code.

Administrators often use policies; doesn't that keep users from getting to anything that could harm the system?

Policies are great for limiting availability. …

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