Cyber-crooks continue to pursue their strategy of infecting web search results by utilizing custom-built websites designed to drop malicious code on computers. As well, the manipulation of legitimate pages in order to infect users with malware continues to escalate.
When a potential victim visits one of these sites the likelihood of downloading malicious code onto the computer, by exploiting existing vulnerabilities, is high.
To address this security vulnerability, amongst many others, Check Point Software, the developer of ZoneAlarm Firewall, has just released what amounts to a sandbox application.
ForceField is a virtualization system that sandboxes your browser, isolating it from the computer, ensuring that any incoming unsolicited software (spyware, malware and the like), that you download, is trapped in the virtualized environment.
In addition ForceField offers protection against hijacking of your start page, new and unwanted icons on your desktop, drive-by downloads, browser exploits, phishing attempts, spyware and keyloggers and more.
To get your free version of ForceField (one year license for one PC ), visit the ZoneAlarm ForceField promotion site (www.zonealarm.com/patchtuesday), between 6 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 12, and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13.
Block unauthorized downloads and malicious software installations
Protect your identity by blocking phishers and stopping keyloggers
Browse the internet in complete privacy–erases all cache, cookies, history and passwords
Run it with your existing security software–it’s fast, lightweight, and easy to use