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ByteCrusher’s WindowZones crushes Spyware

ByteCrusher, a privately-held software publisher headquartered near Microsoft, has released a beta version of its innovative WindowZones security application. This software protects your PC from infection by viruses and spyware.

WindowZones takes an unconventional approach to anti-spyware and anti-virus defence by introducing the concept of a SafeZone. Touted by ByteCrusher as a first line of defence, WindowZones proactively gives applications only the rights they need to run, eliminating production delays and the need for signature updates.

Users operate their Internet-facing applications exclusively in the SafeZone, ensuring that these applications cannot tamper with sensitive system files or configuration data. Most importantly, web browsers are no longer vulnerable to zero-day attacks.

Zero-day attacks, which have the potential to devastate both enterprise and PC systems, work by exploiting the security gaps in software products before vendors can fix them. WindowZones aims to disable such attacks before they’ve even begun.

The beta version is available for downloading at http://www.windowzones.com (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.