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Symantec intros anti-bot software

Interesting to see that Symantec has taken the wraps off Norton AntiBot, claiming that its research suggests there were more than six million active bots in the last six months of 2006.

The software is described as the first targeted security solution for consumers wanting to fight the growing botnet pandemic.

Hmmm - I have my doubts as to whether the software is really needed, as shouldn't a good IT security application detect a trojan before it launches a botware application?

In theory yes, but AntiBot is actually a behavioural analysis package for consumers, rather than a pure botnet spotter.

If Symantec had launched the software as such, then I think consumers would have understood what the package was about. It wouldn't have sounded as sexy in the retail marketplace though...