The speed at which malware appears on the scene often catches security tools on the hop, particularly those that rely on signature updates to help them recognise and block the threat.
Mamutu takes a different approach: by keeping an eye on your system for suspicious behaviour, it’s able to spot malware even without the benefit of a signature guidebook, allowing you to close that gap in your security armor. From midnight tonight (Central European Time), our partner SoftwareCrew has provided a full one-year, one-PC license of the latest version of Mamutu, worth $20, for free.
To get your free copy of Mamutu, head over to the Download Giveaway page this Friday February 24th and follow the instructions.
How it works
Mamutu requires a PC running Windows XP or later, and is designed to run alongside your existing security tool – Mamutu consumes 30MB of RAM while running in the background.
Mamutu is designed to work in tandem with your existing security software.
Mamutu’s speciality is dealing with Zero-Day threats. The program is simple to use, install and set up: there are no scans to perform, or signature updates to worry about, you can leave Mamutu to its own devices. If it spots an application performing what it considers to be suspicious behaviour, you’ll be notified and asked how you want to deal with it. You can also set up detailed application rules, allowing you to whitelist completely trusted applications, allow specific activities or simply block the entire app.
One recent addition to its armoury is community based alert reduction, which shows you what other Mamutu users did. This gives you an idea of whether or not the suspicious behaviour is legitimate or not, and helps you choose whether or not to quarantine the process.
Mamutu also allows you to ring-fence certain apps like your web browser, preventing third-party programs from changing them – this protection is already implemented for Mamutu itself, preventing malware from shutting it down.
Important: the download offer will be live for 24 hours from Friday February 24 until 11am Saturday.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk