Malware is a universal problem and malware protection is a highly specialised technical domain. In this section we will explain the approach taken by FlashStart, security capabilities and our recommended best practices.
Users are getting around security
It’s very hard to find data to show people don’t care or don’t know about malware. People may not know the details, but almost everyone knows it’s a significant risk.
So here are some interesting facts:
An End Point Security Trends Report conducted throughout the full 12 months of 2019 studied Windows devices in 12,000 organisations across Europe and North America. Using a remote agent, security behaviour was studied and it was discovered that people were disabling security applications, either permanently or for a long period.
Why do people disable security protections?
Here is an interesting survey on this subject run by Dell:
· “Updates always seem to want to install at annoying times!”
· “I keep getting hassled to install Windows 10 and I don’t want it.”
· “Updates take ages.”
· “Updates change too much stuff.”
· “Updates trashed my system or caused big problems.”
· “I don’t trust Microsoft/Apple/Google!”
· “I don’t use automatic updates, and instead I apply patches manually.”
· “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
· “It’s my system. I can do with it as I want.”
“42% of personal computers were vulnerable to malware”
FlashStart and/or Anti-Virus package?
We strongly advocate the use of multiple levels of security. We recommend both. However, FlashStart malware protection has a significant advantage over AV packages because users can’t disable FlashStart. FlashStart also dynamically updates your security and FlashStart malware protection also helps secure printer, web cams, network attached disks, gaming machines and all sorts of other IOT devices where you can’t install an AV package.
What Malware Protection does FlashStart offer?
The list below shows major types of malware blocked at the time of publishing; however, it’s not an exhaustive list: