What is malware? Malware, short for malicious software, is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software like computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, crypto locker, and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. Malware is typically obtained by 1) visiting an infected website, and 2) opening an infected email.
NOTE: Malware takes advantage of unreported flaws in software: operating systems, java, flash, antivirus, etc. All software have unreported flaws.
Getting hit with malware will at the very least cost you hours of your life to recover. Most likely it will cost you some valuable data too, so it’s important we protect ourselves as well as possible. Kibosh is a very effective, and inexpensive layer of web security protection to have.
All Kibosh products are powered by the Kibosh Filtering Service (KFS) which 1) blocks pornography, 2) enforces SafeSearch, and 3) blocks malware, virus, and phishing sites.
How does Kibosh block malware?
Kibosh taps into multiple public malware, virus and phishing detection services which are combined with our proprietary Internet categorization engine to produce highly accurate, and constantly evolving block lists.
Nothing is perfect, however when combined with strict TLD blocking it’s a solid wall of protection.
If you are paying for local antivirus – stop. There are free solutions that when combined with Kibosh will give you the best protection possible today. Go here for details.
Example: you accidentally click on a link in a phishing email. It’s easy to do, but instead of a suspicious website opening in your browser, and that sinking feeling you’ve just been had, you see the Kibosh block page instead.