PC Tools® Spam Monitor for Virus Protection
Millions of individuals and businesses rely on e-mail technology as a means of communication with
Guidance on PC Tools Spam Monitor for Virus Protection
correspondents. With advancement in technology, cell phones, PDAs and other portable devices have been modified to provide Internet access, thus, enabling e-mail users to send and read their mails while on the move. Given the number of people with access to this kind of communication, cyber criminals are changing their focus to this niche as a way of causing havoc and stealing information. However, with PC Tools Spam Monitor application software, one is able to filter unsolicited mails – spam that may contain malicious contents, i.e., spyware, malicious adware, viruses and isolate them before they download and install in the system.
How PC Tools Spam Monitor offers protection against viruses and other online threats, its usability and updates, are discussed here:
- Product usability
- Protection against viruses
- Updating the software
The application executes in the system’s background and detects incoming mails in the inbox and applies black-list, white-list and spam filter plug-in tools to mark spam mails before they are delivered in the inbox. Marked mails are diverted to a separate folder, spam folder where they are stored until the user deletes them. The program integrates with a majority of mail application for clients using the POP3 or IMPAP4 mailboxes, i.e., Outlook, Outlook Express and Eudora. In addition to spam filter, an extra protective layer is provided by the software to protect against virus attack. An added benefit is that the user can download a free trial version before purchasing the license. This gives him/ her a window in which to evaluate the functionality of the application.
Protection against viruses
With features such as fast multi engine e-mail filtering, the program automatically detects and scans new e-mail contents as they arrive. It also uses white and black list features to mark mails whose recipients are not authorized and isolates them to a separate folder. Viruses and spywares, which are normally included as part of the mail attachments, is guarded against by an extra layer of protection that stops junk and spam mails before they get into the inbox.
Updating the software
In order to get the best out of the application software, the user has to ensure that the Internet access is always on to obtain, download and install security updates. This could be in the form of patches for sealing loop holes and new definition files to detect ever evolving e-mail threats. Since the updates are automatic enabled by auto update feature, the user is not notified when updates are done. Failure to update the software will leave the system and user vulnerable to new threats that may not be identified by the old definition files.
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