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PC Tools clamps down on phishers

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PC Tools has announced the launch of its latest range of Internet security products in South Africa, which incorporates technology to expose non-malware threats such as phishing scams.

Incorporating scam detection technology which exposes the latest cybercrime scams like ‚get rich quick‚ and mobile subscription offers, PC Tools latest protection portfolio goes a step further by increasing the focus on non-malware based online threats, which trick consumers into handing over money or divulging confidential information.

In collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, PC Tools undertook an extensive study to investigate how susceptible Internet users are to online scams. The alarming results of the survey highlighted an overall consensus that all Internet users need further education to avoid revealing personal details through malicious websites.

PC Tools protection portfolio is now faster than ever, having been meticulously engineered for maximum speed, PC Tools Internet Security delivers faster protection that doesn’t get in the way of everyday computer use. Scan times have been dramatically improved by utilizing intelligent, cloud-based reputation scanning to identify online threats faster and new anti-phishing technology has been introduced to improve detection of threats from spam emails.

‚The real concern with online scams is that these are costing internet users billions of dollars every year, and unless consumer behaviour is addressed through education, the incidence of cybercriminals seeking to cash in on consumer trust, greed, compassion and naivety online will continue to grow‚ said Richard Clooke, Internet Security Expert, PC Tools.

‚Unfortunately, many consumers don’t realise that some online scams don’t involve malware. Traditional Internet security is essential to maintain protection against viruses and malicious files and websites, but cybercriminals are changing their methods by tricking consumers into revealing their personal information, and this requires a very different protection approach.‚

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