How do you perform on a test that determines whether you're able to download an executable file?

How are we testing?:

This test tries to download an executable file from a website with a good reputation. It tests that your system can block it to limit the possible introduction of malware and other threats.


Why is this test important?:

Malware is often distributed through executable files downloaded from unknown and known websites or app stores. Effective security solutions must look beyond the simple blocking of '.exe' file types. They should conduct an in-depth analysis of the file to determine its true capabilities thereby limiting your end users' exposure to security threats.


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Malware Affects Everyone

Malware is a global problem with every country in the world playing host to compromised websites. EXE, .COM and other Portable Executable files remain a common attack delivery vehicle that does not require any exploitation of the endpoint.

In the News:

Leicestershire Police warn pair who downloaded malware to hack ... - Leicester Mercury

21 Jun 2017
Two young men from Leicestershire who had obtained the means to hack other people's computers have received warnings from the police. The men were ...

Cyber-Threats Call for a New Secure Browsing Solution, and Fast - Infosecurity Magazine

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Cyber-Threats Call for a New Secure Browsing Solution, and Fast ... As ransomware techniques and malware continue to evolve, it is becoming more difficult for existing anti-virus, firewalls, and other types of “detect and block” solutions to deliver ...

Growing Cyberthreat: Steganographic Malware Hiding In Images - International Business Times

20 Jun 2017
Finally, while it may be difficult for some security solutions to catch the code in an image file, most are able to spot unapproved activity on a machine — especially as the malware attempts to download more malicious software. Having an antivirus ...

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