TELUS security services protects your computer from all kinds of malware (viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and more). The protection TELUS security services offers is divided into two categories:
With Autoscan turned on, there is hardly any need to manually run scans for malware. Autoscan will scan your computer over and over again, taking appropriate actions when malware is detected. Autoscan runs only when enough system resources are available so as not to slow down the computer. TELUS security services automatically scans any removable media that is connected to the computer to make sure it can be safely accessed.
To help you clean your computer of malware that cannot be removed from within the Windows operating system, TELUS security services provides you with Rescue Mode. This is a trusted environment, specially designed for malware removal, which enables you to boot your computer independent of Windows. When the computer runs in Rescue Mode, Windows malware is inactive, making it easier to remove.
The Autorun feature built into Windows operating systems is a very useful tool that allows computers to automatically execute a file from media connected to it. For example, software installations can start automatically when a CD is inserted into the optical drive. Unfortunately, this feature can also be used by malware to automatically launch and infiltrate your computer from rewritable media such as USB flash drives and memory cards connected through card readers. Numerous Autorun based attacks have been created in recent years. With USB Immunizer you can prevent any NTFS, FAT32 or FAT formatted flash drive from automatically executing malware ever again. Once an USB device is immunized, malware can no longer configure it to run a certain application when the device is connected to a computer running Windows.
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