General

In the General section (Setup > Enter application preferences... > General), you can enable detection of the following types of applications:

Potentially unwanted applications – These applications are not necessarily intended to be malicious, but may affect the performance of your computer in a negative way. Such applications usually require consent for installation. If they are present on your computer, your system behaves differently (compared to the way it behaved before these applications were installed). The most significant changes include unwanted pop-up windows, activation and running of hidden processes, increased usage of system resources, changes in search results, and applications communicating with remote servers.

Potentially unsafe applications – These applications are commercial, legitimate software that can be abused by attackers if installed without user consent. This classification includes programs such as remote access tools, for this reason this option is disabled by default.

Suspicious applications – These applications include programs compressed with packers or protectors. These types of protectors are often exploited by malware authors to evade detection. Packer is a runtime self-extracting executable that rolls up several kinds of malware into a single package. The most common packers are UPX, PE_Compact, PKLite and ASPack. The same malware may be detected differently when compressed using a different packer. Packers also have the ability to make their "signatures" mutate over time, making malware more difficult to detect and remove.

 

To set up File System or Web and Mail exclusions, click the Setup... button.