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Faronics Anti Virus Integrates with Deep Freeze
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Faronics has released a new anti-virus application. Faronics Anti-Virus provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit security. The program also provides e-mail protection with native support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and other e-mail programs.
The software integrates with the company's network management tool, Faronics Deep Freeze. That integration, according to Faronics, will allow an anti-virus update to be applied to a computer while it's protected by Deep Freeze. Deep Freeze provides a means during reboot to roll back changes made to a computer to return it to its original state.
According to the company, the rollback also applies to changes made by viruses. Trojans, worms, spyware, malware, and macro viruses are removed from the system without affecting the operating system or saved data.
To perform Windows updates, however, Deep Freeze has to be turned off to allow the administrator to apply the update to the operating system, then turned back on again. The company released its anti-virus software to enable malware protection to the machine even in that "frozen" state. It provides this ability only with the company's latest release of Deep Freeze, version 7.0.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.