Monday, 17 November 2014

Advanced Adaptive Applications software kills malware and repairs the damage caused

An exciting new software called Advanced Adaptive Applications (A3) which can kill malware and also repair the damage caused by it, has been revealed by computer scientists from the University of Utah. What’s more, the tool learns to recognize the invader and stop it from coming back and infecting the PC in question.
A3 is actually a software suite supported in its operations by a virtual computer emulating a standard PC. The security package is tasked with guarding the virtual machine’s main elements. It watches over the OS and applications continuously. The researchers are keeping it open source and believe in its commercial viability.
Currently available anti-virus options discover all sorts of malware in a system by comparing notes with a database of known threats. The A3 takes a different approach and it consists of multiple de-bugging applications running on top of each other. These check the virtual machine as it chugs along, constantly monitoring it for shady behavior.
The whole setup allows the self-repairing software to pick out viruses or malware whether they are registered threats or ones that have never been encountered before. This is because the newly developed A3 can tell when something different or incorrect is happening to what should be the PC’s regular operations.
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The software can then stop the virus, attempt repairing the damaged software code and learn what the bug feels like in order to prevent it from ever gaining entry into the machine again. One major advantage offered to users is that A3 does not need to take down servers in order to repair the issue caused by a threat.
Home PCs and notebooks won’t be the kind of territory patrolled by A3. The software is mainly designed to protect servers, enterprise PCs working on Linux and military applications. Eric Eide from the University of Utah, thinks it could assist consumer devices against virulent malware or internal corruption of software components in the future.