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How does Abtrusion Protector protect my computer?


What are the system requirements for Abtrusion Protector?


How does Abtrusion Protector know which software should be allowed to run?


What if I am already hacked? What if I am already infected by a virus?


Does Abtrusion Protector protect me against the BugBear virus?


Does Abtrusion Protector protect me from macro viruses?


Does Abtrusion Protector protect me against buffer overflow attacks?


What is the difference between Abtrusion Protector and Software Restriction Policies?


How do I obtain Abtrusion Protector?


What if two files have the same digital thumbprint?


How does Abtrusion Protector affect the performance of my computer?


Will Abtrusion Protector make my notebook computer run out of batteries faster?



Does Abtrusion Protector protect me against buffer overflow attacks?

Buffer overflows are one of the most common tools used by a hacker to gain control of the target computer. In a typical buffer overflow attack, a bug in an application allows the hacker to execute a small amount of arbitrary code. Often this code is used to download other applications that can then be used to take control of the computer. However, in principle, a buffer overflow could be used to execute any kind of code directly.

Abtrusion Protector will prevent buffer overflow attacks that download and run other software. However, it currently does not provide any generic protection against all kinds of buffer overflow attacks. You should not rely on Abtrusion Protector as your only defense against buffer overflow vulnerabilities. One of the best ways to protect yourself against buffer overflows is to install security patches from your software vendors, as soon as they become available.