Posted by: David Harley | August 30, 2016

AMTSAR feature security check

As I’ve mentioned here before, AMTSO has made available a number of tools it calls ‘Feature Security Checks’. These are intended to make it easier for end-users or system administrators to ‘to ensure that endpoint security products are configured to protect you from viruses, drive-by-downloads, potentially unwanted applications (PUA), archived malware and phishing and cloud attacks.’ These are based on industry-standard tests such as the EICAR test file, and the tools currently available include checks for both desktop solutions and Android devices.

ESET’s partner in Croatia has now offered an additional tool which acts as a wrapper, launching six of the seven desktop checks currently available (it doesn’t do the drive-by test at present). It’s available in Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions. No documentation: just follow the prompts. I believe there will be a more polished version available in due course.

David Harley
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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