Start-up Robot Genius deploys new security technology

Threefold software package is designed to address all sides of malicious software problems.

Robot Genius, an Oakland, Calif.-based start-up, announced Monday that it has created a new suite of security products designed to combat malicious software attacks like spyware, adware, and rootkits through a threefold approach of prevention, detection, and remediation. The products can be downloaded individually or used in collaboration.

The first component of the software package is RGcrawler Data, an automated Web crawler for locating and testing out potentially malicious software on the Internet; the second is RGguard, a browser plug-in that warns the user of potential attacks; and the third is Spyberus, a behavior-based security client designed to track down and reverse the effects of malicious software installed on a PC. The company claims that Spyberus has a 99 percent success rate in reversing spyware, adware, rootkits, and other forms of malicious software. Free trial versions of RGcrawler Data and Spyberus are available now on Robot Genius' Web site; RGguard is "coming soon."

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