The Auckland developer of a security monitor designed to filter unwanted email attachments says his software has been downloaded about 1200 times since he made it publicly available.
Zsolt Pardi’s Zolt Security Monitor has been freely available from his website since late last month. Pardi says it’s proving particularly popular in the Netherlands and Brazil.
The software works by monitoring file system I/O by processes, by installing a filtering device driver. That stops unauthorised programs from creating and modifying executable files.
A feature added since the software’s initial release will automatically close mislabelled attachments, Pardi says. That would have rendered the Anna Kournikova virus, for example, with its fake jpeg, ineffective, he says.