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SigFree Cerberus security software yields outstanding benefits

SigFree Cerberus v1.0 test results, including zero day malware testing, have just been released. Testing shows that Cerberus can detect malware and provides benefits to the user where other security software solutions cannot.

Tests using real life, zero day malware will tell whether security software provides benefits or not. DayZero Systems has just released testing performed during the final stages of development of SigFree Cerberus v1.0.

The conclusion is very clear. SigFree Cerberus found malware when other security software solutions could not. Cerberus delivers on its benefits.

SigFree Cerberus provides zero day protection against worms and other similar self-propagating and self-mutating malware, including many viruses. Cerberus does not require known signatures so detection can occur before malware spreads and causes costly damage. Before the malware steals personal information or uses system resources as part of a bot network.

A range of results were blogged recently. See a short summary at This included two real life zero day events and one designed attack. There are links to more detailed reports. The designed attack was made with the popular test program, Metasploit, using the “sneaky attack” option.

The two real life malware examples are named fwkums and 5minut1. They are both infections that can install themselves simply by clicking on the wrong URL, image or email attachment.

The fwkums malware tested is a mutation of a prior infection. It’s very dangerous and can steal personal information as well as take over the computer. At the time of this test, only 9 of 53 other security software solutions could detect this new mutation, SigFree Cerberus security software found the infection quickly.

The 5minut1 malware is an adaptive virus that behaves somewhat like a worm. It launches a full screen advertising window and can carry other payloads. By adaptive, it senses when an attempt is made to detect it and changes its behavior to try to evade detection. Since SigFree Cerberus does not require known signatures or behavior to detect the malware it targets, it found 5minut1 quickly. At the time, only 1 in 51 other malware detection software solutions could detect 5minut1,

The two above tests were successful. But testing of a security software solution like SigFree Cerberus is not complete without putting it up against “sneaky speed”.

Sneaky speed is often used to test networks. It challenges testers because it is designed to evade detection. It will change its behavior to avoid being found. But again, SigFree Cerberus found it quickly with its signature-free technology. Attempts at evasion are quickly thwarted by Cerberus.

The time has come for new thinking in internet security software and DayZero Systems is stepping up to the challenge. SigFree Cerberus v1.0 is the first in an arsenal of future signature-free applications to be released by DayZero Systems, the new leader in zero day threat protection. Cerberus does not protect systems from every type of malware. DayZero still recommends continued regular scans using Windows Security Essentials or, on Windows 8, use of Windows Defender.

SigFree Cerberus v1.0 comes with a free two week trial, just click: DayZero promotes safe computer use. After downloading, right click on the file name in its folder, click properties, and click the digital signature tab. This ensures that the software comes from a trusted, certified source. The version 1.0 license is US$14.00 per computer on which it is installed, comes with all v1.0 upgrades, and is not time-limited. The license may be bought through Digital River by clicking

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Benefits accrue to anyone who installs Cerberus

Benefits! That is what everyone wants from any type of software. With Cerberus, some benefits are dramatically clear. Other benefits may be “behind the scenes”. But there is no question that everyone obtains benefits from SigFree Cerberus’s unique signature-free protection.

Benefits of Cerberus were confirmed in testing during its final development stages. We already reported on testing of the malware 5minut1. Cerberus found this malware at a time when Virus Total reported that only 1 out of 51 virus engines were able to detect 5minut1. The figure below contains the link to Virus Total for 5minut1:

You can also read more about this test on our blog at “5minut1.exe – zero day testing of Cerberus”.

We also reported on tests for fwkums. Fwkums is a very dangerous malware that can steal your personal information. It can also take control of your computer. At the time of our testing, only 9 out of 53 other detection engines could detect fwkums. You can also see that report on our blog at “fwkums – zero day testing of Cerberus”.

These tests demonstrated the benefits of Cerberus very well. Without needing signatures as the other detection engines do, Cerberus found both quickly. Cerberus found these dangerous programs. Picture this. Those bugs could have been on computers for months or years. The other detection engines could not find them until they caused damage. Someone finally saw the problem and found the source. Then the other detection engines could define signatures. Or, they could model the specific behavior of these infections.

But Cerberus needed none of that. Cerberus found these dangerous infections without knowing anything about them. Cerberus could have found them when they first gained entry to a computer! Those are the benefits of Cerberus!

Both of the examples mentioned above were designed to be evasive. This particular fwkums infection was a mutation. The 5minut1 infection was adaptive. It changed its behavior as it ran to try to evade detection. Both were quickly detected and neutralized by Cerberus. No damage was done by either infection. And Cerberus did this without known signatures or behavior patterns of these particular infections.

Another blog had three manufactured scenarios using the popular Metasploit tools. These also made Cerberus’ benefits clear. All three were reported in our blog “Metasploit port scanning target for Cerberus”. But one of the most thrilling was blogged in detail in “Sneaky speed – why you need SigFree Cerberus”

“Sneaky Speed” is a challenge. This scenario is adaptive to evade detection. Being adaptive, Sneaky Speed tests its boundaries. This way, it determines a threshold. It then scans below that threshold to avoid being detected. However, Cerberus detected and contained sneaky speed in only 125 milliseconds (0.125 seconds) after start of test. Nothing sneaky speed could do would convince Cerberus to let it go.

This demonstrates the validity and benefits of Cerberus’ signature-free approach! We suggest you give the free two week trial a go. Links are below.

To begin the download of your free two week trial of Cerberus, simply click Or you can find download links on our Landing Page. License sales are exclusively through Digital River and you can go to their MyCommerce site to buy a license by clicking on