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RiskIQ Helps Softonic Detect Online Threats

September 2015 by Marc Jacob

RiskIQ, the digital footprint security company, announced software application discovery platform Softonic has selected RiskIQ’s malware detection and identification capabilities as part of its Clean & Safe campaign.

Softonic’s Clean & Safe campaign aims to completely eradicate malware on the Softonic software catalogue – the largest of its kind on the Internet.

By simulating the behaviour of a real online user, RiskIQ will help Softonic identify malware, malvertising (malicious ads), phishing and other security threats that a typical user would experience when discovering and downloading software.

In addition to improving malware detection with RiskIQ, Softonic has also launched other initiatives as part of their Clean & Safe campaign. For example, users can now report any problems with products they find in Softonic’s catalog. Those user reports, combined with the automatic monitoring from Risk IQ, will combine to significantly reduce the threat from the constantly evolving landscape of malware.

Softonic joins a host of notable companies using RiskIQ to protect their digital footprint from malicious activity, including eight of the 10 largest financial institutions in the U.S., six of the top 10 European financial institutions and five of the seven leading Internet companies in the world.

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