McAfee: The Worm Stops Here
McAfee today have unveiled a new version of McAfee VirusScan, equipped with new features including an enhanced WormStopper, which automatically detects and alerts users when their systems are attempting to send email to an unusually large number of addresses. It also alerts users when the system attempts to send out too many single emails within a 30-second period, helping to ensure that new mass-mailing worms cannot spread without the knowledge of the user. Not a bad idea, and as far as I know, the first such product to offer this kind of feature.
McAfee VirusScan is available immediately for $34.95 on the company’s website, http://www.mcafee.com/.