Customizing behavioral scanning
Behavioral scanning detects new malware that is not yet tracked by anti-virus databases. For example, it can detect a process attempting to install a driver to gain access to your operating system. It can also detect rootkit-like behaviors that would set up access for hackers.
Behavioral scan detection does two different things:
- If the detected behavior is clearly dangerous, it moves the program to Quarantine so it poses no threat to your computer.
- If the detected behavior is suspicious, you are prompted to make a choice of allowing the activity or not.
Customizing behavioral scanning:
Open the Anti-virus / Anti-spyware | Settings | Behavioral Scan panel to view all the behaviors that ZoneAlarm considers suspicious or dangerous. Deselect any behaviors that you don’t want monitored.
Note: The dangerous behaviors list on this panel is dynamically updated as your product receives updates.