The 10 Days of Home Edition Version 2 – A New Scanning Engine!
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- Written on: February 19th, 2007
This post is the sixth in a 10-post series about the all-new version 2 of the Maintenance Checkup Home Edition (MCHE) computer maintenance software from Schrock Innovations. You can win a FREE 2-year subscription by simply posting a comment on any of the MCHE posts. Only one free subscription will be given away, so post multiple comments or questions with your valid email address to increase your odds of winning!
The all-new Maintenance Checkup Home Edition (MCHE) version 2 has a supped-up scanning engine that leaves the 2005 version choking in its dust.
Our software engineers designed the scanning engine in the new MCHE to scan and remove malware from your hard drive with fewer memory and disk writes than the 2005 version required. The result is a hard drive scan that is 200% faster and a lot more thorough.
As soon as a malware infection is identified on your hard drive, the MCHE checks its database to see what other files are typically found with this infection. If any of those files are present on your hard drive and they match the SHA-1 hash on file, they are removed as well. Many malware programs simply remove the executable files or registry entries associated with an infection. But with the all-new MCHE version 2, every file associated with an infection, significant or not, is removed. This helps reduce the risk of reinfection by removing any dormant delivery devices (for example a .zip file that extracts on reboot to reinfect your system).
At the conclusion of a manual or scheduled full-system scan, the MCHE will display its results screen, showing a complete list of what was found. From this screen you can get a comprehensive list of the problems detected on your system. You can select to automatically resolve the issues or you can review each detected problem yourself and decide how you would like it handled.
One of the biggest challenges we faced with the new version 2 of the MCHE was to keep the simplicity that the 2005 version offered our customers while at the same time providing the advanced functionality that our more technical users appreciated. Now with the MCHE version 2, the ability to manage the maintenance of your computer is as simple or as complex as you would like it to be.
Check back tomorrow to learn about the technology that allows the all-new MCHE to differentiate legitimate files from possible malware, thereby reducing the number of false detections dramatically!
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