Quttera is not your usual computer virus protection program. It will only protect the computer from viruses spread in multimedia or data files including but not limited to audio, video or text files. Probably the most interesting aspect of Quttera besides its concentration on multimedia and data files is the without relying on virus signatures. A fully heuristic detection process is the result.
The computer virus protection program becomes available after installation. It protects the computer by running in the background and by providing the means to scan a file or folder for malicious code.
The current release of Quttera is available in version 0.2.1.0.34 which indicates that this is more of a work in progress instead of a release version. The developers see their computer virus protection software as a addition to standard virus protection programs.
Users who want to perform a manual scan should make sure to have at least one multimedia file or data file in the folder. The scan will jam if no files are found in the selected folder.
The main question is obviously if Quttera is able to deliver what it promises. It really depends on the quality of the heuristic engine and how it compares to the heuristic engine of the regular antivirus software.
Update: Quttera has been discontinued. We have uploaded the latest version of the software to our servers: [Download not found]
It is however highly suggested to use a security software that is updated regularly, like Avast Antivirus for instance.
Update: Quttera does not appear to be available anymore. The best route you can go down to protect your system is a popular antivirus solution like Avast or AVG, and maybe even some on-demand scanners such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Microsoft Security Essentials. A combination of resident antivirus software that protects the PC in realtime, and regular on-demand scans should protect you from harm on the Internet.
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