Comcast Rolls Out Bot Protection

Comcast (www.comcast.com) is expanding its efforts to help protect customers and fight the proliferation of malicious bots with the national launch of its Constant Guard Bot Detection and Notification initiative. The service automatically notifies customers if t...

Comcast (www.comcast.com) is expanding its efforts to help protect customers and fight the proliferation of malicious bots with the national launch of its Constant Guard Bot Detection and Notification initiative. The service automatically notifies customers if their home computer appears to be infected with a bot, which the National Cyber Security Alliance has called "one of the Internet's fastest growing cyber crimes."

A bot is a type of virus that allows an attacker to force a computer to perform designated actions, usually without the owner's or user's knowledge. Once a bot is in control of a computer, it can be used to send spam, host phishing sites or infect other computers. Comcast's Constant Guard Bot Detection and Notification service combines bot detection technologies with a customer notification system that provides a customer with direct assistance to remove a bot and prevent it from infecting other PCs. The initiative is provided to Xfinity Internet customers for no additional charge, and will be gradually rolled out nationwide.
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