Avast builds threat detection based on machine learning

Avast Software is creating a kernel-level mobile security platform and is working with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to make the new technology available. Qualcomm Technologies developed Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect to detect and classify zero-day and transformed malware in real time using machine learning-based behavioral analysis, to improve privacy protection and device security. Snapdragon Smart Protect is expected to be available in consumer devices in 2016, in conjunction with the Snapdragon 820 processor. Avast is using Snapdragon Smart Protect on-device, machine-learning technology at the processor level to address zero-day attacks and differentiate between clean and malicious software applications. It is designed to bring consumers a better protection as well as result reduced risk of data leakage and malware attacks for OEMs and mobile operators’ users.

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