ACTIVE leverages a list provided by our partners to prevent malware infection by blocking accesses to command and control (C&C) servers attempted by Internet users who agreed in advance that they may receive warning statements.
The illustration below outlines the flow for this action
Information on C&C servers is provided to ISPs.
Having received prior consent, ISPs prevent potential damages on Internet users when they attempt to access C&C servers.
The ISPs send warning to users who are reconized to have malware infection, with the URL of the instruction site .
The Internet users access the instruction site and get information needed to remove malware.
The instruction site provides useful information such as antivirus vendors' site where antivirus softwares can be downloaded to remove malware.