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HP introduces Sure Sense anti-virus software powered by deep learning

HP introduces Sure Sense anti-virus software powered by deep learning (Source: HP)
HP introduces Sure Sense anti-virus software powered by deep learning (Source: HP)
Instead of telling the anti-virus software what the common attributes of a malware are, why not have the software learn that itself from terabytes of pre-determined files? HP says its Sure View algorithm can detect even the latest viruses and malware based on a similar technology that Nvidia uses for its Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) graphics technique.

HP offers one of the most robust security environments for its Elite series of laptops. Aside from HP Sure Start, Sure View, and Sure Click, the world's largest PC manufacturer will be introducing Sure Sense for its upcoming portfolio of EliteBook laptops launching this Spring.

Sure Sense is a real-time malware and virus prevention software that utilizes both deep learning and AI to detect viruses. This is in contrast to traditional virus protection methods where viruses would be detected by signature or basic machine learning to recognize the common features of a malware. HP's approach, however, takes machine learning to the next level by feeding hundreds of millions of different files - both good and bad - to an Nvidia-powered data center in order to train the system on how to tell the difference between healthy and infected files. This AI-developed algorithm would then be installed onto a special "agent" chip inside the laptop that can automatically scan system files and perform the necessary tasks on infected files.

HP General Manager of commercial PCs Andy Rhodes is promising a detection success rate of over 99 percent, a detection and quarantine speed of 20 ms, and a CPU usage of only 1 percent when Sure Sense is active. The biggest benefit of this approach, however, is that the algorithm will be able to detect brand new malware and viruses "including those that were created just yesterday". As a result, Sure Sense users will not need to rely on frequent updates or Internet connectivity when compared to traditional anti-virus software.

Since Sure Sense requires a physical agent chip, only the latest EliteBook laptops will support the feature including the EliteBook 800 G6 series, EliteBook x360 830 G6, and HP ZBook 14u/15u. A few older models can be updated to support Sure Sense including the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 and EliteBook x360 1040 G5.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-04-16 (Update: 2019-04-17)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.