Adobe today unveiled its new virus protection software that it says will be the industry standard.
The new product, named VirusScan, includes software that will allow users to scan, protect, and recover images, video, audio, and documents.
It will also be available as an on-demand service to customers in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
“VirusScan will allow you to scan your computer for viruses and malicious code and recover all your data, documents, photos, and videos, so you can focus on creating great images,” Adobe CEO Dan Ludwig wrote in a blog post.
“You can also search, archive, and create a full backup of your computer’s files, so that when you come back, your photos are untouched.”
Users will need to use a VirusScan-compatible antivirus program to access the cloud-based service.
The company also notes that VirusScan will also work with any cloud-storage services that support cloud backup.
“As we continue to evolve our product, we’ve added additional security features and functionality to help protect you against cyberattacks,” the company said.
“We’ve also included a robust online tool that allows you to control the security of your images and videos by uploading your files to the cloud.
Users will be able to access VirusScan in their browser.”
The company says that it is also working on other cloud-hosted products, including one that will automatically backup your photos and videos to the Cloud Storage service of any cloud service that offers a cloud-wide backup.
Users can now choose from three options for cloud backup options: the free version of VirusScan that allows for easy backup, a $2.99 option for $8.99 per month, and a premium version that allows users to access backup files for $99.
“Cloud Storage offers cloud-backed services that provide users with the flexibility to manage all of their photos and video, including cloud-stored backups,” Ludwig wrote.
“While many of these cloud services offer unlimited storage, you must set a minimum amount of space to store a specific amount of photos and media.”
For now, the company says, the cloud service for VirusScan only supports the free option.
“There is no premium cloud-backup service yet for Virusscan, so the only way to ensure you get the best cloud backup for your photos is to purchase the premium cloud service,” Ludwig said.