Microsoft researchers have shown off a new anti-malware tool which could be used to defeat so-called drive-by attacks, where users' computers are infected without them actively installing rogue software.
While that's far from perfect, it does validate the approach, according to the researchers.
“The goal of our work is to increase the effectiveness of dynamic crawler searching for malware so as to imitate multiple browser and environment configurations,” they wrote in their research paper.
They also showed that Rozzle was three times as effective as traditional tools for uncovering malicious URLs.
Rozzle is being presented at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco today.