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SecureAPlus APEX
Deep Learning


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this revolutionary engine exclusive to SecureAPlus Users.


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Anticipate. Prevent. Exterminate.
Malware & Ransomware


APEX is the revolutionary cybersecurity solution that harnesses the power of deep learning to take on the threats of today and tomorrow.

Powered by big and high-quality data, it can effectively spot malicious patterns to efficiently allow for quick decisions based on prior experience while adaptively updating its knowledge against newer malware variants that may potentially appear.

This holistic learning process gives APEX more flexibility than traditional AV solutions.


What's so good about
how APEX Deep Learning works?


Similar to the Universal AV, APEX operates with high-quality and high-volume samples on a daily basis.

  • SecureAPlus APEX Diagram 1
  • SecureAPlus APEX Diagram 2
  • SecureAPlus APEX Diagram 3
Unlike Universal AV, the trained APEX AI is copied over to the client after undergoing multiple rounds of learning in the cloud. This results in incredibly faster scans regardless of internet connectivity.

Beyond detecting traditional viruses


Mutated threats are becoming the norm, rendering traditional scanners ineffective against them. APEX takes it up a notch by identifying unseen and mutated malware types and variants.

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A two-pronged approach to detection


Combined with Universal AV, APEX lets you close in on all malware, both known and unknown variants.


Performance fitting for a predator on top of the cybersecurity food chain


Staying true to the SecureAPlus mantra of speed and compatibility, APEX is incredibly lightweight when compared to traditional AV scanners. Better yet, it works offline while remaining compatible with other AVs.

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Frequently Asked Questions About APEX


What is APEX?

APEX is an anti-malware scanning engine powered by artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Is APEX replacing the Offline AV?

No but you could if you wanted to. APEX works not just with the SecureAPlus Offline AV, but also with other anti-malware on your PC.

Does APEX need to be online to work?

No. While APEX does need to update regularly for users to have the most recently trained version, it can work without an online connection. The Beta does however require a connection in order to track points earned to continuously help train APEX.

Where can I find APEX?

APEX works with the on-demand (right-click scan) and whenever a new file enters your system that’s currently not on your whitelist. Do note that it is not included in the system-wide quick full system scan.

I was previously a Beta Tester, do I need to sign up again?

Yes. The APEX beta requires some feedback to be automatically sent to our servers. Therefore you need to agree to a new set of Terms & Conditions to continue participating in the Beta.

Will APEX be free?

As an added layer of security at the very core of SecureAPlus, our intention is to make APEX available as part of SecureAPlus Freemium for now.

Attractive prizes to be won in the beta


We'll share more once the Beta is live, but if you're interested in winning amazing prizes, it'd be best if you already have a SecureAPlus Portal Account and be Beta Tester.

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Be the first to test when the beta goes live!


Your feedback is valuable to us to improve SecureAPlus APEX in preparing for the official release and
we look forward to your active participation!

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Do note that the beta download link is not available yet.


Phase 2 is Here!


Thanks to the constant efforts of Beta Testers in Phase 1, the APEX deep learning model has undergone continuous tweaks throughout the Beta period.

There's still room for further improvement. The SecureAPlus APEX team is on the lookout for Beta Testers to submit more false-positive/false-negative samples for analysis by the APEX engine. 


So What's New in this Phase?


APEX Display Result

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Instead of the percentage figure in Phase 1, malware detections by APEX in Phase 2 will now state that it is "Malicious."


Sensitivity Settings

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The APEX engine's detection can now be adjusted with 3 levels of sensitivity. Do note that increasing the sensitivity also increases the chances of returning false positive results.

The new sensitivity setting can be found under:
App Settings > Scan Settings > APEX


Earn Points during the Beta


Just like the last Beta, you can earn points while testing SecureAPlus APEX (Beta) to increase your chances of winning a sweet reward (more on that later), so start earning points by helping us improve.

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Send Bug Reports

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Submit Malware Samples
(False Positives / False Negatives)

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Submit Fileless Attack/WSL

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Complete Surveys


Points System


As this beta requires more user involvement and technical knowledge, this guide will give you a better understanding of how the points are credited to you.

Only the Top 10 beta testers with the most number of unique executable files scanned will be awarded points at the end of the beta.

To qualify for these points, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • Files scanned are to done via File & Folder/On-Demand Scanning. Please note that files scanned with the Full System Scan are not counted towards your total files scanned because the APEX scanner is currently not included in the full system scan.
  • Internet access is required as the files can only be determined as unique by checking with our servers
  • You must log in to your SecureAPlus account on the device with the SecureAPlus Beta via the main console at least once during the Beta in order for us to track the number of unique executable files scanned by your device.

False Positives (FP) / False Negatives (FN) are executable files (PE files) that APEX wrongly detects. Specifically:

  • False Positives are clean files that APEX detects as malware;
  • False Negatives are malware that APEX detects as clean;
  • Non-PE (Portable Executable) files such as .msi installers, scripts, and documents are currently unsupported by APEX. Please do not submit non-PE files.

If you encounter any FP/FN samples during scans, please follow the instructions below to submit the samples:

  1. Archive all FP and all FN separately into zip files (using zip/7z/rar). Maximum File Size for each zip is 100 MB
  2. Use of the standard password “infected” is optional.
  3. Submit each archive separately by uploading them to the SecureAPlus Account Portal

Points are awarded based on the cumulative number of valid unique samples submitted in each phase of the beta test.

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

In addition, the top 10 beta testers with most verified FP/FNs will be awarded points at the end of the beta.

Fileless Attacks are an increasingly prevalent means of intrusion, characterized by the lack of file footprints on disk memory. Such attacks completely evade file-based antivirus scanners, but SecureAPlus has the capability to block these attacks.

A non-exhaustive list of fileless attack vectors include:

  • PowerShell
  • Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Legitimate Windows executable files

If you encounter any fileless attacks that evade SecureAPlus’s defenses, please follow the instructions to submit your report:

  1. Run a fileless attack that SecureAPlus fails to block
  2. Document the steps to replicate this attack and submit them to SecureAPlus Account Portal
    • If the steps are straightforward, simply fill it in the Remarks box
    • Otherwise, save the steps in a document file and archive it (zip/7z/rar), along with any other supporting files

To qualify for points, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • The report needs to contain sufficient information for us to reproduce the attack
  • Malicious scripts are not stored as files on disk, i.e. we do not accept raw Javascript/VB file
  • SecureAPlus fails to detect the attack

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) attacks exploit the WSL component of Windows 10 in order to breach the system. An example of such an attack is Bashware.

If you encounter any WSL attacks that evade SecureAPlus’s defenses, please follow the instructions to submit your report:

  1. Run a WSL attack that SecureAPlus fails to block
  2. Document the steps to replicate this attack and submit them to SecureAPlus Account Portal
    • If the steps are straightforward, simply fill it in the Remarks box
    • Otherwise, save the steps in a document file and archive it (zip/7z/rar), along with any other supporting files

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

You can submit a report of a bug discovered or suggestions to improve while using the latest version of the SecureAPlus Beta software through the portal.

The submissions should be as detailed and as helpful as possible to ensure that our team can recreate and resolve the bug.

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

During the beta, new surveys will be periodically released (start and end of each phase) to all testers.

Points will only be awarded at the end of each phase.

Invite another user to become a Beta Tester. As soon as the referred Beta Tester starts testing and earning points, you will be credited for the referral and earn some points.

You can only refer up to 5 other beta testers.


Points System

Phase 2 Changes

We have updated the points system for Phase 2 based on the feedback we have received.


You can earn points every day for using APEX, by performing File & Folder/On-Demand scans as shown below:

2 points will be awarded daily for performing at least one File & Folder/On-Demand scan.

More points can be earned each day by performing scans on multiple devices with SecureAPlus logged into the same account, up to a maximum of 10 points per day (i.e. 5 devices).

Only the Top 10 beta testers with the most number of unique executable files scanned will be awarded points at the end of the beta.

To qualify for these points, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • Files scanned are to done via File & Folder/On-Demand Scanning. Please note that files scanned with the Full System Scan are not counted towards your total files scanned because the APEX scanner is currently not included in the full system scan.
  • Internet access is required as the files can only be determined as unique by checking with our servers
  • You must log in to your SecureAPlus account on the device with the SecureAPlus Beta via the main console at least once during the Beta in order for us to track the number of unique executable files scanned by your device.

2 points will be awarded per valid submission, up to a maximum cumulative total of 100 points for FP submissions, and 100 points for FN submissions. 

False Positives (FP) / False Negatives (FN) are executable files (PE files) that APEX wrongly detects. Specifically:

  • False Positives are clean files that APEX detects as malware;
  • False Negatives are malware that APEX detects as clean;
  • Non-PE (Portable Executable) files such as .msi installers, scripts, and documents are currently unsupported by APEX. Please do not submit non-PE files.

If you encounter any FP/FN samples during scans, please follow the instructions below to submit the samples:

  1. Archive all FP and all FN separately into zip files (using zip/7z/rar). Maximum File Size for each zip is 100 MB
  2. Use of the standard password “infected” is optional.
  3. Submit each archive separately by uploading them to the SecureAPlus Account Portal

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

In addition, the top 10 beta testers with most verified FP/FNs will be awarded points at the end of the beta.

Up to 30 points will be awarded per valid submission.

Fileless Attacks are an increasingly prevalent means of intrusion, characterized by the lack of file footprints on disk memory. Such attacks completely evade file-based antivirus scanners, but SecureAPlus has the capability to block these attacks.

A non-exhaustive list of fileless attack vectors include:

  • PowerShell
  • Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Legitimate Windows executable files

If you encounter any fileless attacks that evade SecureAPlus’s defenses, please follow the instructions to submit your report:

  1. Run a fileless attack that SecureAPlus fails to block
  2. Document the steps to replicate this attack and submit them to SecureAPlus Account Portal
    • If the steps are straightforward, simply fill it in the Remarks box
    • Otherwise, save the steps in a document file and archive it (zip/7z/rar), along with any other supporting files

To qualify for points, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • The report needs to contain sufficient information for us to reproduce the attack
  • Malicious scripts are not stored as files on disk, i.e. we do not accept raw Javascript/VB file
  • SecureAPlus fails to detect the attack

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

Up to 30 points will be awarded per valid submission.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) attacks exploit the WSL component of Windows 10 in order to breach the system. An example of such an attack is Bashware.

If you encounter any WSL attacks that evade SecureAPlus’s defenses, please follow the instructions to submit your report:

  1. Run a WSL attack that SecureAPlus fails to block
  2. Document the steps to replicate this attack and submit them to SecureAPlus Account Portal
    • If the steps are straightforward, simply fill it in the Remarks box
    • Otherwise, save the steps in a document file and archive it (zip/7z/rar), along with any other supporting files

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

25  points will be awarded per completion of the subsequent survey. Points for completion of Pre-Beta Survey will remain at 15 points. 

During the beta, new surveys will be periodically released (start and end of each phase) to all testers.

Points will only be awarded at the end of each phase.

Up to 20 points will be awarded per valid bug reports and up to 10 points will be awarded per valid suggestions.

You can submit a report of a bug discovered or suggestions to improve while using the latest version of the SecureAPlus Beta software through the portal.

The submissions should be as detailed and as helpful as possible to ensure that our team can recreate and resolve the bug.

Points may take up to 7 working days to be awarded as developers will require time to test, reproduce and make the assessment.

Maximum of 50 points will be awarded for referring new beta tester while referee get 10 points. 

Invite another user to become a Beta Tester. As soon as the referred Beta Tester starts testing and earning points, you will be credited for the referral and earn some points.

You can only refer up to 5 other beta testers.


Rewards Up for Grabs


Be the Beta Tester to beat across all phases and you just might nab the Beta Grand Prize!


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Grand Prize: Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB*
with Keyboard Cover & Pen

(worth USD$1,289)

* Prize denotes a Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5 4GB RAM, 128 GB


10 Amazon Gift Cards

(each worth USD$25)

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Winnable by the Top 10 Beta point earners
(excluding Grand Prize Winners).


Increase the Value of
Amazon Gift Card Prizes


We will increase the value of Amazon Gift Card rewards from $25 to $50 if we successfully get more than 150 active Beta Testers (with at least 25 points) into the program.


Premium Licenses with Policy Add-On


All Beta Testers who have at least 100 Points will receive a 3-Year SecureAPlus License with the Policy Add-On for up to 3 Devices.

Bonus: All Beta Testers with 300 or more points will get a SecureAPlus Perpetual Freemium License (limited to 1 device)


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System Requirements


Hardware

  • 2 GHz Pentium 4 or higher processor
  • 1GB of RAM or as recommended by the Windows OS whichever is higher
  • 300 MB hard disk free space or more
  • Local hard disk that is formatted with NTFS file system.
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024×768 (At 100% Scale)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Home Basic and above (32-bit and 64-bit) and above
  • Windows Vista SP2 and above (32-bit and 64-bit)

Your Contribution will Make a Big Difference


APEX is our take on how we can anticipate, prevent, and exterminate cyber threats. Your participation in this Beta will pave the way for the future of artificial intelligence in endpoint protection.

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