Blocking buffer overflow exploits
Buffer overflow protection prevents exploited buffer overflows from executing arbitrary code on your computer. It monitors user-mode API calls and recognizes when they are called as a result of a buffer overflow.
When a detection occurs, information is recorded in the activity log and displayed in the On-Access Scan Messages dialog box, if you configured those options to do so.
VirusScan Enterprise uses a Buffer Overflow and Access Protection DAT file to protect approximately 30 applications, for example, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Microsoft Word, and MSN Messenger.