Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by Gen_Custer, Aug 19, 2004.

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  1. Gen_Custer

    Gen_Custer Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2004

    I'm a newbie to this forum, this is my first thread, and I want to start by saying how much I've learned by going thru previous threads. It's a massive amount of knowledge!

    I've recently been forced to update my knowledge on security threats and counter-measures. I'm trying to clean a computer that has been "infected" by spyware, but I do have some concerns about the computer also being infected with other types of "malware". In short, I've decided to clean it thoroughly.

    In order to clean it, I've identified different threats and searched for tools/procedures to find these threats. In order to find trojans I'm using TDS-3 (and KAV 4.5). To find rootkits I'm using "Haxorcitos Console Tool v0.3" among others. (It's freely available for download at:

    I have removed the link for review as it may be against the TOS Pilli

    Kaspersky identifies Haxorcitos as a trojan of type "Backdoor.Small.AO". TDS-3 gives me no indication that anything is wrong. Please help me understand this.

    P.S. Just to clarify, I'm under no illusion that ANY software can find everything but I want/need to understand the strength and weakness of the tools I use.

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  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    Netherlands, EU near the sea
    Hi there, if the file is not too large can you please submit it to for advice (zipped if possible) or send them the download site with the same question or mentioning this thread.

    It might be KAV had blocked access to it so TDS could not report it.
    Best you close any other scanner and their resident protection completelyu when you scan with any other scanner or TDS to give that actual scanner full access to every file.
    TDS itself never needs to be closed as it is not blocking files from scanning by others, but only don't have it actively scanning at the same time.
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