Does SpyWareBlaster Prevent Trojans??

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by mismis29, Jul 18, 2004.

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  1. mismis29

    mismis29 Registered Member

    Jul 15, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I was just wondering if SpyWareBlaster prevents trojans. I ran a scan with another tool that I have called 'No-Adware', and it detected something called

    Trojan.Simcss.B HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RegValue

    I am not able to clean the items that 'No-Adware' detects because it is a trial version. I can't find the item when I search the registry.Should I be concerned? How can I remove it? Do I need a firewall?

    Just a note: I already have several tools that I use:

    (1) Ad-Aware 6.0
    (2) About:Buster
    (3) HijackThis
    (4) SpyWare Doctor

    I know I'm probably being overcautious, but my computer was recently infected with a browser hijacker that was very difficult to remove.

    This is the first time that any of these tools found a trojan. Should I get something else?

    Thanx so much,

    Melissa ('Miss Paranoid" :eek: )
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Well... the answer is mostly no, with just a little bit of yes. Here's why...

    The Anti-Virus companies are calling some of the new spyware items trojans, and some of those items are installed via malicious ActiveX controls. SpywareBlaster blocks a list of known spyware-related ActiveX controls. So, only in that sense does SpywareBlaster block some trojans.

    However, in the more traditional sense, the majority of the true Trojans are in no way blocked or managed by SpywareBlaster.

    Now, as far as that scanner and its report goes, you may want to look it up at the site below to help you decide if you want to trust it:
  3. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

    Jun 28, 2004
    wilds of wv
    i recently had no adware also finding a backdoor that none of the other scanners found--also i had the trial version-and i was told this was rogue software--anyway after reading about it i decided thats just what no adware was .i think the last post gave you a link to check it out hope everything turns out ok--a person just about has to be paranoid anymore :D
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