"Swat It"- a good trojan remover?

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Steff Wiltersen, May 8, 2002.

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  1. When I was surfing, I found a freeware anti-trojan program. The name was "Swat It". I tried it, and I am wondering if this is a good trojan remover.
    Can somebody help?

    You can download it here: http://lockdowncorp.com/bots/downloadswatit.html

    -Steff
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    Hi Steff,

    It depends on your standards. IMHO, an anti-trojan should at least have the capacity to avoid/kill a trojanserver becoming active in memory. If not, your system might have been severely compromised/damaged before using an app like the one you refer to. Apart from that, this tool by design needs frequent updating - which happens far too less.

    Thus: no. Swatit will not protect your system in a way one needs. At most, it would be an average double check app - beside a resident running and frequently updated anti-trojan.

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. eyespy

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       Steff,
               I'm in total agreement with Paul !
    Tried it myself, but was not impressed in the least.
    But one could say it is better than not having a trojan scanner at all !!

                          regards,
                                       bill     ;)
     
  4. Checkout

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    Is nobody else going to say it?  (sigh)  Here's the dope:  it's from Lockdown.  There are problems (to say the least) with Lockdown.  Security software is nothing without confidence, and Lockdown inspires no confidence whatsoever.  Go to Wilders.org and look under the menu heading of "Lockdown".

    There.  I said it.
     
  5. eyespy

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    LOL !!
            Checkout,
                            I'm sure a lot of viewers were thinking the same thing !!  
                          bill   :blink:
     
  6. wizard

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    The German site Rokop-Security tested it a while ago. Not a good program at all. For looking at serious anti trojan protection you should go with a commercial program at the moment because there are no real freeware solutions available.

    wizard
     
  7. Pretender

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    The First Aid Anti-Trojan no good either then?

    In everyone's opinion? The free version is the one I'm referring to. bob


    "Trojan First Aid Kit" is the official name. sorry.
     
  8. Paul Wilders

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    Pretender,

    Abbandoned by Eric, the coder quite a while ago. TFAK will therefore not provide anyone with the needed protection as a first line in defense.

    regards,

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    Thank you Paul

    for the information
     
  10. notageek

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    I don't trust TFAK. All I have to say about that is script kiddie.
     
  11. Paul Wilders

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    Apart from the fact the app is (still!) in use by hundreds thousands users - and is trustworthy; the author never has composed any malware of any kind without offering a copy to security vendors first. One can hardly call such a person a "script kiddie" - leaving the coding capacities aside.

    Anyway: abandoned software in the meanwhile.

    regards.

    paul
     
  12. DrSeltsam

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    LOL ... do you think you know what script kiddie means?
     
  13. notageek

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    Paul I understand and know people are using tfak but I still don't trust it. And that there is no more updates means that the program isn't worth a blood nickle to me. Oh yeah this is from his web page. STC v4 Simple Tool Collection ( Utilities for script kids like me *g* ) Now let me see, looks like he's calling himself a script kid. Maybe he was joking maybe he wasn't but That right there we make lot of people think twice before they download something from his web page. Most of the people that download TFAK is downloading for places like cnet and zdnet. They maybe even downing loading it from webattack. Most of them might not even went to the site to download it or looked into the program before they down load it. But this post isn't about TFAK it's about Swat It. I hope I don't offend you or anyone here cuz all you guys a great people.



    Now Andreas I know what a script kiddie is. I wasn't born yesterday. But I was calling him one cuz he called his ownself one. Oh and btw ANTS is a good program, I can't wait til ANTS 3.0 comes out. Oh yeah and another thing if you want I can type an essay on script kiddies if you what. I'll just retype my term paper on it. ;)
     
  14. Paul Wilders

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    Hi notageek,

    It's of no use discussing the merits of abandonned software - as TFAK actually is. In case you don't trust the author: don't use the app - it's as simple as that. I'm not offended in any way ;).

    That being said, I only can repeat my former statement: the issue brought up has been discussed on many boards at the time TFAK wasn't abandonned. All had to conclude in the end, the app was trustworthy and doing the job - us included.

    regards.

    paul
     
  15. notageek

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    Hey Paul, did he abandonned TFAK or all he's progs?
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    notageek,

    All as fas I know.

    regards.

    paul
     
  17. Ghost

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    By gosh, I believe I just got a Swat-It update??

    testsig.txt 3902?

    Or was that a hiccup?
     
  18. Primrose

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    I like Swat it because ever time I see it as a title for a thread...
    I know there will be posts were people have typed "faster" than they usually do in rely to other threads. :D
     
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