SWAT IT

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by hendricus, Apr 24, 2003.

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  1. hendricus

    hendricus Registered Member

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    In mij quest for new trojan hunter trial versions I ran upon a prog called Swat it. Never heard of it before. Is anyone of you somewhat familiar with this prog. ( to be honest...it LOOKS like nothing).
    What in your opinion is a good trojan hunter ( I already tried TC and TH)? And do i really need such a prog? Thnx in advance :)
     
  2. eyespy

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    Hi hendricus !
    You can find some in depth opinions on Swat-It at this thread,

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    As for recommending a good AT, it's hard to beat Trojan Hunter or TDS, although I've read that Trojan Remover
    www.simplysup.com
    seems to be a popular AT as well !

    regards,
    bill :)
     
  3. Patrice

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    Hi hendricus!

    If I were you, I would go for TDS-3. In my opinion it's the best trojan hunter available. Reasons: very good support, when TDS-4 will be released it's free for already registered users, daily updates, very good detection rate, and lots more!

    Regards,

    Patrice
     
  4. notageek

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    Trojan remover isn't that bad either. I had sent them an email with a question and they responded rather fast. But I'm not knocking TDS and how they respond for problems. I'm sure they respond rather fast aslo. I haven't tried TDS yet. I will though. ;) But if you're tight on cash and want a good AT go for Trojan Remover they cost $25 and gives you lifetime upgrades (so they claim).
     
  5. hendricus

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    thnx for the answers! The Wilders thread Eyespy wrote down made it all clear: no Swat it!
    I'll go for the trial from TDS-3 and see what that's like.
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Hendricus,

    Give it more then a first look and you´ll love it. :)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. thingy

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    Newsletter from Lockdown Corp. says a new Version of SwatIt being released next week
     
  8. notageek

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    Yeah but irt won't be updated like the other AT's do. But maybe it'll look nice.
     
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    That's true - but so easy to use...lol
     
  10. spy1

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    "[ Freeware - SWAT IT! ]

    Today! - The new FREE version of Swat It! has been released!
    SwatIt now scans inside of archives and has advanced Heuristic
    detection. The new program also offers DAILY UPDATES.

    Swat It works together with ALL LockDown Corp. products and third
    party antivirus programs. You can find the new freeware program at
    The new web page: http://swatit.org/ ".

    It'll be interesting to see how this one shakes out. Pete
     
  11. xor

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    Yes thats right Spy1. Thanks for letting us know :D
    However on the HP they write:

    You can purchase a DAILY signature update subscription for only $2.95 per month.
     
  12. notageek

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    So let me get this right. It's freeware that cost you $2.95 a month for daily updates?
     
  13. spy1

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    notageek - You don't have to purchase the updates - unless you want them daily.

    Otherwise, you just wait until LD decides to provide an update, just like the older version of the program. Pete
     

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    You don't want it for the interface. Ran it once: not even a message that my pc was clean.
    In that respect, others look nicer. I can't judge on the quality of the scanner, though, I don't collect trojans...
     
  16. controler

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    Well then since I have been a user of LockDown for years, I better give the free evrsion a SwatIt a try :D
     
  17. notageek

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    Good luck Controler. Let us know how it works.
     
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    I did :)

    It does not report any malware. I'm safe :rolleyes:

    That's the trouble with all anti-whatsoever tooling. According to many here, you'd have to have a second opinion to be more certain that the system is clean.

    What risks are we talking about? I always have to convince people that, say, any hoax is spreading slower then the reaction time of anti-malware producers. So what is the chance of my pc getting infected by a fast spreading malware product when I'm running any well maintained tool?
    What are the chances that I'm hit by a trojan that's not detected by my tools?
    Surely what matters is not the quality of the scanner, but the speed of it's producer :doubt:

    And last but not least: yes, biggest hazard is the user behind the pc. Well in my case I'm pretty sure the risk is very small.

    As I said, I don't know the quality f the product we're talkin about, so it probably is good enough for me. I just don't like the interface :'(
     
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    Hi Meneer: -

    Small if you use KAV & TDS3 with it's exec protect running. + Most good AV's AT's have heuristic scanning with a very good chance of catching even new malware.
    Updates are still essential as you rightly point out
     
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    Pretender - Just now saw your question about scan time for SwatIt in the other thread - and trust me, split-second scan results are not what the order-of-the-day is when scanning with SwatIt (at least not here).

    It took close to 45 mins for the program to scan those measly 6500+ files (hopefully it was just doing an exceedingly thorough job).

    If you're getting a split-second scan, something is seriously wrong. Pete
     
  21. Pretender

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    Duh, how dumb I am sometimes. I missed the obvious. The path for the scan was set as C:/trojantest and I left it that way. Guess what happened when I changed the path to C:/? Don't tell anyone,,,,,ok?!?


    In my defense......I thought that the default path shown indicated that C:/ was going to be checked and that trojantest was the test that was going to be performed. Guess not, now that I think about it. LOL
     
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    I went back to check the fine print on updates as I haven't gotten any since I started using the program. It appears that users without a $2.95 daily subscription update will be provided a monthly update. What's anyone else's thoughts on waiting this long for Trojan updates? Also, has anyone tried using the Trojan Simulator on this program and, if so, does anyone know how to setup SwatIt to detect this?
    http://www.misec.net/trojansimulator/
     
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    Hi Pretender.

    You asked for thoughts on monthly updates.

    I wouldn't be comfortable with that!
    Weekly updates I could live with.
    I'm used to updating my AT programs at least twice a week.
     
  24. notageek

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    I wouldn't be comfortable with monthly updates either. But on the other hand I heard McAfee is a lot better at finding trojans than Swat It. :) I'm also not gutsy enough to download and try Swat It. ;)
     
  25. controler

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    Hey all

    Here is how it works. You can download the free version and get monthly updates or pay the $2.95 a month and get daily updates.
    OR you can buy SawtIt and get free daily updates.
    I have been giving permission to quote Mr Paris and post it here in the past.
     
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