Can anti trojan act as AV?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have Bit Defender pay version, and Ewido. At the present time the update server for BD is having problems.
    Will Ewido, pay version, do a reasonable job of AV protection or is an AT good only for trojans?

    I guess the fact that my BD AV is not updated for a day or so is not too serious, but am curious if there is some overlap between AV and AT.

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    Jerry
     
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    Only for trojans,( and some other malware ) not for viruses.
    You should be okay if it is for a day or so. The overlap is that many of the commercial AV programs can detect trojans, some better than others.

    So, overall, an AV will cover both viruses and trojans ( and other malware ) but an AT will cover mainly trojan detection only.

    At the present time, never trust your AT program for virus detection.
     
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    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Btw. old-style viruses (file-infectors) are almost gone (< 5%) ;)
     
  4. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks for the information.

    Jerry
     
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    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks.
    My AV is now updated.
    Before the update it caught two of the Bagle virus trying to come in my email.

    Jerry
     
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