How good is DrWeb with Trojans ?

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  1. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    I recently decided to have DrWeb as my
    antivirus program.

    Is DrWeb good as an AntiTrojan also ?
    I downloaded TrojanHunter and looking at
    their databases I see that although names
    differ somehow,DrWeb covers as many
    Trojans as TH and maybe more...

    I see that TrojanHunter has some more ways
    dealing with trojans but do I really need
    an extra AT or is it an overkill ?

    What is your experience ?

    Thanks in advance for any responses

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  2. Paul Wilders

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    Dr.Web is above average as for trojan/backdoor detection in comparison with most other AVs.

    That said: it's an antivirus first and foremost. Dedicated good antitrojan software is capable to target trojans/backdoors in a far better way as a rule (one exception to this rule: KAV).

    There is another issue to take into account as well: layered defense. Relying one one app taking care off both viruses/worms and trojans/backdoors does make you vulnerable. In case this one app is succesfully targetted, your have no defense left at all. One more reason to go for separate top notch softwares, targetting their own ground.

    regards,

    paul
     
  3. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    It’s always recommended to run an AV backed with AT. DrWeb and KAV are only 2 Antivirus products that I would completely(if there is a such thing) trust in regards to Trojans detection.


    tECHNODROME
     
  4. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    my humble opinion:

    dr web has something that makes it special in trojan detection: a true memory scanner.
    it also has a better than average trojan database(not quite kav) and better than average unpacking abilities.. and notorious heuristic engine..( it can produce the occasional false positive, although i find this reputation is not so true anymore)
    it is actually one of the hardest av's to fool with common detection evading tricks.( i wonder what Nautilus has to say about this?)
    if you practise safe surfing(no questionable sites) or don't do much downloading(p2p or normal) you're fairly well protected using it as your main defense.. still, like previous posters, i go for layered defense
     
  5. Trans

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    Thanks for your answers.

    I had one false positive in 10 days that I'm using
    the program .
    It is also interesting that as I was trying to
    scan my system at Housecall online,DrWeb reacted
    with a DOS screen about the "alien" invasion and
    asked me to terminate the process or shutdown
    the PC.
    I'm not using P2P but I download much and I understand
    that a second AntiTrojan program running is better
    if there are no conflicts and slowdowns...

    I just don't know what will happen if a Trojan come
    in my way in a real life situation.Is it possible that
    DrWeb and the AT mess with each other trying to
    eliminate it ?
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    No very likely - at least not in regard to TDS, BOClean, THunter, The Cleaner and Tauscan ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. tahoma

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    drweb combined with a good firewall (outpost) should be sufficient imho
     
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