Is SWAT IT a good free antitrojan?

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by zorrozorrito, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. zorrozorrito

    zorrozorrito Guest

    I foun SWAT IT here http://www.docsdownloads.com/trojan.htm , I want to know if this is a good antitrojan, thanks for answering :D
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It states that it detects 4000 trojans, does that sound like enough to you o_O NAH!
    http://swatit.org/index.html
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    http://www.a-2.org/en/software/personal
    check screen shot below it is from the link at a2 it states it detects 19.000 different types of trojans and malware.
     

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    No. Not recommended.
     
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    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    I found it slow and unreliable, but it's better than nothing, but shouldn't be relied upon as a first line of defence
     
  5. Sumire

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    Hi,zorrozorrito :)

    I know some people report that SWAT IT freeware version's update frequency is once a two or three month. I think SWAT IT can't keep up with the newest trojans, so this scanner is almost useless to detect trojans. Though it's better than nothing.

    As for the freeware anti trojan scanner, I do recommend ANTIDOTE SuperLite, because this scanner uses Kaspersky engine and definition files.

    The negative points of this scanner are:

    -This scanner is on demand only, there is no resident protection feature.
    -There are no delete, disinfect, quarantine functions.
    -You have to download whole program components(about 3Mbytes) once a weak.

    Here is the Antidote's link
    http://www.vintage-solutions.com/English/Antivirus/Super/


    I think BitDeffender freeware edition is also good freeware alternative.
    http://www.bitdefender.com/bd/site/solutions.php?menu_id=8

    You can check security softwares' update frequency from this site.
    http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?s=44713fbbf6728f97a96c9c601128c23c&act=calendar

    Best Regards.
     
  6. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    Read "terms and conditions of use". I think it's a spyware
     
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    controler Guest

    But um isn't SAWT-IT freeware? and their flagship software now is Hacker Iliminator (Alias LockDown 2000) ?

    You don't get full protection with Most softwears , not even process guard free, tds free trojan hunter trial, ect

    just adding to the disscussion :blink:

    con
     
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