List of Dedicated Anti Trojan Products

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by StevieO, Aug 28, 2005.

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  1. StevieO

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    Here's list i put together of AT whilst cruising some sites for info. Some you will be aware of, others maybe not.

    In alphabetical order -


    Anti Trojan Elite - http://www.remove-trojan.com/index_ate.php

    Anti-Trojan Shield - http://www.atshield.com/

    a-squared - http://www.anti-trojan.net/en/

    BOClean - http://www.nsclean.com/boclean.html

    Digital Patrol - http://www.proantivirus.com/en/index.php

    Ewido - http://www.ewido.net/en/

    Hacker Eliminator - http://www.lockdown2000.com/

    PC DoorGuard - http://www.trojanclinic.com/pdg.html

    Tauscan - http://www.agnitum.com/products/tauscan/

    The Cleaner - http://www.moosoft.com/

    Trojan Guarder - http://www.your-soft.com/download.htm#TrojanGuarder

    TrojanHunter - http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/

    Trojan Remover - http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/details.html

    TrojanShield - http://www.trojanshield.com/


    Hope it's of some use,


    StevieO
     
  2. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Wow. Good list. Seeing them altogether like that...well I just did not really consider there are more dedicated AT's then you think. Even though I am sure someone has posted a list before it just goes to show you how much I favor BoClean and have never really ventured any farther. :D ;)
     
  3. JRCATES

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    My guess is these are the ones that at most widely used by the majority, with the 4 highlighted being the major players. Personally, I'm using TrojanHunter (licensed) and A-Squared (free), and will likely be checking into ewido (possibly full for RT protection) once 4.0 is released.....
     
  4. nicM

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    nice list ! :)

    I've read about a free AT called Swat-It ( http://swatit.org/ )

    anyone ever heard about this one ? o_O
     
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    The last I read about swat-it was it has an extremely small database if it is even supported anymore.
     
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    Ok bigc, Thanks for the info :)

    was just browsing their site, and they provide a pay-version of that soft, and even another AT ( http://hacker-eliminator.com/ ), not free either: never heard about...
     
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    I got Ewido and a-squared free are there any other antitrojan there that are free and good?
     
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    Thanks for this list.

    A suggested enhancement -- indicate which AT programs have real-time monitors and which have on-demand scanners. For example, Trojan Remover has ONLY an on-demand scanner. The same is true for A-squared's FREE version. Conversely, BOClean has real-time monitor only.
     
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    BoClean can scan one file on demand. So, it has semi-on demand scanner. On demand scanner is not needed because a trojan does no harm until executed and at that moment BoClean springs into action. Just as a virus in a zipped file does no harm until the unzipped and executed.
     
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    Yeesh, I can see why some of these programs don't get coverage here:

    Anti-Trojan Elite: "Real-time system protect. Stop the trojan before it bring destory."

    SwatIt: "Swat It was independently tested against popular commercial scanning software and we were absolutely delighted by the results." (And how! The independent test for some reason failed to mention small details like the size of the malware database used - but taking the number reported in the Panda screenshot would indicate that SwatIt detected 62 out of 58,174 giving a detection rate of 0.11%. Wow!)

    Anti-Trojan Shield: "Leading-edge anti-Trojan scanning and removal technologies." A nice looking website but their trojan encyclopaedia seems to be missing a few recent entries like Flux, Agobot or SDBot or old DDoS trojans like Trinoo, Tribe Flood Network or Stacheldraht.

    Digital Patrol: For a company based in Vancover, I'd expect something better than "Proantivirus Lab creates best anti-trojan and anti-spyware security solutions" or "You will receive your registration code for activaye the trial version immediately after your order completes."
     
  13. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    hmm maybe thre should be a list of "rogue AT software" too... LOL

    these are the trustworthy ones: ive tested some(most) of the others

    loads of useless crap that dont detect s**t :(
    ive actually had users in deep s**t because their "at-scanner" deleted some important files as trojans.....

    i seem to remember that nautilus did test some of these too with bad results...
     
  14. ghost17

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    http://www.emsisoft.de/en/software/scanner/

    now, check this one out if you haven't already done it:

    "To demonstrate the effectiveness of a-squared" they "decided to test a-squared against several well known software products. The test set contained Trojans, Worms, Dialers and Spyware for which a-squared was updated between January 01, 2005 and March 31, 2005. Please note that is not an independent test." They "just scanned all our new files of the first quarter of 2005."

    if true (which i believe, after having used it for long), rather impressive.

    i use it for years now, and i am quite feeling it is much better now, with it's enhanced ids functions, than tds3 ever was. (not so "multifunctional" of course, but i don't like playing around too much with one single prog)

    by the way, ewido is fully compatible to that very prog that i consider at the moment to be by far the best anti trojan prog ever.

    a squared rules! (for me, at last)

    get the full version, though.

    then decide for yourself, if i was right. i am quite sure i still am.

    would be interesting what WAYNE thinks about the newest version of it.
     
  15. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    i wouldnt call that test very reliable
    also it is ridiculous to test adaware against worms.. :eek:
     
  16. Thkrdev

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    I'm the author of Anti-Trojan Elite, could you give me some reasons for my product? Thanks for your suggestions!
     
  17. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    hi illukka,
    Unless they sell it like that, as a Anti-Malware product instead of a Anti Spyware product
    (and i i quote Emsisoft / this is on the same page) :

    If that is true, that Emsisoft has all reasons to compare these products
    this way.

    and that is true, they are correct see this:

    You can find this on: http://www.lavasoft.com/
    and click on 'Ad-aware plus' on the left site.
     
  18. Don Pelotas

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    Hi Tuatara

    In the link to Lavasoft.com you provided, it specifically says."Detection, Prevention and Protection of Spyware", the only mention of trojans this:"selected Trojans".

    Ad-Aware is not a anti-trojan program just because it has a selected amount of trojan signatures. The test had 86% trojan, so Ad-Aware was destined to make a poor impression and including it in the test was ridiculous.

    IMO opinion the test is only meant to make A2 scanner look good, it's not exactly a new way of doing it, some have done it before like The Cleaner for example, not very reliable for making a choice when shopping for AT's. :)
     
  19. tuatara

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    Perhaps, this is a surprise but i totally agree DON, of course this is why the test has been done.

    But the main problem about the whole subject is, that it is not so simple
    as it was in the old days, to compare products by names as AT or AV or AS.
    Being an ICT-oldy meself, i can remember those days very good. :)

    If you compare products now, they almost always have partly overlap
    and partly different features.

    I do think though, that Emsisoft has a point here, although it
    is not said exactly on the webpage of Lavasoft that it prevents you from all Trojans, it does suggest/say? that it is an AntiMalware (also AT) product instead of a AntiSpyware/Adware as we (used) to call it.

    Customers get confused, and to be honest, i can understand that.
    Although we know better, i know and experience daily,that:

    A regular customer doesn't know, and is not interrested, in
    WHAT different kinds of malware there are, he just doesn't want ANY of those on his/hers system.

    Stacking products without overlap is almost impossible now,
    so i think customers will buy only suites in the near future,
    or Microsoft must bring out a new OS in the future that
    makes all these tools obsolete. (don't expect that).

    As i know you have good knowledge of Anti-Virus products,
    if a customer asks me what the better one is NOD32 or Kaspersky,
    i have the same problem although both are known as AV's.

    In my country they have a saying:
    "you can't compare apples with pears"

    But sometimes one have to decide which software to buy.

    So you MUST compare, before you buy!

    And there is a lack of good comparisation information!

    And of course a product always seems to better on the developer's page.

    Personally i don't like tests and reviews, i see to many of them,
    one product is absolute number 1 in test A
    and is the last in test B

    For every test proofing the product is the best,
    there is one saying the opposite.

    Good thing, otherwise everybody would buy the same product,
    and we know what that means.
     
  20. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    i failed to find worms listed as things that adaware detects ?
     
  21. tuatara

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    You are correct it is not mentioned on their list.
     
  22. illukka

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    thats what i thought, see post number 15 above and think again how reliable test this is :D
     
  23. tuatara

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    It is just how you look at this, you could also conclude that
    Adaware is a Anti-Malware product that is uncapable of detecting worms.
    Or it has a worms-detection rate of 0%

    Again you are correct!
    The test is not perfect, the best thing we could have is a test on
    HOW all products performed on each item.

    And with item i mean
    1 Spyware
    2 trojans

    etc.

    Perhaps the numbers would give you a better idea.

    With which product would you like to compare Adaware Illuka?
    Because i don't think there is 1 that does EXACTLY the same.
     
  24. Don Pelotas

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    Hi Tuatara

    I'm, not illukka ;), but that is not a hard question to answer IMO, Spy Sweeper, Spyware Doctor, CounterSpy, Spybot, Trend-Micro anti-spyware, McAfee anti-spyware etc would be some of the scanners to fairly compare Ad- Aware with. Some of them will handle more trojans than the others, but adware/spyware should be what these should be tested for, not 86% trojans.

    I mean you wouldn't put Nod32, Kaspersky, DrWeb, McAfee or BitDefender in a test with 86% adware/spyware would you? :)
     
  25. tuatara

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    Hi Don,

    Yes i can understand that, although Lavasoft claims that it is more of a malware scanner i also believe this is not really the case.
    They had to claim that it is a good Spyware/adware product.

    But now that they have advertised with this:

    Makes me think that Emsisoft has the right to compare the products,
    but again it would be better if they exactly informed us
    how many trojans, how many spyware etc. where found.

    The products you've mentioned have perhaps less overlap/ in common (on paper) (i mean what they claim to do themselves) then A2 and Ad-aware
    if you read the above.

    If i had more time i would test the mentioned products meself
    and would report exactly on WHAT they found as well.

    No we are comparing tracking-cookies with trojans. o_O

    I hope that some day, that Kaspersky and A2 and Ad-aware
    and any other Anti-Malware poduct AV , AT AV+AT AV+AT+AS etc.
    can be compared on one website.
    So you can see how many virusses where found by all products
    and how many trojans where found by ALL products
    How many spyware was found by all products etc.

    Then it would be visible how exactly all products would perform.
    Now everybody thinks different about it.
    And there are NO FACTS.

    For example: Personally i am convinced that Kasperksy (AV?)
    is a better Anti-trojan product then most specific AT's are.
    But there are lots of other specialists that doesn't agree with that.

    Which one has the best Anti-Spyware implementation:
    NOD32 or Adaware?
    And what is the difference? are they far apart or close?

    etc. etc.

    This would give proof and good insight, this is certainly what we need
    in the near future with all the suites that enter the market.

    Shall we start a website for this Don?

    :)
     
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