Recommend some good and free on-demand anti-trojan software

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by southcat, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Hello everbody. Can anyone please recommend some good and free on-demand anti-trojan software.

    Thank you.
     
  2. lordpake

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    a-Squared Free and SuperAntiSpyware Free.
     
  3. kalisun

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    SuperAntispyware
    MalWareBytes
    A-Squared
    BO-Clean

    These are my favs..
     
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    If Southcat is looking for on-demand = a scanner, BOClean is a monitor only.
     
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    Technically, it has limited use as an on-demand scanner. A user can scan single files by dragging and dropping the file into the BOClean GUI.
     
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    Yep, you are correct.
    But it's not a typical scanner.;)
     
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    SAS,A-squared and Mbam should fit the bill for trojan detection,all excellent products.:thumb:
     
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    a-Squared is the best anti-trojan I could think of
     
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    Of the 3, I believe only SAS and Mbam do not need any components running all the time to be an on-demand scanner.
     
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    MBAM is running a service - mbamservice.exe. It uses around 3 MB of RAM.
     
  13. CookieCrumbler

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    F-Secure Blacklight. It's free go to F-Secure website. Kinda hard to find tho.
    Trojan Remover. I think its free but you can still pay for it. 1 of the best programs I used.
    Hmmm....

    Also Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Pretty much it.
     
  14. NoIos

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    a-squared free is the best. Specially since Ikarus signatures came in. I love the not-a-virus approach of Ikarus. Malwarebytes disapointed me a bit with some false positives about fake drivers. SuperAntispyware had many false positives for me but lately is much better. SAS team is also a bit slow to fix false positives.

    Of course all this is my personal experience.
     
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    That must be if you are using the paid version(?).

    I use the free on demand only, no service is running real\full time.
     
  16. G1111

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    Yes it is paid version. The service loads at start up whether or not the protection module is enabled.
     
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    Appreciate the clarification.

    Since the OP is looking for free and ondemand then the service would no apply.
     
  18. andyman35

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    A-squared has an extremely high detection rate nowadays,quite a few FPs but as long as any detections are checked it's a great option.:thumb:
     
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    Yaa, A-Squared. There is not history. :)
     
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    A2 has had a history of a lot of false positives. Is that still the case with them?
     
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    Jep, especially since they added a 2nd top tier fp engine
     
  22. softtouch

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    I don't think a-squared is that good.
    It has too many FP, you don't know anymore what is real and what is false.
    I just tried it, it flags ALL of my delphi projects as trojans. Every single program I compiled with delphi 2007 is flagged. NOD32 and prevx edge does not flag them at all. I am also certain they are not trojans...

    Oh, and it JUST flagged a simple TEXT file (readme.txt) as Win32.SuperCRC... that is crap!
     
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    I would call it sensitive and realistic, for sure not a FP generator. It is a great piece of software, really stable. Only bad thing, slow downloads for the Ikarus signatures I think.

    It detects almost everything and when it happened to tag a file as malware the most of the time it was true. This is a scenario that I see with other software too.

    A-squared is also popular between the warez downloaders since the Ikarus team seems to be the only one that really cares to inform about how dangerous a keygen is. Actually if you have ever downloaded a keygen you'll see that Ikarus tries to tell the truth about it and not mark it as malware per se...I mean often tells you Riskware keygen for that software. Maybe you have also noticed that during scans using virustotal. Ikarus says the truth: not-a-virus.keygen for ....
    All the others try to confuse you reporting Generic trojan and other crap.

    Warez is bad, but antiviruses reporting almost all the keygens as malware is bad too. They actually lie or for some reason they hide the truth or they don't care to be more realistic. Then the fact that ikarus recognises keygens is a demonstration of a great work done, analysing software and having eyes for the warez scene and what actually the users use around the world.
     
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  24. softtouch

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    You mean, all my delphi projects are trojans, because a-square flag them all?
    I don't think so... And, an ordinary notepad created readme.txt is also a trojan?
    How do you want to determine what to clean and what not, if so many clean files like the delphi projects are flagged?
     
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    I think FP generator is a good description of a-squared. I was a paid subscriber for a period of time, but grew weary of all the false positives. Hasta la vista, a-squared. :)
     
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