Recommendations for Anti-trojan softwares

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by pootel, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. pootel

    pootel Registered Member

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    I currently use Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 + Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 + Counterspy Antispyware 3, and have no problem running all of them together.
    But I currently wanted to add an anti-trojan program and an anti-rootkit program on my system, so are there any recommendations for anti-trojan softwares that don't cause compatibility problems with the programs I listed above? o_O Also, please mention which anti-trojan program has real-time protection, and which program has only on-demend scanning function. Thanks for any advice.:D
     
  2. yashau

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    I'll be honest with you. You really don't need anything else.
     
  3. pootel

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    Thanks for your quick reply.
    But it was Everest that told me I have no Anti-trojan Software Installed.
    So I was concerned of not having an anti-trojan program.
    Since Counterspy is an anti-spyware program, I think I should still install a trojan specified anti-trojan software.
    Or should I just simply ignore what Everest listed?
    Any suggestions?
     

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    You get trojan detection with some of the av and antispyware programs.
    Kaspersky used to have a good reputation for trojan detection.
    In my opinion, you don't need an anti-trojan program.

    Edit**After looking at CounterSpy's website, I doubt that you need any additional programs as anti-rootkits either.**
     
  5. andyman35

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    All good "AVs" have anti-trojan/anti-rootkit protection integrated,there's no need for additional system clutter.They are anti-malware rather than just AV nowadays.They tend to stick with the title Antivirus because that's what most users are familiar with.
     
  6. pootel

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    OK. I've got it.
    I will ignore the Everest anti-trojan software list that displayed as empty.
    Thanks for your help!:D
     
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    nice avatar :D
     
  8. pootel

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    Yeah. I used it because it is really funny.:D
    I think you would like another one that I attached below.:D
     

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    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    sounds like you have decided & I can add little except that I agree additional anti-trojan would be duplication of effort. Likely to cause more issues than help. Why add security that is not needed.
     
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    hehe nice, wer do u get these?
     
  11. pootel

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    My friend gave it to me, so I was curious about how did he get this pics, too.
    By the way IE8 has released, I've decided to test it in VMWare to see if there are "any" improvements than IE7.:D
     
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    For Free on demand scanners (all 3 will detect trojans):

    A-Squared Free (does run a service but has no real time protection)
    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (free version is a scanner only)
    SUPERAntispyware (free version is a scanner only)

    Rootkit scanners (free):

    F-Secure Blacklight
    Trend Micro RootkitBuster
     
  13. pootel

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    Thanks for your reply.:)
    It took me quite a long time to find the F-Secure Blacklight download link.
    So I decide to share that link here.
    ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/anti-virus/tools/fsbl.exe
    And I would like to know that since A-Squared runs a service, will there be a conflict if I run them together with my current settings (Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 + Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 + Counterspy Antispyware 3)?
     
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    It wont but you do realise that those 3 apps in realtime all have HIPS?
     
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    Trojan Remover would qualify, ive tested this at several occasions against in the wild trojans and faired practicly 100% but i do believe AT's to be more in the range of AS/AM's as they also detect rookits,etc.

    TR wouldnt conflict, it only scans on startup
     
  16. pootel

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    Yes, I do.
    But KAV and Counterspy rearly has a HIPS popup window.
    Only Outpost has very frequent HIPS popups.
    So I don't think it is a big problem.
    But I will disable CS & OP's real-time protection when performing system backup or installing programs to decrease the popup windows.
     
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    Sounds good. I'll give it a try.
    But it seems that TR is not an on-demand scannero_O
     
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    Im not so much concerned with popups as with under the hood conflicts, i strongly advice to keep 1 HIPS enabled at all time.
     
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    Seems? At least as far as i know it only has a realtime scanning at startup wich is basicly the same as ondemand unless you have some new info
     
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    OK. I've figure out how to disable the startup scan finally.
    I'm trialing TR now, and there are no problem so far.
    So I think I wtill make a purchase of TR after 30 days.
    Thanks for your advice.:)
     
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    I have HIPS enabled for all of the 3 softwares and have no conflicts so far.:D
    The only "problem" is there are frequent popups, but that's not really a problem actually.
     
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    No I am running the latest versions of KAV, Outpost Firewall Pro and Prevx. The free version of A2 does not provide any upfront protection so it doesn't conflict. I don't know why it needs to run a service for an on demand scanner. If you search on the forum there are posts how to disable the service. I just let it run as it is only using 1-2 MB.
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I think I should still leave the service enabled. It is safer I think.
     
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    Acctually more services can and usually mean less protection.. Disabling for instance unused windows services will make you more secure from zero day threats. And having several HIPS is being overly paranoid in my mind.. Picking a STRONG one and Configuring it RIGHT is the way to go, and that should pretty much be all HIPS/BB you need.. :thumb: :)

    you can have some on demand scanners along that.. and a antivirus + ofc a firewall.. activating windows built in DEP is also a good thing, since none of those listed will provide good protection from buffer overflow attacks AFAIK.. Sandboxing is also a strong approach you could consider.
     
  25. JerryM

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    I once had FS Blacklight, but I am under the impression that FS stopped supporting it with updates. However, it never found anything, and I decided that KIS was enough and uninstalled it.

    What is the current status of Blacklight? I don't see it on the FS site. Maybe updates are not important.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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