The Cleaner:

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by SG1, Jul 3, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    Got/tried trial ver. of this app; it claimed a Firewall LeakTest from Gibson Research to be a trojan. Uh... assuming this is a FP, I have to wonder what was in Steve Gibson's Leaktest that set off alarm bells in The Cleaner?

    Said file/s happened to be buried in the System Restore Info DIR, on drive D, and D: and E: drives are for "My Junk" files and may be from past debris as I shifted/copied stuff from one drive to another over time; but, still, I wonder about the Cleaner's finding on this... Does it perhaps bear a closer need of scrutiny?

    Thanks, for info on this. SG1 (Pat)
     
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    imho...the cleaner isn't that much of a cleaner anymore ... maybe few years back (cause it's one of the first with Antitrojan capacities) .. sorry to say but I wouldn't rely on it ...

    best wishes.
     
  3. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I tried that one years ago but I sure wouldn't use it now.
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    In March 2006 AV-comparatives reported on tests of antitrojans. The Cleaner was not included in that test . . .

    ***I wonder if they declined to be included?

    ***If so, I wonder why?
     
  5. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    Ntl did run tests 2 years back in which The Cleaner performed worse at detecting modified trojans than free anti-virus scanners like AVG/Avast/ClamAV (it came second bottom, above Pest Patrol). Since this is the area where a specialised anti-trojan should excel in, I'd suggest considering something else if you feel you need a secondary malware scanner.
     
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