Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by johncesta, Jan 4, 2005.
Anyone know of a good trojan checker and keylogger?
Howdy - I've moved ya over to this section since this is definitely not a ProcessGuard question ;-)
As far as trojan scanners - there are several good ones out there which different members will surely let you know about soon enough. My own choice is TDS.
Now, I hope in your second question you were referring to keylogger detectors and not keyloggers. Anyway, I would rely upon the mix of my antispyware applications (Ad-Aware and Spybot) and my anti-trojan to handle keyloggers. I don't think a dedicated keylogger is necessary at this point in time although others may or may not disagree on that point.
I almost forgot - You can also find plenty of anti-trojan discussions and comparisons with a quick search in this section of the forum.
For anti-trojan and rely primarily on
1) Kaspersky Anti-virus 4.5 (not 5.0)
2) ProcessGuard 3.0, which also covers me for anti-keyloggers and rootkits.
I have other backup programs, but if you are looking for a simple, highly secure setup, I think this works well.
(And, no, SpyCop does not detect just commercial keyloggers). Pete
If your looking for freebies then I would recommend these for trojan detection
1. Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en
2. A2 http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free
And these for keylogger detection
1. Snoopfree http://www.snoopfree.com/default.htm
2. X-Cleaner http://www.xblock.com/download-freeware.shtml
There is some overlap here, for example Ewido will find some keyloggers and X-Cleaner will find some spyware ect.....Also Spybot and Ad-aware (both free) will find a few keyloggers as well.
This is my understanding, so correct me if I am wrong:
Anti-keyloggers such as SnoopFree (I tried to research this product but never found anyone to verify its full capabilities) will detect keyloggers in the same way that ProcessGuard does. That is, they will detect programs that use Global Hooks. Only, ProcessGuard does one better in that it will prevent programs from obtaining these hooks while SnoopFree can only detect after the fact.
Also, PG does much more such as prevent rootkit installation (a real nasty) as well as any trojan dll injection. I believe that for the money, it is well worth it. But the alternatives seem to be very good also. Only I wish I have more information about SnoopFree. I do not like deploying security software without some sort of pedigree. Does anyone have insight on this product other than the fact it is free - and apparently works as advertised?
You're confusing. Snoopfree doesn't allow any hook until you allow it. I don't see how Procesguard would be better in that respect.
Of course Process Guard is better in a lot of other things, but now I'm only talking about keyboard hooks.
Personally I like the whole idea about Process Guard, but it's not well executed;
- confusing program (Maybe not so such for me, but especially for beginners)
- still lots of bugs (like all their products)
Of course, there will always be people who don't have a problem, but the number of posts that talk about all the bugs and conflicts with Diamond CS products just can't be ignored, at least not by me.
I just refuse to sacrifice stability over security!
This isn't a kelog detector ... it just doesn't allow any keystrokes to be captured by anything (when using the secure keyboard) ... a pretty unique technology really. but it's not cheap.
It used to have a demo mode where it would just remind you about every 100 keystrokes or so that it is only a trial version (not sure about now though ... doesn't look like it)
I was still able to find the DEMO
I do know it works (at least in my test's) ... i tested it against 3 keyloggers and the infiltrator will still get his/her keylogfile ... but it's totally blank.
Thanks for the correction. It has been a while since I tried out Snoopfree. I liked the product but couldn't get any information about the architecture or any reviews by reputable third-parties, so I passed. There is another product called Keylogger Killer:
That is similar to Snoopfree that I thought was also good. It seems to have a built-in database of "trustworthy" programs which may make it a bit more user-friendly. But I passed on it for the same reason I passed on Snoopfree.
Why not just download the trial of anti-keylogger and test it against some keyloggers?
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