whats better at getting rid of trojans and viruses already on machines

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi, I was wondering what was better at getting rid of trojans and viruses found on computers using on demand scanning nod32 or kav?
    btw i am still definatly gonna use nod32 but i just wondered what was better in the case I describe.

    lodore
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    between the two you mentioned, i found kav deleted more of what it found, nod32 gave me a few "manual deletes"
     
  3. lodore

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    thanks i would think that most stuff should be blocked by IMON and shouldnt be much of a problem thats why i love http scanning it blocks it before it touches your hd.
     
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    So far i found Kaspersky's Advanced Desinfection mechanism the most effective when it comes to cleaning.
     
  5. lodore

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    i wonder if nod32 will improve cleaning in 2.7 and 3.0? because i would think they will.
     
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    Hopefully the cleaning has been improved a lot , however only time will show :thumb:
     
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    I agree, KAV has great disinfection methods for already infected machines. :)
    So far the best I have seen.
     
  8. Arin

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    As far as my experience goes, I like Symantec for this.
     
  9. JerryM

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    While I think, based on AV Comparatives, that KAV is slightly superior I would also use AVG 7.5 anti-spyware, and/or a-squared. There seems to be some thinking that an anti-trojan is better at removal.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
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    MAYBE the best to get rid of trojans and viruses are to boot in safe mode and to scan from there. ;)
     
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    I have read that quite a few times---A/T programs are supposed to be more efficient at trojan removal than A/V programs.
    KAV has been known as the best A/V at trojan detection.
    That's very good advice to run a free A/T scanner.IMO anyway.:thumb:
     
  12. lodore

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    I run a squared free as my free antitrojan and sometimes run the ewido micro scanner.
     
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    With NOD32 2.7 I don't think these others are necesary, although I still have ewido micro. I believe they have "bettered" trojan detection, and cleaning, as well as rootkit detection. So now it seems as though NOD os the best.
     
  14. lodore

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    ideal since im gonna be using it soon.
     
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    For heavily infected PCs....I take the hard drive out, slave it into a machine I use on the bench for this purpose....and run a scan. I find it even saves time..since my machine is running optimally, and the "infected PC"...even if running safe mode..depending on what it's infected with...can run painfully slow. So the 3 minutes it takes to yank the drive and slave it into my bench machine...usually saves time.

    In addition to NOD, I'll scan with Superantispyware, Spybot, Adaware.
     
  16. trjam

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    Why not use Greenborder and just keep them off to begin with.:) l
     
  17. trjam

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    I am starting to think that between Greenborder and Prevx1, a AV might not be required.
     
  18. lodore

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    with greenboader you will still need an av. with prevx1 you wont.

    layering is always better.
    I think online armor+nod32 is a great combo and will be using it soon.
    with online armors webscanner and dropping rights so malware cant damage your pc that makes it a great combo with any av.
     
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