Why to I need Anti-Trojan

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Zombini, Jan 27, 2010.

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  1. Zombini

    Zombini Registered Member

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    All the major AV product detect trojans and everything else. Why is there still a market for these Anti-Trojan software. What extra value do they provide.
     
  2. Sadeghi85

    Sadeghi85 Registered Member

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    They don't always. Two years ago I was trialing KIS and ESS, my PC got infected with some variants of Vundo twice, neither of them did anything. In both cases Trojan Remover got rid of that trojan. Of course a lot has changed since then but still AV's aren't very successful, that's why products like MBAM are very popular.
     
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    Yeah many of here prefer multi layered setup if the primary AV misses then plan-B might work:)
     
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    I have always used MBAM with NIS. But every time if any virus/malware or trojan arrives my NIS 2010 come first to block it...I have never found MBAM to block any virus on my system first.... Except he detected a keygen which i have used for MBAM registration....Now i have a genuine license of MBAM, but not using it. I guess now a days AV companies trying very hard to have all the features in one suite, so that you don't have to install other things on your system.
     
  5. Zombini

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    I feel like these anti-trojan products just dont make a lot of sense. After all what is a trojan ? Any malicious software can be designed as a Trojan, since the word Trojan has more to do with social-engineering i.e. how the malware is presented to you, rather than what the malware does. A trojan could end up being a downloader, a password stealer, a bot, a whatever, all posing to be a birthdaycard.exe.

    So then, what does Anti-Trojans focus on. They seem like smoke and mirrors to me.
     
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    I also use Trojan Remover and am very happy with it. One thing I like is that it will scan the usual infection vectors (i.e. services, registry startup locations, Winlogon dlls, etc.) on your system and alert you to anything new in those places. You can set exclusions for the things you know are ok.

    I can't speak for other products, but IMHO Trojan Remover is not smoke and mirrors or snake oil.
     
  7. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I use Trojan Remover and Trojan Hunter and use them if the need occurs they are designed better for cleaning of Trojans and other malicious software!!

    TH
     

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