What is the best protection against trojans? Avast and Antivir PE failed.

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  1. Phil

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    Yesterday I was downloading some infected files, I had Antivir PE installed. It did recognize the trojan but could not stop infection. I had to restore my partition.

    Then today I tried it with Avast. Again, Avast did recognize the threat, but failed to do anything about it.

    So my question is what is the best protection against these trojans? (besides not downloading illegal files ;) )

    I am looking for solution that use minimal system resources. I prefer free software, but if i have to pay for a good solution I will.

    Thanks.

    (and yeah i know that antvirus is not the best protection against trojans)
     
  2. HerrKaputt

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    I'm no expert in this matter, but try Spyware Terminator. It is free for personal use and it has an integrated anti-virus and web guard system. Get it at www.spywareterminator.com

    It uses little system resources and has all the functionalities you might want, including on-demand and resident scanning and scheduled scans.

    Hope it helps. Let me know if it detects and prevents infection with that file.
     
  3. Valkyrie

    Valkyrie Notebook Consultant

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    Have you tried Spyware Doctor Starter Edition from Google Pack? It's free
     
  4. Phil

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    Trying this one right now. I'll put it to the test :)
     
  5. Phil

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    Sounds good too. thanks. I will first see if Spyware doctor survives my stresstest.
     
  6. Phil

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    The combination of Avast + Spyware Doctor did not survive the Trojan.

    This trojan is nasty!

    If anyone wants to see if his PC is well protected PM me, I'll give you the link to download the trojan.
     
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    tango3065 Notebook Consultant

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    Is your Avast up to date? I have used several Anti viruses at home and work and Avast is the best that I have used to date and I cuurently have it set up at my workplace which has over 200 pc's and the users are students which have semi restricted access to the web and have never had problems.
     
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    Are you an administrator? (And is this XP or Vista?) Running as a user without admin privileges is a great defense against most stuff... and it doesn't use any system resources.

    Also, did these AV programs you tried recognize the threat when you downloaded the file or when you tried to run it?
     
  10. Phil

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    Interesting! i never considered that.

    I am administrator i think. I only have one account.
     
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