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Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« on: November 04, 2005, 03:15:49 AM »
I just heard that Avast is not good in detecting NON-virus stuff like Trojans. I think this is false. Anyone one who really knows Avast 4.6 can tell me if this is false or true. I dont believe him. He said that it cant really detect Trojans. Or just a note: He was a NAV user.
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 03:28:43 AM »
Please read the malware removal section on my website. (see my signature)
I believe it will make things more clear for you.

There is so many malware, that it is impossible for 1 application to detect it all.
Therefor there are applications that concentrate on 1 or a few kinds of malware.
Nowadays anti-virus software is basicly a wrong naming, they do not only detect virusses, but all kinds of malware.

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 03:33:30 AM »
Ok. Hey i maybe goingdownload AVG version 7.1 as a On-demand Scanner and im going to disable the ON-access scanner beacuse i got Avast. Is this ok to have these on my computer? I have only Avast and ANTIVIR, which ANTIVIR is deacivate because Avast is on.

Avast: On with On-access Scanner. You know the providers
AVG: NOT ON, just for scanning
ANTIVIR: NOT ON, just for scanning.
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 03:39:18 AM »
Ok. Hey i want to download AVG version 7.1 as a On-demand Scanner and im going to disable the ON-access scanner beacuse i got Avast. Is this ok to have in my computer?
No trouble if you do not install ANY resident (on-access) scanner. Not even the email providers...
The Explorer Extension won't hurt.
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 03:43:37 AM »
Ok. Hey i want to download AVG version 7.1 as a On-demand Scanner and im going to disable the ON-access scanner beacuse i got Avast. Is this ok to have in my computer?
No trouble if you do not install ANY resident (on-access) scanner. Not even the email providers...
The Explorer Extension won't hurt.

So i just disable the resident scanner of AVG and i be fine?

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 03:47:52 AM »
So i just disable the resident scanner of AVG and i be fine?
No, NOT INSTALL which is different than disable.
After, you can set both AVG services to manual run (but you can let them to automatic).
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2005, 03:49:12 AM »
So i just disable the resident scanner of AVG and i be fine?
No, NOT INSTALL which is different than disable.
After, you can set both AVG services to manual run (but you can let them to automatic).

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2005, 03:53:49 AM »
Having 3 av's on 1 system is a overkill.
Better use 1 av and a online scanner as backup.

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2005, 04:01:20 AM »
Having 3 av's on 1 system is a overkill.
Why? You'll call me crazy as I have 6 backup scanners...
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2005, 04:19:18 AM »
I heard that antivirus's and firewalls install drivers into your operating system kernal so that it starts as soon as the OS boots, so won't having two or more AV programs cause a conflict? I was told before that drivers can cause problems even if they aren't running. I don't know... I might be wrong, it's just a thought.  :-\

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2005, 11:56:47 AM »
I heard that antivirus's and firewalls install drivers into your operating system kernal so that it starts as soon as the OS boots, so won't having two or more AV programs cause a conflict?
If you don't install the residents, no.

I was told before that drivers can cause problems even if they aren't running. I don't know... I might be wrong, it's just a thought.  :-\
Yes, some of them really cause problems. AVG, for instance. Others, maybe. I admit that for normal users, just one antivirus and firewall or, problems will come.
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2005, 09:29:14 AM »
Hey guys but i was told its a good idea to have both Avast and AntiVir on your computer just make sure you disable one of course. Go here.

http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3640-2239_4-10375520.html?pn=5&sb=0&v=0

Just copy and past, read the first comment.

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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2005, 06:25:05 PM »
 :)  That 1st "Comment" in your link was too general and
      ambiguous; would NOT have Avast & AntiVir on the same
      computer .
      I agree with Eddy .

           For anti-trojan "protection", I use BOTH Avast & Ewido,
      the latter is available FREE from www.ewido.net/en
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2005, 08:59:40 PM »
would NOT have Avast & AntiVir on the same computer
Not a trouble at all. Backup scanners are normal in a lot of computers.
I can only agree that you blame against this if it is suggested to all users.
If you know what's going on, second non-resident scanner won't make any hurt.
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Re: Avast is not good in detecting Trojans?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2005, 12:15:16 AM »
:)  That 1st "Comment" in your link was too general and
      ambiguous; would NOT have Avast & AntiVir on the same
      computer .
      I agree with Eddy; and for an on-line scanner I choose
      RAV. For more info, see :

     www.ravantivirus.com/scan
     www.ravantivirus.com/scan/howto-scan.php

      For anti-trojan "protection", I use BOTH Avast & Ewido,
      the latter is available FREE from www.ewido.net/en

I uninstall Antivir. I got 2 questions: 1st: Since i had problems with NAV that not all stuff was uninstall therefore i had to use some tools to remove everything from NAV on my system, is everything off my computer from Antivir? 2st: I download the Ewido you mention, i have the Pro version free for 14 days, now when this is over and i go back to the free edition i wont get Real time protection?