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internetworld7

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Does avast! detect trojan horses?
« on: August 02, 2006, 10:55:06 PM »
I've gotten some mixed information here from reading previous post but I wanted to know if like the major antivirus vendors, does avast! also do a good job of detecting trojan horses.  ??? I think this is especially important considering that trojan horses and not viruses are on a major rise. It appears trojan horses and spyware is becoming more of a problem than viruses according to some security articles I've read in the past for 2006 and beyond.

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Re: Does avast! detect trojan horses?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006, 11:35:27 PM »
Whilst avast does detect some trojans it is not a specialist anti-trojan tool and for that you are better combining a program that specialises in that area such as Ewido anti-spyware If using winXP. or a-Squared free if using win98/ME.

Anti-spyware is another specialist area, avast does detect some spyware but you would be better of including a specialist tool such as.
1. Ad-Aware
2. Spybot Search and Destroy
3. Spywareblaster Don't install this until you are clean.

All of the above work well with avast and this multi-application/level gives a better overall level of protection than a single application.
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internetworld7

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Re: Does avast! detect trojan horses?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 05:14:32 AM »
Yeah, I figured this was the case. I think I might add ewido to my lineup depending on how Windows Defender will perform once it's out of beta.

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Re: Does avast! detect trojan horses?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 05:28:12 AM »
Yes, avast! can detect trojans as well as other type of malware, see the VPS history and you'll see that most of items end with [Trj] tag.

http://www.avast.com/eng/vps_history.html

[Trj] = Trojan Horses
« Last Edit: August 03, 2006, 05:30:43 AM by TAP »

JerryM

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Re: Does avast! detect trojan horses?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 06:47:07 AM »
A review of AV Comparatives indicates that Avast has a detection rate with trojans of 80.35%. Some others such as Kaspersky show over 99%.

 My personal view is that with Avast, security of the computer profits much from the addition of Ewido or a-squared to layer the security.
I like to layer with any AV.

Jerry