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Re: Ad-aware
From: "Jim Duggan" <on_a_thousand () hotmail com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 15:41:03 -0700

Ad-aware and Spybot are the two big names.  In my opinion to completely
protect yourself you need both, as each picks up malware the others
dont.  I noticed you said anti-trojan software.  Ad-aware and Spyboy are
quick to say they detect malware, which includes hijack attempts,
cookies with personal information, and other types of software that
crops information, ie gator, googlebar, not viruses or trojans.  Both
are free and spybot even implements measures to stop malware from makin
it onto the system in the first place by a method it calls immunization.
It also reccomends another piece of software to completely cover
yourself.

Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.org/
Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com

Hope that helps
Jason
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Solomon" <solzjack43 () hotmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 3:03 AM
Subject: Ad-aware



I have been tasked with identifying suitable anti-trojan-ware for
workstations.  Ive been looking at AdAware.  Its free and seems to do
the
job.  Im wondering what is the catch.?

Has anyone done a review of antitrojan sofrware?  Id like to know if
there
is a suitable/cheap/supported product that we can use to compliment
sophos
that will protect against malicious code, trojans, session hijacking
and
other web nasties.


Thanks

Jack

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