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RE: Ad-aware
From: "Bob Beck" <goodfela26 () finneganfamily net>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:19:43 -0500

As stated already, Ad-aware is only free for personal use. However, I
wouldn't rely on just 1 program to detect these trojans. I use both ad-aware
and spybot search and destroy (spybotsd) and I've noticed when running both
of them that there are some files detected by ad-aware that aren't detected
by spybotsd and vice-versa. They both work very well, but when used in
tandem, they compliment each other nicely.

For corporate use, ad-aware may be ok alone since the professional version
will detect registry changes and such in real-time. When it comes to
detecting spyware, trojans, etc., I don't think you can be too careful.

Good Luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Solomon [mailto:solzjack43 () hotmail com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:04 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
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.



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