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Re: Ad-aware
From: Vishal <dhrakol () myrealbox com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 18:10:47 -0500

Hi Jack

Wednesday, December 3, 2003, 5:03:54 AM, you wrote:

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

None. You can get more powerful paid versions of Adaware too if you like. The
problem is that AdAware is not really an anti-trojan tool in the traditional
sense of the word and therefore probably not what you are looking for. It will
(of late) protect you against a few of the Netbus, Tiny and Subseven variety,
but that is not its main focus. Spybot Search and Destroy is another
complement to AdAware that is also aimed at protecting you from the same kind
of privacy threats.

JS> Id like to know if there is a suitable/cheap/supported product that we can
JS> use to compliment sophos that will protect against malicious code,
JS> trojans, session hijacking and other web nasties.

One product I've used for years is 'Trojan Defence Suite' by Diamond software.
This is a real anti-trojan tool and very powerful, besides being quite
regularly updated. I recommend it highly over AdAware. Ideally you would run
it in conjunction with AdAware, though, since one protects you against trojans
and the other against privacy compromising spyware.

There was also a tool called 'The Cleaner' that was around a couple years ago.
I'm not aware if it's still being maintained, but it was good.





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