Getting Trojan horses on their computers is it because of inadequate protection or their av not up to the job?.My av blocks these at source so that they can not enter.I think a collective discussion on this may help to prevent more and more of this.
I think a lot of the posts coming in complaining about Trojans are from "newbies" who might not be as aware as "us regulars" about the implications of this malware and, more important, how to prevent/remove it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but an anti-virus program DOESN'T detect trojans as well as a dedicated trojan scanner like, for example, a2 squared does? A trojan and a virus are not quite the same thing, so this could be the reason?
Do 'newbies' (and, indeed, some of us 'oldies') fully understand the subtle differences between viruses, Trojans and worms, etc. and, thus, the different types of protection which are needed to keep them all at bay?
yes that is the point some anti-virus software does not detect trojans very well only viruses that is why I use the one that I have,which detects both and dialers. €dstowe you could well be right may be a subject for the magazine
I use Norton Internet Security 2003, updated weekly and Spybot 1.3tx, updated every time I run it. also each time I run Spybot I update the Immunization. I also keep Windows XP Pro SP2 up to date. I just don't get trojans and very very rarely get a virus alert. When I run a full system scan with Norton Antivirus, after downloading the latest update file, it never finds anything.