Malware and Trojans

  rogerl_uk 15:29 13 Jan 2006

I suspect that I may have a trojan or some other programme that takes control of my pc (I sometimes have difficulty shutting it down and have occassionally received a message that another user is logged on!).

I am running Norton Personal Fiewall 2005 and Antivirus 2005, and MS AntiSpyware, and these have not rported anything. The programmes are kept up to date through scheduled updates.

How can I confirm tha there is no malicious programme on my pc?

  VoG II 15:32 13 Jan 2006

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

Also scan with a² click here

  rawprawn 16:09 13 Jan 2006

This has been very highly rated and you can get a free 30 day trial click here

  rawprawn 16:13 13 Jan 2006

You can update the free trial here
click here
both of these links are courtesy of Nellie in whom I have great faith.

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