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    Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    I would like to know how I can find out if I have any Trojan horse
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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    You can go to the Symantec site and run their Security check on line. Go to : Security Check

    Or you can download and install one of many testers like Spybot S&D, run in advanced mode.

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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    And, <!post=here's the thread,296439>here's the thread<!/post> that Viking is talking about.

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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    Trend Micro do House Call, which is an alternative on-line virus scanner you run directly from their website.
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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> To pass as a computer geek, you leave out the "horse" part. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    someone told me that those anti-virus software may do well in catching viruses but not a Trojan. In fact one of my friend's computer got a trojan while he always updated his Norton Anti-virus.

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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    As any AV software can only protect you from viruses, etc that it recognizes there is always going to be a chance of the very latest forms slipping through your defenses. Our corporate package, Sophos, is fairly bullet proof but we also have firewalls and email scanning in place and we still get hit from time to time. BTW Sophos is updated from the Web by push technology all the way to the client via our servers.

    There is only so much you can do to protect yourself, the rest is up to luck and the exercise of caution.
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    Re: Trojan horse (WinXP Win2K)

    Some anti-trojan programs spot things others do not. At least two of the following should be part of your regular routine: SpyBot, Ad-aware, HijackThis and a-squared. Paid automatic services, OTOH, have the benefit of running in the background like Norton Anti-Virus. TDS-3 is something that I have heard positive reports about. Ad-aware and a-squared also offer paid versions that run in the background. HTH
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