Trojan Remover aids in the removal of Malware - Trojan Horses, Worms, Adware,
Spyware - when standard anti-virus software either fails to detect them or fails
to effectively eliminate them. Standard antivirus programs are good at detecting
this Malware, but not always so good at effectively removing it. Trojan Remover
is designed specifically to disable/remove Malware without the user having to
manually edit system files or the Registry. The program also removes the
additional system modifications some Malware carries out which are ignored by
standard antivirus and trojan scanners.
Trojan Remover scans ALL the files loaded at boot time for Adware, Spyware, Remote
Access Trojans, Internet Worms and other malware. Trojan Remover also checks to
see if Windows loads Services which are hidden by Rootkit techniques and warns you
if it finds any. For each identified Trojan Horse, Worm, or other malware, Trojan
Remover pops up an alert screen which shows the file location and name; it offers
to remove the program's reference from the system files and allows you to rename
the file to stop its activation.
Most modern Malware programs are memory-resident, which makes their de-activation
more difficult. How many times have you been told to start your computer in 'Safe'
mode, or even worse, in DOS? Trojan Remover does all this for you. When it finds
Malware that is memory-resident, Trojan Remover automatically re-starts (on
request) your system and completely DISABLES the Malware before Windows restarts.
Trojan Remover writes a detailed logfile every time it performs a scan.
This logfile contains information on which programs load at boot-time, and what
(if any) actions Trojan Remover carried out. The logfile can be viewed and printed
Trojan Remover is set to automatically scan for Malware every time you start your
PC (you can disable this automatic scan if you wish).
Changes in Version 6.7.6:
* Added new heuristic detection routine to check for multiply-loading DLL files.
* Added routine to replace virally-patched USERINT.EXE with a good copy if one
exists on the system: if a good replacement cannot be found a warning is
displayed with instructions on how to repair the system.
* Improved removal of heuristically-detected rootkits.
* Confirmed compatibility with Windows 7 (Beta).
* Minor visual modifications.
Trojan Remover is designed to work on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista. The program
is not, at present, compatible with any 64bit version of Windows.
PCTools Spyware Doctor
If you run a scan with Trojan Remover when Spyware Doctor is active, it may
prevent Trojan Remover from completing the scan. The scan will appear to freeze
whilst scanning the Running Processes. The freeze occurs when Trojan Remover
attempts to scan a Spyware Doctor running process - Spyware Doctor prevents
access to its own process, and "locks" Trojan Remover. There are two work-arounds
1. Temporarily disable Spyware Doctor before running the Trojan Remover scan.
2. Disable Trojan Remover's scan of running processes (select Options from the
main menu). To date only customers with Windows 2000 have reported this issue.
MaxSecure Spyware Detector
When you run a scan with Trojan Remover (or when the FastScan runs), if Spyware
Detector is actively monitoring the system Trojan Remover will show an alert that
the PE386 rootkit has been heuristically detected. This happens because Spyware
Detector prevents Trojan Remover from creating temporary registry keys. Spyware
Detector itself may also raise an alert stating that the PE386 rootkit has been
found. To resolve this issue disable Trojan Remover's heuristic rootkit checks:
start Trojan Remover, select Options from the main menu and then click on
"Heuristic rootkit detection warnings enabled" to turn this option off.