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PC Doors Guard

Type of Program: Intrusion Scanner
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98, 2000, NT 4+
Company Name: Astonsoft Ltd
Price: $25 U.S.
Installed Size: 10 MB


PC Doors Guard checks your computer's memory for backdoors, trojans and viruses, using its' extensive virus definitions database which is updated almost daily. It can detect stealth and phantom viruses, along with many others.

The download, installation and use of PC Doors Guard was uneventful (well, except for the trojan it found resident on my computer!). Actually, I'm (somewhat?!) glad that it found something because that really gave me an opportunity to evaluate the program. Don't run the scan if you're in a hurry, because it does take time, but it's very thorough. If the scan does find an infection, the user interface will show the name of the infected file and the top of the interface will flash, "This computer is infected!" in red and yellow. A real eye-catcher, trust me! The help file will assist you in removing all traces of the trojan.

AstonSoft's support personnel are very helpful. I would highly recommend that, even if you already have an antivirus, you install a program such as "PC Doors Guard", for anti-trojan protection. Not all anti-virus programs detect trojans; check with your anti-virus' user guide or manual.

The shareware version is fully functional, but time limited to 30 days. I plan to keep PC Doors Guard installed on this old dog!

User Friendly
Cost Five stars
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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