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PC Doors Guard

Type of Program: Intrusion Scanner
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/ME/ 2000/NT
Company Name: Astonsoft Ltd
Version: 2.0
Price: $29.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 10 MB


This is the second version of PC Doors Guard I've reviewed, and it just keeps getting better. PC Doors Guard checks your computer's memory for backdoors, trojans and viruses, using its' extensive trojan database (over 3000 entries) 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 (except for the three infected files it found on my computer). The scan is time-consuming, but extremely thorough. If the scan detects an infected file, the user interface flashes "Infected!" in large red and yellow letters, while the bottom screen gives the location and file name. The help file will assist you in removing all traces of the trojan.

PC Doors Guard constantly monitors your system's health and detects trojans on the fly. Its' heuristic trojan analysis allows for unknown viruses and trojans to be detected. Even compressed files are inspected. And, in the event that you have already executed a trojan and don't know how to remove it, PC Doors Guard has a built-in cure utility. A number of utilities are included which help you maintain your PC (socket utility, system info utility, regedit).

AstonSoft's support personnel have always been quick to assist with questions or problems. Even if you already have an antivirus program on your computer, not all detect trojans. PC Doors Guard is compatible with most antivirus programs, so run both! (Check with your anti-virus' user guide or manual).

The shareware version is time limited to 30 days, will only perform one full scan of a hard disk, and will not delete found trojans. I am highly impressed with PC Doors Guard and Astonsoft.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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