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Trojan Remover

Trojan Remover

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  • Latest Version

    Trojan Remover 6.9.6 Build 2986 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Simply Super Software / External Link

  • Filename

    trjsetup695.exe

Trojan Remover is a software tool that aids in the removal of various types of malware such as Trojan horses, worms, adware, spyware, and other malicious software that standard antivirus software may fail to detect or effectively eliminate. This tool is designed specifically to disable and remove malware without the need for the user to manually edit system files or the registry.

The program examines all the system files, the Windows registry, and the programs and files loaded at boot time. This is because the majority of malicious programs load at boot time, and Trojan Remover scans all the files loaded at boot time for malware such as adware, spyware, remote access Trojans, internet worms, and other malicious software. It also checks to see if Windows loads services that are hidden by rootkit techniques to avoid detection.

For each identified malware, the program shows an alert screen that identifies the file location and name, offers to remove the program's reference from the system files, and allows the user to rename the file to stop it from activating. This is especially useful since most malware programs are memory-resident, which makes their deactivation more difficult. Trojan Remover automatically restarts the system and completely disables the malware before Windows is reloaded, making the process more convenient for the user.

It writes a detailed log file every time it performs a scan. The log file contains information on which programs load at boot time, and what actions Trojan Remover carried out. The log file can be viewed and printed using Notepad.

The FastScan component of Trojan Remover is set to automatically scan for malware every time the user starts their PC. This can be disabled if the user wishes to do so. The user can also run the FastScan manually at any time by selecting it from the main menu. The FastScan checks all malware-loading points, making it a quick and effective check for actively loading malware.

Scanning Files and Folders

Users can also scan individual files and directories from within Windows Explorer by right-clicking on the file or folder and selecting "Scan with Trojan Remover." They can also scan a whole drive or any directories on a drive by selecting "Scan a Drive/Directory" from the main menu.

The software incorporates an integral updater that allows for quick and easy program and database updates. A scheduled task automates daily update checks, and users can also carry out manual update checks at any time they choose.

The program comes with a comprehensive help file that can be viewed online. Context-sensitive help is also available for most screens by tapping the F1 key.

Installing/Uninstalling

The installation of anti-malware software like Trojan Remover can be prevented by some malware programs. If the installation screen disappears while trying to install or update the program, it may be due to a malware program shutting down the installer. To work around this issue, the user can try a "silent" install by saving the trjsetup[nnn].exe file (or trj[nnn].exe if updating the program) to a directory on the computer, and then running it through the command prompt.

To run a silent install, the user needs to click on the START button, then click on RUN. In the box that comes up, the user types in "\trjsetup[nnn].exe" /silent or "\trj[nnn].exe" /silent if updating the program. The user needs to replace the actual path to where they saved the downloaded setup file and make sure that the path and filename are surrounded by quotes. For example, if the setup file is saved to C:\My Downloads, the command would look like this: "C:\My Downloads\trjsetup675.exe" /silent (there is a space before the /silent).

Trojan Remover will then be installed in the default directory, which is C:\Program Files\Trojan Remover. A progress window will appear as the installation proceeds, and the user may need to try this a couple of times if it fails.

If the silent install still fails, the user can try installing Trojan Remover in SAFE mode. This will disable all unnecessary drivers and services and only load essential system files, making it easier to install anti-malware software. To boot in SAFE mode, the user needs to restart their computer and press the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears. From there, they can select SAFE mode and then try to install the app again.

It is important to note that some malware programs may still try to prevent the installation of Trojan Remover even in SAFE mode. If the user continues to experience issues with installation, they should contact the support team for assistance.

Alternatives

Malwarebytes - Anti-malware and security software to keep you safe from online threats

Kaspersky Anti-Virus - Anti-Virus detection with the latest proactive technologies

Avast Free Antivirus - One of the most popular anti-virus software for Windows PC

IObit Malware Fighter Free - Efficient Anti-malware Software to Protect your PC & Internet

Zemana AntiMalware - Do you think your PC might be infected? Think no more!

Pricing

The essential security utility is available for users to try out for free. Users can download a fully-functional evaluation copy that will work for 30 days before they need to decide whether to register it.

The first-year registration fee for Trojan Remover is currently set at US$26.95, and the price for renewals in subsequent years is US$19.95. This fee covers installing the app on up to 4 different systems at any one time, at no additional charge.

System Requirements

It runs on all versions of Windows from Windows XP up to the latest Windows 11 OS.

PROS
  • A specialized tool to remove malware that other antivirus software may miss
  • It scans all system files, Windows registry, and programs loaded at boot time
  • It disables and removes malware automatically without the user needing to edit system files manually
  • It provides a detailed log file and can scan individual files and directories
CONS
  • Some malware programs may prevent Trojan Remover from being installed
  • Is not a free tool, and users need to pay a registration fee after the evaluation period ends
Conclusion

In summary, Trojan Remover is a useful tool for removing malware that standard antivirus software may fail to detect or effectively eliminate. It automatically detects memory-resident malware, removes additional system modifications carried out by malware, and writes detailed log files for users to view.

The FastScan component and the ability to scan individual files and directories make it a quick and effective tool for actively loading malware. The integral updater and comprehensive help file make it easy to use and maintain.

Note: 30 days trial version.

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What's new in this version:

Trojan Remover 6.9.6 Build 2986
New:
- added scanning of AllFileSystemObjects MenuHandlers to detect newer malware loading this way
- Mod: removed the Option to Disable/Enable the scan of Running Processes during a normal scan. This crucial part of the scan will now always be called.

Fixed:
- Setting the on-boot FastScan delay to "No Delay" would not work, the delay would not be changed
- trying to rename a malware file when running a Drive Scan or a specific File Scan would display an Access Violation (the rename would still work)
- scanning small dll files could result in a False Positive detection as "Suspicious Packer - Mystic Compressor"


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2983
- Help Update 10.3.3
- New: added information on new alert screens


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2981
- Updater 2.0.1.1151
- FIX: The option to relaunch the Main Program after an update was mistakenly removed, this has been put back in place


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2980
- BootExecute checks modified to handle Unicode entries
- Main Program no longer requires Administrator rights when run by a non-Admin User - this ensures that settings, exclusions etc. are correctly set at a per-user level.
- If an invalid Username/Key combination was entered when registering or renewing, an "Unknown Error" message would be displayed. This was a mistake, the correct specific reasons for failure are now shown again.
- Updater now uses https connections when available
- All Update Servers added back into the XP version so it no longer only uses just the one server


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2979
- New: added heuristic detection for malware loaded by Scheduled Tasks
- Mod: FastScan settings for standard User accounts now inherit settings configured when the main Trojan Remover program is run. A future update should allow standard User accounts to configure their own scan settings.


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2977
- fix: removed false detection on new Firefox Scheduled Updates Task


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2976
- Main Program 6.9.5.2976, Updater 2.0.0.1147
- New: added routines to handle Windows 10 Exploit Mitigation and Controlled Folder Access settings


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2975
- New: added new heuristic tests for specific malware registry entries
- Update: Helpfile updated
- Update: Uninstaller updated


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2974
- New: the main program Help | About Trojan Remover | Version Info screen now shows whether any program component updates are available
- Fix: removed intermittent false positive rootkitted file alert on an Open Hardware Monitor driver
- Fix: under certain circumstances the Trojan Remover logfile was not being correctly written after a scan had been completed
- Fix: if malware entries were identified in the HOSTS file Trojan Remover would fail to repair the file due to changes made in an earlier build. This has now been fixed


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2973
- New: Updated Windows 10 version checks


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2972
- New: Updated Windows 10 version checks for May 2020 Update

- Fix: an error in build 2971 meant that "Prompt for Action" when scanning folders was not showing the alert form so the User could not determine the action to take


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2971
New:
- Scan progress is now shown visually in the taskbar icon
- visual scan progress now shown when using the drive/folder scan

Fix:
- stopped the drive/folder scan from creating and then deleting numerous temporary shortcut files whilst extracting file icons for the folder display


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2970
Fix:
- upated the fix to exclusion routines
- the buttons on certain dialogs would not work if running on XP, following the update to 6.9.5.2969


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2969
Fix:
- corrected errors raised when trying to exclude files from scanning, if no previous exclusions existed
- SAFE MODE default registry key restoral was not working correctly

New:
- improved detection for Powershell file-less exploits


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2967
- Main Program 6.9.5.2967, FastScan 6.9.5.1365, Updater 1.1.40
- New: added alerting for Proxy Server if intercepting internet traffic on the local Loopback port (127.0.0.1). A Proxy Server active on any other port will not be alerted on, but details of the proxy will be added to the logfile
- New: added Component Version information to the About Trojan Remover screen


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2966
- New: added Utility to remove an Internet Proxy Server if one is established


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2965
- Main Program 6.9.5.2965, FastScan 6.9.5.1364, Updater 1.4.5.1136
- Fix: a Windows Update on Aug 13 2019 meant Trojan Remover was not correctly verifying certain Windows dlls resulting in a false positive alert
- Fix: Build 1135 of the Updater was inadvertently writing to a debug logfile as well as the normal logfile


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2963
- Main Program 6.9.5.2963. Improved scan and repair of HOSTS files
- Fixed a registration key issue where the FastScan was not being re-registered when a renewal key was entered
- Updater 1.4.5.1134. Added better handling of update file extraction when Windows Defender is scanning the files after they are downloaded


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2962
- New: Main Program 6.9.5.2962, FastScan 6.9.5.1362, Updater 1.4.5.1132
- New: Updater (when run manually) now only requests Administrator privileges if absolutely needed, most operations should not need to make such a request
- New: TRElevationHelper component, used by the Updater if Administrator privileges are needed
- New: 64bit Shell Extension to provide the Windows Explorer context menu entry
- Mod: updated heuristic scans
- Mod: added new icon for Windows Explorer context menu entry
- Fix: Windows 10 version 1803 Pro and above incorrectly logged as Enterprise


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2961
- Change log not available for this version


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2960
- New: added options for the Logon and Daily FastScans to Run Silent, i.e invisible, but if an alert or dialog needs to be shown then the FastScan will automatically become visible. Running Silent becomes the default for new installations
- Update: changes to the licence key entry screen to provide better indication of possible typing errors when entering the key
- Fix: when running silent the Updater would detect minor program component updates were available but would not install them automatically, nor show itself to allow a manual update to be completed


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2959
- Fix: Scheduled Tasks running signed Microsoft programs were not being correctly scanned for ancillary malware possibilities.


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2958
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2958, FastScan to 6.9.5.1358
- New: added scanning routine to check for browsers launched via Scheduled Tasks to open either malicious, or adware-dependent, web pages
- Fix: the update to version 6.9.5.2957 broke updates on Windows Vista due to the way that system checks digital signatures. This update resolves the issue, but users on Windows Vista will need to download and install a new copy of the program from the Downloads page (no need to uninstall the current version first)


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2957
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2957, FastScan to 6.9.5.1357
- New: added detection for malware launched via Command Processor AutoRun entries
- New: added scanning of programs launched via the Program Compatibility Assistant


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2956
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2956, FastScan to 6.9.5.1356
- New: added detection for malware using Explorer.exe to automatically launch web pages
- Fix: if a Scheduled Task was detected loading malware, the Scheduled Task was not being correctly deleted (although the loading malware would still have been disabled correctly)
- Helpfile updates


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2955
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2955, FastScan to 6.9.5.1355
- New: added scanning for rogue Firefox browser extensions
- New: added routine to check for Python scripts loaded at boot-time
- New: added settings to create and modify daily updates scheduling


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2954
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2954, FastScan to 6.9.5.1354
- New: added scanning of applications loaded as services using proxy service loaders
- New: added routine to schedule daily FastScans, to complement the FastScan that runs when the system starts, or a new user logs on
- Mod: re-categorised the Settings menu (previously the "Options" menu) to make sub-groups for Scan, FastScan and Update settings


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2953
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2953, FastScan to 6.9.5.1353
- Improved scanning of Scheduled Tasks launched from Task sub-folders
- Improved parsing of Script commands
- Bug fix: attempting to exclude a registry entry from future scanning would fail if an exclusions file did not already exist


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2952
- The installer now downloads the databases separately to ensure the latest are always installed (an offline installler is provided for use on systems not connected to the Internet)
- Bug fix: a conflict with Nortons Internet Security has been identifed and resolved
- Bug fix: a heuristic scan module was raising a false alert when run on an XP system, if the scan was "Run As" a different user to the logged on user


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2950
- Added detection and fixing of hijacked browser and program shortcuts in order to deal with redirects created by the likes of launchpage.org, amisites.com, and others
- Modified file exclusion routines so they are only applied to the local machine, not to any roaming profile


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2949
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2949, FastScan to 6.9.5.1350
- Added new heuristics to detect file-less malware spawned using Powershell


Trojan Remover 6.9.5 Build 2948
- Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2948, FastScan to 6.9.5.1349, Updater to 1.4.1.1118
- Improved scan speed times
- Minor fixes