How Anti-Trojan Shield Works
Anti-Trojan Shield (ATS) is a sophisticated Trojan vanquisher and a detailed description would fill a book. Following is a summary of the major tools Anti-Trojan Shield implements to protect your computer.
Monitor is the element of the ATS package that constantly monitors the virus-free health of your PC. Namely:
- It checks each file you run to make sure malicious code is not executed
- It monitors the Registry to prevent dangerous entries, modifications or additions
- It supervises folders used by Outlook and ICQ, not letting Trojans sneak in through these apps
- It runs scheduled scans of folders identified in Monitor settings
This is a multi-purpose, user-friendly interface to the powerful ATS anti-Trojan engine. It's recommended that you perform a full disk scan from within Manager at least once a week. Manager lets you scan your computer in many different ways with a single button press including:
- Process scan, which scans the memory of your PC for Trojan-like programs, already running in memory
- Registry scan is thorough scan of your system registry that looks for malicious entries in the system, which may be starting a Trojan or re-installing a removed Trojan after you reboot. ATS makes sure a deleted Trojan remains deleted and is never started again
- File scan is a several layered scan that ATS implements. For a detailed explanation of this scan, please look at the Online Help. ATS can even scan packed (compressed or archived) files (.zip, .rar, .arj, etc), making sure no Trojans hide in them
Update lets you update the virus/worm/Trojan definition databases without leaving the program. ATS's own files can also be updated quickly and conveniently. Trojan definitions are released at least once a week, but more usually, several times a week. More details of this are in the Online Help.
Above we described ways ATS takes care of your computers by presenting a multi- level barrier to worms/Trojans/viruses. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us section