if it isn't helping you remove the trojan, then no, it probably isn't. I haven't heard too much about it and i asked a fellow compsci friend about it and he wasn't too familiar with it either. Usually an anti virus has a way of helping you remove it, you can give avg a try and if u don't like it, just uninstall it.
You can also take a screenshot of the process tab in the task manager, sometimes malware is very obviously spotted there. You can also go start > run > msconfig and see if there are any software that you are not familiar with.
Spyware Doctor is the best if you have a problem IMO, they seem to find malware before it's released...hmmm
Seriously, you get what you pay for. the free ones are a joke as most just find the problem but not get rid of them until you buy.
I use Kaspersky AV now days, and I haven't had to worry about anything getting into my PC and it's very tame on the system.
-Create a Folder on your desktop. Copy the sysclean app into the folder, and then unzip the two pattern files and copy the contents into the folder.
-Open sysclean and choose the run option. It will open some command prompts and scan through your system, you may have to click ok a couple of times, and depending on how many files you have on your hard drive, may take upto an hour. It should automatically remove and viruses or spyware it finds. You can see what it removes by clicking on View Log(once the scan has finished)
You can also try downloading startup control panel(http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml). It's a small executable which will list all programs that are set to run on start up. You can go through the tabs and uncheck items that you don't want. Viruses usually have a path of C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Documents and Settings. If you are unsure of something, try googling the exe, ex: cftmon.exe you can usually find a website which will tell you what the file is for.
If you haven't already done so i would also run a windows update.
I wasn't starting anything, rofl, I just implied I had a Mac and didn't need to worry about viruses anymore.
Kaspersky is awesome, if viruses ever come to Mac, I hope they make a Mac version too.
Well if you didn't want to start anything you could have simply said, I used to use Kaspersky when I was using a PC.
Low key, non-arrogant/elitist which surprisingly a lot of Mac users come off as.
If Macs had more than 10% of the market they would be the target of some malicious software, sort of like how as Firefox grew in popularity it started to be targeted by usually IE only problems. But while they are in relative obscurity people who use macs will be safe from infection.
But that doesn't mean Macs can't be carriers. Macs can carry viruses from one PC to another just not experience any of the symptoms.
In fact just recently in an ironic twist Apple had made a statement saying they recommend the use of an Anti-Virus even if Mac is the more secure platform. But then was quickly withdraw after they realized one of their marketing pillars was based on its malware free environment.
download the 30 day trial version and scan your computer
Kaspersky is by far the best AV on the market
Some people will argue that NOD32 is the best AV out there... I have used both Kaspersky and NOD32.Personally I prefer NOD32 but both work very good and are tops for AV protection.Can't go wrong with either...