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Version History

Nov 2018

  • 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.

Sep 2018

  • Main Program 6.9.5.2961, FastScan 6.9.5.1361, Updater 1.4.4.1131.

  • NEW: program updates can now be downloaded and installed automatically during scheduled updates, in the same way as database updates are handled. This option can be controlled from the Update Settings menu of the main Trojan Remover program.

  • FIX: certain dialogs which contained options checkboxes were not showing these checkboxes correctly.

Aug 2018

  • Main Program 6.9.5.2960, FastScan 6.9.5.1360, Updater 1.4.3.1129.

  • 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.

Jul 2018

  • Updater 1.4.3.1128.

  • Improved efficiency when multiple database updates are requred.

Jul 2018

  • FastScan 6.9.5.1359, Updater 1.4.3.1127.

  • Added more error checking to the Updater when program updates are installed to avoid a situation where, if an update was blocked by an external program, Trojan Remover could be left in an unworkable state and require a re-install.

  • Fix: on Windows 10 systems the FastScan's Cancel Scan button would sporadically fail to end the scan.

Jun 2018

  • Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2959.

  • Fix: Scheduled Tasks running signed Microsoft programs were not being correctly scanned for ancillary malware possibilities.

May 2018

  • 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).

May 2018

  • Updater Program updated to 1.4.3.1125.

  • New: Updater now displays a link to this page if any program update is available, so the user can view what changes have been made.

May 2018

  • 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.

Mar 2018

  • 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.

Feb 2018

  • 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.

  • Updater updated to 1.4.3.1124: speedier database updating, and now identifies which download servers are in the EU and which are in the US.

Nov 2017

  • 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.

Aug 2017

  • 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.

June 2017

  • Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2952, FastScan to 6.9.5.1352.

  • The installer now downloads the databases separately to ensure the latest are always installed (an offline installer is provided for use on systems not connected to the Internet).

  • Bug fix: a conflict with Norton's Internet Security has been identified 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.

April 2017

  • Main Program updated to 6.9.5.2950, FastScan to 6.9.5.1351.

  • 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.

Mar 2017

  • 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.

Jan 2017

  • 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.

Oct 16, 2016

  • Main Program updated to 6.9.4.2947, FastScan to 6.9.4.1348, Updater to 1.4.0.1115.

  • Fixed false positive on the Microsoft Windows userinit.exe file, which was being shown on 32bit versions of Windows 10 (Version 1607).

  • Modified the Updater logfile truncation routine to correctly truncate from the earliest entries first.

Sep 2016

  • Main Program 6.9.4.2946, FastScan 6.9.4.1347, Updater 1.4.0.1113.

  • Added whitelisting for Norton's Security service entries to prevent false alerts that such services were "missing".

  • Expanded digital signature scanning.

  • Updater: added "Auto Select" Download Server option. This will cycle randomly through the Download Servers to find the first available server automatically.

6.9.4.2945, 1st July 2016

  • Added scanning of 64bit ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers and ShellExecuteHooks.

  • Fix for context menu individual file scan.

May 2016

  • Main program 6.9.4.2944, FastScan 6.9.4.1345, Updater 1.4.0.1111.

  • Added improved detection routines for malicious scripts loaded via the Windows PowerShell.

  • Added exclusion routines for Scheduled Tasks and Registry Entries where the entries are loading legitimate files, but may be calling malware scripts.

  • The on-boot FastScan (if not disabled) will now automatically check for program updates periodically.

  • If the main Trojan Remover program is active when the Updater updates the databases the main program is notified, and the new databases are active for the next scan to be run.

  • If the Updater program is launched from either the main Trojan Remover program or the FastScan, it will offer the option to restart the calling program on closing.

Feb 2016 (2)

  • Main Program updated to version 6.9.4 build 2943.

  • FastScan updated to version 6.9.4 build 1344.

  • This update adds improved detection for malware loading from malformed registry entries.

Feb 2016

  • FastScan updated to version 6.9.3 build 1343 - minor bug fixes, and removed a debugging message left in the release version by mistake.

Jan 2016

  • Main Program updated to version 6.9.3 build 2942.

  • FastScan updated to version 6.9.3 build 1342.

  • Updater updated to version 1.3.9.1109.

  • Added new 64bit rootkit detection routine.

  • Button sizes changed to improve touchscreen access (you may need to resize forms to see the larger buttons properly).

  • Suppressed evaluation information warnings so they are less intrusive.

Oct 2015

  • Main Program updated to version 6.9.3 build 2940.

  • FastScan updated to version 6.9.3 build 1340.

  • This update adds detection for malware files loaded via a Shell32 call.

 

 


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