Hacking: Diagnosis and Prevention
Published: 15th April 2006 | Source: Overclock3D |2. Safer surfing:
IE's popularity along with it's security flaws means it's an obvious attack target, so I recommend you use FireFox instead. FF is fast, responsive and compatable with most pages that IE will display. Common plug-ins such as Flash and Quicktime are not part of the standard installation, however. Some pages need ActiveX controls to display properly - but I've already recommended disabling those applets to surf safely. You can get the latest version of FF here - http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
If you require anything else for FF, for example plug-ins, they can be found at the browsers home page here - https://addons.mozilla.org/?application=firefox
Detecting Trojans (further info)
Not all anti-virus software looks for Trojans. If such hacks are of concern, use a dedicated scanner such as TDS-3, Trojan Hunter or (a)squared.