Antivirus And Trojan Horse
What is Trojan Horse? How does it infect your computer? Is antivirus effective against Trojan Horse infection?
Trojan Horse is a malware which disguises itself as a useful software and enters your computer when you download it. It does not replicate itself like a virus but can cause severe damages to your systems. It infects your system by giving its control to a hacker or unauthorized users. The hacker can then use this infection to perform number of activities on your system and render it useless for you.
Trojan Horse infection can pose threats by making your system easy target for hackers who can perform following:
- Capture your personal information
- Install unwanted software on your PC
- Corrupt and delete files
- View your system screens
- Crash your operating system
Capture your personal information
Trojan Horse can spy on your system and find out all the files and folders containing your personal data like credit cards information, login details, e-mails IDs, passwords and other such data which are sensitive in nature.
Such information is then passed on to unauthorized users who create frauds like creating fake identity or siphon money from your bank account etc.
Install unwanted software on your PC
Trojan Horse also gives remote access of your system to hackers for performing unwanted installation or uninstallation of software which could be malicious in nature, thereby jeopardizing the security of your system.
Corrupt and delete files
These infections are also capable of corrupting the data in your system files and even deleting them sometimes.
View your system screens
Hackers gain the access to your system and can view the screens which are open on your computer. Trojan Horse can also record the key movements and filter out important information from it.
Crash your operating system
This is one of the most common damage done to your system by these threats. They can cause your operating system to crash by ruining its important files and codes.
There are different kinds of Trojan Horse depending upon their specific functions. You can use antivirus software for protection against them. Antivirus is an effective application which can prevent and detect the presence of Trojan Horse in your computer and indicate the file which contains it. You should delete that file once it has been infected by Trojan.
Apart from antivirus programs, there are some specific Trojan removal software applications which are available on Internet for getting rid of Trojan infections. You can use these in case where antivirus application fails or becomes obsolete to detect Trojan Horse. However, before downloading this application you must check its authenticity to ensure that you are downloading removal software and not a Trojan Horse itself. Be very careful while performing such tasks.
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