Does your computer encounter Trojan attacks? How antivirus software can protect your computer against Trojans?
Trojan horses are a huge security and privacy threat for your computer. A Trojan horse is a program that has been designed to enter your computer secretly. When you download movies, songs or other software programs from unknown websites, then Trojan horses enter your computer with such files. They hide themselves on your computer and allow hackers or privacy intruders to gain a complete access of your machine. Furthermore, these hackers or privacy intruders crash the operating system, format the hard disk, change the computer’s settings and expose your private information to the outside world. Trojan horses can also open an FTP server on your system to store illegal software programs. In addition to this, they can destroy all types of audio and video files, images, pictures, presentations, etc. Trojan horses can also view and misuse your chat logs. Thus, it is highly important to keep your PC protected against Trojan horses. An antivirus software can play a major role in enhancing the security level of your system and thereby shielding it against Trojan horses.
The following points cover comprehensive information on Trojan horses and the importance of antivirus software:
- What problems can a Trojan horse cause?
- What are the ways to prevent Trojan attacks?
- What role does antivirus software play in eliminating Trojan horses from your PC?
What problems can a Trojan horse cause?
A Trojan horse virus can cause numerous problems to your system. It enters the computer without the consent and knowledge of the user, as well as permits hackers to access your entire computer. It slows down the speed of your computer, hampers its performance, displays unwanted pop-up advertisements and deletes important files. In addition to this, the hackers or privacy intruders can use your computer to save prohibited software and hack the systems of other users.
What are the ways to prevent Trojan attacks?
In order to prevent Trojan attacks, your computer should be highly protected and secured against all the latest threats. You need to run automated scans on your computer so as to detect and remove all hidden Trojans and other malicious programs. Furthermore, you should not open e-mail attachments received from unknown sources.
What role does antivirus software play in eliminating Trojan horses from your PC?
Antivirus software plays a major role in protecting your computer from Trojan horses. It is used to identify and eliminate Trojan horses by scanning ports, registry and hard disk. An advanced antivirus software can scan the system’s registry by means of known Trojan filenames. If you update your antivirus software frequently, then it will block all types of Trojans that try to enter your computer. It will also alert you when you are about to download infected or corrupted files and programs. In addition to this, it will scan and filter incoming and outgoing Internet traffic, e-mail attachments and messages to ensure that they are Trojan-free.
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