Trojans

trojans A trojan horse malware is a type of software than deploys malicious code after installation of a host program. It could be a small freeware application that actually works, and may work well and be a great alternative to an expensive software. However, inside the working freeware is a trojan which deploys during install of the host application, and then does the dirty work.
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The term comes from a Greek tale of an attacking Greek army building a great wooden horse. They pretended to leave the war and left the wheeled horse. The horse was wheeled into the Trojan camp as a sign of victory, but unknowingly housed many Greek elite soldiers. These troops emerged from the horse and attacked the surprised and vulnerable enemy. Today, the horse is typically some kind of software the user is happy to receive. After installing the software, the payload executes, much like the attacking Greek army. Thus, the trojan horse is now a common problem on today's PCs.

These trojans are particularly difficult to curtail, due to many users' insistence to blindly install freeware. Users have to make a determined effort to scan and check all software before installing it.

We recommend using a capable trojan scanner and remover regularly, and in particular, scanning software before installing it. These scanners can even run normally on your PC to alert you of any trojans before installing downloaded files. If you suspect you have a trojan on your computer, get started with our step-by-step spyware remover software guide right away.

Trojan News

Trojan program based on ZeuS targets 150 banks, can hijack webcams A new computer Trojan based on the infamous ZeuS banking malware is targeting users of over 150 banks and payment systems from around the world, security researchers warn. The new threat, dubbed Chthonic, is based on ZeusVM, a Trojan program discovered in February that is itself a modification of the much older ZeuS Trojan. “The Trojan is apparently an evolution of ZeusVM, although it has ...

ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide A new strain of the malevolent ZeuS malware has been discovered targeting over 150 banks and 20 payment systems across the globe.

Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark, an Alina spinoff A malware program dubbed Spark that steals payment card data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems is likely a modification of an older Trojan called Alina, and highlights a continuing, lucrative business for cybercriminals. Spark steals card data from a compromised system’s RAM (random access memory) when it’s being processed by specialized software running on the machine. Similar memory ...