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

First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists Protesters and activists these days have flocked to social media and mobile technology to circumvent censorship and blockades that prevent their message from reaching other people. But now the tables might have been turned on them. A new trojan malware called Xsser mRAT that infects iOS as well as Android devices has been discovered to be of Chinese origin and … Continue reading

Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices A malware program that targets Hong Kong activists using Apple devices has trademarks of being developed by a nation-state, possibly China, according to a security company. Lacoon Mobile Security of San Francisco wrote on its blog on Tuesday that the malware, called Xsser mRAT, is the “first and most advanced, fully operational Chinese iOS trojan found to date.” The Apple malware is related to a ...

Malware in ATM thefts able to delete itself if detected, says IT security expert A virus or malware known as Backdoor.Padpin (ulssm.exe) that was used by the Latin American syndicate to steal about RM3 million from ATMs in Selangor, Johor and Malacca over the weekend, is able to delete itself if detected. Described as a type of Trojan virus, the malware was designed to infiltrate the "back door" of the computer system...