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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Question Trojan Horse Information

I was wondering if anyone on here could help me out and give me an in-depth description explaining what a Trojan horse (virus) is?
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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A Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a non-self-replicating type of malware which appears to perform a desirable function but instead drops a malicious payload, often including a backdoor allowing unauthorized access to the target's computer. These backdoors tend to be invisible to average users. Trojans do not attempt to inject themselves into other files like a computer virus. Trojan horses may steal information, or harm their host computer systems. Trojans may use drive-by downloads or install via online games or internet-driven applications in order to reach target computers. The term is derived from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology because Trojan horses employ a form of “social engineering,” presenting themselves as harmless, useful gifts, in order to persuade victims to install them on their computers.
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See this associated thread/post also where I explained this and related terms: Java and viruses
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