Examples of a Trojan Horse

Only a few people can recognize a Trojan at first glance. As it disguises itself as a legitimate file or program that you actually want to be on your endpoint.

Types of Trojan Horse

A Trojan horse isn't just a single type of virus. It also varies to its purpose. The cyber criminal can target a specific person or disseminate the Trojan horse of his choice everywhere. This list will make you understand the different types of Trojan horses and what do they do:

It gives malicious users remote access over the infected computer. They can do whatever they want such as sending, receiving, launching and deleting files, displaying data and rebooting the endpoint.

It contains data or code that abuses a vulnerability within application software that’s operating on your endpoint.

These are designed to hide certain objects or activities in your system. This can effectively prevent malicious programs being detected.

Its purpose is to steal your account data for online banking systems, e-payment systems and credit or debit cards.

This Trojan can start up the Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Not only it can affect endpoints, but also websites. By sending multiple requests – from your computer and several other infected computers – the attack can overload the target address which leads to a denial of service.

Trojan-Downloaders can download and install new versions of malicious programs onto your computer – including Trojans and adware.

Trojan-FakeAV programs copies the activity of antivirus software. They are created to extort money from you. In return, they'll remove the detection and threat removal. Even though, the threats that they report are don't actually exist.

If you're into gaming, you know that online gaming can also garner loads of cash. Cyber criminals also crafted this Trojan virus which steals user account information from online gamers.

This Trojan can change data on your endpoint. This can lead to endpoint malfunction. The cyber criminal will demand a ransom. They'll only replace your computer’s performance or unblock your data, after you have paid them.

This Trojan can change data on your endpoint. This can lead to endpoint malfunction. The cyber criminal will demand a ransom. They'll only replace your computer’s performance or unblock your data, after you have paid them.

Trojan-Spy programs can spy on how you’re using your computer – for example, by tracking the data you enter via your keyboard, taking screen shots or getting a list of running applications.

This robs email addresses from your endpoint.

How to Secure Yourself from Trojan Horse:

We'll always preach the basic of security online. Though, that's all up to you if you'll practice safety. We're still here to guide you on further steps on how to fully stay safe from Trojan viruses. Just follow the tips in here:

An effective antivirus can alert you when there's a suspicious file on your endpoint. You can start using free branded antivirus offered in the Internet. A Trojan can also take a form of an antivirus, so trusting a branded antivirus can also keep you away from the danger.

Up-to-date Security Software
What's the use of antivirus when it's outdated? Update them when the updates are ready. It'll upgrade the software for better virus mitigation.

Avoid Malicious Websites
These spread the danger among the community of Internet users. Malicious websites mostly have pop-up messages that can trick you. Better stay out of trouble.

Ignore Unknown Emails
When you receive an email from an unknown sender, you can just ignore them and delete them. Trojans also take the form of an email attachments.

Difficult Passwords
Confuse your enemies. Your difficult, creative passwords can save you from a big mess.

A firewall monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic on a standardized security rules. This another protection for your own good.

In a Nutshell
Trojan horse viruses can act various preset tasks by a cyber criminal. It's better to know which Trojan horse virus you might encounter to prepare a security plan. Never cyber criminals take advantage of the things you worked hard for.

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