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Most people think of the Trojan horse as a virus, but Trojan horse is technically fall into the category of malware. Regardless of the opinion of Trojan horse, it can cause severe damage to the computer. Depending on the type of Trojan horse, the effect on the computer may vary. To prevent Trojan, you should always update antivirus program regularly. Trojan horse got its name from the classic Greek myth because it works the same way – infecting computers by posing as an ordinary file and then activated and launch an attack.
Here are a variety of damages caused by a Trojan horse.
1. Visible Damage
When in action, the Trojan horse capable of causing visible damage like deleting important files, downloading a specific file from the Internet without the knowledge of users, up to changing computer password.
2. Invisible Damage
Damages due to the Trojan is not always obvious. One of them, Trojan allows hackers to obtain remote access to your computer. Malware can also silently disable security software on the infected computer.
Trojan horses can be either a single file or piece of larger software files. In many cases, most people who are not aware of the Trojan also download a file simultaneously with certain software and then activate it inadvertently.
Types of triggers
Trojans cannot activate itself. It requires user intervention to be active. Triggers of Trojan are clicked; specific keyboard keys pressed, or scheduled attack on a particular date or time.
While anti-virus programs are generally able to detect a Trojan, it is recommended you also install an anti-spyware program. Since Trojan cannot be classified as a virus, it cannot replicate itself and requires interaction from the user to be active. Be diligent in detecting any signs of Trojan that might be coming through sites you opened.