Trojans are a type of malware that function much in the same way as the Trojan Horse from Greek mythology. They sneak in under a disguise and wreak havoc on your machine. Though they can be dealt with swiftly and effectively before they torch your entire network, you need to remain vigilant against their potential devastation. Today we’re going to be diving into Trojans, how they work, and how you can avoid them.
What are Trojans and how do they work?
Trojans, as we stated, are a type of malware that enters your computer under the guise of being a legitimate program. They come in many forms that range from games to applications and even anti-virus software. The most basic execution of a Trojan is a prompt to download and then to run the malicious program. Once you hit run, you’ve sealed your fate. Though it is possible to rid yourself of the bad code, lasting damage that requires a system restoration is possible. It’s much better to try and avoid them altogether.
How can you avoid contracting Trojans on your computer?
If you only take one thing away from reading this blog, or any blog about computer safety, it’s this: Always be wary of the things you download, install, and run. You need to take the time to ensure that the program you are about to run is a legitimate program from a reputable developer. If you don’t take the time to do your homework on the files you run and install, you are asking for trouble with Trojans and almost every other kind of malware. If you think that you may have gotten a virus, run Malwarebytes as a preliminary assessment. If you think that more help is needed, seek out the help of trusted professionals before you lose something vital to your business.
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