Avoiding the Threats of Malware and Trojans
We are living in a digital world today. In today’s fast moving digital world, almost all the computers are connected to the Internet and various other networks connected with it for one purpose or the other. In today’s life it is very essential and we cannot avoid it under any circumstance. At the same time, this makes it easier for evil minded people and other criminals to spread malicious software or malware including Trojans which are also known as Trojan horses.
As if this is not enough, viruses, worms, spyware, adware, root kits and a lot of other malicious programs as well as all other unwanted programs are also spread by evil minded people. As spyware and adware, Trojans can easily get into your computer system in a variety of ways and cause damage to your system. It can get into your computer from a web browser, via email or in a package with other software downloaded from the Internet.
Once they gain entry into your computer, they can then transfer the malware to USB flash drive or other portable devices and infect them too in the process. There may arise times when you may be even forced to reformat your USB flash drive or other portable device in order to get rid of the malicious software or malware. By doing do, you can avoid passing those viruses and Trojans to other computers and devices that may be in use.
It is also for the very simple reason that you do not want to be the person who infected the work of the network system concerned because you took some heartwarming music to listen to and enjoy, right? Unlike worms or viruses, Trojan horses do not copy themselves. At the same time, the Trojan horses can be as destructive as virus and worms. As it is, from outside, the Trojan horses appear gentle and harmless. But it is not so.
As and when the infected code is active, the Trojans start to play and do all the malicious functions to harm the computer system without the user actions. To cite an example, waterfalls.scr is a screen saver with a waterfall, as the person behind it says in principle. But it may be associated with malware and become a Trojan to drop off unknown programs and allow unauthorized access to user’s personal computer without the user knowing anything about it.