software designed to keep unauthorized outsiders from tampering with
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What is a Trojan?
A large portion of the mischief and malice done to
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Trojan programs, or RATs.
Trojans are programs that contain a malicious
payload. Frequently they appear to do something
helpful. They might display a pretty animation or appear to be a
utility of some sort (a famous Trojan of several years ago was an
How do Trojans get on your computer?
You put them
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where you obtain software. Never take software from someone you meet
in a chat room, for example. This is the #1 place where people get
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program they are obtaining will do something for them, like help
them play a game.
Many Trojans will do
They do damage to your computer regardless of whether you are
connected to the Internet or not.
The bottom line is that if a wicked person can get you to run his
or her program, it is no longer your computer.
How can we be protected from viruses and Trojans?
Only you can protect yourself completely.
too much faith in virus scanners, firewalls and other software only
makes you less careful. Would you put on a 'bullet-proof' vest and
then never worry about walking around where people were shooting?
Always think it through.
These 5 basis steps can go a long way toward keeping you out of
1. Never, ever open anyone's personal
floppies, CD's or memory sticks unless
youscan them first in your
2. Be fearful of any email messages from addresses (senders) that
you don't recognize.
3. Be wary of any programs you download from forums, etc.
4. Don't install bootlegged copies of someone else's software.
5. Keep your anti-virus program DAT files up to date.
Remember these key facts:
1. No firewall can
protect you from Trojans.
2. If you run a program that is a Trojan, it will get on your system
unless it is stopped by an anti-virus
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