Trojan viruses

  wossie 10:44 13 Apr 2010
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Hi just a few questions about trojan viruses, I called to a "friend" one day and had my portable hard drive with me, he transfered some programs and films etc. to it. I plugged it in to my PC later and Avira flagged a trojan. I called him and was told it was a keygen and it was ok, so I ignored it.
So my question is it possible he or anyone else can access my computer via this trojan. Can they look around my PC browsing habits email etc. banking etc. I often receive emails from myself selling viagra and such. I scanned the PC with Avira and malwarebytes, spybot, adaware, and microsoft security essentials. Avira found a few trojans in system volume recycle of the portable drive. So what can a trojan virus "see" on your PC. Thanks, Wossie.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:59 13 Apr 2010

there is no chance of anyone 'stealing' your information. keygens for pirated programmes will appear as Trojans or viruses and this can be solved by paying for stuff rather than using pirated copies.
This whole home security farce is grossly overblown and if you want to prevent your card details nicked I would make sure that you keep your eyes on it when you pay for petrol or in a restaurant - these are the places where cards are compromised. Hackers and thieves are not interested in home computers as the chances are that their owners are skint.

G

  wossie 12:16 13 Apr 2010

My point was maybe he was saying it was a kegen, when actually he put a trojan on to the drive. So if it was a real trojan could he look around my computer with a back door trojan. I deleted all keygens anyway. thank's for the reply. Wossie.

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