what are "trojans"

  nickyjane 20:10 04 Apr 2004
Locked

Hi Guys What are trojans,are they harmful what do they do and most important and I stop them.
Thanks

  VoG II 20:15 04 Apr 2004

From click here

Trojan Horse
A program that neither replicates nor copies itself, but causes damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically, an individual emails a Trojan Horse to you-it does not email itself-and it may arrive in the form of a joke program or software of
some sort.

Most anti-virus programs will detect trojans but noy all are good at removal. click here and click here are.

You can do an online scan for trojans if you click here

  Diodorus Siculus 20:15 04 Apr 2004

They are programs on your pc that pretend to do one thing, and instead do another - eg send details to a third party. Like the wooden horse of Troy - pretended to be a present; instead was full of the enemy!

A good Antivirus program should rid you of them; click here
Spybot-S&D click here
Lavasoft click here
CWS

3 other programs to help clear your pc.

  powerless 20:18 04 Apr 2004

Depends who you ask ;-))

  Taw® 20:32 04 Apr 2004

for mp

  nickyjane 21:27 04 Apr 2004

thank you guys for the information.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?