Named after the Trojan horse of Greek mythology, a trojan is a program that claims to be one thing but is, in fact, another. A trojan horse is not a virus per se, but it may carry them. For example, many people consider Kazaa, the music sharing software, to be a trojan horse, because it often carries with it a bunch of spyware. There are trojans that claim to be patches for a problem, often arriving in email, which are in fact spyware and virus installers.« Back to Glossary Index
- What’s the Difference Between a “Trojan Horse”, a “Worm”, and a “Virus”? - There are many different terms that relate to software with malicious intent. Ultimately, however, there's only one you really need to know, and several things you need to do.
- The best anti-spyware, anti-virus … and dancing bunnies? - The best operating system in the world can't save you from dancing bunnies.
- Malwarebytes Anti-malware – Removes malware that others don't - Even the best anti-virus and anti-spyware tools miss things. Malwarebytes Anti-malware has a good reputation for cleaning up some of the things that other tools don't.
- What’s the best anti-virus? - There just isn't a best... and knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in the direction of safe internet practices.