What is a Trojan Virus?

In many cases, it is difficult to tell if your computer is infected with a virus. Computer viruses can look like harmless and useful programs, but actually contain code that can destroy data or install adware or spyware on your computer. Trojan viruses can be embedded in email attachments, programs that have been downloaded, or even through operating system vulnerabilities on your computer.

A recent tactic that hackers are using is to put the virus in pictures. Never download anything you do not recognize. Unlike the regular computer viruses Trojans do not replicate.

What does a Trojan virus do to your computer?

Trojan viruses can do much damage to your computer or worse, hackers can read the files and personal information from your computer and steal your identity. They can also add unwanted spyware and ad ware, deliver unsolicited pop-ups and advertising, all without your consent. You  may even notice that your computer crashes all the time or has a noticeable degradation in speed and performance.

How Can I Remove Trojan Viruses?

Most if not all antivirus programs will detect and remove Trojans, viruses and other unwanted programs from your computer automatically. For e-mail attachments, you may have to scan them individually. There are programs you can download that will do it automatically. There is plenty of anti-virus software free and paid out there that can look at. Payment programs usually have more features that can be used as a registry cleaner.

Whatever your choice may be, make sure you have installed the latest version, periodically perform system analysis, and updated with the latest version to keep your computer protected.

One of the most evil and insidious things ever invented was the Trojan virus. Trojan viruses can infiltrate your entire computer system and affect its ability to quickly browse the Internet and in the worst cases can cause the entire system to crash, permanently delete data stored on your hard drive.

There are some steps you can take to remove Trojan viruses to keep your data and installed software safe. Although it can free your computer of all viruses, you do not want to clear your entire hard drive as some would suggest. The problem with this method is that it is extremely time consuming, and unless you have the original install discs from all of your software, you may never restore all installed applications.

You should be able simply download a virus cleaner (antivirus software) and run it. This will help to remove any and all trojan viruses from your computer. Just  your antivirus program as new updates are released so that you are always protected against the latest viruses that may be spreading around.

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