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Trojan’s are used by cybercriminals and hackers to spy on users to attain unlawful and sensitive information. These are viruses that can alter your system’s programming, and make them malfunction. Along with that, these are also used to modify the user’s data, delete it, steal it or else block it.

SPARK Services brings to you a comprehensive list of all the types of Trojan viruses so that you can always beware of them!

Types of Trojans

1. Trojan-Droppers 

They are designed in a manner to be missed by the anti-virus detection. The dropper installs the malware in the targeted system.

2. Trojan-SMSs

With one SMS, they can steal your important information, your login credentials, your contacts, etc.

3. Trojan-Backdoor

As the name suggests, it creates a backdoor in your system, which gives unauthorized access to the cyber-criminal. They usually control the system with the help of a remote access tool (RAT).

4. Trojan-FakeAV

They pretend to be an antivirus and collect large amounts of money from the users in the name of subscriptions. The threats that they report, for the sake of customer satisfaction, are none existential in the first place.

5. Trojan-Banker

This virus aims at stealing all the information relating to your bank account or the cards saved on your system.  

6. Ransomware

The most common Trojan. It encrypts all the data on your system. This encryption is impossible to be decrypted without the key. A ransom is demanded from the victim in exchange for the key. Hence it is always advised to create periodic backups of your data.

7. Trojan-Downloader

Comes as an application downloader that instead installs other malware.

8. Trojan-Rootkits

These urbane bugs are designed to hide the detention of any other suspicious activity on your system. They can lead to full forfeiture of your system’s control. Rootkits are commonly used to use victims’ systems in the botnet.

9. Trojan-DDoS

Denial of Service (DOS) infects the user’s web address and hence sends multiple messages with malware attachments hence creating a network.

Safeguards against Trojan

Often you might receive spam emails, with fancy advertisements and offers. These emails or messages will carry a link which you will be directed to clink on. These links often carry a virus that installs the malware and hence affects your entire computer system. Apart from the fact that you must never get tempted by such emails, you can also buy some protection plans for your system.

You can use some good antivirus, a firewall, anti-spy software, or some application that can prevent any form of intrusion. This way if at all your system is ever attacked, the malicious activity can continue, in the virtual interface, without actually affecting your computer system.

If you are looking for solutions for your PC and want a team assisting you then contact SPARK Services! With a range of different services, we offer the best solutions for you. Our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction. With all our technology solutions, all kinds of viruses and malware can be kept at bay.