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Two Types of Trojan HorseTrojan Horse in The IliadThe Trojan Horse is featured in Aeneid by the Latin writer Virgil. The Greek army, failing to take Troy, was almost at its breaking point. However, Odysseus devises a plan that includes this horse. The Greek army built a huge hollow wooden horse, filled it with a few dozen men, and left it at the Trojan gate. The Greeks then boarded their ships and traveled a short distance to hide their fleet. The horse was supposedly a gift to King Priam of troy from Agamemnon of Greece. The horse gets taken inside and during the night, the men jump out and open the Trojan gates for the whole of the Greek army to rush in and take the city. This is where the "Trojan" computer virus gets its name. Trojan Horse in ComputersA Trojan virus is a destructive program that masquerades as a benign application. Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses onto your computer. Trojan horses are broken down in classification based on how they breach systems and the damage they cause.

A Trojan Horse Virus is a common yet difficult to remove computer threat. This is a type of virus that attempts to make the user think that it is a beneficial application. A Trojan Horse virus works by hiding within a set of seemingly useful software programs. Once executed or installed in the system, this type of virus will start infecting other files in the computer.

A Trojan Horse Virus is also usually capable of stealing important information from the user's computer. It will then send this information to internet servers designated by the developer of the virus. The developer will then be able to gain a level of control over the computer through this Trojan virus. While these things take place, the user will notice that the infected computer has become very slow or unexpected windows pop up without any activity from the user. Later on, this will result to a computer crash.

It can spread in a number of ways. The most common means of infection is through email attachments. The developer of the virus usually uses various spamming techniques in order to distribute the virus to unsuspecting users. These emails contain attachments. Once the user opens the attachment, the Trojan Horse Virus immediately infects the system and performs the tasks mentioned above. Another method used by malware developers to spread their Trojan Horse viruses is via chat software such as Skype. Another method used by this virus in order to infect other machines is through sending copies of itself to the people in the address book of a user whose computer has already been infected by the virus.

A Trojan Horse virus The best way to prevent a Trojan Horse Virus from entering and infecting your computer is to never open email attachments or files that have been sent by unknown senders. However, not all files we can receive are guaranteed to be virus-free. With this, a good way of protecting your PC against malicious programs such as this harmful application is to install and update an anti-virus program.

The seven main types of Trojan horses are:

  • Remote Access Trojans
  • Data Sending Trojans
  • Destructive Trojans
  • Proxy Trojans
  • FTP Trojans
  • Security Software Disabling Trojans
  • Denial-of-Service Attack (DoS) Trojans

A Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a type of malware that masquerades as a legitimate file or helpful program possibly with the purpose of granting a hacker unauthorized access to a computer. Trojans do not attempt to inject themselves into other files like a computer virus. Trojan horses may steal information, or harm their host computer systems. Trojans may use drive-by downloads or install via online games or internet-driven applications in order to reach target computers. The term is derived from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology because Trojan horses employ a form of "social engineering," presenting themselves as harmless, useful gifts, in order to persuade victims to install them on their computers.
A virus that disguises itself as a useful program to sneak into the victims computer.
In Greek mythology, the Trojan horse was a devious plot used by the Greeks to gain access to the city of Troy. A large wooden horse was built and several dozen Greek warriors hid inside the horse. The Trojans thought the Greeks were signalling peace and the horse was a gift, so they brought the wooden horse inside the city gates. Late at night the Greek warriors snuck out of the horse, opened the gates and laid waste to the city of Troy.

In modern useage, a Trojan horse is a false gift - something given to another person with the intent of hurting them.

In computer useage, a Trojan horse is a type of virus that gains access to your computer by appearing innocent then wrecking havoc once it's in.
answer 2A 'Trojan Horse' virus is a common and difficult to remove threat to a computer. It is a virus that attempts to make the user think that it is actually beneficial. It hides within a seemingly useful software program, but once executed or installed into your system it will start infecting other files in your computer. It is also usually capable of stealing important information from your computer and could even able to gain a level of control over your computer through this virus.

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Trojan horses enter a secure space, while an infected file proceeds to be downloaded and run. (APEX)

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Which city was the Trojan Horse in?

The Trojan horse was pulled into Troy, hence 'Trojan'.

Was there really a Trojan horse?

yes there was a Trojan Horse.

What are the types of Trojan horse virus?

There aren't types of Trojan Horse virus. A Trojan Horse is a type of virus.

What was the Trojan horse made out of?

The Trojan horse was made out of wood.

What was the name of the horse that was used in the Trojan war?

The Trojan Horse

Why was the Trojan Horse useful?

The Trojan Horse was a very successful distraction to allow the Greeks to infiltrate the town of Troy. The Trojan Horse was used during the Trojan war.

What city was named after the Trojan horse?

No city was named after the Trojan horse.

How do you make a Trojan virus through java?

'you need a Trojan horse to create a Trojan virus' LOL , Trojan Horse itself is a Virus !

What Trojan does?

a trojan is a horse or computer virus that looks like a good thing but is not. a trojan is just and old horse.

What is the ISBN of Creationism's Trojan Horse?

The ISBN of Creationism's Trojan Horse is 0195157427.

How many Greek soldiers were there in the Trojan horse?

there was 384 people in the trojan horse

How long was the real Trojan horse?

Measurements for the Trojan Horse were never given.

Was the Trojan horse built in the 1600?

The "Trojan Horse" was built in 1600 AD

Did Athena make up the Trojan horse?

No, the Trojan Horse was Odysseus's idea.

The Iliad is about what?

The Trojan War and the Trojan Horse

What is the lesson learned in the Greek myth The Trojan horse?

lesson learn from the trojan horse

What is the most common computer virus?

Trojan horse Probably a Trojan Horse or a Worm

How many pages does Creationism's Trojan Horse have?

Creationism's Trojan Horse has 416 pages.

What is a generic8 Trojan horse?

Generic8 Trojan horse is a virus that computers can get. Trojan horses are malicious programs and can be removed with antivirus software.

What war was the Trojan Horse part of?

The Trojan War

Was there ever a Trojan horse in the Trojan war?

yes there was.

What war was the Trojan horse built?

The Trojan War.

What is the famous symbol of the Trojan war?

Trojan Horse

What was the height of the Trojan horse?

The Trojan horse was 30 meters high. (60 feet high)

Who invented Trojan horse?

The Greeks first used the Trojan horse to raze the city of Troy

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