Trojan Viruses are Alive and Kicking
One of the most well-known yet often ignored forms of malware, Trojans are malicious programs that pretend to be legitimate software but actually carry out hidden, harmful functions. A Trojan program appears on the surface to do one thing, but actually does something else, usually without your knowledge – such as steal banking credentials, install spyware, or run ransomware. For example, a malicious link might offer a game. When you download and install the game program, it’s not a game at all, but a harmful piece of malware that compromises your computer or erases the data on your hard drive.
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Sophos Home stops Trojan viruses and many other forms of malware by leveraging the vast, continuously updated SophosLabs database of threats as well as real-time behavioral detection technologies to provide the best virus protection available on the market today.