Viruses and Trojans are two of the most common types of computer malware that can be found on the internet. They are designed to facilitate and intermediate more complex malware infections with the main purpose of financial benefit and intellectual property theft. Operations which are commonly conducted by modern viruses and Trojans are, but not limited to, the following: data theft, browser behavior monitoring, keystroke logging, unauthorized installation of computer software, wasting of computer resources, stealing credit card informaiton and more.
What's the difference between Virus and Trojans?
A computer virus is a piece of malicious software capable of copying itself and infecting other legitimate computer program on your pc. A Trojan, also known as Trojan horse, is malicious software that has been developed in a way which makes normal PC users believe that its functionality is legitimate. Compared to viruses, computer Trojan horses do not have self-replication capabilities. However, Trojan horses can be much more destructive than viruses for the reason that they usually allow remote unauthorized access to the infected computer.
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