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A trojan is a type of [[Virus:virus]] that disguises itself as a useful program in the hopes that it will be run.  Once these programs infect your computer, they can do just about anything (for example, giving control of your computer to a remote person so he can use your computer to attack a Web server).  If you are infected with a trojan, you should bring your computer in to be disinfected.
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A trojan is a type of [[Virus]] that disguises itself as a useful program in the hopes that it will be run.  Once these programs infect your computer, they can do just about anything (for example, giving control of your computer to a remote person so he can use your computer to attack a Web server).  If you are infected with a trojan, you should bring your computer in to be disinfected.

Revision as of 15:29, 21 October 2006

A trojan is a type of Virus that disguises itself as a useful program in the hopes that it will be run. Once these programs infect your computer, they can do just about anything (for example, giving control of your computer to a remote person so he can use your computer to attack a Web server). If you are infected with a trojan, you should bring your computer in to be disinfected.