At present, the cybersecurity is increasingly important, as users often share personal information and passwords on social networks. To avoid Trojan virus downloads, it is advisable to be careful with the links that are shared or found on the Internet.
A Trojan horse virus is malware that hides in a seemingly harmless program or file., and that once it is downloaded and installed on our device, it can cause irreparable damage. These viruses usually arrive through emails or downloads from untrustworthy websites, and once installed, they are in charge of stealing personal information, passwords, and in some cases, they can take control of our device.
How to avoid infection from a Trojan virus?
The first thing we should do is have a good antivirus installed on our device, and always be aware of any suspicious activity. We should avoid downloading programs or files from unknown websites, and never open emails or attachments from unknown senders.
It is always advisable to keep the operating system and antivirus updated to avoid possible vulnerabilities.
What other types of viruses are there?
worm viruses: spreads through the network and can infect multiple computers. This type of virus replicates quickly and can cause damage to the operating system and the network.
macro viruses: May be in Microsoft Office document-like files that contain macros. Once infected, the virus can delete, modify or steal files.
boot virus: Affects the boot sector of a hard drive and is activated when the computer boots. This type of virus can corrupt the operating system and cause boot errors.
To avoid infection from any type of computer virus, it is important to keep security software updated, not download files from unknown sources
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