Trojan Horse

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  1. cjs007

    cjs007 Maha Guru

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    I did a virus scan and it found about 6 trojan horses.

    Is this a big deal?
    What is a trojan horse exactly?

    What is a worm too?
     
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  2. Zer0K3wL

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    they often open backdoors so people got acces to your pc.
    could even that way give you more trojans or even other stuff.

    can even keylog steam acount for example or world of warcraft seems be popular target off it mostly.
    and yes its a big deal
     
  3. eRa`

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    What scanner are you using? If there are really six trojans on your PC I'd burn your hard drive.
     
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    stormy Ancient Guru

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    And don't send me any email.
     

  5. cjs007

    cjs007 Maha Guru

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    avast
     
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    you have two choices:

    1:Clear your system

    2:If Avast can't remove it, rip it off manually
     
  7. Darth_Sidious

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    how on earth does one get 6 trojans? If i had 6, i would totally flip out. I would do a reinstall and change all my passwords.
     
  8. Pill Monster

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    1. Yes and in your case you will prob have to do a reinstall.

    2. It's a virus that gets into your system and downloads other nasties like keyloggers, etc. Named after The Trojan Horse of Troy.

    3. A worm is a virus that makes copies of itself and uses your PC to send those copies to other computers. Hogs Bandwidth on your network.

    4. Basically you're screwed.

    In future when you're Porn Surfing, make sure you've got your AV running....It helps stop all those nasty Trojans/Dialers etc:smoke:
     
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  9. KEZZA

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    Lol..self preservation

    Nod 32 is pretty good imo..small footprint used it to get rid of crap that the big name scanners dont find
     
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    Yeah I have used it for a long time but my only gripe with NOD is that it has lousy Spyware detection

    Sure beats avast or any of those other free AV's though IMHO
     
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    Symantec Corporate Antivirus... "the one"
     
  12. Pill Monster

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    I've always found that anything with the name "Symantec" in it is a huge resource hog.
     
  13. samov

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    You've found anything with the name Norton a huge hog... Please don't pass judgement until you have actually tried it.
     
  14. Pill Monster

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    Symantec make Norton. The only antivirus I have used from Symantec is Norton

    Therefore I stand by my comment.

    I have always found anything with the name "Symantec" in it, to be a huge resource hog.

    Especially the Symantec updater.

    The AV you refer to may not be. I don't know. I'm sticking with NOD though.
     
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  15. samov

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    Man ... you're really off here...

    Norton and Symantec products are completely different, one is consumer and the other corporate oriented. You may stick to NOD or whatever you like. I'm not some 15 year old kid... so you may or may not take my advice, i really do not WANT to convince you of anything so you can stand by your comment, it's fine by me.
     

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    WTF?

    Go into a computer store and try and find a Norton product without the name Symantec on it. Your statement is partly true but they are not completely different.

    In case you didn't know, and obviously you don't, Symantec produce Norton.

    I have no problem with your opinion at all. I like NOD you like Symantec. So what?

    I never said you were a 15 yr old kid but you're kinda acting that way.

    Light up a fat one and chill.....
     
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