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The answer? Yes, a strong up-to-date antivirus is the best way to track down and remove any dangerous trojans that may have snuck their way onto your computer. BUT not all antivirus software are as good at doing this job, and we tested to make sure which ones are.
“Did I forget to lock the door?” This scary thought usually comes to mind when you’re already halfway across town and it’s quite disconcerting. Leaving a door unlocked makes it easy for anyone to enter and take whatever they please.
Keyloggers (short for keystroke loggers) are computer programs that track and record your every keystroke in order to gain access to your personal information, such as your passwords and credit card details.
The unfortunate reality is that because antivirus programs use up resources that could be used elsewhere, all of them will slow down your computer system in one way or another.
If you’re still wondering whether antivirus software is effective, you’re not alone. In fact, the debate has been going on for a while. Some researchers have even pronounced antivirus software dead and unnecessary for years now.
When the news of another massive malware infection breaks, you hear claims that antivirus is a waste of time. I think these rumors are spread by hackers because they’re the only ones who benefit from that viewpoint.
Much like the Trojan Horse in Greek mythology, a Trojan Horse virus is a type of malware that infiltrates your computer in the disguise of a harmless file. It then lies in wait only to harm your PC and devices when you least expect it.
Most Trojans aim to take control of your computer and steal your sensitive data, while acting as a gateway to allow even more malware to infiltrate. So how do you quickly spot the telltale signs of a Trojan infection before it’s too late, while defending your PC and devices against these malicious attacks?
We’ll show you.