One therefore needs to have at least the basic knowledge of malicious software in order to avoid problems with computers. Backdoor Trojan horses are programs that would appear absolutely harmless at first. They do however contain some hidden function that does the damage. Unlike in the case of virus backdoor or otherwise they do not attach themselves to files. Backdoor Trojan horses are actually stand-alone programs that actually cannot be cleaned. The only thing to be done with them is to delete them.
Many of the singles who visit numerous websites which offer chatting or dating services are prone to downloading this kind of malicious software, sometimes through sheer accident. Vandalware is again a kind of malicious software that one should be careful about. Vandalware includes virus and backdoor Trojan horses. Vandalware actually steals information for monetary gain. Spyware or adware as it is also known is malicious software that secretly gathers user information through a particular user’s internet connection. Once it is installed it monitors a particular user’s activity on the internet and actually transmits the information secretly to another person.
Backdoor Trojan and virus backdoor are some of the terms that are being increasingly heard these days. It does not come as a surprise though that they are being heard more often, since a lot of people are suffering the consequences, often unfortunate. Then there are the Hoaxes which are actually fake viruses. They trick people into believing that their computer has been subjected to a real virus attack. Hoaxes are known to slow down business processes and result in the loss of production in various enterprises. They also take up considerable network bandwidth.
Many a computer virus, backdoor Trojan and virus backdoor behave just like a biological virus in the sense that they attach themselves to a host and then replicate. This results in the ‘spreading ‘of the infection. While some computer viruses may be relatively harmless there are others which can cause serious problems.
The best way to guard against such malicious software is to educate oneself about them and be cautious when downloading. Running antivirus software is a good way to ensure that you guard your computer against virus infections. Reading every dialog box carefully before downloading anything, this looks suspicious. Plenty of help is actually available online. You can visit numerous online resources and learn in detail about identifying malicious software.