Trojan Horse

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Trojan Horse

A computer virus that poses as an innocuous program. A Trojan horse appears to be harmless so that the user will install it, but then performs damaging activities like data theft or file deletion. The virus derives its name from the legendary wooden horse used by the Greeks to clandestinely gain access to Troy.
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According to Mohler and other experts, there are reports of the malicious Trojan circulating on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, but no one has submitted a copy of it.
Therefore it is better to automate the process by means of a Trojan and executable scanner that can intelligently analyze what each executable does and how dangerous it is.