Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

A Trojan is a type of malware that is disguised as legitimate software, and when installed it acts maliciously. For example Trojans are typically used to open a backdoor on the infected computer or server, which allows the attacker to gain unauthorized access to it. Trojans can be distributed from malware infected websites. A common trick that is used to trick victims into installing a Trojan is an antivirus alert when browsing a website, such as the one in the below screenshot.

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