What is a trojan horse?

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A trojan horse is a malicious program, usually disguised as something useful or desirable. When activated, they can cause loss, damage or even theft of data. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans do not reproduce by infecting other files nor do they self-replicate.

Trojan horses spread when people are lured into opening a program because they think it comes from a legitimate source. Trojan horses can also be included in software that you download for free. Never download software from a source that you don’t trust....