Trojan is a category of Malwarebytes’ detections that applies to various types of malware that hide their true intentions and then exploit systems once they are inside. To learn more about Trojans, read our related blog content.
Common infection methods for Trojans include:
Downloading cracked applications or keygens
Downloading unknown free programs (games, screensavers, and simple, entertainment-related applications)
Opening infected attachments and macros
Opening an image or other type of file that is in reality an executable with a changed extension
Visiting websites that have been compromised or set up to infect users. This can also be a result of third-party content such as malvertising
Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan infections by using real-time protection, by blocking the malicious macros from executing, and by blocking the malicious IPs/Domains.
Usually Malwarebytes can detect and remove trojans without further user interaction.
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