Have you ever received an email with this message?

trojan - email

Watch out! If you click the link you’ll download a Sinowal Trojan.

A Trojan is a type of virus that can delete files or destroy data on a hard disk. They can capture and transmit confidential information to a third-party or open communication ports, allowing intruders to take remote control of computers.

They can also capture keystrokes or steal your passwords. This is common trick employed by cyber-criminals to steal bank details.


How to avoid Trojans

  • Don’t download content from unknown or dubious Web pages or emails.
  • Keep an eye on downloads through P2P applications.
  • Make sure you have an antivirus and keep it updated.
  • Run a free scan of the computer to check it’s free from Trojans.