It's a viscous circle: as quickly as anti-malware programs step up their game in order to catch the latest round of viruses, so too do the scammers. There are now a frightening number of sophisticated techniques being employed to steal your data and cause you harm and one of the very worst are Trojan Horses.
Trojan Horses are particularly worrying because they look perfectly innocent. However the reality is the opposite. You may think that it just clicks on ads but at the same time it can be installing more sophisticated malware on your computer.
Just because a program looks innocent and says it is counts for nothing when your security is at stake. There are even Trojan Horses that purport to be anti-virus software - and they will secretly infect you with viruses whilst pretending to be the very thing they claim to protect you from.
So where did Trojan Horses get their name? It comes from Greek mythology – surely you remember the story from your schooldays where the Greek army presented their enemies in the besieged city of Troy a huge wooden horse as a ‘peace offering’. The Trojans wheel the horse into the city and, once they’re asleep, Greek soldiers hiding inside the horse climb out and open the city gates to the rest of their army.
Now you probably understand a little more about the nature of the TrojanClicker:JS/Chroject.A virus. Quite simply, it tricks you into unwittingly installing it on your PC. However, to muddy matters further, not all Trojans are the same:
- Remote Access Trojans. RATs allow a hacker total control over your operating system.
- Denial-of-Service (DoS) Trojans. These can take down an entire network by flooding it with unwanted traffic.
- Destructive Trojans. Similar to a virus, this will corrupt and/or delete your files.
- Proxy Trojans. These turn your computer into a proxy server to allow a hacker to do what he likes by using your PC as he would his own.
- Data Sending Trojans. These install keyloggers to record personal data from address books to credit card details and beyond.
- Security Software Disabler Trojans. This disables your anti-virus software.
- FTP Trojans. These allow a hacker to connect to your PC using FTP.
- Trojan Clickers. These allow scammers to click on ads or imitate similar activities in order to increase traffic and ad clicks.
First of all, install a reputable anti-malware on your PC, and run it frequently. You should also make sure it is up to date. Secondly don't click email attachments from senders you don't know and don't download games or other programs from unknown or third party sources.
To remove TrojanClicker:JS/Chroject.A virus and other threats that may have been installed on your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have questions, leave a down comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
TrojanClicker:JS/Chroject.A virus removal instructions:
1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.
2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.
3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.