How do Trojan Horses operate?
Trojan Horses have a few different ways of worming their way on to your PC. Some of them come attached to an email attachment while others are cunningly disguised as a really enticing piece of software which you will download – only to then realize that you've been duped.
Put simply, Trojan Horse programmers tempt you into downloading and installing their malware on your computer by making you believe they are innocent – or maybe even helpful. Trojans come in a number of guises – they could look like a game, an important attachment in an email that you need to open, a link in an instant messenger app that looks too good not to open, or even an anti-virus program. Once installed, it drops other malware files that are needed for successful attacks. One of many modules is the C&C module which is responsible for communication between your computer and servers controlled by cyber criminals. Obviously, they need to send and receive commands as well as valuable information. And for this reason they also need websites like epicunitscan.info.
Are they really that dangerous?
Well, if you consider that a Trojan Horse's main objective is to install itself on your PC and then attack and destroy your personal files from within your OS, yes, the answer is – they really ARE that dangerous.
So the next step is to learn how to protect your computer and your personal data from a Trojan. Or more accurately from a Trojan Horse programmer's evil whims. So how do you do that? Read on for 3 quick and easy to do tips on how to defend yourself from this scourge of the Internet.
3 easy ways to defend yourself from a Trojan Horse
- Whoever your ISP (your Internet Service Provider) is, make sure that they are someone who is an advocate of great security solutions. Check they employ decent anti-spam and anti-phishing techniques. There are ISPs out there which go one step further by blacklisting known phishing sites.
- You're probably a Windows user so make sure you keep up to date with Microsoft's latest security releases and that your operating system has all the current patches which protect against known security weak spots.
- Are you a big fan of downloading? There are certain files that you need to boycott and these include files that come with the following extensions .exe, .scr, .lnk, .bat, .vbs, .dll, .bin, and .cmd.
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Epicunitscan.info Removal Guide:
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.
NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.
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.