This Is Eradication In A Post Modern World...
Malicious Software Eradication (finally)
By: Steven Alexander
Eradication or disinfection, they are one in the same. When we
complete a job, that machine is certifiable clean. We stand behind our work 100%. If a
computer then gets re-infected, either our customer did not listen closely to your advice going forward, or
they were unlucky enough to click on another bad link or possibly downloaded a Trojan horse.
What is a Trojan horse? Let's say a user surf's the Internet
in search of a scientific calculator to download. They then land on 'Bob's Web Site' (site or file download
safety cannot be absolutely verified). The user finds a free download able scientific
calculator. Unbeknownst to them, the file they are downloading is a Trojan horse. A perfectly good
program with a perfectly very bad program embedded inside.
A Trojan horse is a program disguised as a useful and working
application. Stuffed inside that downloaded program, is the malicious Trojan horse virus. Oft times
anti virus software will or cannot detect a Trojan horse when scanned prior to running. The user then
double-clicks the file they downloaded, install the scientific calculator (which by the way, appears to work
perfectly). In the background, the Trojan horse is doing its dirty work.