Trojan Horse



rico
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
The host of my guestbook "Wondbook" notified me via e-mail of a new entry.
Upon klicking on the provided URL to read this entry, Norton Anti Virus
popped up informing me: that a virus had been deposited with the name
>downloader.Trojan< in my C:Document and Setting\Local Settings/sploit2.anr
Norton further stated that it could not destroy of quarantine it.
I have three questions for the experts: What is a trojan horse, can I
continue to use my e-mail, and how do I get rid of it?
Thanks for any help.

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
From: "rico" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com.NO_SPAM>

| The host of my guestbook "Wondbook" notified me via e-mail of a new entry.
| Upon klicking on the provided URL to read this entry, Norton Anti Virus
| popped up informing me: that a virus had been deposited with the name
>> downloader.Trojan< in my C:Document and Setting\Local Settings/sploit2.anr
| Norton further stated that it could not destroy of quarantine it.
| I have three questions for the experts: What is a trojan horse, can I
| continue to use my e-mail, and how do I get rid of it?
| Thanks for any help.
|

Your AV most likely blocked it and that's why "it could not destroy of quarantine it ".

As for a Trojan Horse. Think about its traditional sense. It was a gift to an enemy were
troops were hiding inside and when the enemy was lulled into a false sense of security,
those troops inside the "gift" were now within the bounds of the enemies encampment and
attacked the enemy.

Malware works in a similar fashion.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

rico
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Hello David,

Thank you for your answer. I may have worded my question >what is a trojan
horse< badly. Instead I should have asked >what effect has a trojan horse
on the target area where it has been introduced?<
Thanks.


"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:ucG0uMLfFHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> From: "rico" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com.NO_SPAM>
>
> | The host of my guestbook "Wondbook" notified me via e-mail of a new
> entry.
> | Upon klicking on the provided URL to read this entry, Norton Anti Virus
> | popped up informing me: that a virus had been deposited with the name
>>> downloader.Trojan< in my C:Document and Setting\Local
>>> Settings/sploit2.anr
> | Norton further stated that it could not destroy of quarantine it.
> | I have three questions for the experts: What is a trojan horse, can I
> | continue to use my e-mail, and how do I get rid of it?
> | Thanks for any help.
> |
>
> Your AV most likely blocked it and that's why "it could not destroy of
> quarantine it ".
>
> As for a Trojan Horse. Think about its traditional sense. It was a gift
> to an enemy were
> troops were hiding inside and when the enemy was lulled into a false sense
> of security,
> those troops inside the "gift" were now within the bounds of the enemies
> encampment and
> attacked the enemy.
>
> Malware works in a similar fashion.
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
From: "rico" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com.NO_SPAM>

| Hello David,
|
| Thank you for your answer. I may have worded my question >what is a trojan
| horse< badly. Instead I should have asked >what effect has a trojan horse
| on the target area where it has been introduced?<
| Thanks.

It totally depends on WHICH Trojan it is. There are too many to enumerate.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm


Trojan Horse