What Is Trojan Malware? #AAH
Ever noticed that your device has begun to clow down or identified an app you don’t remember downloading? Chances are that a trojan malware has infected your device.
So what is Trojan malware?
This is a specific type of malware that spreads itself once it’s initially run. It’s different from other types of malware because it can either be like a parasite that attaches to good files on your machine, or it can be self-contained and search out other machines to infect.
It continues to replicate and spread by attaching replicas of itself to other files and applications in the system.
Signs your device is impacted
– Slow down of system
– Frequent crashing & freezing
– Unrecognized apps installed
– Internet redirection
– Sudden spike in pop ups
– Antivirus deactivation
– Keep Antivirus/malware updated
– Enable firewall
– Scan USB drives before use
– Download only from trusted sites
– Don’t click links in emails in a hurry
The malicious files could also be hidden in banner advertisements, pop-up advertisements, or links on websites.
Watch this video for more safety tips.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.
ABOUT ‘AKANCHA AGAINST HARASSMENT’
‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not-for-profit Section 8 organization.
Honorary Board of advisors
Foundation’s advisory board hosts – Former Special DGP RK Vij (Chattisgarh), ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), Special IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Dr Poonam Verma (Principal- SSCBS, Delhi University)
Goals of this initiative
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Support of the Indian Police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 65+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.
This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.
Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety
We run India’s only private national multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.