- Malware is a malicious software that damages or disables computer systems and gives limited or full control of the systems to the malware creator for the purpose of theft or fraud.
- Trojan is a program in which the malicious or harmful code is contained inside apparently harmless programming or data in such a way that it can get control and cause damage, such as ruining the file allocation table on your hard disk.
- A wrapper binds a Trojan executable with an innocent looking .EXE application such as games or office applications.
- An exploit kit or crimeware toolkit is a platform to deliver exploits and payload on the target system.
- A virus is a self-replicating program that produces its own copy by attaching itself to another program, computer boot sector or document.
- Viruses are categorized according to what do they infect and how do they infect.
- Awareness and preventive measures are the best defences against Trojans and viruses.
- Using anti-Trojan and anti-virus tools such as TrojanHunter and Emsisoft Anti-Malware to detect and eliminate Trojans and viruses.