What Are the Symptoms of a Trojan Virus?

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Trojan horse viruses cause computers to lock up constantly, they pull up blue error screens, and they destroy the resources inside of a computer. Find out how to protect a computer against Trojan horse viruses with help from a software developer in this free video on computer viruses.

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Hi my name is Dave Andrews, today I'm going to talk to you a little bit about the symptoms of a trojan horse virus. Now trojan horse virus is one that will get into your system without you noticing and basically by you sometimes by opening an email or just surfing a website. It's called a trojan horse because it's sneaks into your computer and it starts messing around with your computer and using your computer as a tool to spread itself to other computers over the Internet. That's from the siege of Troy story, the trojan horse, it sneaks in and destroys. So that's basically what you want to look for to see if you have, might have a trojan horse, is if your computer is just out of the blue locking up when you are using it constantly. Or if it sometimes pulling up what's called a blue screen of death, chances are you might have a trojan horse computer because it's really, really hammering the resources inside of your computer trying to spread itself to other computers. So I'm going to show you how to protect yourself from trojan horse computers as well. Lets open up our Internet Explorer, and we are going to download a free virus protection program that will help protect us from trojan horses. Lets go to www dot Avast dot com. Now what we are going to be interested in is the free software in this menu go to download, the home edition of Avast. Just go down a little bit here, you can search that you, you can see that you want to download the English version or whatever language you would prefer. Just click the download link and we are going to run that program and that will basically install a free anti virus program that updates itself and will protect us from viruses as they come out. My name is Dave Andrews and I've just talked to you a little bit about trojan horse viruses.

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