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Remove Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor


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This page aims to help you remove Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor. These Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

When people hear the word Trojan they immediately associate it with a virus and they are practically correct – Trojans and viruses are closely related, but are not actually one and the same thing – A Trojan is usually much easier to remove to begin with. The Trojan is the backdoor used by the virus to infect your computer and this is exactly what Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor is all about. Trojans are dangerous and should be uninstalled as quick as possible, because they are like a ticking time bomb hiding in your computer. Whenever the hacker controlling the Trojan has something nasty he can use the Trojan to dump it into your machine without giving you any notice. Some of the most dangerous internet viruses are deployed that way – including phishing scams that can steal your banking access and Ransomware viruses that can encrypt your whole HDD and demand $300-$500 in ransom for the encrypted data. Most Trojans can easily infect computers regardless if you are using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer, although the latter seems to be most commonly targeted.

Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor – general method of operation

A Trojan-Clicker is a sub-class of trojan that lies dormant in your system for most of the time. At regular intervals it tries to connect to different websites for two specific reasons: either to bring the total count of viewership for a website (a good influence) or to rapidly proceed to connect and leave from a website in order to ruin the time spent ot its pages, thus reducing it ranking (a bad influence).

As described Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor focuses on finding and exploiting the security vulnerabilities of your computer, so it is very important to keep all of your software (and especially Flash and your internet browser) frequently updated. Adobe Flash in particular has been known as the swiss cheese of PC security and is thus often employed by trojans.

How to avoid getting infected by Trojans similar to Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor

When we are talking about a Flash exploit the most likely way is through some infected site that makes use of Adobe Flash. Most adult content sites make heavy use of Flash, so try to limit your visits to those as much as possible and only trust well known site otherwise. Unfortunately Flash is found everywhere and actually most advertisements, pop-ups and banners are coded in Flash, so removing Flash altogether can be problematic. Torrent  and internet storage have a lot of Flash-based Ads and they will often also contain fake “Download” buttons, which if clicked will install Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor. Alternatively some trick may be used – sometimes you may see error messages that prompt you to download and install a certain executable file from the internet. Similar tricks are not limited to these sites, however. Always be on your guard for stuff like:

  • Missing plug-in required, click here to install.
  • You have to download a specific video player or codec.
  • A program you have needs to be updated urgently (Flash, Java etc).

Note that this last part DOES NOT mean you should never update those programs – quite the opposite. However never use such random messages as the link for the update, because they likely contain the virus. What you must do instead is to google the program and download the update from the official site, thus removing any chance of downloading an infected copy. That’s the only way to be certain that something like Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor won’t sneak in.

Other methods for Trojan distribution do exist. They usually involve an executable file delivered via alternatives means such as Email attachments, infected software installers, skype/facebook sent messages and similar. As a rule of the thumb you should NEVER download and install any file that has the .exe file extension unless you are absolutely certain that this is not a virus. Even if a friend send you such a file make sure to ask him if he really sent it, because certain viruses or Trojans are able to do that themselves.

SUMMARY:

Name of Threat Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor
Type Trojan Horse application
Detection tool

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Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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