This type of trojan allows unauthorized parties to use the infected computer as a proxy server to access the Internet anonymously.
Disinfection & Removal
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A Trojan-Proxy is a type of trojan that, once installed, allows an attacker to use the infected computer as a proxy to connect to the Internet.
Trojan-Proxies are often used by hackers to hide the location of the original host from any investigating authorities, as the connection can only be traced back to the computer where the trojan is installed.
For more information, see Terminology: Trojan.