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Trojan-Clicker

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Summary


A trojan-clicker is a type of trojan that remains resident in system memory and continuously or regularly attempts to connect to specific websites. This is done to inflate the visit counters for those specific pages.

The purpose of a trojan-clicker is to either earn money for appearing to drive traffic to specific sites (fraud) or to drain the budget of a competitor (attack) by artificially inflating the referrals that are paid for.

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Technical Details


The Type designation 'Trojan-clicker' was previously used by F-Secure to identify a trojan that continuously attempts to connect to specific websites, in order to inflate visit counters for the site.

Our naming convention has since been updated; new programs that would previously have been identified as 'Trojan-clickers' are now designated as 'Trojans'.

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