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Trojan-Dropper

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan-Dropper

Aliases: Trojan-Dropper

Summary


This type of trojan contains one or more malicious programs, which it will secretly install and execute.

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Technical Details


A Trojan-Dropper is a type of trojan that drops different type of standalone malware (trojans, worms, backdoors) to a system. It is usually an executable file that contains other files compressed inside its body. When a Trojan-Dropper is run, it extracts these compressed files and saves them to a folder (usually a temporary one) on the computer.

In many cases, Trojan-Droppers also drop and execute other files designed to display games, images or messages, which serve as decoys to avert attention from malicious activities. For representative examples of Trojan-Droppers, see the following descriptions: