Trojan (Script)

Threat description

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: W32

Summary

A Generic Detection (which uses the name format 'trojan.script.[variant]' or similar) has identified a script file with trojan-like characteristics or behavior.



Removal

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Technical Details

In computing, a script is a small program or section of code which is 'read' and executed by another, primary application.

Scripts can be written in one of a large number of programming languages (e.g., Bash, Delphi, JavaScript, etc), and may be used to perform a wide variety of actions, making them versatile tools in legitimate circumstances. Unfortunately, this versatility may also be put to use with malicious intent.

Malicious scripts are usually (but not always) detected as trojans. Examples of malicious scripts include:






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