My computer is infected with a trojan

April 5, 2011 at 23:12:45
Specs: Windows XP
I was about to buy a new laptop anyways, but one of my older computers if infected with a Trojan. I disconnected the computer from the internet, but is it still safe to use offline in order to look through some old files etc.?

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#1
April 6, 2011 at 00:07:56
No,it is not safe.The Trojan is in your computer not the net.Download malwarebytes antimalware and run a scan

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#2
April 6, 2011 at 02:05:25
The biggest difference about a Trojan and a virus is that a Trojan is unable to duplicate itself unlike how viruses are able to. Trojan Horse viruses would disguise themselves as executable files and attempt to install themselves when the user runs them. Many unsuspecting users would open these files especially when they are named as another interesting file or some other free download that they think they have downloaded from the Internet. These Trojans are named after the general public's favorite items (songs, games, movie file names etc.) and tempt the user to install them afte it has entered the PC.
The best solution would be to download and run a scan with antivirus and antispyware software. It is able to run a scan throughout your system and then allows its users to clean out any spyware, adware, viruses or any other malicious software that has been detected. It does its thing automatically and does not require the user to have any technical knowledge. If you have such a piece of protection software, it is very important that you update it frequently to ensure that it has the capabilities to defend against the latest threats. Once my protection software has run a full scan, I rebooted my Pc at home and it was running like new again after that.
You can try this trojan removal tool.

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#3
April 6, 2011 at 08:58:57
How do you know it is infected with a trojan? What is telling you this?

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