Trojan-Clicker

Publication Date 04/19/2016
Parent class TrojWare
Description

Programs classified as Trojan-Clicker are designed to access Internet resources (usually web pages). This is done either by sending appropriate commands to the browser or by replacing system files that provide “standard” addresses for Internet resources (such as the Windows hosts file).

A malicious user may use Trojan-Clicker programs to:

increase the number of visits to certain sites in order to boost the number of hits for online ads
conduct a DoS (Denial of Service) attack on a particular server
lead potential victims to viruses or Trojans.

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