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Which virus is disguised as a useful computer program?



A. Trojan Horse
B. Hacker
C. Worm
D. Pirate

This question is part of NC Computer Skills Quiz-Societal / Ethical Issues
Asked by Charlotteccs, Last updated: Aug 01, 2020

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Feb 28, 2019

Viruses are the curse of computer operations! In these options, the hacker is the person trying to get into your private computing activities. The worm and the pirate are designed to foul up or even close down your computing activities.

The trojan horse is much more subtle and potentially deadly because it may be some time before you realise something is wrong. The scam is to get you to upload some useful app. - say "anti-virus" or 'clean-up" software free but the trojan horse is invisibly attached and can then carry out its evil work all the time you have that software, or even after you have deleted it. So Option A is correct.

 

E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Feb 21, 2019

A is the answer to this question. There are some people who are a bit unsure of how the Trojan is able to enter their computer. There may be some software that you can find online that will tell you that your computer’s ability to work will improve. Some may say that the performance can definitely be enhanced.

Since you do not realize that the software is disguised, you will download it. When this happens, you are allowing Trojan to enter your computer. Trojan does not automatically reveal itself. At times, you will not know that it is there until your hardware starts breaking down and you do not know what else to do anymore.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 04, 2017

how its useful ?
How can a malware be useful program ?
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 04, 2017

Trojan Horse
 

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