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Downloaders, Proxies, and Droppers—Oh My!
Posted By On May 7, 2005 @ 1:29 PM In Security Help | Comments Disabled
We’re familiar with Trojan Horses , but there are other threats out there in the dark corners of the internet that you should be aware of…
Downloader—A program that retrieves and installs additional files when run. Most are set up to retrieve from a designated web or worm , or virus  onto the hard drive. It is not a virus, just a carrier of malicious code that drops a virus onto the system. Antivirus scans cannot detect these.
Hopefully you won’t be bitten by any of these beasts.
David Samuel Thomas
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URLs in this post:
 Trojan Horses: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/72
 worm: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/720