Online Safety

What is a Trojan?

Web browserA Trojan is a piece of malicious software that takes its name from the mythical ‘Trojan Horse’.

Similarly to the Trojan Horse, these pieces of software masquerade as innocent or desirable pieces of software or downloads.

However, once they find their way on to a computer they can exploit security flaws, manipulate files or allow hackers to access the computer.

For more information on staying safe online, visit the Get Safe Online website.

Get Safe Online raises awareness of internet security, and helps individuals and smaller businesses in the UK to use the internet confidently and safely.