It's Saturday morning and Suzie is playing a game she downloaded from the internet. She completed the first level and wants to keep playing.
This game is really fun!
Click Here to Download the Next Level
Suzie continues on to the next level. She is having a blast!
Unbeknownst to Suzie, by clicking on the pop-up, not only did she download the next level of the game, but she also downloaded Trojan viruses onto her computer.
We are the Trojan horses!
WARNING: Trojan viruses have invaded your computer. You must take action immediately. Download anti-malware software from a reliable source as soon as possible to combat the viruses.
Learn from Suzie Trojan viruses, named after the Trojan horse, appear harmless but can severely damage your computer and steal your personal information. The longer the Trojan viruses stay unnoticed, the more harm they can do. Make sure to be 100% certain that a website or game is safe before clicking on it to avoid downloading Trojan viruses onto your computer.