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Backdoors may open up ports on the compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.
ROGUE ANTI-SPYWARE APPLICATIONS
Rogue anti-spyware applications may give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer, and then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove those reported threats.
Trojans (also known as Trojan Horses) are programs that appear to do one thing but actually do another. Trojans may also download additional files to the infected system.
Trojan.Droppers will drop additional files on the infected system. These files are often other trojans or downloaders.
Trojan.Spy is a type of malicious program that can steal information such as passwords, surfing habits, credit card details and email addresses.
Worms are network malware, primarily replicating on networks. Usually, a worm will execute itself automatically on a remote machine without any extra help from a user. However, there are worms, such as mass-mailer worms, that will not always automatically execute themselves without the help of a user.
This grouping contains other programs