Threat Database Trojans Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT

By GoldSparrow in Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 15
First Seen: April 30, 2014
Last Seen: September 5, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT is a Trojan that may compromise your computer's security. Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT may also cause a large number of problems on the affected computer, making it difficult or nearly impossible to use. The main purpose of Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT is to allow third parties to generate revenue at your expense by installing other types of threats or gaining access to your information. Since Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT poses a clear threat to computers, PC security analysts strongly recommend that computer users protect their computers with the help of a reliable, fully updated security application. Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT infections may be prevented by using reliable security software and, most importantly, browsing the Web carefully and avoiding unsafe online content.

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT Can Cause Much Harm When Installed on a PC

Trojans like Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT are characterized by the fact that they can't spread by themselves, unlike other threats that may replicate themselves and send copies of themselves to specific locations. Because of this, Trojans like Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT disguise themselves as legitimate programs and then deliver a payload or an unsafe component. It is because of this tactic that their names are based on the Trojan Horse from the Iliad. The following are some ways threats like Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT are distributed:

  • Threats like Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT may use other threats to infiltrate a computer, such as an already existing rootkit infection or a Trojan downloader.
  • Attack websites that are designed to infect the visitors' computers with threats through the use of exploit kits may also insert Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT into your computer. These types of attacks may occur after the computer users click on a corrupted link or advertisement on an unsafe website.
  • Most Trojan infections are distributed using social engineering. This means that Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT may be disguised as a legitimate program and then delivered to a computer through misleading or manipulative emails (for example, a fake message from an airline claiming that a file attachment is a ticket confirmation, when in fact it is Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT).


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