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Antivirus soft is not enough

Date: April 18, 2007

Anti-virus programs are not enough to prevent hackers from taking over your computer, according to Jason Jankowsai, Videotron’s support team manager.

Janakowsai says that hackers can introduce viruses to computers by other, indirect means that anti-virus programs don’t protect against. For example, a hacker can send what’s known as a Trojan horse.

According to Ali Mohammadi, the director of sales and marketing for, a Montreal-based web host, a Trojan horse is “a destructive program that masquerades as a benign application. Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses onto your computer.”
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