Vulnerable computer systems and applications:
TrojanDownloader.Renos is a malicious software code, also known as a Trojan. Downloads an additional malicious component to your computer that loads an icon into your taskbar. When you click on the icon, a message pops up claiming that your computer has a security breach and should be scanned with the offered software. If you agree, the trojan downloads additional malware onto your computer. The program is made to seem like it’s a legitimate anti-virus program. While it’s pretending to scan your computer, it’s actually downloading even more malware.
The trojan is often distributed via free software, and can be downloaded by other malware.
- Install or update used device protection systems;
- Scan your computer with an anti-virus program;
- Install operating system and application updates;
- Do not click on suspicious links in emails and websites.