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  • n. a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
  • n. a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
  • n. a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War

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  • "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." --Webopedia

    May 22, 2009