What Is a Trojan Generic?

A Trojan generic is a malicious program that provides a hacker unauthorized access to a user's computer terminal. Once a hacker gains access, the computer's security becomes compromised, which may lead to personal information theft or cause serious damage to the system.

A computer can get infected with a Trojan generic in a variety of ways. This type of virus can be sent through email attachments or unknowingly downloaded from infected websites. Installation of new applications, such as online games, may also contain a Trojan generic. Removal tools are available on the Internet to delete possible Trojan infections. Some highly recommended software are AVG, Kaspersky and the anti-malware program Spyhunter.