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Know what is Dropper malware and how to avoid it?

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  • You can think of it like a friendly sounding drone
  • Once malware enters the device, it can steal your personal information
  • Dropper malware may be hiding in a seemingly useful app

Dropper Malware or Trojan Dropper or simply Dropper is a Trojan program that contains dangerous code. It drops it on the targeted PC or smartphone. This is quite different from malware that is downloaded from a server to infect a system. Whereas, Dropper malware hides dangerous payloads inside an app. It is triggered when it bypasses the security of the device. 

You can think of it like a friendly looking drone that drops a hacking device in the enemy’s area. Here you can treat the smartphone user as an enemy. Who is not aware that malware has come in his phone. Once malware enters the device, it can steal your personal information and harm you in many ways. 

Dropper malware may be hiding in a seemingly useful app. In a recent instance, the Xenomorph banking Trojan was reported to have been found in the Fast Cleaner app. 

How does Dropper malware attack your smartphone or PC? 

Dropper malware (Trojan Dropper) itself is harmless. But, the biggest thing to be afraid of is what came with it. The main function of a Trojan dropper is to hide dangerous tools or codes in the victim’s device. As soon as it is launched in Vectim key device it extracts the dangerous code and saves it in memory. Sometimes dropper malware can bring up malware installers as well. Dropper malware Trojans first bypass the user’s security and then get installed on the device. 

How to prevent Dropper malware from entering your system? 

Well there is no foolproof way to do this. But you try not to download any app outside Google Play Store or Apple App Store in your phone. Also, avoid downloading any unnecessary memory and junk cleaner apps to your device from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Because, Trojans can be hidden inside them. At the same time, avoid downloading files and software from any suspicious website on PC. 

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