Difference between Trojan Horse and Ransomware

1. Trojan Horse :
Trojan Horse is also a type of malware which uses false and fake name for mislead users from its true intent and executing them. Trojan Horses generally install on the system as legitimate and useful software that can give unauthorized access and control of the system to the hackers. Back orifice, Rootkit and Beast Trojan are some of the common Trojan horse which is more harmful.

2. Ransomware :
Ransomware is a type of malware that is designed to block user access from own system until a ransom fee is paid to ransomware creator. Ransomware is a lot dangerous than a regular malware and spread through phishing emails having infected attachments. Ransomware has emerged over the last few years and can attack individuals or organizations.



Difference between Trojan Horse and Ransomware :

S.No. TROJAN HORSE RANSOMWARE
1. Trojan Horse is a form of malware that capture some important information about a computer system or a computer network. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to block access from system until a ransom fee is paid.
2. The main objective of Trojan horse is to steal the information.

The main objective of ransomware is to take money by gaining access.



3. It is generally install on the system as legitimate and useful software . It is generally spread through phishing emails having malicious attachments.
4.

It is installed for malicious purposes.

It is installed for commercial purposes.
5. It can give unauthorized access and control of the system to the hackers. It provides profit to the ransomware programmers by getting money from user for unlocking the system.
6. Back orifice, Rootkit and Beast Trojan are some of the common Trojan horses. Crypto, Wanna Cry, Cerber and locker are some of the examples of Ransomwares.
7. It is less harmful as compared. It is more harmful .

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