Malware dropper

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A dropper, or malware dropper, is one or two stage program created to insert malicious code onto a computer. The malware code is usually embedded in the dropper in such a way that it avoids detection by virus scanning software. A one stage program executes automatically, whereas a two stage program requires the user to activate it, by clicking a link or opening a file.

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