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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel


You will probably not even notice when you encounter Silon (also known as “Classic man in the browser”) because it is a sneaky Trojan that might enter your system without being suspected. There has been found out that this threat is also known as W32.Silon and it is responsible for various online frauds. It has been first detected in 2010 by Trusteer software. Even though it is known to be very prevalent in the United Kingdom, there is no guarantee that you will not meet it if your place of residence is different. For instance, there were about 20,000 computers infected in the United States; thus, it might appear in other countries as well. Actually, Silon is not as active as it used to be; however, you might still come across it hidden somewhere on unreliable websites. In order not to infect your system with malware, you should acquire a reliable antimalware tool and then keep it enabled all the time.

Silon has been created for one purpose only, which is to collect various authentication details like logins and passwords from those computer users that use online banking service. Once you enter these details, they will be recorded and sent to remote servers. It means that cyber criminals might use all this data to steal your money in the future. Besides, they might share these details with other scammers as well. However, Silon is not the only application that might infect your system and start collecting your data. It has been found out that Tilon is one of those Trojans that has replaced Silon. They both act very similarly and you should definitely protect your system in order not to get infected by them.

It has been also found out that Trojans can inject the HTML code and thus you will be provided with a fake website. This webpage will be identical to bank’s website that is, of course, legal. If you do not notice that, you will definitely enter all your details and then cyber criminals will know them.

Do you wonder how Silon managed to enter your system? It has been found out that it uses security vulnerabilities mainly. Besides, it might enter your PC if you keep opening spam e-mails, visiting unreliable websites and different adult websites. What is more, you might download it together with unreliable applications. It does not matter which way it has chosen to enter your system – you should still erase Silon as soon as possible.

In order to avoid various undesirable applications, you should definitely keep your antimalware tool enabled all the time. If you do so, you will probably be able to avoid different kinds of threats, including Trojans. If you still do not have any security tool installed on your system, we recommend using SpyHunter antimalware suite because it is a reliable tool. It will also not let other threats enter your system in the future; thus, we believe that it is worth investing in it.

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