What is Dropper Malware?

A Dropper is a program that injects – or drops – other malicious software such as viruses or worms onto a computer. Droppers may also be a delivery mechanism for a ransomware attack.

How to Recognize This Threat: Droppers can often execute their objective without saving onto a computer’s internal storage, which make them especially difficult to detect.

How to Prevent This Threat: Access control giving few users administrative privileges can help prevent droppers from causing major network damage. But the best insurance is a firewall plus security services subscription. Bundle these and get FREE hardware from Sophos or SonicWall.