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View the trending of malware based on the 'detection count' reports of threats found in infected PCs and volume levels which reflect malware infection rates. For real-time data on malware outbreaks worldwide, visit MalwareTracker.
Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,489,534 2%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,139,771 1%
3 PUP.InstallCore 720,243 2%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 712,668 1%
5 Qvo6.com Hijacker 700,619 -0%
6 PUP.SupTab 666,621 2%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 647,477 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 574,462 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 511,979 1%
10 WeDownload Manager 445,229 0%
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CryptoWall Ransomware

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The CryptoWall Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that carries the same strategy as a number of other encryption ransomware infections such as Cryptorbit Ransomware or CryptoLocker Ransomware . The CryptoWall Ransomware is designed to infect all versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. As soon as the CryptoWall Ransomware infects a computer, the CryptoWall Ransomware uses the RSA2048 encryption to encrypt crucial files. Effectively, the CryptoWall Ransomware prevents computer users from accessing their data, which will be encrypted and out of reach. The CryptoWall Ransomware claims that it is necessary to pay $500 USD to recover the encrypted...

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Ransomware

Kovter Ransomware

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The Kovter Ransomware is a malware threat that carries out a common Police Ransomware scam in order to steal money from unsuspecting computer users. The Kovter Ransomware is a relatively new Police Ransomware Trojan, first detected in 2013 in the wild. Like most Police Trojans, the Kovter Ransomware displays a fake message from the police intending to trick the victim into paying a 'penalty' in order to stay away from jail time. Like other Police Rasomware, the Kovter Ransomware has a Winlocker component that allows the Kovter Ransomware to block access to the infected computer. However, the main reason why the Kovter Ransomware has attracted the scrutiny of malware researchers is...

Posted on April 10, 2013 in Ransomware

CIBS Pol Virus (Ransomware)

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The CIBS Pol Virus is a police ransomware Trojan that belongs to the Urusay family of malware. This police ransomware Trojan is classified as a Winlocker because it blocks access to the victim's computer by displaying a full-screen message that claims to be an alert from the police. CIBS Pol Virus is a well known scam that is in no way connected to the police force. Instead, the CIBS Pol Virus is used by criminals to scam inexperienced computer users so that they will hand over their money out of fear of prosecution, jail time and severe fines. If your access to your computer is blocked by the CIBS Pol Virus, ESG security researchers strongly advise against following the steps...

Posted on February 21, 2013 in Ransomware

MyStart by Incredibar

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MyStart is a browser hijacker that uses the MyStart by Incredibar toolbar and a browser hijacking component that forces its victims to visit the MyStart.Incredibar.com website. This website is a low-quality search engine that displays more advertisements than legitimate results. Even worse, several of MyStart's search results may lead computer users to websites containing malicious content. Although MyStart actually provides a supposed tool to remove this component from the victim's web browser, ESG security researchers recommend disregarding this component and instead removing MyStart with the help of a reputable anti-malware utility. MyStart can refer to both the low-quality...

Posted on July 31, 2012 in Adware

FBI Moneypak Ransomware

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ESG security researchers have received reports of a ransomware infection, known as the FBI Moneypak ransomware, that targets computer users in the United States. The FBI Moneypak ransomware infection will claim that the victim's computer was involved in viewing child pornography and then demands payment of a 100 dollar 'fine' to be sent via MoneyPack. Of course, that a criminal charge as serious as child pornography would be punished with a mere 100 dollar fine is laughable. There is a reason for this, the FBI Moneypak ransomware is not really from the FBI. Rather, this message is actually part of a common malware scam. The FBI Moneypak ransomware scam will use a Winlocker, that is,...

Posted on June 25, 2012 in Ransomware

Ukash Virus

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The so-called Ukash Virus is a ransomware Trojan that receives its name because Ukash Virus requires that its victims use Ukash (a legitimate money transfer service) to transfer the ransom funds. This dangerous Trojan infection is composed of a Winlocker component that basically blocks access to the infected computer system, disabling access to the infected computer system's desktop, Task Manager, command line, Registry Editor and other services and applications. There are countless variants of the Ukash Virus, designed to target various different countries in Europe and North America. ESG malware analysts strongly advise against paying the ransom that this malware infection tries to...

Posted on June 15, 2012 in Malware, Ransomware

Live Security Platinum

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Live Security Platinum is one of the many fake security programs in the WinWebSec family of malware. Although ESG security researchers have been following the family of malware for several years, Live Security Platinum is a relatively new variant first detected in 2012. Because of this, it is pivotal to ensure that your security software is fully updated. Like most fake security programs, Live Security Platinum is designed to induce PC users to purchase a worthless 'full version' of Live Security Platinum. To do this, Live Security Platinum will try to scare the computer user with a variety of fake error messages, pop-up alerts from the Taskbar and a convincing fake scan of the...

Posted on June 1, 2012 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

DNS Changer

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DNS Changer is a Trojan that is designed to force a computer system to use rogue DNS servers. Also, DNS Changer is being referred to as the Internet Doomsday Virus, Ghost Click Malware, DNS Changer Rootkit, DNS Changer Malware, DNS Changer Trojan, DNS Changer Virus, FBI DNS Changer or DNSChanger. A DNS Changer infection will typically have two steps, in order to reroute the infected computer’s traffic to these malicious DNS servers: A DNS Changer malware infection will change the infected computer system’s settings, in order to replace the DNS servers to rogue DNS servers belonging to hackers or online criminals. The DNS Changer malware infection will then try to...

Posted on November 25, 2011 in Trojans

Cinpl2.3c

Cinpl2.3c, or Ads by Cinpl2.3c is a Possibly Unwanted program that may be installed on a computer through spam e-mails, corrupted websites, infected file sharing network, malicious secondary storage devices, bundled within freeware or shareware programs and other shady ways. Once inside the computer, Cinpl2.3c starts displaying numerous advertisements on any websites the computer user tries to visit. These advertisements are unwelcome and inconvenient, since it may overflow the visited Web page and prevent the computer user from having a satisfying navigation. In addition, Cinpl2.3c may use system resources when displaying its advertisements, which will turn the affected machine into a slow and irresponsive device. Cinpl2.3c should be deleted with an anti-malware program.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

iToolbox

Itoolbox is classified as a browser hijacker due to the changes iToolbox does on your search provider and homepage. Once installed on your machine, Itoolbox may replace your homepage with Search.internettoolbox.org. The search results provided by Search.internettoolbox.org may not be reliable, because it may contain sponsored Web pages that, when accessed, may lead to the installation of other adware and PUPs, in addition to numerous advertisements. Search.internettoolbox.org also uses a tricky resource to attract Internet users and make them click on its advertisements; Search.internettoolbox.org displays customized advertisements based on information Search.internettoolbox.org collects from the affected computer. If you're having issues with Itoolbox, you should remove Itoolbox with an anti-malware program.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

TotalPlusHD-3.1

TotalPlusHD-3.1 is a browser extension that adds itself to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This Possibly Unwanted Program is an advertisement-laced adware, and its main goal is to display sponsored advertisements and increase traffic to its related websites. Every website visited by the computer user will be monitored by TotalPlusHD-3.1 and the collected data sent to third parties to be used as advertisement leads. Some of the advertisements displayed by TotalPlusHD-3.1 may be genuine, but others may consist of fake update offers that, if clicked, will install other adware or PUPs on the affected computer. Computer affected by TotalPlusHD-3.1 may present poor performance due to the high amount of resources spent by TotalPlusHD-3.1 when displaying its numerous advertisements. Adware such as TotalPlusHD-3.1 should be kept away from a healthy computer. Therefore, if...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

Coupon Marvel

There's nothing astonishing on the countless advertisements displayed by an adware program named Coupon Marvel. On the contrary, these advertisements will become an inconvenience to the computer users since they may disrupt their online navigation. Coupon Marvel may be downloaded by the computer user, but Coupon Marvel mostly enters a computer bundled with freeware from third parties. It will make no difference which Web browser you are using; if Coupon Marvel is installed on your machine, its advertisements will appear on any Web page you visit. Also, Coupon Marvel may spend system resources to display its advertisements and record the computer user's browsing habits. If you reach the conclusion that Coupon Marvel should be removed from your machine, since it is what malware experts advise, a good anti-malware tool may be needed to accomplish the task.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

DiscountTime

There are computer users that will download an adware program called DiscountTime on their machines due to the advantages that DiscountTime apparently offers when they are online shopping. These computer users may be aware that, although the numerous advertisements displayed by DiscountTime may be useful, it may interfere with their online shopping. DiscountTime parallel functions, such as online searches management and redirection to unsafe websites, may cause several issues on the affected computer. DiscountTime may enter a computer bundled with no-cost software thar makes its presence highly suspicious. No matter how DiscountTime was installed on your machine, it is advised to remove DiscountTime. DiscountTime's removal may demand the aid of an anti-malware software.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

CheapDealCoupon

CheapDealCoupon is one more adware program that was created by SuperWeb LLC. CheapDealCoupon allegedly will supplement and customize your Web browsing by providing numerous advertisements that will save money and time. CheapDealCoupon displays videos, coupons, search links, graphics or banners, product comparisons, text links, reviews, and other kinds of advertisements. Some free programs downloaded from the Internet such as PDF creators, shareware, freeware and video and music players may have adware and Possibly Unwanted Programs such as CheapDealCoupon bundled with its installation process. While some of the advertisements displayed by CheapDealCoupon may match the computer user's Web searches, others will not and may prevent the computer user from having a useful browsing experience. Therefore, computer users that have CheapDealCoupon installed on their machines should uninstall...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

Worldwebfind.net

Worldwebfind.net is a browser hijacker that will take the place of your browser's homepage and collect information. When downloading free software from unknown sources computer users may install domains such as Worldwebfind.net unknowingly. Worldwebfind.net also may hide on spam e-mails that if opened, it will trigger the installation of Worldwebfind.net and similar unsafe programs. It is not recommended to use Worldwebfind.net as your search engine since the search results provided by Worldwebfind.net are not reliable. Worldwebfind.net is very good at displaying unwanted advertisements that may become a hindrance to the computer users due to its high number and intrusiveness. If your computer is infected by Worldwebfind.net, you should uninstall Worldwebfind.net with an anti-malware product.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Algochord

AlgoChord is a Possibly Unwanted program developed by Algochord Ltd. AlgoChord, or Ads by AlgoChord, is advertised as a tool that allows computer users to share data on varied social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. These features may be helpful, but since AlgoChord is an adware program, AlgoChord may not be worth all the problems AlgoChord may cause to an affected machine. AlgoChord may be installed stealthily as part of the installation process of a free third party software. Once inside the computer, AlgoChord starts displaying banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text and other kinds of advertisements. These advertisements may be highly obtrusive and displayed on random Web pages visited by the computer user. AlgoChord also consumes system resources and records the computer user's browsing preferences. To get a safe browsing experience back, computer users should...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

LionSales Ads

LionSales is adware that installs itself as a browser extension on Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. LionSales promises to provide a greater online shopping to computer users. Although LionSales displays numerous coupons, deals, promo codes and other kinds of advertisements, LionSales may not provide any good addition to your online shopping. Besides entering your computer through distribution methods, such as been installed bundled with free programs, LionSales may spend system resources when displaying its sponsored advertisements. LionSales may monitorsthe computer user Web browsing to assemble data that will be utilized for marketing purposes. You should remove LionSales with an anti-malware software.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

SaleBuilder Ads

SaleBuilder is a Possibly Unwanted Program or adware that normally is spread through 'bundling techniques' that consists in adding an adware program to the installation of freeware. Not paying the necessary attention to the installation process of this kind of program, the computer users will not be aware that that are allowing the installation of such programs. SaleBuilder is added to the computer user's default Web browser. Once inside the machine, SaleBuilder displays numerous advertisements that may wear out system resources and prevent the user from having a normal browsing experience. Also, SaleBuilder may collect the computer user's browsing preferences and send it to its sponsors. It is not recommended to keep SaleBuilder installed on your computer. You should remove SaleBuilder with a malware removal product.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

BrowserAdditions

Browser additions may be very useful when it is really intended to help computer users with their Web browsing. Sadly, an adware program called BrowserAdditions doesn't plan to turn your browsing experience in a more enjoyable or easy task. BrowserAdditions may be installed on your computer as a partner of a free software or you may have downloaded BrowserAdditions believing on its promises. All BrowserAdditions does is to monitor your online activities, so BrowserAdditions can get 'good leads' for the countless advertisements that BrowserAdditions will display on the websites you are visiting. Computer users should uninstall BrowserAdditions with an anti-malware product.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff

TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff is a Trojan infection that once installed on your computer, may install other threat on the infected machine automatically. TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff is usually disseminated through spam e-mail attachments. TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff main objective is to open a backdoor on your computer using known vulnerabilities. TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff may disable security-related settings and prevent you from accessing your security programs. TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff may collect some data stored on the hard drive that may be used against the computer user to perform harmful actions such as identity theft. TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff may display fake update warnings that if accepted will cause the installation of threats; adds numerous random files; degenerates the machine's performance and much more. It is clear that TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff should...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Trojans

Middle Pages Ads

It is difficult to believe that an adware program unimaginatively named Middle Pages can help computer users when online shopping. This is why Middle Pages uses other techniques in order to be installed on a computer. Middle Pages, an adware program developed by SuperWeb LLC, is usually installed bundled with free programs downloaded from the Internet. Once inside the affected computer, Middle Pages, or Ads by Middle Pages, will display advertisements that, although may be related to the Web searches performed by the computer user, are intrusive and unwanted. These advertisements will be exhibited on the Web pages visited by the computer users and may interrupt their normal browsing. Besides the unwelcomed advertisements, Middle Pages may also collect the computer user's browsing preferences and send the data to its sponsors. Middle Pages should be removed from an affected computer...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

Ransom:Win32/Teerac

Ransom:Win32/Teerac is a ransomware Trojan that when installed and running on the computer will encrypt files and display a Web page that prompts the computer user to pay a ransom to unlock them. Ransom:Win32/Teerac may be installed on your machine as an e-mail attachment or by another threat such as TrojanDownloader:O97M/Donoff. Ransom:Win32/Teerac will accuse the computer user of executing some illicit activities on the infected computer such as visiting pornographic websites, etc. Ransom:Win32/Teerac will turn your computer inaccessible until you pay the asked ransom. Computer users should be aware that paying the asked fee will not make a difference. Therefore, computer users should ignore Ransom:Win32/Teerac messages and get the help of an appropriate and up-to-date anti-malware product to scan their machines to detect and remove Ransom:Win32/Teerac.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Ransomware

CuheapMe

While online shopping, computer users may download an adware program called CuheapMe on their machines. CuheapMe promises to provide the best deals to the online shopper. CuheapMe displays numerous advertisements such as coupons, promo-codes, banners and more. Although sometimes useful, CuheapMe ads are very intrusive and will disturb the computer user's activities. CuheapMe is a browser extension that may be added to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. By clicking on CuheapMe advertisements, computer users may be redirected to unsafe websites and end up adding more adware or Possibly Unwanted Programs to their machines. CuheapMe may furtively collect the computer user's browsing preferences and even other kinds of information. It may not be safe to keep CuheapMe running on your computer. Therefore, you should uninstall CuheapMe from your computer with an...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware
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