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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,498,276 -3%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,128,251 -3%
3 Hijacker 723,754 -4%
4 PUP.InstallCore 720,009 -3%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 711,151 -2%
6 PUP.SupTab 688,260 -6%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 649,977 -1%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 576,687 -1%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 513,349 -3%
10 WeDownload Manager 445,397 -1%
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CryptoWall Ransomware


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


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)


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


MyStart is a browser hijacker that uses the MyStart by Incredibar toolbar and a browser hijacking component that forces its victims to visit the 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


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


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


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


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

Desktop Dock

Desktop Dock is a Potentially Unwanted Program that may install unwanted toolbars on the machine. Desktop Dock normally enters the computer through bundled freeware. The main objective of Desktop Dock is to display advertisements such as banners, in-text ads, pop-ups, etc. Also, Desktop Dock collects the computer user's browsing habits and send it to third parties. Desktop Dock may disturb the functionality of your browsing experience. Thus, PC users find themselves having to remove Desktop Dock from your computer. A good anti-malware program can remove Desktop Dock automatically.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

MySearchs Search

Following the steps of numerous browser hijackers present on the Internet, such as the Babylon Search or the Google Redirect Virus, MySearchs Search is a browser hijacker that may alter your home page to MySearchs Search enters your computer bundled with a no-cost program downloaded from the Web. MySearchs Search may alter search results in order to display its sponsored sites and advertisements and convince the computer user to click on it. A browser hijacker can be very annoying when you are browsing the Internet; therefore, they should be removed as soon as they start doing their unwanted tasks. To remove MySearchs Search from your computer, you should use an updated anti-malware program.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


TubeHD, also known as TubeHD-V1.8, is an adware or a Potentially Unwanted Program. After installing on your computer, TubeHD will display numerous advertisements every time you access a webpage. TubeHD is promoted as an application that will optimize any video watched by you. Although it may sound interesting, TubeHD will display unwanted links and advertisements, increase the traffic and collect your browsing information. Opting for a custom installation when downloading freeware from unknown sources can prevent the installation of unwanted programs such as TubeHD. An up-to-date anti-malware application will remove TubeHD from the affected computer.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Adware


With a weird name that doesn't give a hint about its real nature, PlataMoose, or Ads by PlataMoose, is adware advertised as a good helper when you are online shopping. Regretfully, PlataMoose doesn't offer any help to the online shopper since the banners, coupons and other kind of offers displayed by PlataMoose may become from suspicious sources and be unrelated to your searches. PlataMoose also may alter your browser's home page and Internet settings, collect your browsing habits and other information to send it to a third party. To remove PlataMoose and any other adware from your machine, you should use a dedicated anti-adware program.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Adware


TestSpeeder, or Ads by TestSpeeder, is adware that can add itself to popular Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. TestSpeeder may be found bundled with a free program downloaded from the Web. Instead of doing what TestSpeeder promises to do, TestSpeeder starts the exhibition of an enormous quantity of pop-up advertisements such as banners, coupons, etc. that are not related to your online activities. Also, TestSpeeder has the capacity of turning text within a website into underlined text ads which link to advertisements. Therefore, you should use the assistance of an anti-malware tool to erase TestSpeeder from your computer.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Adware

NoMore Ads

NoMore Ads is adware that may be installed on the most used Web browsers as add-ons, plug-ins or extensions. NoMore is an advertisement platform that, by itself, is not a threat to your computer but, since NoMore displays a huge amount of advertisements and links, your browsing experience will be greatly impaired due to these questionable advertisements. Besides displaying advertisements, NoMore also may collect the computer users browsing habits that will be sent to third parties to enhance the advertisements that will be displayed on your machine. NoMore can enter a computer bundled with no-cost software and, to stop its annoying activity, NoMore ads need to be removed from the affected computer. An updated anti-malware program will delete NoMore ads easily from your machine.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Adware

FloorPrice Ads

FloorPrice, or Ads by FloorPrice, is an advertisement-sponsored adware or browser extension that enters a computer packed with free programs downloaded from the net. After entering the computer, FloorPrice starts displaying its sponsored 'deals' such as promo codes, coupons and other offers. As the numerous adware programs present on the Internet nowadays, FloorPrice is not intended to help your online shopping; its main objective is to display its undesired advertisements and try to collect your browsing information that will be sent to outsiders that will use it to improve the advertisement to be displayed on your machine. Although FloorPrice isn't considered a threat, it is recommended to remove FloorPrice from the affected computer with an anti-malware application.

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program


HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a is a Trojan infection that can enter a computer through corrupted websites, freeware or email attachments. Once inside the computer, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a's files will be installed in the %Temp% directory, but what the computer user will see is executable files with names made to look like they're part of legitimate applications. Then, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a will interfere with all security-related programs and services and create a registry entry that allows HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a to load automatically. HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a uses a great amount of system resources, which makes the machine perform poorly. Also, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a may collect sensitive information and send it to third parties that may use it to perform actions that may harm the computer user, may change Web browsers and redirect it to unwanted places, change the default settings'...

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Trojans


DeallSter, or Ads by DeallSter, is adware distributed by InstalleRex-WebPick. Although it offers coupons and affordable prices for your online shopping, DeallSter has a not-so-good feature, that is the display of numerous advertisements in the form of in-text advertisements and banners that DeallSter tries to present to the computer user as another good service, even though it was not requested. Also, these unwanted advertisements may install other adware programs on the affected computer. DeallSter is another adware program that may be installed when the user downloads shareware or freeware programs from third parties and ignore the option of custom installation. In order to get rid of the advertisements and coupons displayed by DeallSter as well as any other unwanted adware program installed on your machine, you should uninstall DeallSter using an anti-adware program.

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Adware


ZoomifyApp is a Potentially Unwanted Program as well as adware. ZoomifyApp's classification as adware is due to the large number of advertisements that ZoomifyApp displays based on the information ZoomifyApp collects about the websites you like to visit. Therefore, when accessing any website, computer users that have ZoomifyApp installed on their machines will be flooded by ZoomifyApp advertisements, some of them even unrelated to the websites they are visiting. The download of freeware such as Yontoo, DealFinder and similar apps may install ZoomifyApp on your computer without your knowledge. It is why it is very important to pay attention when downloading freeware on your machine. If ZoomifyApp is bothering you with its advertisements, choose a good anti program and erase ZoomifyApp from your PC.

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Adware


V-9.1HDV25.09 is an adware that can change Internet browser settings. What is more, V-9.1HDV25.09 may cause automatic pop-up advertisements to show up on your screen while browsing the Internet, which by PC users tend to find quite annoying. Ads by V-9.1HDV25.09 include banners, coupons and other types of publications. The most common ways to get this program is through junk e-mails, and of course, you can also find it bundled with other freeware. Remember, PC threat specialists advise users to be careful when downloading freeware from the Web.

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Adware

Ge-Force Ads

Ge-Force is adware that may display ads and affect browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Ge-Force is an ad-supported extension with adware capabilities. Ge-Force ads may collect data like Internet searches, clicks, browsing history, etc. With the collected data, adware delivers targeted advertisements that get PC users into clicking the ads that show up on their browser. However, it is possible that clicking on such ads might lead you to questionable websites.

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Adware


ChiliCoupon is a browser extension or a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that is supposed to enhance your online shopping experience. In fact, ChiliCoupon may only cause annoying advertisements like deals, savings and coupons. Usually, ChiliCoupon adware is distributed in a questionable manner, and this is why it is highly likely that you find ChiliCoupon bundled with other free software. ChiliCoupon is not a virus itself, and yet it is possible that a user gets it without actually downloading it. Once you have it on your PC, ChiliCoupon ads will continue to show up while you visit online shopping sites like Ebay, Bestbuy or Walmart, for example. What is more, ChiliCoupon may redirect you to other websites that might have malicious content.

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Adware is a website associated with a browser hijacker that may appear after installing adware or a PUP. A browser hijacker alters your browser settings. Then, a browser hijacker starts redirecting your browser to unwanted websites and tries to convince you to download other freeware that can lead to the installation of more adware and PUPs. Therefore, if appears unexpectedly in your Web browser, the safest way to deal with it is to close and get an anti-malware product to erase adware, PUPs and browser hijackers immediately.

Posted on September 29, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


HoistSearch is a browser hijacker that may enter a computer when the PC user downloads a third-party freeware. Various novice PC users do not read the freeware's EULA and unknowingly allow the installation of this kind of app. Once installed, HoistSearch modifies the browser settings to redirect it to its website,, or to associated websites. The main objective of HoistSearch is to increase its traffic and display advertisements. If you are experiencing unsolicited redirects to, it is a clear sign that your machine has been affected by HoistSearch. To stop these annoying symptoms, you should use an anti-malware program to remove HoistSearch from your computer.

Posted on September 29, 2014 in Browser Hijackers
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