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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,977,187 0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,410,853 -0%
3 PUP.SupTab 936,229 1%
4 PUP.InstallCore 875,220 0%
5 Adware.SuperWeb 846,970 0%
6 PUP.Optimizer Pro 829,373 -0%
7 Adware.Multiplug 736,099 -0%
8 Elex Hijacker 670,410 2%
9 Iminent Toolbar 653,089 0%
10 Hijacker 639,651 0%
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LaSuperba may be associated with numerous problems that may be caused by PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). LaSuperba may interrupt the computer users' activities when browsing the Web and cause performance problems on affected Web browsers. LaSuperba is linked to an adware that may affect most commonly used Web browsers on the Windows operating system, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. LaSuperba advertisements may take the form of irritating pop-up messages that make it very difficult to use the affected Web browser. In most cases, removing adware associated with LaSuperba will stop LaSuperba advertisements from appearing on affected Web browsers. However, most adware infections do not come alone; the presence of one adware component may indicate the presence of others, all of which may be connected with LaSuperba and similar unwanted content....

Posted on August 31, 2015 in Adware

VirLock Ransomware


The VirLock Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that takes computers hostage and then demands payment from the computer users using BitCoin, a crypto-currency that is known for permitting anonymous online payments. The VirLock Ransomware will threaten computer users, claiming that the VirLock Ransomware has found pirated software on the infected computer and threatening to report the victim to the authorities unless the fine is paid. These claims have no basis. The VirLock Ransomware cannot check your computer for pirated software or alert the authorities. Rather, the VirLock Ransomware is engineered to lock down your computer and prevent access to your files. If the VirLock Ransomware...

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Ransomware

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

CryptoLocker Ransomware


The CryptoLocker Trojan is a ransomware infection that encrypts the victim's files. CryptoLocker may typically be installed by another threat such as a Trojan downloader or a worm. Once CryptoLocker is installed, CryptoLocker will search for sensitive files on the victim's computer and encrypt them. Essentially, CryptoLocker takes the infected computer hostage by preventing access to any of the computer user's files. CryptoLocker then demands payment of a ransom to decrypt the infected files. CryptoLocker is quite harmful, and ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to use an efficient, proven and updated anti-malware program to protect their computer from these types of...

Posted on September 11, 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

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

Box for You

Adware on your system may propel coupons, discounts and special deals from Box for You in your Web browser. The Box for You adware is promoted as a shopping companion that can help you shop smarter and find the best deals according to your budget. The Box for You adware is not related to the e-commerce platform, and it works similarly to 1SaleADay and Special Box . The Box for You adware is created by the same company behind Box Rock and Box Green - Super Web LLC. It appears that the adware developers at Super Web LLC have a thing for boxes and making people believe that they will benefit from their applications while they are bombarded with advertisements. Security analysts note that the Box for You adware may be compatible with all Web browsers that run engines like Gecko, WbeKit, and Trident as their core, and may use JavaScript to inject ads on all Web pages...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Adware


Fraudrop is the name of a family of computer Trojans that may be employed by many threat agents that strive to compromise the security of computer networks. Trojans that are tagged as representatives of Fraudrop may be used to install other threatening programs on infected computers, and that includes ransomware, bots, Bitcoin miners, DDoS clients and viruses. The Trojan-Downloaders from the Fraudrop family of threats are associated with other threats like FreeKeylogger , Wixud Rimecud and OphionLocker that may inflict severe damages to your file system, hard drives and computer networks. Typically, Fraudrop Trojan-Downloaders are deployed as attached files to spam mail or may appear as ZIP archives, PDF and DOCX files. Most versions of the Fraudrop Trojan-Downloader are designed to connect via HTTP to predefined remote servers to download threats and ping their 'Command and...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Trojans


The Easy Speed PC system optimizer by Probit Software LTD may help users to find the problems that are lowering the performance of their computers, but it will cost them $29,95 to repair and speed up their OSs. The Easy Speed PC optimizer is available for free download on, or you may find it accompanying free program bundles. The evaluation period is thirty days and allows users to test the capabilities of Easy Speed PC and check for registry errors, the number of temporary files and if their Windows Updates are turned on. The trial version of Easy Speed PC provides users with the option to do manual system scans while the paid version unlocks the ability to do automatic scans and monitor active processes in the Windows Task Manager. Computer researchers alert that Easy Speed PC by Probit Software LTD is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program and is detected as...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


eTranslator is a small Web add-on that may work equally well in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It may be useful for some clients because this extension offers free translations from and to dozens of languages. Despite the presence of this helpful feature, the security experts don't recommend keeping eTranslator because it is adware. The tool comes with a range of side effects, whose main purpose is to redirect the user to partner third-party platforms. The controversial plugin may be responsible for the creation of commercial materials that may appear in different formats. You may encounter banners, pop-ups, well-placed in-text ads, automatically launched videos and eye-catching animations. Exactly these new ads are the reason many PC users prefer to remove eTranslator. The sponsored materials may appear regularly once you go online – it may even be hard...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Adware


Trojan.Boaxxe.C is a threat that is used to download and run highly questionable executable files, some of which may possess harmful codes. This threat relies on exploits for Internet Explorer in order to infect the system. Trojan.Boaxxe.C comes in the form of a Browser Helper Object (BHO), which is a .dll file that works as an extension for the Web client of Microsoft. The threat doesn't enter directly but relies on the help of a Trojan dropper. The harmful tool that downloads Trojan.Boaxxe.C may travel across the cyberspace hidden in email attachments or fake software updates. You should always be careful with your online actions to prevent the infection. It is advisable to download programs solely from the official pages and ignore all emails from unknown senders. Trojan.Boaxxe.C may not cause direct adverse consequences to the compromised systems. Instead, it allows its...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Trojans


Trojan.Injector.ST is a very harmful parasite that may enter unnoticed and monitor the actions of its victim. This threat has been developed to collect valuable information. The data that it may intercept and transmit may consist both of files on the hard disk and online credentials. The cyber threats that try to obtain information from the victim are especially threatening. Even if you delete them, if they have already transferred your passwords to the culprits, the consequences may be severe. For this reason, you should make everything possible not to allow Trojan.Injector.ST to sneak into your PC in the first place. Despite the fact that this threat is pretty elaborate, there is no evidence that it relies on some unique distribution tactics. It may infect your machine if you open email attachments from unknown senders or download any software from sources outside of official...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Trojans

Movie Search Toolbar

The Movie Search Toolbar by Softrama is promoted as an instrument that can help users to search for movies, music videos, and trailers the easiest way possible. The Movie Search Toolbar can be downloaded from the online platform of Softrama or may arrive on your computer embedded with a free application installer. However, you should know that the Movie Search Toolbar is a modified version of the browser hijacker associated with and might redirect you to harmful Web pages. The Movie Search browser hijacker by Softrama may appear as a toolbar, extension, plug-in, add-on and a Browser Helper Object, and its primary objective is to display ads and reroute your Internet traffic. The Movie Search browser hijacker might change your homepage to and edit your right-click menu item 'search with' in Google Chrome, as well as modify the Omnibar to perform...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Interstitial Information Ads

Adware displays the Interstitial Information ad-boxes that users may notice in the lower left corner of their Internet browser. You may have installed the Interstitial Information adware when you handled a freeware bundle with the 'Express' or 'Typical' option, which is not recommended. The Interstitial Information adware may affect Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Mozilla Firefox that are used by the majority of Web surfers. The Interstitial Information adware may read the Metadata of pages you visit to show related marketing materials by advertisers. Additionally, the Interstitial Information adware may determine your approximate geographical address according to your IP address. The Interstitial Information ad-boxes may feature insecure content by untrusted advertisers, and you may be redirected to suspicious websites. The Interstitial Information adware...

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Adware

Adware on your machine is generating the security alerts by that feature a female voice informing you of a security breach. Adware applications are not harmful but may expose users to advanced cyber threats like Brapps and provide misleading information. In the case with, the adware on your PC may use an Adobe Flash animation that resembles a security scan of system files and use JavaScript to show persistent pop-up messages about Error code 0x8007042c. Security researchers report that error 0x8007042c is associated with Windows Firewall and may is used to specify a problem with correlating services that are part of the Windows Firewall. The adware linked to can`t stop your Windows Firewall and uses Error code 0x8007042c to scare inexperienced and uninformed PC users. However, the adware...

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Shopping Optimizer

The Shopping Optimizer browser add-on by Shopping Optimization Solutions LTD is a modified version of the iDeals (a.k.a. iDeals Shopping Optimizer) adware that may find its way into your system with a freeware installer. The Shopping Optimizer adware may be offered to you as a helpful tool that can help you save more money as you shop more on affiliate online stores. However, the primary objective of the Shopping Optimizer adware is to earn pay-per-click revenue for its creators and might drive a torrent of advertising content in your browser to achieve its goal. The advertising content that the Shopping Optimizer adware may display on your screen may be corrupted, and you risk visiting untrusted domains. The Shopping Optimizer adware may edit your security policies in the Windows Registry, and you may be exposed to advanced cyber threats like Proslikefan and Tracur. The ads by...

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Adware

GetFlightInfo Toolbar

GetFlightInfo Toolbar is advertised on freeware packages and to help users plan their flight, save money on tickets and travel safely. The GetFlightInfo Toolbar may change your default search engine to a customized version of and slow down your browser while providing information on flights on a panel placed on your new tab page. You might want to know that the GetFlightInfo Toolbar is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. that are known for creating adware, browser hijackers and riskware like DirectionsAce and EverydayLookup. Security analysts deem the GetFlightInfo Toolbar as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that does not have any functionality of its own apart from showing promotional materials on banners, pop-up windows, and sponsored search results. The GetFlightInfo Toolbar may provide users with flight information by redirecting...

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The iPadian program is advertised on as an answer to some users that want to run games and apps for Mac OS on their Windows OS computer. The iPadian software claims to be a powerful iOS simulator for Windows, but our researchers report otherwise. iPadian is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program with adware capabilities that might cause system errors, decrease your computer performance and hog up your system resources to aid cloud computing tasks. The iPadian software may allow you to run a limited number of apps for iOS and read ebooks in a similar fashion to iPad, but it may prove resource heavy and prevent you from loading other applications on your Windows OS. Security researchers report that the installer of iPadian is found to contain adware like Live Video Search Plus, DownPay, and Emotypecon. The adware applications that travel incorporated with iPadian may...

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Shoppers Should Beware of 2015 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Malware

With every year during the holiday season, it brings about family gatherings, full stomachs, and Black Friday/Cyber Monday malware and security threats at higher rates than ever before. That's right; we predict 2015 to be the worst year yet for shopper's security due to various malware threats, specifically point-of-sale threats targeting payment processing systems. Point of Sale (PoS) malware threats has long been a major annoyance and gateway for cybercrooks to garner large sums of money at the expense of shoppers. Usually, PoS malware is stealthy where it remains to be hard to detect and used in broad campaigns targeting vulnerable systems that lack the necessary security patches and updates. With a given checkout system, PoS malware can infiltrate the payment processing. Where some of the systems should be isolated from other networks, those attacked by PoS malware are...

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Computer Security

Serpens Ads

The Serpens application may be promoted in freeware bundles as a friendly tool for users that are interested in astrology and astronomy. The Serpens application may appear in your Internet browser as a toolbar and place links to,, and on your new tab page. Users may be fond of the features that Serpens provides, but it is adware and may load many ads in your browser and clutter your desktop. Security researchers note that the Serpens adware functions similarly to SmartPurple and Shopping Sidekick and may display banners and floating ad-boxes to deliver coupons, discounts and limited-time deals to infected users. The Serpens adware may load pop-up and pop-under windows to invite users to install riskware like ItsMyApp and FileScout and earn pay-per-install revenue for its creators. Moreover, the Serpens adware may use persistent...

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Adware

Jazz Spot Ads

The Jazz Spot program may be advertised to you as the perfect browser plug-in for users interested in Jazz music and history. The Jazz Spot program does not have an official site, and its End-User License Agreement can be found only in the freeware packages that incorporate Jazz Spot. The Jazz Spot program may change the design of your homepage and new tab settings and ask to access your browsing history to perform its activities. The Jazz Spot browser plug-in may provide users with links to online resources like, and, and appear rather useful. However, the Jazz Spot software is deemed as adware that might cover your screen with pop-up windows loaded with marketing materials and perform occasional browser redirects to sponsored websites. Security authorities report that the Jazz Spot adware is created by Yontoo LLC and might use session cookies, Web...

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Adware
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