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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

The domain is not associated with pubs and bars that users may be interested in visiting. The domain is associated with a browser hijacker that is deployed to users as a search enhancer. The browser hijacker linked to may enter your PC as an additional component of a free program installer that is best to handle with the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option. Security investigators report that the full code of the Web page can be loaded by infected users only. Moreover, the browser hijacker may run as a background process on infected computers and remain in a sleep mode until the users start surfing the Internet. The browser hijacker in question might affect all modern Internet browsers and change DNS settings of the systems it is installed to. The Web page at may combine features of other search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, and...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Zip Enhancer

Zip Enhancer is created by Shetef Solutions & Consulting (1998) Ltd. and may arrive on your computer in a freeware bundle. Zip Enhancer is a file archiving utility that is similar to ZiperFly and Elite Unzip Toolbar . Security analysts note that Zip Enhancer is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program that may show pop-up windows loaded with video commercials and promotional materials. The Zip Enhancer program may edit your Windows Registry values to handle file types like RAR, ZIP, TAR, 7Z, 7ZIP, DMG, ACE, CAB and B1 that are used widely. Computer users may not be satisfied with the features of Zip Enhancer and experience difficulties with removing file type associations with Zip Enhancer. As stated above, Zip Enhancer may show ads and install a browser plug-in to show promotions while you surf the Internet. The Zip Enhancer application may register a service that runs in...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

The website is associated with a browser hijacker that may arrive on your computer as a search helper that was bundled with a freeware setup file. The website may look like a clone of the original Google engine to look appealing to Web surfers, but it is not a search engine—it is a redirect-gateway to Yahoo. However, Yahoo! Inc. is not affiliated with, and the domain is used to host ads that may be based on your search keywords. The browser hijacker at hand may record your search keywords, read your browsing history and IP address to send usage data to the operators of As a result, loading may generate ads suited to your Internet routine and preferences. The browser hijacker linked to might change your default search aggregator and homepage to make sure infected users are...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

‘’ Pop-Ups

Computer users that download and install free programs may become infected with adware and badware like Reveal Staging and SharkShopper . Security researchers alert that free program installers that you download from the Internet may contain the browser hijacker associated with the domain. is flagged as a phishing website by several Web filters and AV vendors. The browser hijacker related to is designed to show fake Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) messages in the Internet browser of infected users and direct them to call 844-879-3977 to receive technical support. The browser hijacker may edit the properties of your shortcuts for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, as well as change your default start page to present you with phishing content. Computer users affected by...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Cyber Monday Malware Spiked 76%, Thanksgiving Weekend Sees Overall Increase

Malware infections in the US jumped 76% on Cyber Monday, a sign that malware makers are taking advantage of millions of shoppers going online for holiday deals. That's according to data released today by ESG, makers of the SpyHunter anti-malware software. Our experts analyzed hundreds of thousands of infection reports from computers across the US that have SpyHunter installed. We compared the average number of daily infections in the month leading up to Thanksgiving with the number of infections on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Cyber Monday. Our key findings are below. ESG's Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving Weekend Malware Infection Rate Infections on Cyber Monday spiked 76.06% on Cyber Monday 2015. On Cyber Monday 2014 the spike was just 39.86%. This year we noticed an uptick in infections throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, a sign that more...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program


There are some pretty expensive TVs, computers and smartphones on Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy that many online shoppers would love to buy with a discount. Adware developers take advantage of online shoppers of that sort and promote the Tight Shoppers browser helper that is supposed to help users save money. Tight Shoppers can be found on and free software packages offered on suspicious software distribution platforms. However, Tight Shoppers is adware, and its primary goal is to generate affiliate marketing revenue for its developers. Security experts remind users that the advertisements generated by the Tight Shoppers adware may feature links to untrusted e-commerce portals and provide users with coupons, discounts, and vouchers for overpriced goods. Moreover, the Tight Shoppers adware may redirect users to harmful domains, and phishing pages were careless users...

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Adware

2016 Predictions for Highly Advanced DDoS Attacks are Imminent

As we inch closer to celebrating New Years to usher in 2016, our predictions for the type of malware threats that we will see prevail for the New Year seem to come closer to fruition as IBM's staff reveals their insights to new types of DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks, aptly known as Distributed Denial of Service attacks, are known for instances where online cybercrooks take aim at a particular website to bring it down through an abundant amount of traffic fed through to it or seeking out a vulnerability to compromise the site's server. IBM, the technology giant we know to be the International Business Machines Corporation, had some of its staff provide various insights into new types of DDoS attacks that are ramping up for attacks for the year 2016. Among IBM's predictions in their recent insights relayed by various staff members, new types of DDoS attacks are confirmed to be...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Computer Security

Coprofit Ads

The Coprofit browser plug-in may be promoted to users as a shopping adviser that can help them save money and assist advertisers to provide exclusive offers to active online shoppers. However, the Coprofit shopping adviser is adware and might exploit its browser integration to determine your geographical location, read your Internet history and record your search terms on Google to execute behavioral marketing. The Coprofit adware may cover your browser surface with pop-up windows that invite you to shop for clothing, smartphones, shoes, accessories, books and everything in between that can be purchased online. Security experts note that the Coprofit adware may employ aggressive advertising techniques and utilize JavaScript to display banners, floating ad-boxes and inline ads that users cannot close until clicked upon. The Coprofit adware may change your start page to...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Adware

Your Interests Now Toolbar

The Your Interests Now Toolbar is offered to users as a tool for discovering advice on hairstyle, clothing, craft ideas and DIY tutorials. The Your Interests Now Toolbar is developed by Informer Technologies, Inc. and may change your default search aggregator to, which is powered by Safer Browser . Security authorities classify the Your Interests Now Toolbar as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may provide you with useful links but is related to a browser hijacker and riskware like My Speedtest XP and My Maps Xp . The developers of the Your Interests Now Toolbar rely on affiliate marketing revenue to operate and the Your Interests Now Toolbar might display pop-up and pop-under windows in your Internet browser. The Your Interests Now Toolbar may land on your PC bundled with a free program setup, has an official site at and...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Ads by Song

Some Web surfers like to listen to music while browsing the Internet and shop online, but they would not expect to see advertisements by something as abstract as music. Web surfers that are infected with adware may see promotional materials that feature the tag 'Powered by Song' and overpopulate online stores like Amazon, Bonanza, Best Buy and eBay. The adware on your computer may have arrived as an optional component of a freeware installer that you installed with the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Security analysts note that the Song adware is published by Sergey Petrov as a free tool for finding the lyrics of your favorite songs on the Internet. You may be interested to know that Sergey Petrov is known for publishing adware like SW.Booster and SuperbApp . Needless to say, the Song adware may provide Web surfers with corrupted advertisements and use JavaScript to place...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Adware

Ultimate Gamer Toolbar

The Ultimate Gamer Toolbar can be found at and the Chrome Web Store being promoted as a gaming companion that will help users find the best titles among hundreds of Adobe Flash games on the Internet. However, you should know that the Ultimate Gamer Toolbar is created by the infamous Client Connect Ltd that is responsible for developing adware and browser hijackers associated with , Dot Net Asansol Community Toolbar and ScreenGlaze . Security investigators report that the Ultimate Gamer Toolbar is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program with adware capabilities that may provide users with links to third-party online gaming platforms and show pop-up ads. Moreover, the Ultimate Gamer Toolbar may place tracking cookies on your computer that could help advertisers recognize you on affiliated online shops and provide you with customized...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

‘’ Pop-Ups

The domain is associated with a browser hijacker that may be dispersed among computer users with the help of free software bundles. The domain may be blacklisted by most Web filters like Google Safe Browsing and Websense ThreatSeeker as well as AV firewalls. The browser hijacker mentioned before may load content from and show users fake security warnings that state 'Your Microsoft Computer Has Been Blocked' by using JavaScript. Additionally, users that are infected with the browser hijacker may not be able to open new tabs and be forced to use the Windows Task Manager to close their Internet browser. The browser hijacker linked to may disable the built-in pop-up prevention mechanism in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that allow users to block unwanted pop-up...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

SearchOffModule Ads

The SearchOffModule browser add-on is related to the Adware.E404!ct and may be promoted to you as a search optimizer that you are not advised to install. The SearchOffModule add-on is developed by Goobzo Ltd. that is known for creating adware like BrowserAir and ConverterPro . Needless, to say, you should not expect to notice useful features in the modus operandi of SearchOffModule. Security experts speculate that the SearchOffModule add-on is the version two of the Search Module Plus adware that Goobzo released earlier. We can mention a few notable differences between the applications mentioned before, which include new DLL libraries, self-signed security certificate and an updater module. The SearchOffModule add-on is classified as adware because it may display pop-up windows, banners, and ad-boxes when users visit online stores like Amazon, eBay and Kmart. The only search...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Adware

HowToSuite Toolbar

The HowToSuite Toolbar may be promoted to you as a platform that will allow you to start learning a new craft, and a place to discover home improvement tips and DIY instructions. The HowToSuite Toolbar is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. that is associated with riskware like Video Convert Toolbar and Productivity Boss Toolbar . The HowToSuite Toolbar comes with a free license per user, and may be accompanying freeware packages. Also, the HowToSuite Toolbar can be downloaded from and the Chrome Web Store. However, you may want to abstain from installing the HowToSuite Toolbar because it is perceived as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may be used by advertisers to push marketing content in your browser. The HowToSuite Toolbar may show pop-up and pop-under windows loaded with commercials and invite you to complete surveys. Moreover,...

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

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
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