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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,099,600 0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 875,439 0%
3 Adware.LinkSwift 630,029 0%
4 Qvo6.com Hijacker 608,359 0%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 554,232 0%
6 V9 Redirect Virus 536,791 0%
7 PUP.InstallCore 527,398 0%
8 PUP.SupTab 471,997 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 423,458 0%
10 WeDownload Manager 416,203 0%
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VirLock Ransomware

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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

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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

CryptoLocker Ransomware

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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

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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 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

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A

The TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A detection is utilized by security application pointing to malware programmed to download trojans. The TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A can be observed in corrupted Microsoft Word documents and JavaScript as well as infected archives and installers from spam emails. Once on your computer, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A can download other malware and help attackers gain remote access to your PC, record your keystrokes and steal your video, image and text files. Malware researchers note that TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A can place its files in the folder of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and insert a registry key in Windows to auto-start with your OS. You may be interested to know that TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A can avoid detection by starting with your Windows OS. Moreover, the TrojanDownloader:Win32/Lacam.A can hook to Windows Explorer and modify...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Trojan

Edu App Ads

Edu App is classified by security researchers as adware because it presents users with numerous ads such as banners, pop-ups, contextual and transitional commercials. Edu App is deployed embedded with free software installers as a way to be automatically installed on many computers because most users prefer the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The Edu App adware is known to have versions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that allow it to perform its operations across several browsers. Also, the Edu App adware can collect information like your IP address and preferred websites that can be analyzed by advertisers and push tailor-suited ads in your web browser. The Edu App adware is used by its developers to monetize your clicks on ads while you browse the web. Additionally, the Edu App adware can place its files in the temp folder of Windows and insert a registry...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Sharp Angle Ads

The Sharp Angle application can be promoted to you as a search enhancer in freeware packages under the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option, or it can be automatically installed along with other apps. Sharp Angle is created by adware developers as a monetization platform that would earn pay-per-click revenue by displaying advertisements. The Sharp Angle adware has versions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that can inject banners and ad panels on the web pages you browse and present you with pop-ups and in-text hyperlinks to sponsored content. The Sharp Angle adware allows advertisers to grab a hold of your online history and search terms in order to provide you with targeted marketing materials. The Sharp Angle adware may use session and HTTP cookies to record your IP address and approximate geographical location and maximize the relevance of its ads. Moreover, the...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Adware

Audiorecorders.us

The Audiorecorders.us domain is related to adware that is instructed to show pop-ups and promote the Audio Recorder Titanium app by AAT Technology, LLC. Users may experience pop-ups by Audiorecorders.us due to adware on their PC that may have arrived incorporated with a free program installer. Adware developers prefer to spread their products with freeware because most users prefer to install apps via the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. You may be interested to know that the adware linked to Audiorecorders.us can use a browser extension, a Browser Helper Object, and an add-on to present you with pop-ups by Audiorecorders.us. Therefore, you may want to check for recently added tools to your web client. Additionally, the pop-ups by Audiorecorders.us may feature transparent layers loaded with ads, and the developers may profit from your repeated clicks. The adware related to...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

MediPlayer

The ads by MediPlayer in your web browser are propelled by an adware powered application on your computer. The MediPlayer adware can appear as an extension, a plugin or an add-on for your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. You may have installed the MediPlayer adware during the installation of a free application via the 'Expres' or 'Typical' options. Adware developers prefer to deploy their apps bundled with free programs in order to be installed on as many computers as possible. The MediPlayer adware functions as a monetization platform that displays advertisements in your web browser and converts your clicks into money for its developers. The MediPlayer adware is programmed to read your bookmarks and online history to optimize the relevance of the ads it shows. The MediPlayer adware can use advertisements in the form of ad boxes, banners, pop-ups and pop-under...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Adware

CoupSeek

The CoupSeek program is deployed as a web app that can help you discover coupons and specials deals related to the pages you preview. That may sound exciting to online shoppers, but you may want to know that it tracks your browsing habits and displays many pop-ups, banners, and ad panels. Therefore, it is considered as adware by security researchers. You should note that it serves as an advertising platform and clicks on ads by CoupSeek are at your risk. The developers of CoupSeek disperse their product in freeware bundles to earn pay-per-click revenue. Needless to say, the services of the CoupSeek adware come with no warranty, and you may be directed to visit unsafe web locations and download Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). You should note that the CoupSeek adware can use several types of cookies such as HTTP, Flash and session cookies in order to build your unique profile and...

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Adware

Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP

Computers with inadequate protections may get infected by a harmful threat called Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP. Once installed on a computer, Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP will make changes to the Windows Registry, which will affect any Web browser used by the computer user, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP may insert its corrupted files on the PC system through a backdoor Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP opens in order to facilitate the execution of its damaging actions. Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP also may disable your installed programs especially the ones focused on the PC security. Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP can collect account details such as password and user names, credit card and online banking information and more. Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.PNP may install supplementary threats on the infected computer. It is...

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Trojans

Sad Cloud

Sad Cloud, another creation of Super Web LLC, is detected and regarded as a Potentially Unwanted Program developed to distribute itself via bundling marketing techniques or as a result of visiting unreliable webpages. After installation, this PUP starts making changes that later lead to slower performance of the machine and application crashes. Sad Cloud might also display bogus messages claiming that you need to update a program. Sad Cloud might also inject your browsers with annoying advertisements that may disrupt your normal Web browsing. Furthermore, Sad Cloud may collect your browsing preferences and send the information to third parties that may use it for marketing purposes.

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Ladivyrop.A

Ladivyrop.A, also detected as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Ladivyrop.A and Trojan.Win32.Badur.admbp, is a threat that if installed on a computer may cause numerous, damaging problems to the infected machine. After invading a computer, Ladivyrop.A will run some commands automatically, consume a huge amount of resources, slow down the machine's speed significantly and install additional extensions and even threats. Ladivyrop.A targets computers running the Windows operating system. The installed firewall and security programs will be disabled by Ladivyrop.A. Ladivyrop.A also displays fake update messages and tons of unwanted advertisements that, if clicked, may bring with them PUPs, adware and similar content or redirect to potentially threatening websites. By registering the computer user browsing actions, Ladivyrop.A may collect information that will be shared with third parties. As a bonus...

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Trojans

Yappyz

Yappyz is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) developed by a company called SIEN that has adware functionalities, may install browser add-ons or extensions and has additional purposes. Yappyz is not a virus, but its presence may involve various problematic features, such as browser hijacking or just disturb the Web user's experience. Yappyz infiltrates into the contaminated PC packaged with freeware and shareware programs (video recording/streaming, download managers or PDF creators). Computer users affected by Yappyz will notice countless sponsored advertisements over the Web page they are visiting, no matter if they are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Yappyz's is advertised as a gaming provider for free games and its interface displays favored games, puzzles and similar content in order to attract the computer user into buying these products from its...

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Adware

Shop Easy Ads

Shop Easy is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) linked to adware that may be installed on the targeted computer automatically. Shop Easy may enter the targeted computer bundled with freeware and shareware applications. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are examples of Web browsers that may be affected by Shop Easy. Once installed on the compromised machine, Shop Easy may change the computer settings and may interrupt the PC user's browsing activities. Shop Easy may make numerous, disturbing advertisements appear once a Web browser is opened and result in forced redirections to unrelated websites. Although some computer users may install Shop Easy voluntarily thinking that Shop Easy will help them, they may, very soon, conclude that Shop Easy is not the kind of application that should be kept on their machines

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Adware

Appimaker

Appimaker is a free adware application that advertises itself as an instrument to improve the computer user's Web browsing and save money and time by displaying discount coupons, sales, offers and deals. Appimaker may display unwanted advertisements, messages and banners in a form of a pop-up box, which may include a variety of deals and offers based on the PC users' search queries when they are browsing the Web. Appimaker may insert a browser add-on, plug-in or browser extension onto all well-known Web browsers incorporating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox installed on the computer system. Appimaker may constantly redirect PC users to unreliable websites that may produce and show annoying pop-up advertisements and attempt to generate advertising income from increased traffic of affiliated websites and clicks on online advertisements.

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Adware

Assist Point Ads

Assist Point is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by security experts. Assist Point usually spreads and enters a PC bundled with other freeware. After installation, Assist Point may offer various deals and discounts on products shopped for over the Internet. The different deals offered through the Assist Point advertisements may lead you to other pages that your Web browser automatically redirects you to if the Assist Point advertisements are clicked on. Some of those sites may be filled with additional coupon deals or offers. Assist Point may also reduce the performance of your machine, making it cumbersome or difficult to view some Web pages at full speed. The various pop-ups or banners of Assist Point may be displayed at random while surfing the Internet, potentially interrupting your browsing. Removal of Assist Point may require the detection and removal of all...

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Plain Savings Ads

Plain Savings is adware and a potentially unwanted browser add-on that promises to facilitate a computer user's Internet surfing by showing discount coupons, best deals and similar content. Plain Savings may be installed in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers automatically through the use of tricky strategies. Plain Savings may typically proliferate and access a computer packaged with free programs. When installed, Plain Savings may create and show random pop-up advertisements, messages and banners related to the computer user's browsing routine because Plain Savings may be able to trace the PC user's Internet surfing habits. Security experts suggest the removal of Plain Savings from an affected computer.

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Adware

Chart Choosing Ads

Computer users that try to keep their machines always well protected by security tools may be surprised by a large amount of advertisements displayed by an adware-laced program called Chart Choosing. Adware-laced programs such as Chart Choosing may enter a computer bundled with freeware. Chart Choosing is considered an adware due to several issues may create on an affected machine. These issues may include slow performance, monitoring browsing details, redirecting the PC user to compromised websites and more. Chart Choosing should be removed from the affected computer with a malware remover tool.

Posted on March 30, 2015 in Adware
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