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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,797,398 -0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,248,339 -1%
3 PUP.SupTab 886,121 -2%
4 PUP.InstallCore 885,098 -1%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 813,761 -2%
6 Qvo6.com Hijacker 640,364 -0%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 636,614 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 611,120 -0%
9 Qone8.com 548,128 -2%
10 Babylon Search/Toolbar 544,481 -1%
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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

Turbosoft24.vidupdate.net

The Turbosoft24.vidupdate.net pop-up shows in the web browser of computer users with adware on their system, and it may suggest the installation of potentially harmful software. Turbosoft24.vidupdate.net domain is connected to several IP addresses that are associated with spreading adware such as the DealPly and InstallCore and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). The adware generating the Turbosoft24.vidupdate.net pop-up could have been installed in your system through the installation of freeware packages via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. It might not be advised to click on the Turbosoft24.vidupdate.net pop-up when it can deliver you computer threats, and you might wish to eradicate the responsible adware with the help of a trusted anti-spyware solution.

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Lp2.playerpage109.info

The Lp2.playerpage109.info pop-up is generated by adware on your PC that may have entered your system via bundling with freeware. Security researchers advise users not click on pop-ups by Lp2.playerpage109.info because the IP 54.175.102.143 of the domain is connected to the deployment of computer trojans such as Win.Trojan.Symmi and ransomware. Clicking on the Lp2.playerpage109.info pop-up may result in the installation of possibly harmful software that could be used to steal your banking credentials and valuable log-in details. You might want to keep your Windows regularly updated to ensure that system vulnerabilities can't be exploited for automatic software download. The adware responsible for the Lp2.playerpage109.info pop-up can be addressed with a trusted anti-malware solution that can clean and protect your system.

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Securitylog.systems

The Securitylog.systems domain hosts a web page that uses an emblem similar to the icon of Windows Firewall and suggests users to call '1-855-565-3218' or '1-866-560-5093' to receive technical support for system problems. The Securitylog.systems domain is connected to adware that promotes the services of 'System Support IT' through continuous display of a pop-up window every time the user starts a web browser session. The adware behind the Securitylog.systems pop-up might have arrived in your PC along with a free application, and you might want to review recently installed freeware. Adware is typically created to promote services, online shops and products by persistent display of marketing materials, and the majority of computer users might not like that. The 'System Support IT' services on the Securitylog.systems domain might not be trustworthy as it is the case with companies...

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Adware

Filestorage72.info

The Filestorage72.info domain is used by adware developers to support their private ad network that generates pay-per-click revenue for them. The Filestorage72.info domain is connected to adware that displays pop-up windows and ads promoting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) when users visit forums and technology related websites. The adware behind the Filestorage72.info pop-ups and ads may have been installed as a helpful add-on or Browser Helper Object part of a freeware installation. Adware developers create seemingly useful browser tools only to attract users to install their adware that can use monetization techniques. Namely, pay-per-click revenue from the displayed ads and when users install promoted Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). If you don't like your system to be used for the financial profit of adware developers, you might want to clean your system with the help...

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Positive Finds

The Positive Finds is promoted as a search assistant that allows you to search more efficiently. You might be offered to install the Positive Finds software when you browse the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option in freeware bundles, or it will be installed automatically. The Positive Finds browser application might appear as an extension in Google Chrome, an add-on in Mozilla Firefox and as a Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer and its installation will result in the appearance of many ads. Security researchers point out that the Positive Finds browser application is perceived as adware because it may inject the web pages you browse with banners, contextual ads, and pop-ups. The ads by Positive Finds may be based on your search operations and collected browsing information that is a standard practice among adware products. The Positive Finds adware may prove an obstruction for your...

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Adware

Urgentcomputerfix.net

The Urgentcomputerfix.net domain is used by adware on infected PCs to display a pop-up window that suggest to computer users to install a potentially harmful software. Security researchers discovered that the Urgentcomputerfix.net domain is linked to several IP addresses that are associated with the deployment of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and adware products such as Multiplug. Additionally, the Urgentcomputerfix.net domain is recognized as malicious by several leading web applications. The adware that is responsible for the Urgentcomputerfix.net pop-up might have been installed on your system during a free application installation via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Experts advise users not to click on the Urgentcomputerfix.net pop-up because that might result in unwanted software installation. If you are presented with the Urgentcomputerfix.net pop-up, you might want to...

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Solvemypc.club

The Solvemypc.club domain is utilized by adware that displays a pop-up window saying that the computer user has 'Possible Privacy breach and Computer Error Detected Due to Suspicious Activity Found on Your Computer'. In addition, the pop-up on Solvemypc.club suggest users to call a technician on the phone number '1 (855) 448-7792', but security experts note that the pop-up is generated by adware on your system. The adware behind the Solvemypc.club pop-up aims to direct users to dial a specified phone number that may result in high phone bill or the installation of potentially harmful software. You might want to know that the adware that displays the pop-up by Solvemypc.club may have been installed on your system as a drive-by installation of freeware. Security experts remind that adware is created to promote products, services and online shops, and it may slow down your system or...

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Adware

Servicehomeocean.info

The Servicehomeocean.info domain is connected to adware that generates a pop-up window that might offer you to install a download helper, a video player or a supposedly legitimate anti-virus application. The Servicehomeocean.info pop-up might use color themes similar to renowned software products or notify you of security issues, but you may want to keep in mind that such practices are the tools of adware developers. The adware that is responsible for the Servicehomeocean.info pop-up might appear as a browser extension promoted to be a helpful search assistant or a browser enhancer. Adware is known to come incorporated with freeware, and you might want to revise recently installed free applications. If you are presented with the Servicehomeocean.info pop-up, it could be a bad idea to download the offered software, and you might want to use a reputable anti-malware application to clean...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Passion Fruit Rewards

The Passion Fruit Rewards browser tool is promoted as an online shopping adviser that can help you save money by providing you with exclusive coupons, deals, and discounts. However, the Passion Fruit Rewards browser app is deemed by security researchers as adware because it displays an abundance of advertisements in the form of ads, banners, pop-up and pop-under windows filled with marketing content. The Passion Fruit Rewards app can be attached to your browser as an extension, an add-on, or a Browser Helper Object depending on your installed web browsers. The Passion Fruit Rewards browser tool can be downloaded from its official website, but the majority of its installations are the result of bundling with freeware. The Passion Fruit Rewards adware serves as a marketing engine of retailers that use its integration with your web browser to deliver marketing materials. The intrusive...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Adware

KP Search Bear

The KP Search Bear software by Selecao Technologies is built with the Crossrider platform, and it is perceived by computer experts as adware because it aggressively pushes marketing materials in the user's web browser. The KP Search Bear adware creates a scheduled task named 'Koala Personal Search' under the Windows Task Scheduler to enable its activities upon system bootup. The KP Search Bear browser app may appear as an extension, and add-on or a Browser Helper Object depending on your web browser of choice. The KP Search Bear software functions as ad aggregator of adware developers that monetize clicks on the displayed pop-ups, ad boxes, and banners. You could encounter the Kp Search Bear software embedded with freeware bundles to ensure its widespread, or it may be promoted to you as a search enhancer on websites dedicated to free software. If you detect the KP Search Bear adware...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Simplevideodownloader.net

The Simplevideodownloader.net domain is utilized by adware that pushes a pop-UP window offering a fake Adobe Flash Player update. Adware developers create seemingly helpful web tools only to invite users to install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) or promoted products and services. Adware products are often distributed by using a freeware installer as a vessel because the majority of users handle free application installers via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Security experts advise users, not to install software offered by the Simplevideodownloader.net pop-up because it may open the door for possibly harmful software. The Simplevideodownloader.net pop-up is generated by adware on your system, and you might want to use a trusted anti-anti-spyware solution to eliminate the threat.

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

BingTracker

The BingTracker software is branded by security experts as adware because it presents users with pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks to sponsors and ads that may cover the native ads of unaffiliated web page. The BingTracker adware accompanies freeware bundles and after the free app installation it could be noticed as a newly added browser extension. The BingTracker adware might insert a registry key to enable its operation at every PC bootup, and you may have your browser cluttered with ads. The BingTracker adware monetizes your clicks on the ads it provides, and you should take into consideration that adware is not known to produce the safest ads on the web. If you suspect an infection with the BingTracker adware, you might want to use a credible anti-spyware tool to scan and clean your PC.

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Adware

Coolncheap

The CoolnCheap browser tool is promoted as an online shopping helper and classified by security researchers as adware that can be connected to the legitimate online store at CoolnCheap.com. The CoolnCheap adware may be attached to your web browser as an extension, an add-on or a Browser Helper Object in order to be able to present you with numerous advertisements. The commercials can take the form of ad boxes, pop-up windows, banners and contextual hyperlinks to sponsored products. The CoolnCheap browser tool can be found accompanying free application installers when you browse the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option. The CoolnCheap adware serves as an advertising engine of retailers that may read the user's browsing history and allow them to push targeted ads. Adware such as the CoolnCheap browser tool allows retailers to reach out to many potential buyers, but you might find CoolnCheap's...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Adware

OptCon

The OptCon browser extension is deemed by security experts as adware that can display many ads, pop-ups and banners inside your web browser. The OptCon browser extension is created by adware developers that use it as private ad network that generates pay-per-click revenue. Adware such as the OptCon extension does not incorporate safety mechanisms regarding the displayed advertisement content, and you may be exposed to potentially harmful software. The OptCon adware is dispersed by embedding it with free application installers, that most computer users like to handle via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. If you have recently installed a free app and you experience a torrent of ads, you might have been infected with the OptCon adware. Adware infections can be dealt with by applying a powerful anti-spyware solution.

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

VideoFox

The VideoFox browser app is promoted to give computer users a new way to enjoy online videos, and that may invite many computer users to install it. The VideoFox browser app can be downloaded directly from the web, or you might encounter it in freeware installers when you explore the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option. However, security researchers classify the VideoFox browser app as adware because it behaves as a marketing engine. The VideoFox adware may not work as promoted, but it can inject the pages you visit with several advertisements. The VideoFox adware may present you with banners, contextual and transitional ads, pop-up and pop-under windows loaded with marketing content. Computer users who are infected with the VideoFox adware may notice a new add-on, an extension, or a Browser Helper Object installed in their web browser that can be recognized as the propagator of the ads....

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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