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View the trending of malware based on the 'detection count' reports of threats found in infected PCs and volume levels which reflect malware infection rates. For real-time data on malware outbreaks worldwide, visit MalwareTracker.
Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,494,338 3%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,139,794 2%
3 Qvo6.com Hijacker 718,066 2%
4 PUP.InstallCore 715,008 4%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 705,516 2%
6 PUP.SupTab 681,577 5%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 648,625 0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 575,763 1%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 517,945 2%
10 WeDownload Manager 445,710 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

FB Photo Zoom

FB Photo Zoom is a program that attempts to offer random services for helping computer users preview images at full size over Facebook. The FB Photo Zoom program is known to be loaded without a computer user’s permission sometimes due to installing random freeware programs or bundled software. When loaded, FB Photo Zoom may then load up pop-ups or attempt to offer its services in aggressive manors where the computer user is aggravated with the notifications mostly when surfing the internet. Web browser habits may be tracked by FB Photo Zoom and redirects could take place loading up unwanted sites and pages. Removal of FB Photo Zoom may require use of an antispyware tool to safely detect all components related to FB Photo Zoom and remove them automatically.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Atajitos.com

Atajitos.com is a site that is apt to providing a means of searching the internet in addition to providing quick link buttons for popular social sites and other pages. The Atajitos.com site has been deemed as a browser hijacker due to it having components that will automatically load Atajitos.com as a default home page on several web browser applications. Through the use of Atajitos.com computer users may notice several advertisements or sponsored links. Use of those ads or links on Atajitos.com may cause redirects to other unwanted sites or pages that contain questionable content. In the efforts to stop Atajitos.com from loading automatically it may require the use of an antispyware program designed to detect and remove browser hijackers from a Windows PC.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload.AXI

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload.AXI is a deceptive computer threat and Trojan horse that may be prone to downloading other unknown and potentially malicious software and files onto an infected computer. The TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload.AXI threat may be a gateway for remote hackers to infiltrate the infected system and then steal data from its hard drive. Through the use of TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload.AXI a remote attacker could control certain activities over the internet and eventually lead to issues like identity theft that the computer owner may be liable for. It is essential to remove TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload.AXI by use of a trusted antimalware application.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Astro Arcade Ads

Astro Arcade Ads is part of an adware network or advertisements that may display at random on a system while surfing the internet. The Astro Arcade Ads prove to be intrusive to many computer users as they will interrupt surfing the internet and sometimes reduce performance of some web browser applications making it hard to load some sites at full speed. The Astro Arcade Ads may claim to offer various services for your computer but in some instances it may fail to provide them unless you click on the offer and follow through with the instructions on sites you are redirected to. Elimination of the Astro Arcade Ads may take finding its related plugins or components and then removing them from the affected system.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Adware

PicColor

PicColor is an adware program created by a media group that may be into spreading such a program to gain money through clicks on advertisements that it generates. Through the PicColor ads computer users may be enticed by offers of special deals or products. The PicColor ads are prone to displaying as pop-ups and banners when surfing the web on many sites. PicColor may also collect information to display ads related to products or sites you have visited in the past. In stopping the PicColor ads from displaying it may warrant use of an antispyware tool to safely detect and remove all components related to PicColor loaded on a computer.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Adware

Gameharbor.org

Gameharbor.org is a web page that may prove to be harmful to your system. Gameharbor.org is identified as a browser hijacker where it may have the tendency to lead computer users to other sites through redirects by enticing clicks on sponsored links or ads displayed on the Gameharbor.org page. In the event that Gameharbor.org loads as a default home page it may be prudent to obtain a tool to safely detect and remove all components related to Gameharbor.org. Doing so will stop the Gameharbor.org page from automatically loading and prevent unwanted redirects to potentially malicious sites.

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

SpeedCheck

Speedcheck is an adware program that may have several advertisements generated from an associated ad network. Through the use of Speedcheck ads you may be redirected through other pages and sites that have questionable content to some computer users. The Speedcheck ads may also be intrusive where they display at random while surfing the internet on various pages. The Speedcheck ads may attempt to offer various products and services. Stopping the Speedcheck ads may be a task of using antispyware tools to safely detect and eliminate associated plugins or add-ons.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Adware

Superiends.net

Superiends.net is a generic website that may be used as a search engine but has the tendency to be loaded as your default home page. Use of the Superiends.net page may not be harmful to a computer but it may lead to redirects that are unwanted. The Superiends.net page may also have several associated sponsored links and ads that show up on the page that may be clicked on to redirect you to other unwanted sites. The Superiends.net page could also load automatically set as your default home page. Reversing those effects could require use of an antispyware program to safely detect and remove all components related to Superiends.net.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Iwebar1

Iwebar1 is an adware program that has proven to be mostly unwanted due to its intrusive behavior of loading up advertisements as pop-ups or banners. The Iwebar1 ads are aggravating and annoying for most computer users because it loads up ads when surfing the internet at random attempting to offer deals or products through the internet. The Iwebar1 ads may interrupt your usage of the internet and eventually lead to redirecting your web browser to other questionable sites when the ads are clicked on. Stopping the Iwebar1 ads may take use of an antispyware tool to safely detect and remove all components of Iwebar1.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Adware

Mac4Coupon

Mac4Coupon is an adware application that may be installed on a computer due to loading random freeware apps or bundled software. When Mac4Coupon has loaded on a windows PC it is apt to start displaying random ads in pop-up or banner formats where it attempts to offer random coupon deals or ways to supposedly save money by shopping on the internet. The Mac4Coupon ads may also be associated with random shopping sites or affiliates who seek to gain money through clicks or impressions on certain sites and advertisements. The Mac4Coupon ads may be stopped by removal of Mac4Coupon and its associated plugin files.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Adware

Jqd.optiopt.net

Jqd.optiopt.net is a browser hijacker and a site that may initially seem to be a harmless search engine page. Through Jqd.optiopt.net computer users may be confronted with search results on the internet with several sponsored links and advertisements displayed with the results. Use of the sponsored links or ads on Jqd.optiopt.net may cause redirects to other sites and pages that have questionable content. In some instances Jqd.optiopt.net will automatically load as the default home page, which may warrant use of an antispyware tool to safely detect and remove all files or add-ons causing this to take place.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Infostealer.Bucuper

Infostealer.Bucuper is a computer Trojan horse infection that may be designed with the ability to infiltrate a vulnerable system and then steal data stored on the system’s hard drive. The Infostealer.Bucuper infection may also cause a situation where it could be used by remote hackers to access the infected computer leading to serious issues of controlling the system to perform malicious actions on the internet. The Infostealer.Bucuper threat may lead to issues like identity theft, which is why computer users must take precautions to detect and eliminate the Infostealer.Bucuper threat. Usually the easiest method of removing Infostealer.Bucuper is through use of an antispyware application.

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Trojans

PrinceCoupon

PrinceCoupon is an adware program prone to loading up pop-up or banner ads that attempt to offer various coupon deals or ways to save money by shopping on the internet. The use of the PrinceCoupon ads may cause redirects in most web browser where other sites with questionable content are loaded and could then offer other supposedly money saving deals. The PrinceCoupon ads may be intrusive and interrupt your surfing the internet where web browsers may suffer from reduced performance in loading sites with a lot of media resources. Evading the annoyances of PrinceCoupon and its ads may require use of an updated antispyware tool to safely detect and remove all components related to PrinceCoupon on any Windows PC.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware

WEbbiNG

WEbbiNG is an adware program that may be loaded on a computer due to the user downloading random freeware apps or bundled software programs from the internet. The WEbbiNG ads are known for loading as pop-ups or banners at random times mostly when surfing the internet. Through the WEbbiNG ads computer users may be offered various products and services or the chance of supposedly saving money through coupon deals. The WEbbiNG ads may be initially harmless but are known to be intrusive where they interrupt surfing of the web and could reduce performance of some web browser applications. Removal of the WEbbiNG ads may take finding all related components and then removing each of them manually or through use of an antispyware application.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware

Istsearch.com

Istsearch.com is a browser hijacker page that may be seen by many as a generic search engine site that is used to search the internet. The Istsearch.com site is mostly harmless in usage but has proven to load several sponsored links and advertisements when used in returning search results. The Istsearch.com site may have been created by money-hungry folks who look to gain money by computer user’s clicks or views on certain ads and pages redirected from Istsearch.com. In some cases Istsearch.com will load up automatically as a default home page. Reversing those effects and stopping Istsearch.com from loading automatically make require use of an antispyware program to detect and remove all components related to Istsearch.com.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Browser Hijackers
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