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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,369,507 -0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,109,889 -1%
3 Adware.LinkSwift 792,251 1%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 690,680 -1%
5 Qvo6.com Hijacker 690,099 -1%
6 PUP.InstallCore 673,315 0%
7 V9 Redirect Virus 575,500 -0%
8 PUP.SupTab 574,675 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 534,557 -1%
10 WeDownload Manager 521,361 -1%
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System Care Antivirus

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Fake anti-virus programs are still among the most common types of online scams. Criminals continue to create fake anti-virus programs like System Care Antivirus in order to fool unsuspecting computer users into buying useless security software. These fake anti-virus programs are renamed and repackaged every few weeks, a pattern that has repeated itself consistently since their first appearance nearly a decade ago. Despite its name, System Care Antivirus is not actually an anti-virus program. In fact, it is the complete opposite; System Care Antivirus is a kind of malware infection commonly known as a rogue security program. System Care Antivirus is designed to cause problems on a...

Posted on April 9, 2013 in Rogue Anti-Virus Program

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

Windows Active Guard

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Windows Active Guard is a malware program that belongs to the FakeVimes family of fake security software. Windows Active Guard carries out a common online scam that involves pretending to be a real security program in order to convince inexperienced computer users that they must pay for an expensive 'upgrade'. Since there are no real anti-malware capabilities on Windows Active Guard and it is, in reality, a malware infection itself, ESG malware researchers strongly recommend ignoring all of Windows Active Guard's warnings and removing this bogus security program with a reliable anti-malware application. Windows Active Guard's Family of Rogue Security Programs FakeVimes malware...

Posted on July 23, 2012 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

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, a...

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 WinWebSec 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...

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

Trojan:Win32/Chenf.A

Trojan:Win32/Kilim.J is a Trojan that may carry out a variety of malignant activities on a corrupted PC. Upon installation, Trojan:Win32/Chenf.A replicates itself to a specific location. Trojan:Win32/Chenf.A makes system modification by creating the potentially harmful files on a computer system. Trojan:Win32/Chenf.A might contact a distant host. Trojan:Win32/Chenf.A does this to report a new infection to its creator, drop and execute files, incorporating updates or other malware infections, receive configuration or other data, receive commands from a remote cybercrook and upload data taken from the computer system.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Trojans

Trojan:Win32/Kilim.J

Trojan:Win32/Kilim.J is a Trojan that may carry out a variety of harmful activities on a compromised PC. After installation, Trojan:Win32/Kilim.J makes system modifications by creating the potentially infected files on a computer system. Trojan:Win32/Kilim.J may contact the distant hosts in order to affirm Internet connectivity, receive configuration or other data, report a new infection to its creator, receive commands from a remote cybercriminal, drop and execute files, incorporating updates or other malware threats, and upload data taken from the contaminated computer system.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Trojans

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g is adware that may add graphical skins into Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Outlook Express toolbars. Adware.Maltrec.TS!g may also insert its own toolbar and search button. These custom toolbars may have keyword-targeted ads integrated into them. Adware.Maltrec.TS!g may be produced to create and show disturbing ads in major Web browsers. Adware.Maltrec.TS!g may strive to benefit from ad clicks. Adware.Maltrec.TS!g may also repeatedly redirect computer users to untrustworthy websites that may be designed to generate advertising income from increased traffic of the sponsored website.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Adware

MalSign.Generic.A8A

MalSign.Generic.A8A is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that may integrate itself on the Web browsers involving Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox when PC users download or install free applications from untrustworthy download website. The creators of MalSign.Generic.A8A may use tricky methods such as bundling in an effort to install a MalSign.Generic.A8A plug-in or add-on on the PC without the computer user's approval. MalSign.Generic.A8A may circulate and enter the PC through bundled free applications. Upon installation, MalSign.Generic.A8A may create and show disturbing advertisements encompassing discount coupons, sales and deals when PC users visit shopping-related websites. MalSign.Generic.A8A may keep track of the computer user's Internet surfing habits by recording websites the PC user visits and activities on those websites. MalSign.Generic.A8A may...

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG

Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG is a worm that propagates via network drives and removable drives by replicating itself. Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG may also drop and run arbitrary files on the infected computer system. After installation, Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG makes system changes on the compromised PC by modifying the Windows Registry. Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG also creates the registry entry so that it can run automatically every time the computer user starts Windows. Worm:Win32/Vobfus.ZG may contact a distant server to check where it can download additional files.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Worms

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A is a Trojan downloader that strives to download and install other malware infections or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) to a PC. TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A can target particular files on remote websites, or a particular web address that points to a website encompassing an exploit code that may permit the website to automatically drop and run applications or a malevolent code on vulnerable PCs. TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A permits cybercrooks to obtain remote unauthorized access and control over the attacked computer.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Trojan Downloader

SaveNeto

SaveNeto is adware that, after installation on a PC, may insert an unwanted browser extension, add-on or plug-in on a Web browser. SaveNeto may be marketed as a useful add-on, plug-in or browser extension for web shoppers. SaveNeto may state to enhance the PC user's surfing activity, provide PC users with advertisements encompassing discount coupons and deals associated with the PC user's online browsing routine that should help him save some money while shopping on the Internet. However, in fact, SaveNeto may not give PC users capabilities it markets. SaveNeto may also display a variety of random and unassociated ads with the text Ads by SaveNeto, Powered by SaveNeto, SaveNeto Deals, Brought to you by SaveNeto, and similar ones on the PC.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Adware

Online Browser Advertising

Online Browser Advertising is an adware threat that may be installed on the computer system without the PC user's approval. Online Browser Advertising may circulate and install itself onto the computer as an optional tool through bundled free tools that PC users can download from questionable download websites. Online Browser Advertising may show non-stop pop-up ads when computer users are using major search engines by embedding advertisements in search results and a variety of websites that may be designed for commercial intentions to benefit from increased web traffic. In Google Chrome, Online Browser Advertising may integrate itself as an extension and in Internet Explorer it may run as a process and a Browser Helper Object (BHO). Online Browser Advertising may also embed itself as a Windows add-on. Online Browser Advertising may be produced to benefit from ad clicks.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Adware

Trojan Horse Generic36.DWH

Trojan Horse Generic36.DWH is a Trojan that is hard to find and eliminate from the targeted computer system. Trojan horse Generic36.DWH is Trojan that is able to recreate itself after elimination from the attacked PC. Trojan Horse Generic36.DWH allows attackers to gain full remote access and control over the affected PC. Trojan Horse Generic36.DWH may drop and install other malware threats on the contaminated computer system. Upon installation, Trojan Horse Generic36.DWH may drop potentially malevolent files and make modifications to the Windows Registry.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Trojans

Weather It Up

Weather It Up is an adware threat that may show intrusive ads within the PC user's web browser on websites where ads would not typically show up. Weather It Up may proliferate through other adware threats. Weather It Up is designed by Phoenix Media. After installation, Weather It Up may insert an unwanted browser extension, plug-in or add-on into Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox without the computer user's approval, or as an extra program packaged with free applications that PC users can download from unreliable download websites. The main goal of Weather It Up may be to generate advertising income from clicks on online ads. Weather It Up may show a variety of pop-up and in-text advertisements and banners. Weather It Up may also unwillingly reroute computer users to questionable websites that were generated to possibly benefit from increased...

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Adware

iRobinHood

iRobinHood is a potentially unwanted program (PUP)/adware that is produced by iRobinHood Partners. iRobinHood may embed a Browser Helper Object (BHO) into Internet Explorer. iRobinHood may state to help computer users raise money for charities. iRobinHood may run in the background while PC users are browsing the Web, giving the capability to trace the amount of money raised. iRobinHood may show discount coupon pop-up advertisements on a variety of online shopping-related websites. iRobinHood may add an unwanted browser plug-in on Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox without a computer user's authorization, or it may embedded as an additional program packaged with free applications that PC users download from untrustworthy download websites. iRobinHood may be produced to benefit from ad clicks and increased traffic of the affiliated website....

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

HQvidPv

HQvidPv is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that, after installation on a computer system, may insert an unwanted browser extension on Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. HQvidPv may propagate and enter the PC packaged with free programs that computer users can download from untrustworthy download websites. HQvidPv may aim to continuously divert PC users to questionable websites that may be designed for commercial purposes to probably increase their traffic. HQvidPv may highlight words when the computer user surfs the Web that, once clicked, may deliver and display advertisements by HQvidPv. The pop-up ads may also be shown by HQvidPv if the PC user hovers the mouse over the highlighted words.

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

EnjoyCoupon

EnjoyCoupon is adware that may circulate and access the PC through as an additional program bundled free software that the computer user can download from unreliable download websites. EnjoyCoupon may claim to be able to improve the PC user's Internet surfing experience. EnjoyCoupon may display unwanted pop-up ads, sales, deals, discount coupons and offers. EnjoyCoupon may take over any Web browser installed on the PC and change the default browser settings. EnjoyCoupon may also replace the default homepage and search engine or a new tab page with a suspicious website that may be produced for commercial purposes to benefit from ad clicks and increased website traffic.EnjoyCoupon may collect data of the PC user's online surfing habits and send and use it when showing targeted pop-up advertisements and messages. EnjoyCoupon may install itself on the Web browser as an add-on, plug-in, or...

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Adware

B-Information

B-Information is adware that may display random pop-up ads, discount coupons, offers, sales and deals in well-known online shopping websites and social networking websites. B-Information may add an adware supported add-on, plug-in or browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome Web browsers that may show pop-up, pop-under, banner, search, and in-text link interstitial ads. B-Information may propagate and install itself onto the PC as an optional tool throughout installation of possibly unprotected free program downloads. B-Information may be embedded in the Web browser when the computer user installs freeware that may have embedded into their installation B-Information. When the PC user installs free applications on the computer system, he may also install B-Information.

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Adware

HQTotalS

HQTotalS is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) designed by HQplustotalS that may be categorized as adware. HQTotalS may claim to make a PC user's Internet surfing experience more effective and save time and money by delivering various deals, discount coupons, offers and sales. HQTotalS created and display random pop-up ads and messages or banners on the computer system including discount coupons, sponsored links, deals and offers, which may be based on the computer user's search queries and interests, when he is surfing on the Internet. HQTotalS may forcibly reroute PC users to unknown websites. Suspicious websites related to HQTotalS may be created to benefit from increased web traffic and clicks on advertisements. Upon installation, HQTotalS may embed a browser add-on, plug-in or browser extension to all Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox...

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Adware
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