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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 Hijacker 640,364 -0%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 636,614 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 611,120 -0%
9 548,128 -2%
10 Babylon Search/Toolbar 544,481 -1%
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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

Kovter Ransomware


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)


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


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

Ukash Virus


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


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 HDview browser application by Cossrider platform is deemed by security experts as adware and should not be mistaken with the legitimate HDView software from Microsoft Research that is used to enhance online media. The HDview adware uses the name of the reputable software by Microsft Research and freeware packages to spread on many systems and display advertisements. The successful installation of the HDview browser application may cause the appearance of a browser extension, an add-on or a Browser Helper Object depending on what web browser you are using. The HDview adware may push many ads, pop-ups and banners while you are exploring the web and that might obstruct your web routine. Adware such as the HDview browser application by Crossrider Platform can be purged by a trusted anti-malware utility.

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


The VideoBuzzer browser application may be offered as a tool that will enhance your video experience online, but security researchers brand it as adware because it displays many ads inside the web browser. The VideoBuzzer adware may appear as a Browse Helper in Internet Explorer, an add-on in Mozilla Firefox or a browser extension in Google Chrome and does not share relation with the renown VideoBuzz channel on YouTube. The VideoBuzzer adware is used by vendors to present you with numerous marketing materials in the form of ads, pop-ups, banners, transitional and contextual hyperlinks to sponsored products and services. The VideoBuzzer browser application is distributed by embedding it with free software installers to allow it to be installed on as many PCs as possible. If you have detected the VideoBuzzer adware on your system, you might seek the help of a reputable anti-spyware tool...

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The Cheap4all browser extension is deemed by security experts as adware that can be linked to the online shop on The Cheap4all adware displays advertisements in the form of banners, in-text hyperlinks to sponsored products, ad boxes and pop-windows that may obscure your comfortable online experience. The Cheap4all browser extension functions as ad aggregator that aims to direct web traffic from clicks on the displayed ads and to promote services. The Cheap4all browser extension may arrive in your system by tagging along with a freeware installer you might have handled via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The successful installation of the Cheap4all extension may result in your bookmarks and browsing history being used to deliver custom-made ads. The intrusive ads of the Cheap4all adware might provide you with enough reasons to remove it with the services of...

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Adware

The domain is employed by adware that displays a pop-up window offering a fake Adobe Flash Player update. The pop-up might use a color theme similar to the legitimate Adobe Flash Player, and you should be cautious not to download files from Security experts remind that the adware that generates the pop-up window might be used to deploy Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) by using the reputation of the renown Adobe Systems, Inc. Adware can be used to promote software, as well as services and marketing materials, and you should think twice before clicking on the pop-up. The adware connected to the domain may have been installed on your system alongside a free application, and you might want to review your recently installed programs. The adware that...

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


If you are experiencing an abundance of ads by TampaGeneration, you might want to know that you have adware in your system. The TampaGeneration adware may appear as a browser extension, and you might notice it in your 'Programs and Features' section of 'Control Panel'. The purpose of the TampaGeneration adware is to display advertisements and monetize clicks on them for its developers. The adware developers that created the TampaGeneration extension rely on freeware installers to disperse their product, and you might have installed the TampaGeneration adware along with a free program. The TampaGeneration adware can use your online history to display tailor-suited ads, banners, ad boxes, pop-up and pop-under windows to deliver its advertisement content. Computer experts advice the removal of adware such as the TampaGeneration extension because it may lower the performance of your web...

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Adware

‘Adware.DealPlay has been detected.’ Pop-Up

If you are presented with a pop-up stating that 'Adware.DealPlay has been detected.' your first thought might be to call the number 1-844-603-1185 that is conveniently provided for you to seek help. However, security researchers point out that adware are relatively low-risk threats and that the 'Adware.DealPlay has been detected.' pop-up may direct you to call a pricey number. The 'Adware.DealPlay has been detected.' pop-up is generated by adware on your system that earns money for its developers by scaring users and pointing them to call tech support. The adware that is responsible for the 'Adware.DealPlay has been detected.' pop-up may have entered your PC by incorporating with a freeware installer. It might not be a good idea to call 1-844-603-1185 from the 'Adware.DealPlay has been detected.' pop-up because you may end up installing a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) or...

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Adware


The CoolincCheap browser application is another adware promoted as an online shopping companion that can save you money. The CoolincCheap application can appear as a browser extension, an add-on or a Browser Helper Object depending on the web browsers you have on your system. The CoolincCheap adware can insert a registry key in Windows to ensure its operation every time you launch your web browser, and you might be subjected to abundance of ads, pop-ups, and banners. The CoolincCheap browser application serves its developers by generating pay-per-click revenue, and the CoolincCheap adware might not be concerned with the safety of its ads. Adware such as the CoolincCheap extension may clutter your browser with marketing materials, and you might want to use a credible anti-malware tool to remove it from your PC.

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The PrizeCoupon browser app is advertised as a valuable shopping companion in freeware bundles, but you might be interested to know that it is branded by security experts as adware. The PrizeCoupon software has functionality similar to the modus operandi of the Right Coupon, PerfectCoupon and Savings Bull browser extensions that work as ad platforms. The PrizeCoupon app may appear as a browser extension, and add-on or a Browse Helper Object depending on what browser you have on your PC. The PrizeCoupon adware may use its integration with your web browser to display coupons, discounts, ads pop-up windows and banners that might cover your browser surface. The PrizeCoupon extension works as an ad platform for marketing materials from retailers, and its operations may slow down your PC. By inserting a registry key in Windows, the PrizeCoupon adware can perform every time you start your...

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Adware


If you are presented with ads by OfferSoft, you might want to know that you have adware in your system that may collect non-personally identifiable information and display tailor-suited ads in your web browser. The OfferSoft software may appear as an add-on with misspelled name like oFferSoft or as an extension in Google Chrome and a Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer. The common distribution method of adware such as the OfferSoft is to embed it with a free application installer that allows oFferSoft to be installed relatively quickly on many machines. The OfferSoft software may use its browser integration to present you with discounts, special offers, ads and pop-ups that might cover your browser surface. The toleration of the oFferSoft adware activities might not be a good idea, and you might want to use a trustworthy anti-malware tool to clean and protect your system.

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The SuperPlusRadio browser extension by RadioCanyonv2 can be found promoted in freeware installers as an app that allows you to listen to a radio while browsing the web. The SuperPlusRadio app has functionality similar to Radio Canyon and Super Radio because it operates as an advertising engine of ad providers. Adware developers disperse the SuperPlusRadio browser extension under two versions, 1.3 and 2.1, both of which display numerous ads, pop-ups, banners and special deals inside the user's web browser. The entertaining features of the SuperPlusRadio extension might not be enough for you to keep it on your PC, and you might want to remove SuperPlusRadio with the help of a reliable anti-malware tool.

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


FoTest is a browser application that may appear as a Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer, an extension in Google Chrome, or as an add-on in Mozilla Firefox. The FoTest software is deployed bundled with free application installers to ensure its distribution. You can notice FoTest advertised as a helping hand in your shopping activities, but you might be interested to know that it is deemed by security researchers as adware. The FoTest adware may use its integration with your web browser to read your bookmarks and online history in order to determine what type of marketing materials may attract you. The FoTest software functions as a marketing engine that may push pop-ups, banners, coupons and special offers inside your browser. Adware developers have created the FoTest software to generate revenue from your clicks on the ads pushed by their application. The helpful shopping...

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The BrowserServices software by Selecao Technologies might be promoted as an online experience enhancer, but it is branded by security experts as adware. The BrowserServices adware may appear as BrowserServicesv3.2 that delivers to computer users ads, pop-ups, and sponsored links. The primary function of the BrowserServices adware is to promote products and products and to generate pay-per-click revenue for its developers. Adware such as the BrowserServicesv3.2 can arrive in your system by tagging along with a freeware installer, and you wouldn't notice it unless you explore the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option. The BrowserServices software may attach itself to your web browser as a Browser Helper Object, an add-on or a browser extension in order to propel its ads and use your browsing history to display related advertisement. You might want to purge BrowserServices from your system as...

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Adware

‘One Question Site Survey’ Message

The 'One Question Site Survey' message may appear on forum pages and social media websites like LinkedIn. The 'One Question Site Survey' message serves as an ad that is generated by adware on your computer. Adware developers use the services of the Vizu ad platform to monetize clicks on the ads they provide via the 'One Question Site Survey' message. The adware behind the 'One Question Site Survey' message may read the page that you visit to determine whether to display the message or not. The 'One Question Site Survey' adware may use your browsing history to direct you to sponsored products, online shops, and services when you click on the 'One Question Site Survey' advertisement. Adware can come in your PC by bundling with freeware that you have installed through the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. When you install a free software bundle, you should consider doing so with the...

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

The domain is connected to an adware infection that causes the user's web browser to bring up a pop-up window filled with marketing materials. You might have started to experience the pop-up after the installation of freeware because, in most cases, adware is embedded with free application installers. The adware connected to may appear as a web browser extension in the extensions section of your Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The pop-up may offer products and services that are not necessarily safe and the adware behind it may have used your browsing history to generate the list of promotions. Adware developers create seemingly helpful applications that serve them to monetize clicks on ads by users who are active online shoppers, and you might not like to be perceived as a free source of money for someone. It could be noted...

Posted on January 21, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


The ClicON browser application by Ad Business Crown Solutions S.L. is promoted as a plug-in that can deliver you exclusive deals at online shops. The ClicON plug-in can be visualized via an icon in your navigation panel, or it may appear as a toolbar under your tab manager. The ClicON plug-in may provide you with interesting offers, but you may be interested to know that is deemed by computer experts as adware. The ClicON adware can push numerous marketing materials in your web browser that can take the shape of ad boxes, banners, in-text hyperlinks, pop-up and pop-under windows. The ClicON plug-in can be found as an extra tool in freeware bundles under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option during software installation. If you have noticed the ClicON plug-in to be part of your system, you might want to use a powerful anti-malware malware solution to remove the ClicON adware.

Posted on January 21, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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