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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,489,534 2%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,139,771 1%
3 PUP.InstallCore 720,243 2%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 712,668 1%
5 Hijacker 700,619 -0%
6 PUP.SupTab 666,621 2%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 647,477 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 574,462 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 511,979 1%
10 WeDownload Manager 445,229 0%
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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


GoPCPro is a Possibly Unwanted Program that may be installed on a computer automatically. This may happen when the computer user downloads shareware, freeware and other similar programs. GoPCPro is linked to an adware program that may invade your privacy monitoring your Web browsing and collecting your browsing preferences. GoPCPro adware may display loads of disrupting pop-up advertisements, alerts, fake error messages and more. These unwanted advertisements may interfere with the computer users' activities since it may cover the Web pages they are visiting. GoPCPro adware's actions may affect the computer's performance and turn the machine into a slow and irresponsive device. Since keeping GoPCPro adware program installed on your machine will not provide any advantage, there's no point in keeping it. GoPCPro is just another advertisement-related adware program that should be...

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


Funacce is a Possibly Unwanted Program with adware capabilities that may be installed on your Web browser as a browser add-on. Funacce's adware may take over your Web browser and display countless unwanted advertisements. Funacce's adware may redirect the affected computer users to unsafe websites. Funacce's adware may display its numerous advertisements at the top of your search results. Funacce's adware main purpose is to get computer users to click on these advertisements. These redirections may be caused by various changes Funacce-related adware may make to system files and settings on the affected system. Funacce's adware may reduce your PC speed by using your system resources. You should select a genuine and effective security tool to delete Funacce's adware and get rid of its unwanted and unwelcomed advertisements.

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Adware

SmartOnes Ads

While online browsing, you may start receiving numerous advertisements displayed by SmartOnes. SmartOnes is an adware program that may have entered your computer bundled with freeware programs from the Internet. Once inside your computer, SmartOnes's adware may display numerous, common advertisements that have nothing different if compared with other advertisements displayed on your Web browser constantly by its sponsors. These advertisements may match your online searches, but it will be caused by 'leads' collected by SmartOnes by recording your online activities. As a general rule, Possibly unwanted Programs such as SmartOnes should be removed from the affected computer. If you do not want to keep SmartOnes, you may choose an updated malware remover to uninstall SmartOnes from your machine.

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Adware


According to Coupon2Mac, it 'gives every online shopper the chance to avail discounts from coupons in the most convenient way.' This convenience may not be worth the problems that the use of Coupon2Mac's coupons and other kinds of online shopping offers may bring about. If you didn't download Coupon2Mac on your computer voluntarily, it might have been installed packed with a third party software downloaded from third parties. Coupon2Mac is adware that may display tons of advertisements based on information that may be collected from your search terms and browsing preferences. Some of these advertisements, if clicked, may lead the computer user to unsafe websites. The presence of Coupon2Mac's adware may turn your computer sluggish and unresponsive. Since manual removal of adware is not a recommended method, you should use a malware removal device to delete Coupon2Mac's adware.

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Adware


Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK is a Trojan infection also detected as Exploit:JS/Dotcaf.A. Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK may create some Registry keys and load various hidden files. The infected computer may start behaving abnormally and will be vulnerable to any kinds of infections. Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK opens a backdoor on the infected computer. Using this vulnerability, third parties may monitor the computer users' activities in order to collect crucial information and use it to perform illicit actions against the computer user. Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK may modify your browser settings and redirect you to corrupted websites. By spreading itself inside your computer and using a great deal of your system resources, Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK may decrease your machine's performance. Exploit.JS.Blacole.DK may disable important components, security-related programs, browser settings and more. Therefore, it is...

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Trojans

Auto Cinema Ads

Auto Cinema is an adware program that was developed as an advertisement platform. Auto Cinema's adware may replace your homepage and search engine with one of its sponsored sites. Auto Cinema's adware may display a bunch of sponsored advertisements such as coupons, saving deals, banners, etc. These advertisements may ruin your browsing activity due to its high number and intrusiveness. Your activities may be recorded by Auto Cinema's adware and shared with third parties. When downloading free programs from the Internet a computer user may allow the installation of a Possibly Unwanted Program or adware that has been bundled with the installation of such programs. It is using this technique that Auto Cinema's adware may have entered your computer. No matter the way Auto Cinema's adware has entered on your machine, if you want to disable it, you may need to use an anti-malware program....

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Adware


ShopMoreApp is an adware-related program that promises to improve the computer users online shopping. ShopMoreApp's adware may display a considerable amount of advertisements that, although sometimes useful, may interrupt the computer user online activity. ShopMoreApp's adware may affect the main Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Computer users affected by ShopMoreApp's adware may be monitored and have their browsing preferences recorded and shared with third parties. Computers housing these kinds of Possibly Unwanted Programs may present poor performance and irresponsiveness. By deactivating ShopMoreApp and removing its related adware, you will have a safer and productive Web browsing. This adware infection may demand a malware removal program to accomplish its uninstallation.

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


YourAdExchange is a Web browser extension that was supposed to provide some improvements related to the computer user's Web browsing. However, YourAdExchange is an adware-laced program, and its related adware may perform some unsafe actions while installed on the affected computer. YourAdExchange's adware may cause redirections to the compromised Web browser and display a huge amount of advertisements. YourAdExchange adware may collect the computer user's browsing habits and transmit it to a remote server. YourAdExchange's adware may reduce the system's performance. YourAdExchange's adware may be complicated to delete manually due to the changes and components YourAdExchange's adware may add to the affected computer. Therefore, you may need to use a legitimate and effective malware removal tool to uninstall this adware from your machine.

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Adware

Veba Search

If you are one among the countless computer users that are being affected by the browser hijacker-related program called Veba Search, you need to know what Veba Search is. Veba Search loads itself as a browser add-on named VebaSearchi 1.4.2 into the Web browser of your choice, no matter if it is Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Veba Search's browser hijacker may change your browser settings and home page and display numerous advertisements on any Web page you are logged in. These advertisements may be highly intrusive and unwelcome since it may interrupt the normal flow of your activities. Veba Search's browser hijacker may slow down your computer's performance and monitor your browsing preferences. Veba Search's adware has an innovative feature that allows it to present your most visited websites' search results on the Web page you are visiting, but its own search...

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


HQCinema, a program created by Engelmann Media GmbH, promises to improve and enlarge the movies and videos you want to watch. HQCinema promised features may be inviting, but, regretfully, HQCinema is an adware-laced program. Although displaying advertisements that may be useful, HQCinema may also perform some unsafe actions on the affected computer. HQCinema may change your Web browser settings. When you install a freeware and don't read carefully what additional program have be checkmarked for installation, HQCinema may be installed on your computer automatically. HQCinema may collect your browsing preferences and share your information with third parties. HQCinema may decrease your machine's speed. HQCinema is a Possibly Unwanted Program that may not turn your computer into a safer environment.

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Adware

Radio Canyon Ads

It is just amazing how the creators of adware use to name their programs. Radio Canyon is another meaningless named Possibly Unwanted Program developed by Toronto Creative that may enter your computer through deceptive ways. Radio Canyon adware may be installed by the computer users, since Radio Canyon promises to help them with their online browsing. After being installed on the affected computer, Radio Canyon may alter your search provider settings and home page in order to display numerous advertisements. These advertisements may help the computer users with their online shopping, but also may become an annoyance since it will overflow the Web page's content, disrupting their activities. Radio Canyon adware may record the computer users web search terms and visited websites. It is not recommended to keep Radio Canyon adware running on your computer even though Radio Canyon, by...

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Adware is a website related to a browser hijacker that may redirect your Web browsers, change their settings and replace your Web page. may appear to be a useful search instrument, but, in truth, may lead to trouble and redirect the search results to compromised websites or other unsafe places. is usually distributed via free or shared movie and music downloads or through compromised related websites. Once the targeted PC gets infected with's adware, your Google, Yahoo, MSN and Bing search results may be rerouted to, and other search related websites.'s adware may reduce the PC performance and forward information to remote servers monitored by its creators.'adware may download and install additional Possibly...

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Adware


CouponBuilder is an adware program that is usually installed on your system with other applications, especially through add-ons, Web toolbars, plug-ins, etc. This Potentially Unwanted Program may display various advertisements on a user's computer desktop. CouponBuilder is able to display advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, etc. CouponBuilder's adware may also collect a user's browsing information, monitor Internet browsing habits and degrade the system's performance. If you have installed CouponBuilder on your machine or if CouponBuilder was installed on your computer automatically and you want to uninstall CouponBuilder'adware, it is recommended to remove it with a proper malware remover.

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs is site of many sites that browser hijackers tend to redirect PC users to. By modifying your Web browser settings, browser hijackers may change your default homepage and search settings and redirect you to unwanted websites such as Any website you try to access may be replaced by automatically.'s browser hijacker may infiltrate browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The common way to install browser hijackers, adware or Possibly Unwanted Programs on a computer automatically is bundling it with the installation process of freeware or including it in the installation of toolbars, opening e-mail attachments from unknown sources, visiting unsafe websites, clicking on compromised advertisements, etc. The recommended way to eliminate a browser hijacker is an...

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


If while browsing the Internet you decide to download a program called UniDeals, you should be ready for dealing with some issues. UniDeals is adware that may display loads of advertisements on any Web page that you are logged in, collect your browsing preferences and search terms and send it to its sponsors to be used as a marketing tactic for targeting advertisements. UniDeals's adware may affix itself to your default Web browser, no matter if it is Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The advertisements displayed by UniDeals's adware may expend your system resources and decrease the system's performance. UniDeals's adware also may have entered your computer without your interference, bundled with the installation of a free software. If UniDeals's adware is installed on your machine and you don't want to deal with its unwanted advertisements anymore, you should use...

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Adware
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