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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,641,179 1%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,215,225 0%
3 PUP.InstallCore 814,396 3%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 784,306 0%
5 PUP.SupTab 748,456 1%
6 Hijacker 653,126 -1%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 639,549 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 583,330 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 534,031 0%
10 Iminent Toolbar 453,168 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

Windows Antibreach Module

Windows Antibreach Module is a fraudulent anti-spyware product known to belong to the FakeVimes family of threats. Within this family of threats, the Windows Antibreach Module program uses the same interface as other applications that ill-minded persons have marketed as programs designed to detect and remove threats on a PC. The catch with Windows Antibreach Module is that Windows Antibreach Module does exactly the opposite; Windows Antibreach Module is the actual infection present on your computer. Windows Antibreach Module do not have the ability to remove real threats from any system. Windows Antibreach Module is basically designed by hackers who want to take money from naive computer users. To accomplish its intent, Windows Antibreach Module does whatever it takes to convince the affected computer user to purchase its good for nothing security program.The best approach to take...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program


While opening a new tab, computer users may start being bombarded with advertisements displayed by MediaPlayersvideos. MediaPlayersvideos is an adware program developed by a company named Enter. In a first glance, MediaPlayersvideos may look like a tool that can benefit videos or movies downloaded by the computer user. Regretfully, MediaPlayersvideos is rated as a Possibly Unwanted Program because MediaPlayersvideos adware has, as its main feature, the exhibition of sponsored advertisements. When installed, MediaPlayersvideos adware may display annoying pop-up advertisements, deals and offers without the computer user asking for it. MediaPlayersvideos adware may also exchange a new tab page, search provider or the default homepage with an advertising website. MediaPlayersvideos might be able to trace the PC user's browsing activity and gather his browsing information. Later,...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

ShowPass Smartbar

ShowPass Smartbar is a domain that is rated as a Potentially Unwanted Program that may enter a computer bundled with free applications. ShowPass Smartbar may be based on misleading distribution techniques and perform unwanted activities as soon as ShowPass Smartbar enters the PC. ShowPass Smartbar may replace the default search provider and start page or create a new tab page; interrupt the PC user's search sessions with annoying pop-up advertisements; download additional programs; and result in unwanted browser diversions on any Web browser to commercial websites. ShowPass Smartbar may enter the computer just like any other website. However, ShowPass Smartbar also may appear on the PC out of nowhere. ShowPass Smartbar may come bundled with various freeware as an additional download. PC users should be more attentive when installing freeware and opt-out all unknown components. If...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Better Brain Ads

Better Brain is a Possibly Unwanted Program that is associated with adware. Better Brain adware may display numerous pop-up advertisements, offers and deals on the computer users' screen when they are online shopping. The advertisements and deals displayed by Better Brain adware may give computer users numerous discounts and offers. If computer users try to access any advertisement or banner displayed by Better Brain adware, it may redirect them to suspicious websites. Better Brain adware may be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome while the PC user downloads and installs other necessary freeware. While being installed on the computer, Better Brain adware may change the browser settings and replace the search provider and default start page with a compromised website. When the computer user attempts to search for services or products on the Web in any popular...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Adware is a domain related to browser hijackers and adware. The browser hijackers and adware may help to change search results in any search engine and redirect Web users to and other doubtful advertisement websites. Browser hijackers and adware linked to also may attempt to distribute and show random pop-up advertisements and gather the PC user's browsing data in order to forward it to advertisers. After compromising the Web browser, browser hijackers and adware may alter the default homepage and search provider, or a new tab page with will not provide PC users with any reliable and protected search engine services. If computer users strive to search for a product or service in any legitimate search provider, eventually, he may get nothing related to his...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Browser+ ProApp

Browser+ ProApp is a Possibly Unwanted Program that is related to the Win32:PUP-gen. Browser+ ProApp is linked to an advertisements-generating adware. Besides displaying unwanted advertisements, Browser+ ProApp may have some unwelcomed features. These features may allow Browser+ ProApp adware to collect the user's browsing information, interfere with the machine's performance and redirect computer users to unwanted places. The usual method of dissemination used by PUPs such as Browser+ ProApp is entering a computer bundled with a useful third party program downloaded by the computer user. Removal of Browser+ ProApp should be made with an anti-malware tool.

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


VidPlusMediaPlayer is a Possibly Unwanted Program linked to an adware that has as its main objective to display pop-up advertisements into visited Web pages. The pop-up advertisements displayed by VidPlusMediaPlayer may redirect PC users to unwanted websites or others that may advertise products and services that match search terms used by the computer user. This means that VidPlusMediaPlayer may have collected the computer user browsing history surreptitiously. VidPlusMediaPlayer may become an annoying application since its random offers or deals displayed through its pop-up advertisements are intended to increase clicks and websites traffic.

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


CinemaXPro is an adware program that may display numerous and unwelcomed pop-up advertisements on the accessed Web pages when computer users are trying to use CinemaXPro alleged features to optimize downloaded movies. CinemaXPro adware may be attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually, your security software does not detect CinemaXPro as threatening because CinemaXPro is a Potentially Unwanted Application. CinemaXPro as many other adware-related products may be installed on your computer included with no-cost applications, such as free codecs, video file converters and related programs. A free software may have additional add-ons, browser extensions and toolbars incorporated in its installation process. Although being marked as optional applications, the computer user that does not uncheck the check box for allowing their installation may end up having...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


TornPlusTV is an adware-related application that may be installed together with other applications and toolbars. Coming bundled with other programs TornPlusTV is usually installed automatically. During the installation of a wanted software product there is a checkbox already marked notifying that TornPlusTV will be installed as well. Many Web users miss this checkbox and get their computers affected by this Possibly Unwanted Program. TornPlusTV adware may display countless and unwanted advertisements that may prevent you from having a normal browsing experience. TornPlusTV may change the computer user's search provider and home page. If clicked, TornPlusTV advertisements may direct to compromised websites.

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


Jsl.infostatsvs is one of those add-on, plugin or extension that runs on common Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Jsl.infostatsvs is an adware-related application that tricks computer users into downloading Jsl.infostatsvs with the promise of a great online shopping experience. In reality, Jsl.infostatsvs adware only injects your browsers with endless advertisements that can truly drive you crazy. The distribution methods of Jsl.infostatsvs adware are somewhat questionable, and it is quite common that computer users are not conscious of the presence of Jsl.infostatsvs on their machines. Once installed, Jsl.infostatsvs adware may slow down your computer and eventually might attract more Potentially Unwanted Program and adware-related content. If Jsl.infostatsvs adware is creating problems on your computer, you should remove Jsl.infostatsvs with an...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Adware

855-972-3537 Pop-Up

855-972-3537 is a number used by a dubious website,, to which computer users need to call after being informed that their computers are dangerously infected. The hoax starts with a fake alert that appears on the computer user's screen stating that the affected computer 'may have adware/spyware virus' and prompting the computer user to call 855-972-3537 'for assistance on how to remove potential viruses.' The call is toll-free, but, calling 855-972-3537' the computer user will be requested to pay a fee to get the called technical support. The appearance of the '855-972-3537' pop-up may mean that your machine is really infected, but not with what the '855-972-3537' pop-up alleges. Therefore, computer users should not call the provided number and, instead, run a full scan on their systems to identify and remove the threat that is causing the appearance of the...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Adware is a domain that may be associated with a threat named HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen . HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen may help adware to display its sponsored advertisements by injecting these advertisements into's Web page. may appear as your default homepage no matter if it is Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. advertisements may cover a Web page's content and prevent PC users from seeing its original content. adware should be removed from an infected computer with a trustworthy malware removal tool.

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Steam Messages

The misleading messages displayed by Steam Messages are caused by a password-collecting Trojan. Cybercrooks are abusing Steam, a legitimate and well-used tool developed by Valve Corporation to install the Trojan and harm the computer user's security. Steam is an 'Internet-based digital distribution', normally used to distribute games. The messages displayed by Steam Messages may show up as a link to a screenshot and, if clicked, may allow the installation of its related Trojan. Therefore, if you are receiving messages such as 'Is this you in the photo' or 'You will exchange this thing?', you should stay away of it and get the aid of a skilled anti-malware device to remove it from your machine.

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Fake Warning Messages

Cheapster Ads

Cheapster is adware that tries to induce computer users into installing its application on their computers in order to get Cheapster's help while online shopping. Also, Cheapster adware may enter your computer automatically as a component of the installation process of a free utility. Computer users should be careful when clicking on ads displayed by Cheapster. Although Cheapster adware does display numerous advertisements, Cheapster adware may perform some harmful actions that will make Cheapster be classified as a Possibly Unwanted Program. Cheapster adware may collect your browsing infroamtion; cause performance and speed problems on the affected computer; and cause havoc with your online shopping. Computer users that have Cheapster installed on their machines should uninstall Cheapster with a malware remover.

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Adware is a questionable website that may have a close association with adware and browser hijackers that may alter search results in any major search engines. may unwillingly lead computer users to and related websites that may be intended to display advertisements and increase website traffic and advertisement clicks. may be installed on a vulnerable computer bundled with other freeware and shareware programs. Once appears on the targeted computer, may be installed on any Web browser, involving Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. also may make changes to the affected computer that encompass replacing the default start page and search engine. also may redirect...

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Browser Hijackers
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