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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,424,262 1%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,097,655 1%
3 Hijacker 690,946 1%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 686,743 1%
5 PUP.InstallCore 668,350 1%
6 Adware.LinkSwift 646,830 0%
7 PUP.SupTab 625,789 0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 569,781 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 503,224 1%
10 WeDownload Manager 442,505 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


GoCheapR is an adware program that may attempt to offer various coupon deals or offers that make purchasing items on the internet seem like you are getting something for cheap. The GoCheapR program may load up through installing random freeware or bundled software applications downloaded from the internet. Once this happens, GoCheapR may then display random ads that relay offers to save money shopping online. Use of the GoCheapR ads may then redirect your web browser to other pages that may consist of unwanted or questionable content. Additionally, the GoCheapR ads could slow the performance of your web browser making it difficult to view certain pages at full speed. Stopping the various GoCheapR ads that pop-up at random may require removal of GoCheapR and its related components or browser plugins.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Adware

Aztec Media

Aztec Media is a browser hijacker that may act much like adware. The actions of Aztec Media are known to cause redirects to unwanted and potentially questionable sites. The Aztec Media program may also render various ads or pop-up messages that are loaded when surfing the internet. Using the Aztec Media pop-up messages may cause redirects on your web browser or potentially reduce performance of your web browser. Stopping the activities from Aztec Media may involve uninstalling the Aztec Media program and its many related components or removing it altogether through use of an antispyware tool.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


VBS/Agent.NDH.5 is a dangerous computer virus that may attempt to spread through a network onto connected computers. VBS/Agent.NDH.5 may also run in the background where it is apt to conducting several functions that go unnoticed to the computer user. The spread of VBS/Agent.NDH.5 may also take place through removable drives where the next system to attach to the drive could immediately become infected with VBS/Agent.NDH.5. Scanning and detecting VBS/Agent.NDH.5 with an antispyware program capable of removing computer viruses is a sure way of eliminating VBS/Agent.NDH.5 from your system so you do not have to worry about this nasty infection spreading and causing issues.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Viruses


SalesCoupon is an adware application that may commit to displaying random advertisement pop-ups or banners when it is loaded on a computer. Usually the loading of SalesCoupon will take place during the installation of random freeware programs or bundled software obtained from the internet. Once this takes place, SalesCoupon is apt to loading random ads that attempt to offer coupon deals or discounts by shopping in the internet. Use of the deals or SalesCoupon ads may cause redirects to unwanted sits or ones that have questionable content for offering supposed deals on products on the internet. Stopping the SalesCoupon ads may be a difficult situation when attempting to find and remove all components and plugins related to SalesCoupon. An easy method of automatically removing SalesCoupon from a PC may be through the use of an antispyware program.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Adware

Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k

Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k is a dangerous Trojan horse infection that may end up on a computer due to visiting malicious sources on the internet and installing questionable programs. Once installed on a Windows PC, Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k is apt to opening up a backdoor where remote attackers could gain access and then steal personal data stored on the hard drive. Additionally, Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k may conduct various activities while running in the background. Among those actions Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k could download other malware or unknown files to the infected system where it may suffer greatly from additional infections or malware installations. It is important that the Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k threat be safely detected and removed through the use of an updated antispyware tool capable of removing Trojan horse infections.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Trojans

Red AdBlocker

Red AdBlocker is a potentially unwanted program that that may attempt to offer various services for blocking advertisements on a Windows PC. The Red AdBlocker program may be offered through different outlets and then have pop-up ads or messages rendered on your screen claiming how the use of Red AdBlocker is beneficial to the computer user. The use of Red AdBlocker may not be harmful to a computer. Though, Red AdBlocker could lead to unwanted pop-ups and redirects to pages that are questionable in their content. It is best that use of Red AdBlocker be discontinued if it is suspected of being an unwanted program.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs


Defru is a rogue antivirus application that is known to relay a deceptive message claiming that the Windows security has detected threats or malware on a computer. Through the Defru notification it may claim it is scanning the computer where several bogus results are listed. The results may lead to an offer to download and install other supposed antivirus software, which may be malicious. Defru is not a trusted program and should never be used for detection and removal of malware on a Windows PC.

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Rogue Anti-Virus Program


PRICELess is a designation for an adware program that may have been loaded through the installation of freeware or bundled software applications. After loaded through such a manor, the PRICELess ads may be displayed in pop-up or banner form where they attempt to offer various coupon deals or savings for products commonly shopped for on large shopping sites. The PRICELess offers through its ads may prove to be unwanted or in some cases have questionable content on the site that you are redirected to. Additionally, PRICELess ads may cause your web browser to perform slowly in some situations. Reversing the effects of PRICELess ads and stop the annoying pop-ups or banners from appearing may require removal of PRICELess and all of its components found on your computer.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Adware


SaveX is an adware program that may attempt to offer computer users additional functions or add-ons for their web browser. Through the SaveX ads, which come in various forms like pop-ups or banners, web browsers may be redirected to other sites where the user may be bombarded with additional offers that may seem questionable. The SaveX ads may also be intrusive where they interrupt you surfing the internet and cause your web browser to have reduced performance. In such a case SaveX and its components will need to be removed to stop the repeated display of SaveX ads. Eliminating the SaveX program and its associated add-ons automatically may be performed through use of an antispyware tool.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Adware


ShoppinGate is an adware program that may have the primary goal of offering coupon discounts and various other shopping deals over the internet. The ShoppinGate ads are commonly displayed as banners or popups where they may be enticing for some computer users to click on. Use of the ShoppinGate ads by clicking on them may cause your web browser to redirect you to another site where the page could be questionable in its offers. The ShoppinGate ads may be stopped but only by removal of all related components or plugin files. Additionally, ShoppinGate may be eliminated automatically through using an antispyware application capable of detecting and removing adware threats.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Adware


SaferWeb is an unexpected program that is prone to displaying random pop-up advertisements attempting to offer various functions added onto your web browser. The SaferWeb program is considered to be adware where it may have various add-ons and plugin components that load up through installing random freeware programs or bundled software. SaferWeb ads may be intrusive and display while you are surfing the internet. Through loading of SaferWeb ads your web browser may suffer from reduced performance or have the tendency to redirect to unwanted pages or sites that have questionable content. In such an event, removal of SaferWeb and its files is needed to stop the SaferWeb ads from displaying.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Adware

Trojan BHO.WPO

Trojan BHO.WPO is a corrupt computer infection that may lead to data theft due to it allowing access through a backdoor connection. The Trojan BHO.WPO threat may act like a browser helper object in that it could monitor or infiltrate internet access and data transferred on the system. Through Trojan BHO.WPO a remote hacker could gain entry to the infected computer where data may be compromised. Additionally, Trojan BHO.WPO could lead to identity theft if that data is stolen and used against the computer user. It is extremely important to safely detect and remove Trojan BHO.WPO from your system without hesitation before it is able to cause destruction or put your personal information at risk of being stolen.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Trojans

TorrentLocker Ransomware

TorrentLocker Ransomware is a dangerous threat that could render deceptive messages claiming that your files are to be encrypted and you must spend money to get the decryption key. The TorrentLocker Ransomware is similar to other encryption ransomware threats. It is important to immediately take action to remove TorrentLocker Ransomware before it causes damage to files through encryption. TorrentLocker Ransomware is not a trusted notification or something you should spend money on to recover or decrypt files.

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Ransomware


SaveNShop is an adware program that claims to have various deals or coupon deals for saving money through the internet or popular shopping sites. Through use of the SaveNShop ads your web browser could load or redirect to other sites that attempt to offer additional coupon deals or shopping discounts that may or may not prove to be beneficial. The SaveNShop ads may be risky in their use. Additionally, SaveNShop ads could reduce performance of some web browser applications making normal surfing of the internet on media-intensive sites cumbersome or a slowly loading process. Stopping the SaveNShop ads is essential to avoid redirects to questionable or unwanted sites. Eliminating the SaveNShop ads may require finding all related plugins or add-on components and removing each of them one by one.

Posted on August 18, 2014 in Adware


RightDeals is an adware program that may render several pop-up or banner ads attempting to offer various online deals or savings for shopping on the internet. The use of the RightDeals ads may cause your browser to load an alternative site or pages that attempt to offer additional deals or so-called coupon savings. The RightDeals ads may be annoying an cause a reduction in performance, which may annoy some computer users attempting to surf the internet. The RightDeals ads may be stopped by removing it and all related components or plugins that may have loaded onto the affected system.

Posted on August 18, 2014 in Adware
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