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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,099,600 0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 875,439 0%
3 Adware.LinkSwift 630,029 0%
4 Qvo6.com Hijacker 608,359 0%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 554,232 0%
6 V9 Redirect Virus 536,791 0%
7 PUP.InstallCore 527,398 0%
8 PUP.SupTab 471,997 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 423,458 0%
10 WeDownload Manager 416,203 0%
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CryptoWall Ransomware

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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

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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)

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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

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,...

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 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 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

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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

CWA Donation Slider Ads

The ads by CWA Donation Slider might be facilitated by an adware powered browser extension, Browser Helper Object, and an add-on. The CWA Donation Slider adware may have arrived on your system by embedding with a freeware setup file that many computer users do not handle via the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option during the installation process. The CWA Donation Slider adware may display contextual and transitional ads as well as banners on the web pages you visit inside your web browser. The CWA Donation Slider adware might be promoted as a shopping utility that sends a percentage of your purchases for charity, but security experts do not find any proof of such functionality. Additionally, the CWA Donation Slider adware may use its browser integration to gather information about your preferred online resources in order to personalize the advertisement content displayed to you. Computer...

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Adware

Freemediaplayer.tv

Adware on your system might present you with the Freemediaplayer.tv pop-up window that promotes the 'VLC media player' and 'Media player classic' software. If the Freemediaplayer.tv pop-up is not enough to notify you of an adware infection on your PC, then the typos in writing the app names should be the first marker that indicates possibly harmful software. 'VLC media player' and 'Media Player Classic Home Cinema' are the correct names of the renown video players and adware developers use the brands to spread potentially unwanted programs. Security analysts note that the software offered on the Freemediaplayer.tv pop-up is categorized as potentially harmful. The adware that is using the Freemediaplayer.tv domain may be instructed to promote other adware and PUPs. The Freemediaplayer.tv adware may have entered your OS by tagging along with a free application installer that you handled...

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Objectopoly.info

The Objectopoly.info domain that is registered to the IP address 104.28.14.21 is used by adware to display pop-up windows in the web browser on infected machines. Security analysts note that the Objectopoly.info pop-up may offer web surfers to install a supposedly legitimate Java update that may prove to be a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). An analysis of the Objectopoly.info pop-up reveals that it features a JavaScript that may direct users to install potentially harmful software and clicks on the Objectopoly.info pop-up are not advisable. If you are wondering how the adware related to Objectopoly.info have entered your OS, you might want to revise recently installed freeware. Adware developers are prone to bundle their products with free software installers because the majority of computer users prefer the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The adware that generates the...

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Vxmclient Pop-ups

The Vxmclient pop-up window might appear in the web browser of computer users infected with adware that may have arrived on the PC bundled with a freeware installer. Security analysts note that adware can direct users to unsafe web locations, and you might want to avoid clicks on the Vxmclient pop-up because it may result in the installation of potentially harmful software. The Vxmclient pop-up window is generated by adware that may have been installed automatically on your computer during an 'Express' or 'Typical' installation of freeware. Security researchers remind that adware can be used by malicious parties to invite users to install harmful software, and you might not want to click on the Vxmclient pop-up. If you are presented with the Vxmclient pop-up, you might be suggested to install a video codec, a shopping browser extension, and a security update to your Java and Adobe...

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Adware

Get4cheaper

The Get4cheaper browser tool is advertised as a helping friend for your online purchases that can provide you with exclusive deals and promotions. However, you may be interested to know that security researchers classify Get4cheaper as adware because it is used as an advertising platform that displays numerous marketing materials. The Get4cheaper adware may display pop-up ads, banners, in-text hyperlinks to sponsored content and direct web traffic towards designated online shops. Computer users may automatically install adware on their PC by handling freeware bundles via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option during the installation process. Security experts note that the Get4cheaper adware might integrate with your web browser by adding a Browser Helper Object, an add-on and a browser extension. The Get4cheaper adware can read the metadata of pages you are visiting in order to discern...

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Adware

BCool Ads

BCool is a browser plug-in that declares to make the computer user's web browsing more effective by displaying favorite sites, favorite movies, favorite games, etc. While such functionality of BCool may appear reliable, in truth, this browser add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). BCool may install itself on the web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. BCool may create and display disturbing pop-up advertisements and trace the PC user's Internet surfing activity. BCool may distribute and enter the computer system through packaged free applications that PC users can download and install from the Web. Once successfully installed on the computer, BCool may create and show banner, pop-under, pop-up, search, interstitial advertisements that are added or shown over parts of websites that are being visited by computer...

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Adware

System Notifier Ads

System Notifier is adware that may display unwanted ads on the screen of the PC when the computer user is visiting social networking websites, online shopping websites and other well-known websites. If the computer user clicks on the pop-up advertisements displayed by System Notifier, adware may redirect him to suspicious websites. System Notifier may target and be installed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When installed on the PC, System Notifier may alter browser settings and substitute the default homepage and search engine or a new tab page with a questionable website.

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Adware

TabSent.com

TabSent.com is a deceptive and low-quality search engine. TabSent.com is associated with adware and browser hijackers that may compromise a vulnerable web browser and lead to annoying redirections to dubious advertising websites. Adware and browser hijackers related to TabSent.com may display various random pop-up ads or ads pertaining to browsing habits of the computer user while he's surfing the Internet. Browser hijackers and adware, which are associated with TabSent.com, may target Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. If the PC user notices any pop-up advertisements coming from TabSent.com interrupting his surfing on the Internet, the computer system is most likely contaminated with adware or browser hijackers. The main aim of TabSent.com may be to boost traffic of the specific suspicious advertisement website and deliver various unwanted advertisements....

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

MedPlayerNewVersion

MedPlayerNewVersion is Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may display various disturbing pop-up advertisements. The messages MedPlayerNewVersion mostly show up when web users are visiting online shopping websites or popular social networking websites. If the PC is buying something on the net, he may think that advertisements delivered by MedPlayerNewVersion are rather valuable as they give information about how to save money. However, in truth, ads of MedPlayerNewVersion are much more annoying than beneficial. The main aim of MedPlayerNewVersion ads is to benefit by rerouting web users to advertising websites. MedPlayerNewVersion may also attempt to gather information about the computer user's browsing habits and transfer it to third parties. Later, the information about what websites the Internet user is visiting most often and what he searches for may be used for marketing...

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Local Temperature Ads

Local Temperature is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). As a browser plug-in, Local Temperature provides additional features such as seeing the latest weather forecast, control traffic information, receive social network and new message notifications. Local Temperature may appear due to bundling freeware. After installing on the PC, Local Temperature may embed its own add-on on the Web browser menu and alter the default browser settings. Local Temperature may repeatedly reroute PC users to the relevant websites. Local Temperature may also substitute the default homepage, search service or a new tab window with a predefined website. Local Temperature may display disturbing pop-up ads, banners and messages on the computer system with the goal to benefit from clicks.

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

BroAps

BroAps is adware that can be installed onto PCs together with other free applications from the Web. BroAps may display annoying pop-up advertisements and messages on the screen of the PC. The pop-up advertisements displayed by BroAps may encourage the PC user to click on random advertisements pertaining to his Web browsing routine. If the PC user clicks on these pop-up ads, BroAps may reroute the computer user to unwanted websites. BroAps may promote questionable websites, products and services. BroAps may also gather data about the computer user's browsing habits, search phrases and visited websites. One reason to collect this browsing data is to show targeted advertisements.

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Adware

TechSquare

TechSquare is adware that may display unwanted ads when the computer user is visiting online shopping and social networking websites. If the computer user clicks on the pop-up advertisements displayed by TechSquare, adware may send computer users to suspicious websites. TechSquare may target and be installed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When installed on the PC, TechSquare may change browser settings and substitute the default homepage and search engine with a questionable website. TechSquare may display a variety of pop-up ads and sponsored links associated with the computer user's surfing activities. TechSquare may keep track of the computer user's browsing activity, and transmit gathered information to third-parties.

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Adware

Perfect Navigator Ads

Perfect Navigator is adware that may show annoying pop-up ads labeled 'Ads by Perfect Navigator'. Perfect Navigator may slow down the computer system and show messages by Perfect Navigator at the bottom of each website the PC user visits. Perfect Navigator may lead to PC problems on the computer. Perfect Navigator may typically come bundled with other free software that the computer user can download from the Web. Some free downloads do not reveal PC users that other software will also be installed, and the computer user may notice that he has installed Perfect Navigator inadvertently. If the computer system is affected by Perfect Navigator, the PC user may also see some hyperlinks inserted to websites that the computer user visits. Some highlighted words with double underline may be added that may show Perfect Navigator pop-ups advertisements if the computer user moves a mouse over...

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Adware

Web United Ads

Web United is adware that may display annoying pop-up advertisements and messages on the desktop of the PC. The pop-up messages of Web United might be produced with the goal of delivering targeted advertisements, and they may be used to promote certain questionable websites. Web United may typically come bundled with various freeware that computer users can download from the Internet. Some downloads of free applications do not inform PC users that other programs will also be installed, and PC users may later notice Web United and other apps have been installed on the computer. Web United may display pop-up messages and advertisements while surfing the Web.

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Adware

ActSys

ActSys is adware that may show a variety of random pop-up advertisements on the PC while the computer user is surfing the Internet. ActSys can enter Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. When ActSys invades the computer system, it may start showing annoying pop-up advertisements while the PC user is surfing shopping-related websites, social networking or some other popular websites. If the PC user clicks on any pop-up advertisements delivered by ActSys, he may get unwillingly redirected to dubious websites. ActSys may enter the PC through bundled freeware. Computer users may avoid downloading ActSys if they are careful while installing other freeware and unchecking all options that offer to install additional unidentified programs.ActSys may grab details about the computer user's browsing habits. ActSys may then transmit this data to third parties for...

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Adware
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