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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,443,228 1%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,101,923 0%
3 Qvo6.com Hijacker 697,908 1%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 691,803 1%
5 PUP.InstallCore 673,832 1%
6 Adware.LinkSwift 645,238 -0%
7 PUP.SupTab 644,442 3%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 570,357 0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 505,183 0%
10 WeDownload Manager 442,063 -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 Malware, 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

SnipSmart

SnipSmart is web browser extension or add-on component that may be classified by many as an adware program. SnipSmart may also be part of an ad network were it is prone to displaying random ads that attempt to offer coupon deals or savings opportunities through large shopping sites. Use of the SnipSmart ads may then redirect your web browser to random pages where you are given other offers. The SnipSmart ads may be presented as pop-ups, pop-unders or banners that prove to be intrusive while surfing the internet. Stopping SnipSmart ads from displaying may take finding and removing all associated files or web browser extensions that have loaded when SnipSmart was installed.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Adware

Glk.jsmake.net

Glk.jsmake.net is a questionable site and browser hijacker. Through Glk.jsmake.net it may not seem harmful where it could then offer ways to search the internet. Use of the Glk.jsmake.net page may generate random ads or sponsored links that if used, could redirect your web browser to other sites that have questionable content. In some situations Glk.jsmake.net may load up automatically being set as your default home page or search engine. In such a situation, it is prudent to remove any related components of Glk.jsmake.net to stop the page from loading up upon opening up a new web browser window.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

KingThink

KingThink is claimed as an adware program by computer security researchers even as it could be noticed as a web browser extension or add-on component. The KingThink adware is known for its actions of loading advertisements that attempt to offer various coupon deals or online savings through specific shopping sites and products. The KingThink adware could also reduce performance of web browser applications where loading of pages that have heavy media content may not load quickly. Use of the KingThink ads, usually in pop-up or banner format, may redirect your browser to other sites potentially containing unwanted content. Removal of the KingThink ads may require use of an antispyware application.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Adware

H-quality

H-quality, or known as H-quality 1.6, is an adware program that may be figured as a web browser plug-in or add-on components loaded in a web browser application. H-quality may be associated with an advertising network where the generated ads are made up of random offers or products. Most times the H-quality ads will display in pop-up or banner format interrupting you surfing the internet. H-quality may also reduce performance of web browser applications making it an issue when loading some web pages that contain a lot of media resources. Stopping the H-quality ads from rendering may require finding the related components or files and removing them from the affected computer.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Adware

Ultra Coupon

Ultra Coupon is an adware application that conducts various behaviors on a Windows PC where it could load up random advertisements in pop-up or banner form where they may attempt to offer coupon deals or online savings. The Ultra Coupon ads may load mostly when you are surfing the internet or visiting certain popular shopping sites. Use of the Ultra Coupon ads by clicking on them could result in your web browser redirecting to other sites and loading up pages that have questionable content. The Ultra Coupon ads may continue to be displayed until Ultra Coupon is removed along with any of its related add-ons or plugin components. The origin of Ultra Coupon usually starts with installing random freeware programs or bundled software apps. Removal of Ultra Coupon may be captured through using an antispyware program.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Adware

Win64/Sathurbot.A

Win64/Sathurbot.A is a dangerous Trojan horse threat that may be loaded from malicious sources on the internet without permission from the computer user or alerting them to infection. The Win64/Sathurbot.A threat may allow remote connections from hackers where data stored on the infected computer could be stolen. The Win64/Sathurbot.A infection could then run in the background undetected. Removal of Win64/Sathurbot.A may warrant use of an antispyware tool capable of removing Trojan horses from Windows PCs. When removed, Win64/Sathurbot.A will no longer be able to allow remote connects where data stored on the hard drive is at risk of being stolen. In such a case, Win64/Sathurbot.A could lead to identity theft of other serious issues.

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Trojans

SearchShock.com

SearchShock.com is a generic search engine that may filter results through a couponsbar site. SearchShock.com is basically classified as a browser hijacker due to it potentially loading as your default home page in some cases. Use of the SearchShock.com site may not immediately harm your computer. However, use of the ads or sponsored links found on SearchShock.com may cause redirects to other pages that offer various products and services that lead to unwanted and potentially dangerous downloads. In the event that SearchShock.com is automatically loading as your default home page, you may take the action to uninstall its related components to stop this from taking place.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Information Ads

Information Ads is an advertising network and adware application that could lead to loading of random ads on your screen when surfing the internet. The Information Ads may be intrusive where the random ads will display at any time and load in banner or pop-up form. The Information Ads may also reduce performance of web browser applications making it difficult to load some pages at full speed. Stopping the Information Ads from displaying and interrupting your web browsing may require use of antispyware tool designed to detect and remove adware programs.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Adware

News.net

News.net is a site that is mostly harmless but it is known to be a browser hijacker where it could be set as your default home page. In being set as your default home page, News.net may load up automatically upon opening up a new web browser window where it could then offer various services over the internet. The News.net page may also have random ads or sponsored links that could be an outlet for the site’s creators to get paid for their marketing of the page to internet surfers. Use of the ads or links found on News.net could send your web browser to other sites that may contain questionable content and prove to be unwanted in most cases. Reversing the effects of News.net loading up as a default home page may involve finding any plugins or add-ons related to News.net and removing them.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

ScreenTool

ScreenTool is a questionable program that may be defined by computer security researchers as an adware application. ScreenTool is apt to loading up random ads that have random content that could consist of 3rd party feeds or product and service offers through the internet. The ScreenTool ads may be loaded at any time but mostly when computer users are surfing the internet. Use of the ScreenTool ads by clicking on its pop-up or banners may cause redirects to unwanted sites or ones that seem questionable in their content. The ScreenTool ads may also lead to offered downloads that could load up unknown files or programs on a windows PC. Stopping the ScreenTool ads could be a serious task that involves finding all related files or add-on components within your web browser applications.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Adware

MyBestOffersToday

MyBestOffersToday is an adware program that may be loaded on your computer as a web browser plugin or extension. In such a form, MyBestOffersToday may be running in the background as you surf the internet where it is apt to loading random ads on your screen in banner or pop-up form. The MyBestOffersToday ads may consist of various offers or coupon deals for supposedly saving money by shopping on the internet through certain sites that it may be associated with. The MyBestOffersToday ads may be rather intrusive and could reduce performance of some web browser applications. Putting a stop to the various MyBestOffersToday ads and their actions on your system could require finding its related components and deleting them out of your system.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Adware

Ads by Cinemax

Ads by Cinemax is an adware application that may have several ads as pop-ups or banners associated with a network of advertisements that attempt to offer random products or services. The Ads by Cinemax may appear in the top corner of random pop-up or banner ads where the contents that follow may include something that seems very enticing. Clicking on the Cinemax ads could cause your web browser to redirect to other pages or sites that offer additional products or so-called deals on shopping. Some of that content may prove to be unwanted and downright annoying. In such a case, computer users may take the action of finding and removing all components related to the Ads by Cinemax found on their computer. Doing so will stop the Ads by Cinemax from displaying at random and interrupting your surfing of the internet.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Adware

Websearch.fixsearch.info

Websearch.fixsearch.info is a browser hijacker that is prone to loading up automatically as your default home page or default search engine site within your web browser application. The Websearch.fixsearch.info page is mostly harmless but it is known to display random advertisements either on the home page or through search results. For the most part, search results returned by Websearch.fixsearch.info are accompanied with sponsored links. Use of the sponsored links may redirect your web browser to other pages that could have questionable or unwanted content. The creators of Websearch.fixsearch.info are suspected of marketing the site as a tool for gaining money through your clicks on various advertisements and sponsored links found on the Websearch.fixsearch.info site and its search results.

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

SavuErone

SavuErone is a web browser extension that may be classified as an adware threat due to it loading up unwanted advertisements as banners or pop-ups. The SavuErone ads may consist of random offers attempting to give computer users an opportunity to save money on shopping through the internet on popular shopping sites. The SavuErone ads may also be made up of offers promoting certain products that you may have viewed previously on the internet. The SavuErone ads may be rather intrusive and could interrupt your surfing of the internet where your web browser has reduced performance. Removal of the SavuErone ads and stopping them may be a task that involves finding all related plugins or add-on components and removing them one by one.

Posted on August 26, 2014 in Adware

Wild Wild West Coupon

Wild Wild West Coupon is an adware program that may be made up of several add-on components or plugins found within your web browser. Usually those components are able to load from the installation of random freeware programs or bundled software obtained from the internet or a downloads site. The Wild Wild West Coupon ads may be loaded as large banners or pop-ups where if used by clicking on them, they could then redirect your web browser to other pages or sites that have questionable content. Stopping the Wild Wild West Coupon ads from loading up may require seeking out all related plugins or components and then removing each of them.

Posted on August 26, 2014 in Adware
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