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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,660,281 -0%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,301,174 2%
3 PUP.SupTab 838,746 5%
4 PUP.InstallCore 787,149 2%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 771,868 -3%
6 PUP.SuperWeb 662,845 4%
7 Hijacker 652,055 2%
8 Adware.LinkSwift 635,361 0%
9 Adware.Multiplug/Variant 629,022 5%
10 V9 Redirect Virus 598,472 2%
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VirLock Ransomware


The VirLock Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that takes computers hostage and then demands payment from the computer users using BitCoin, a crypto-currency that is known for permitting anonymous online payments. The VirLock Ransomware will threaten computer users, claiming that the VirLock Ransomware has found pirated software on the infected computer and threatening to report the victim to the authorities unless the fine is paid. These claims have no basis. The VirLock Ransomware cannot check your computer for pirated software or alert the authorities. Rather, the VirLock Ransomware is engineered to lock down your computer and prevent access to your files. If the VirLock Ransomware...

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Ransomware

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

CryptoLocker Ransomware


The CryptoLocker Trojan is a ransomware infection that encrypts the victim's files. CryptoLocker may typically be installed by another threat such as a Trojan downloader or a worm. Once CryptoLocker is installed, CryptoLocker will search for sensitive files on the victim's computer and encrypt them. Essentially, CryptoLocker takes the infected computer hostage by preventing access to any of the computer user's files. CryptoLocker then demands payment of a ransom to decrypt the infected files. CryptoLocker is quite harmful, and ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to use an efficient, proven and updated anti-malware program to protect their computer from these types of...

Posted on September 11, 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 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


The CouponsMachine browser tool is promoted in freeware bundles as a shopping assistant that can give you access to unlimited number of coupons and discounts. However, the CouponsMachine software is recognized by security experts as adware that is programmed to display commercials in your web browser and earn pay-per-click revenue for its developers. The CouponsMachine adware may use tracking cookies, detect your approximate geographical location and record your software configuration in order to show tailor-made promotions. The ads by CouponsMachine may take the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads and banners. The CouponsMachine adware may use an add-on, a plugin, a Browser Helper Object and an extension to execute its operations like its compatriots Fabulous Discounts and Sliding Sales . Additionally, the CouponsMachine adware may record your search terms, and many users might...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Adware

The domain is employed by adware developers as a private marketing platform to promote services and products by sponsors. The adware associated with may take the form of a browser extension and an add-on that you have installed along with a free application. The adware linked to may record your IP address and keep track of your searches on Google in order to determine what offers may intrigue you. However, you might want to know that the domain is blacklisted by several web filters, and you may want to avoid clicking on content provided on the pop-ups. Security researchers add that the IP address of is connected to untrusted online resources and advise caution. Needless to say, it is not a good idea to download the software promoted on the pop-up...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Primary Color Ads

The Primary Color program is ad-supported and is perceived by security analysts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The Primary Color app may insert a key in your Windows Registry to run at boot-up and may add a task in the Windows Task Scheduler to update its core without notifying you. The Primary Color program is delivered to PCs by using freeware packages that users prefer to handle via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Therefore, you may start seeing ads by Primary Color in your web browser after you have installed free software. As stated above, Primary Color is ad-supported, and Primary Color may add an extension to your web client in order to display ads. Moreover, the Primary Color app may use HTTP cookies to record your clicks on the Internet and help advertisers deliver personalized content. The ads by Primary Color may take the form of...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

The pop-ups in your web browser during your online session are propelled by adware. The domain is used by adware developers as a redirect-gateway to products and services by sponsors. The adware linked to may have entered your OS by using a freeware setup file as a vessel. Adware developers prefer to embed their apps with free applications because most users install them via the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. However, you may want to know that the pop-ups may contain links to phishing websites and insecure online resources. Security researchers report that the IP address of is connected to several domains used to deploy cyber threats. The adware may use a Browser Helper Object, an add-on, a plugin and a browser extension to show you pop-ups by If...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


KeepersExt software may appear on your 'Programs and Features' list after the installation of a freeware package via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The KeepersExt program is deemed by security experts as adware that uses a plugin to display marketing materials in your Internet browser. The KeepersExt plugin is dispersed among users by adware developers that aim to monetize clicks by users of infected PCs. The KeepersExt adware can be viewed as a private advertisement platform that may use banners, ad boxes, in-text hyperlinks and pop-ups to promote products and services by sponsors. The KeepersExt adware may place its DLL files in the AppData and ProgramData files of Windows under random names. Additionally, the KeepersExt adware may add a registry key in Windows to auto-start with your OS and update its components if necessary. Adware such as the KeepersExt may record your IP...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The DiscountSmasher is advertised as a budget-friendly browser add-on to help you discover coupons, special deals, and discounts, and it can be acquired via freeware installers. The DiscountSmasher browser add-on is classified by security researchers as adware that functions similarly to other adware like Active Discount , Cashback and Extra Savings . The DiscountSmasher adware may read your online history, record your search criteria and read the metadata of the pages you visit in order to display related advertisements. The ads by DiscountSmasher could be presented to you as banners, pop-up windows and contextual and transitional commercials. You may want to keep in mind that the DiscountSmasher adware works as a gateway to content by third parties. Therefore, the ads by DiscountSmasher may direct you to visit websites with a bad reputation and untrusted online resources. As...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Adware

The domain is associated with adware that is deployed via freeware packages in order to promote fake tech support on 1-855-739-5486. Security analysts warn users not to call the fake tech support on 1-855-739-5486 advertised via the pop-ups. The pop-ups by in your web browser are generated by adware that may use Adobe Flash animation and an audio record to simulate a virus scan in order to convince you to call 1-855-739-5486. However, calling 1-855-739-5486 may give crooks the opportunity to convince you to install potentially harmful software. You may be interested to know that the IP address of is connected to several phishing websites and deployment of cyber threats. You are not advised to click on the content by because you may be exposed to harmful software. The adware...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


The AllDealsApp is promoted to be a shopping adviser that can help you find exclusive offers but in reality it is adware like DealPly , FineDealSoft and Dealsfinder . The AllDealsApp adware travels incorporated with freeware installers, and you might notice it when you explore the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option. Security experts note that the AllDealsApp adware may use an add-on, a browser extension, a plugin and a Browser Helper Object to perform its operations. The AllDealsApp adware may replace the ads on your preferred websites with its own, and you may be redirected to visit potentially harmful domains. Moreover, the AllDealsApp adware could use session and HTTP cookies, and record your search terms in order to generate custom-made ads. The ads by AllDealsApp may take the form of pop-up windows, banners, and ad boxes. Web surfers who are concerned with their online privacy may...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Adware


The AutoDealsApp program can be found bundled with free software installers as a browser extension that can help you save money on online stores. Security experts note that the AutoDealsApp extension is deemed as adware because it operates the same way as other adware like bProtect.D , Vidsaver , and KorAd . The AutoDealsApp adware may present you with advertisements loaded on banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and in-text hyperlinks. The AutoDealsApp extension is deployed by adware developers a way to earn pay-per-click revenue. The ads by adware such as the AutoDealsApp might feature links to insecure content by third parties. The AutoDealsApp adware may insert a key in your Windows Registry to auto-start with your web browser and may decrease your web browser's responsiveness. Additionally, the AutoDealsApp adware can use HTPP and Adobe Flash cookies to record your clicks online and...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Adware

Easy and Quick Methods to Improve Your Internet Privacy

There is no denying the fact that information security is on our minds on a daily basis due to how quickly and openly information travels on the internet now days. We have massively-sized social networks that harbor our daily life interactions with others and we have search engines that monitor whatever you are attempting to learn or seek. With the internet being a vast ocean of massive data waves crashing onto our computer and mobile device screens, there comes a time when Internet privacy is a priority rather than something that we can passively dismiss. In a time when the government is said to have the ability to view your naked pictures, and your online chats are up for grabs, we must take the necessary action to protect ourselves . According to a Harris Poll survey, as shown in the "When Americans Worry About Online Privacy" chart below, about 71% of Americans are most...

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Computer Security

Super Driver Updater

Super Driver Updater by Systuit is a Possibly Unwanted Program (PUP) advertised as a tool that will optimize your hardware performance, remove out obsolete drivers, install authentic drivers, optimize the overall performance of your machine, update your drivers and more. The features presented by Super Driver Updater may sound very useful. However, Super Driver Updater may have entered your computer via freeware and shareware. Super Driver Updater may change the Windows Registry and startup settings in order to be loaded every time the computer user boots the affected machine. Then, Super Driver Updater will warn the computer users that their machines are in danger due to numerous threats and prompt them to acquire its program to clean the computer. Super Driver Updater targets computer executing Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Super Driver Updater also promotes...

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


The Web is full of adware applications, and these applications may be useful and benign. This is not the case of a program named QuickViewer. In the first place, QuickViewer may enter a computer using a marketing technique called 'bundling' that is when an adware or Possibly Unwanted Program (PUP) is added to the installation process of a freeware, and the computer user allows its entrance unknowingly. Then, QuickViewer may start displaying countless advertisements that will affect any browser you are using such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. To generate advertisements that may attract clicks from the computer users, QuickViewer collects data about their online searches and visited websites. By clicking on these advertisements, computer users may be lead to unwanted and potentially compromised websites. The exhibition of these advertisements may consume...

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Adware

Adware developers use the domain as an advertisement platform to promote services and products. If you are experiencing pop-ups by during your online session, then you are infected with adware. The adware affiliated with may have entered your system as a browser extension, an add-on or a plugin that was part of a freeware bundle. Security experts warn users not to click on the content by because they may install potentially harmful software. The adware responsible for the pop-ups may detect your approximate geographical location and read your software configuration in order to display related promotions and supposedly legitimate software updates. Moreover, the IP address of is connected to several phishing domains and deployment of cyber threats such as Alureon and Luhe.fiha.a. You...

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


The NoNoizeBrowse program is advertised to improve the quality of audio streams on the Internet that you access. The NoNoizeBrowse app travels incorporated with freeware bundles, and you can notice it under the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option. You might want to know that the NoNoizeBrowse program is classified by security experts as adware because it injects marketing content on the web sites you browse and replaces safe ads with its own. Security experts add that the NoNoizeBrowse adware can appear as a plugin on the 'Programs and Features' list in 'Control Panel' and may have a dysfunctional uninstaller. The NoNoizeBrowse adware is programmed to show pop-up ads, banners, contextual and transitional commercials in order to earn pay-per-click revenue for its developers. If you follow links by the NoNoizeBrowse adware, you may visit potentially harmful domains and may install riskware....

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Adware


The CrossBrowse software can be found on and in freeware bundles as a browser enhancer. The CrossBrowse browser enhancer is promoted as a program that will allow users to explore the Internet faster than ever before. However, security researchers perceive the CrossBrowse software as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware functionality because it subjects users to a torrent of advertisements. Additionally, the CrossBrowse app may place links to suspicious online locations on your desktop and install software from third parties as updates to its services. The CrossBrowse adware may attach an add-on, an extension a plugin and a Browser Helper Object to your client in order to execute its operations. You should note that the CrossBrowse adware may record your IP address, typed URLs, search terms and browsing history by using HTTP, session and Flash cookies as...

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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