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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,494,338 3%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,139,794 2%
3 Hijacker 718,066 2%
4 PUP.InstallCore 715,008 4%
5 PUP.Optimizer Pro 705,516 2%
6 PUP.SupTab 681,577 5%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 648,625 0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 575,763 1%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 517,945 2%
10 WeDownload Manager 445,710 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


PrinceCoupon is an adware program prone to loading up pop-up or banner ads that attempt to offer various coupon deals or ways to save money by shopping on the internet. The use of the PrinceCoupon ads may cause redirects in most web browser where other sites with questionable content are loaded and could then offer other supposedly money saving deals. The PrinceCoupon ads may be intrusive and interrupt your surfing the internet where web browsers may suffer from reduced performance in loading sites with a lot of media resources. Evading the annoyances of PrinceCoupon and its ads may require use of an updated antispyware tool to safely detect and remove all components related to PrinceCoupon on any Windows PC.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware


WEbbiNG is an adware program that may be loaded on a computer due to the user downloading random freeware apps or bundled software programs from the internet. The WEbbiNG ads are known for loading as pop-ups or banners at random times mostly when surfing the internet. Through the WEbbiNG ads computer users may be offered various products and services or the chance of supposedly saving money through coupon deals. The WEbbiNG ads may be initially harmless but are known to be intrusive where they interrupt surfing of the web and could reduce performance of some web browser applications. Removal of the WEbbiNG ads may take finding all related components and then removing each of them manually or through use of an antispyware application.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware is a browser hijacker page that may be seen by many as a generic search engine site that is used to search the internet. The site is mostly harmless in usage but has proven to load several sponsored links and advertisements when used in returning search results. The site may have been created by money-hungry folks who look to gain money by computer user’s clicks or views on certain ads and pages redirected from In some cases will load up automatically as a default home page. Reversing those effects and stopping from loading automatically make require use of an antispyware program to detect and remove all components related to

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


ShopDiscounts is an adware program that may find its way loaded on a PC due to installing random freeware programs or bundled software apps from the internet. When loaded, ShopDiscounts is apt to displaying random ads as pop-ups or even banners that interrupt your surfing of the internet. The ShopDiscounts ads can be intrusive where if they are clicked on may cause redirects to other sites or pages that have questionable content. The ShopDiscounts ads may initially attempt to offer various coupon deals or savings by shopping on the internet, mostly proving to be harmless. It is not until the site redirects from ShopDiscounts ads take place that it becomes a questionable case of loading other unknown sites. It is best that you take the proper actions of obtaining an antispyware tool to remove ShopDiscounts adware from your computer.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware


Spellso is a browser hijacker and a web site that may be known to many as a generic search engine for finding items on the internet. The Spellso site may not be harmful to a computer but it could eventually lead to other pages or sites that have unwanted or questionable content. Through use of Spellso computer users may notice several sponsored links or advertisements. If used, the Spellso ads and links could cause redirects to load up other pages and essentially bombard you with unwanted actions. The Spellso page may also load up as your default home page automatically, which could be due to installing freeware or bundled software apps in the past. Stopping the loading of Spellso may require finding all related components of Spellso and then removing them, which can be done automatically through use of an updated antimalware tool.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Klip Pal

Klip Pal is an adware application that may be consider as extremely bothersome in the case that it starts to display random ads in pop-up and banner form when you are attempting to surf the internet. The Klip Pal ads may start off as harmless pop-ups and then take on a life of interrupting your surfing of the web on your web browser application. The Klip Pal ads may consist of random offers or products or ways to save money shopping on the internet. Use of the Klip Pal ads may then redirect web browsers to other sites where some may prove to be unwanted and have questionable content. In the case of wanting to remove and stop the Klip Pal ads, computer users may take use of an antispyware tool to safely detect and eliminate all instances of Klip Pal and its related components on the Windows PC it is affecting.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Adware is a web page and site that is considered to be a browser hijacker that may appear to some computer users as a generic page for searching the internet or accessing search results. The site may be a page that automatically loads up as your default home page within your web browser. In such a case, may then bombard you with several research results laced with sponsored links or advertisements. Usually this is due to installing random freeware apps or bundled software on your computer. Stopping this from taking place usually involves use of an antimalware tool to safely detect all components related to and then remove them through an automated process.

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Desktop Temperature Monitor

Desktop Temperature Monitor is an application that may initially seem to offer the services of displaying the temperature or weather on your desktop. Through research it is found that Desktop Temperature Monitor may be an adware program as it displays several advertisements or messages while running on a computer. Use of the various ads on Desktop Temperature Monitor may lead to redirects to other pages or sites that prove to have unwanted content. In such a case of witnessing Desktop Temperature Monitor loaded on your computer, you may utilize an antispyware tool to seek out Desktop Temperature Monitor and all of its components and remove them all seamlessly thus preventing it from loading up unwanted advertisements.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


Olacarita is an annoying program that may attempt to offer various shopping experiences for either saving money or accessing certain products over the internet. The Olacarita program is basically adware that may also display several ads in banner or pop-up forms proving to be intrusive as it interrupts surfing of the internet or use of some applications. Through the Olacarita ads computer users may notice slowdowns on various web browsers making it hard to view certain pages that contain a lot of media content. Eliminating the activities of Olacarita may be a process where you will need to utilize an antispyware program capable of removing adware threats on a Windows PC.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


Fun4IM is a program that may attempt to offer various services or add-on components for your computer and web browser applications. The Fun4IM app is more of an adware add-on than a useful program as it tends to display random ads or notifications. The loading of Fun4IM ads or messages may interrupt use of your web browser or other programs, which is more of an annoyance than a help by providing additional services that Fun4IM supposedly offers. Stopping the activities of Fun4IM that interrupt you may be a process of finding all related components or plugins of Fun4IM. Automatically eliminating Fun4IM from your system may be done through use of an antimalware tool.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


WordExtra is an adware application that may attempt to offer various services for your computer in the scope of finding meanings of words. The WordExtra program may find its way installed on your computer through loading of random freeware programs or bundled software. When installed and loaded, WordExtra may then offer various services or add-ons for your computer and web browser applications. Use of WordExtra may not harm your system but it could be a case where it allows random ads or pop-up notifications to be displayed and potentially interrupt your use of the internet or other applications. Stopping the unwanted actions of WordExtra may require complete removal of WordExtra and any of its components that have loaded on your computer.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


1SaleADay is a known adware program that may be keen to displaying random advertisements that mostly offer coupon deals or ways to save money when shopping over the internet. The 1SaleADay ads may be intrusive where they load when you are surfing the internet or attempting to view popular shopping sites. The 1SaleADay ads, if used by clicking on them, could cause redirects to other sites and pages that tend to have unwanted content and prove to be questionable for most computer users. Putting a stop to the loading of 1SaleADay ads may require finding all of its related components or plugins that have loaded and then removing each of them. Automatically eliminating 1SaleADay may be done through use of an antispyware tool capable of removing adware applications.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


Mezza has latched itself onto a preconception of being an annoying entity as it is classified as an adware application that displays several advertisements on a computer. The Mezza ads are known for their intrusion when surfing the internet where the Mezza ads are loaded as pop-ups or banner ads. The Mezza ads may attempt to offer various deals or product offers through the internet. Use of the Mezza as may cause redirects in your web browser to load other pages that may contain unwanted content. Stopping Mezza ads may take finding all of its related components and then remove them from the system all together.

Posted on September 12, 2014 in Adware


Vawtrak is a banking malware threat that may target a large number of entities over the internet. The Vawtrak threat may be used by remote hackers who infiltrate vulnerable systems and use botnets to control them for performing malicious actions over the internet. Through the use of Vawtrak a hacker may be armed with the ability to compromise a vulnerable computer and gather financial or banking login credentials. It is very important to detect the Vawtrak threat and remove it using the proper antimalware tools.

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Malware


Zemot is a malicious threat that has been linked to spreading Asprox Botnet and exploit kits that may lead to compromising a vulnerable computer turning it into something remote hackers can use to attack entities on the internet. The Zemot malware is a variation of the Upatre malware threat, which researchers have linked to botnets. The Zemot malware may also be utilize be specific sources throughout the internet for attacking certain vulnerable computers. It is important to scan systems for Zemot so it may be removed before it is able to cause destruction.

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Trojans
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