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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,406,552 -2%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,100,111 -0%
3 Qvo6.com Hijacker 693,565 -1%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 680,714 -1%
5 PUP.InstallCore 661,401 -2%
6 Adware.LinkSwift 646,402 -0%
7 PUP.SupTab 629,832 -1%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 573,405 -1%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 500,847 -1%
10 WeDownload Manager 440,635 -0%
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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

Windows Active Guard

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Windows Active Guard is a malware program that belongs to the FakeVimes family of fake security software. Windows Active Guard carries out a common online scam that involves pretending to be a real security program in order to convince inexperienced computer users that they must pay for an expensive 'upgrade'. Since there are no real anti-malware capabilities on Windows Active Guard and it is, in reality, a malware infection itself, ESG malware researchers strongly recommend ignoring all of Windows Active Guard's warnings and removing this bogus security program with a reliable anti-malware application. Windows Active Guard's Family of Rogue Security Programs Malware in the...

Posted on July 23, 2012 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

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

Search.offersbar.com

Search.offersbar.com is a browser hijacker and a site that may act as s generic search engine that filters results through a customized search engine. Usually the results on Search.offersbar.com will have several sponsored links or ads displayed alongside of each query. The Search.offersbar.com site may also be set as a default home page due to loading a previously installed freeware program or bundled app from the internet. Reversing these settings and actions from Search.offersbar.com may take finding all related files or add-ons from each of your web browser applications. Additionally, removing Search.offersbar.com and its files could warrant using an antispyware application.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

W2.inetdownloadmanager.com

W2.inetdownloadmanager.com is a browser hijacker and a site that attempts to offer various software as a supposed helper for your web browser in downloading other applications from the internet. Landing on the W2.inetdownloadmanager.com page may give you pop-up prompts or download buttons that could then initiate the download and installation of questionable files that may eventually lead to malware. In the case of W2.inetdownloadmanager.com loading automatically on your web browser or acting as your default home page, you may need to eliminate all files or components related to W2.inetdownloadmanager.com. Those various components and files may be loaded through the installation of random freeware programs or bundled software. Automatically removing them may take use of an antispyware tool.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Wsys Control

Wsys Control is a browser hijacker that could load up on your computer from other installed software, such as freeware programs or bundled software apps. Once loaded on your system, Wsys Control could then change your default home page where it could send you to the delta-homes.com site repeatedly and render various ads or sponsored links throughout the home page. The Wsys Control program may have other components that load on your system and web browser application causing other unwanted redirects or activities that affect your ability to surf the internet or view certain web pages. Eliminating Wsys Control and its associated software may require finding all components loaded on the affected computer and deleting each of them.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Deal4Real

Deal4Real is an adware program that may load up on web browser applications where it may allow and render various advertisements while you are surfing the internet. The Deal4Real ads may consist of advertisements that attempt to offer various online deals or coupons for shopping on the internet. Use of the Deal4Real ads could redirect your web browser to other sites that could have questionable content or attempt to offer additional deals related to shopping on large shopping sites. The Deal4Real ads could come in various forms where some of them, such as the pop-ups or banner ads, could reduce performance of your web browser. Removal of the Deal4Real ads and preventing them from displaying when you are using your web browser may require use of an antispyware application.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Adware

HQual-V1.8

HQual-V1.8 is an adware application that could automatically load on your system due to installing various freeware programs or bundled software apps. Once loaded, HQual-V1.8 could then render several advertisements where some attempt to offer various services of products over the internet. The use of the HQual-V1.8 ads could redirect your web browser to several unwanted sites that prove to annoy you with unwanted content. The HQual-V1.8 ads could also come in various forms, such as pop-ups and banners that all aid in reducing the performance of your web browser application. Eliminating the HQual-V1.8 pop-ups and ads that it renders may require you removing all related plugins or add-on components from all of your web browser applications.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Adware

Jls.divmapping.net

Jls.divmapping.net is a browser hijacker that may be known for displaying random pop-up messages asking computer users to download and install additional software. In the case of Jls.divmapping.net, it may be set as your default home page due to loading associated plugins or add-on components within your web browser programs. The Jls.divmapping.net site may attempt to offer the download and install of a Java HD player or other media software that proves to be questionable files that may lead to installing malware on your system. The Jls.divmapping.net site itself may look harmless to some but it has the intention of loading questionable software or files onto your computer if you are not careful. Stopping the activities of Jls.divmapping.net and preventing it from automatically loading may require the use of an antimalware tool to detect and remove any related files to the...

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Win32/Branstall.B

Win32/Branstall.B is a computer Trojan horse that could load on a system from a malicious source without any interaction from the computer user. Once loaded, Win32/Branstall.B could then allow remote users access to the infected computer where personal data or other stored items may be stolen. Ultimately, Win32/Branstall.B could lead to identity theft or stealing of login information for online accounts. It is extremely important that Win32/Branstall.B be detected and safely removed utilizing an updated and trusted antispyware application. It is not until removal that the actions of Win32/Branstall.B will stop, which will prevent remote attackers from accessing the infected computer.

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Trojans

Fabulous Discounts

Fabulous Discounts is an adware program that is mostly unwanted among computer users who surf the internet often. The Fabulous Discounts ads could load up automatically by means of installing random freeware programs or bundled software applications. After loaded, the Fabulous Discounts ads may cause your web browser to operate slowly or at least reduce over-all performance of loading some web sites. Use of the Fabulous Discounts ads may redirect your web browser to various unwanted sites or pages that specifically attempt to offer additional savings or coupon deals by shopping over the internet on some popular shopping sites. The Fabulous Discounts ads may come in different forms also, such as pop-ups, text-based roll-over ads or banners. Stopping the Fabulous Discounts ads from generating on your web browser may require you use an antispyware tool to detect and remove all related...

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Adware

Buy4Less

Buy4Less is an adware program that usually renders shopping related advertisements. The Buy4Less ads may come in different forms, such as pop-ups, pop-unders and banners. The use of the Buy4Less ads may redirect your web browser to other unwanted sites that could attempt to offer various other online deals or coupon savings through the internet. The Buy4Less ads may also cause a reduction in performance of your web browser program. Installation of Buy4Less could take place due to loading random freeware programs or bundled software apps downloaded from the internet. Stopping the activities of Buy4Less may take the use of an antispyware program capable of detecting and automatically removing adware programs from a Windows PC.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Adware

Search-goal.com

Search-goal.com is a browser hijacker that may display random ad or sponsored links. The home page of Search-goal.com may load up automatically on your browser as a default home page. In such a case, there may be several add-ons or extension loaded within your web browser causing Search-goal.com to load automatically. Search-goal.com acts much as a generic search engine that could return internet search results with several sponsored links tied to it. Use of those links or ads that Search-goal.com displays could redirect your browser to unwanted pages or sites with questionable content. Stopping Search-goal.com from automatically loading may require use of an antispyware program to remove all extensions related to Search-goal.com.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

AllDay Savings

AllDay Savings is an adware program that may render several ads or pop-ups through its various plugins or extensions that may have installed on your web browser due to previously loading random freeware programs or bundled software apps. AllDay Savings is commonly known to load various shopping-related type ads or advertisements that offer deals or coupon savings through shopping on the internet. The AllDay Savings ads may cause your web browser to perform poorly at times. AllDay Savings could also redirect your browser to various unwanted or questionable sites. The AllDay Savings components and extensions must be removed to stop it from rendering its annoying ads and pop-ups. Through the use of an antispyware tool you may automatically eliminate AllDay Savings and any associated files from your computer.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Adware

Gop.findopt.net

Gop.findopt.net is a browser hijacker that could act as a generic search engine for finding sites over the internet. The Gop.findopt.net page may return results and several associated sponsored links that could redirect your web browser to unwanted sites. The Gop.findopt.net site may have been designed by cybercrooks who look to get paid through your clicks on various advertisements or sponsored links displayed on the Gop.findopt.net site. In some instances web browsers will automatically load Gop.findopt.net as the default home page due to installing a random freeware or bundled software application. If this takes place, the best way of reversing the effect is to allow an antispyware program to detect and remove any files or add-on components related to Gop.findopt.net.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Nfw.optmac.net

Nfw.optmac.net is a suspicious site and a browser hijacker. Through Nfw.optmac.net computer users may be presented with several ads or notifications asking to install a media player for their system that promises several functions for viewing movies or media content on the computer. The Nfw.optmac.net downloads may be files that are questionable and could eventually lead to the installation of malware. It is best that any system that automatically loads Nfw.optmac.net on the web browser have a scan conducted by antimalware software to safely detect and eliminate any questionable files causing these actions to take place.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

SuperIntext

SuperIntext is an adware program that may be loaded up on your system where it could then render several ads that attempt to offer various products or services. The SuperIntext ads may come in different forms from roll-over text ads to banners or pop-up ads. Use of the SuperIntext ads may redirect your web browser to various sites or pages that attempt to offer other products and services over the internet. Through the SuperIntext ads your web browser may suffer from reduced performance or in some cases it could have its default home page set to another unwanted page. SuperIntext ads may collect information about your web browsing habits and then attempt to return various ads related to the sites you have visited in the past. Removal of SuperIntext ads and its associated files may require use of an antispyware tool.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Adware

CTB-Locker (Critoni) Ransomware

CTB-Locker (Critoni) Ransomware is a dangerous and deceptive threat message that could encrypt files on your computer and then ask that you pay a fee to get a key for decrypting those files. The Critoni Ransomware threat is also known as CTB-Locker or Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker. Critoni Ransomware could lock up your system and prevent you from using your system normally. It is best to immediately remove Critoni Ransomware after it is detected.

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Ransomware
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