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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,640,106 -2%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,207,454 -3%
3 PUP.InstallCore 808,591 -2%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 777,662 -2%
5 PUP.SupTab 753,668 3%
6 Hijacker 644,980 -1%
7 Adware.LinkSwift 638,389 -0%
8 V9 Redirect Virus 595,074 -0%
9 Babylon Search/Toolbar 523,514 -2%
10 451,510 -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

‘Compare and Top Deals’ Ads

If you are experiencing ads, coupons, discounts and pop-ups by Compare and Top Deals you should be noted that you have adware infection on your PC. Adware applications are designed to push marketing content in web browsers as a way of generating revenue and web traffic towards certain websites and services. Most likely you installed a free application recently via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option, and you may have opened the door for a new browser extension. The new add-on might be responsible for the ads and pop-ups by Compare and Top Deals. Security experts advise users to remove adware because it may track your online clicks to provide you with targeted ads and disclose non-personally identifiable information to third parties. You can take advantage of a trusted anti-spyware tool to deal with pop-ups and ads by Compare and Top Deals that agitate you.

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Adware


FreeDealsApp functions as a web browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. The FreeDealsApp extension is developed by WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. to offer users an easy access to coupons and special deals during their online shopping. WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. are known to develop browser extensions that push marketing materials without any consideration for the user's browsing activities. The FreeDealsApp extension has similar functionality to LuckyShopper and Gifter, which are WebPick products as well, and it is used to present ads, coupons, banners, pop-ups and in-text hyperlinks. Due to its operations, the FreeDealsApp is deemed by computer experts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware functionality. You may want to consider removing any traces of the FreeDealsApp extension on your PC by using a powerful anti-malware utility....

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Coupon Navigator

The Coupon Navigator browser extension is developed and published by Lamphouse Media 2012 LLC. as a tool that helps users to make low-cost online purchases via coupons and special deals. The Coupon Navigator may appear as an add-on in Mozilla Firefox, an extension in Google Chrome and as a Browser Helper Object on Internet Explorer. The Coupon Navigator software is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because it disturbs users with an abundance of advertisement materials. Moreover, when you install the Coupon Navigator software you opt in for receiving updates, promotions and offers from third parties. The Coupon Navigator extension works with ad networks and places a persistent cookie in your web browser that allows advertisers to determine what type of ads may attract your attention. If you wish to free your browser of ads pushed by the Coupon Navigator extension, you may...

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Adware

Deja Data

Deja Data is a browser software that works with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It appears as a browser extension that offers the user to be able to speed through searches. The Deja Data extension is considered adware because it has limited functionality and may bring you numerous marketing materials. The Deja Data adware might have arrived in your system via a freeware bundle. Adware such as Deja Data is used to push ads, coupons, discounts and special offers in the form of pop-ups, banners and sponsored search results. You can find Deja Data registered in your 'Programs and Features' panel in the 'Control Panel' window, and you may want to use a credible anti-malware tool to remove all of its files.

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Zombie News

The Zombie News app by Time Lapse Solutions LLC. may offer high-quality zombie news, but it is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The Zombie News program installs extensions in your web browsers to enable its functionality, and you will be presented with numerous ads and pop-ups. Ad providers help the Zombie News app developers to keep their services free. You may see additional toolbar in your system after installing the Zombie News app because it comes along with a search aggregator that may change your home page, new tab settings and search provider. You may want to revise your decision to install the Zombie News extension as soon as the ads start covering your browser. PUPs and adware may be removed completely from your system with the services of a trusted anti-malware utility.

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

‘You’ve Received a Premium Offer’ Pop-Up

The 'You've received a premium offer' pop-up is appearing on computers with an adware infection. The 'You've received a premium offer' pop-up may contain appealing offers, but it should not be trusted because it may provide Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). The adware that presents users with the 'You've received a premium offer' pop-up might take the form of a browser extension to enable its functionality. You may examine your extension manager for new software that could be used to present you with the annoying pop-up. Adware extensions are known to accompany freeware installers because the majority of computer users install software via the 'Express', or 'Typical' option carelessly. The adware responsible for the 'You've received a premium offer' pop-up may be removed from your system with the help of a power anti-malware program.

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Adware is a domain that serves as a gateway for displaying offers to install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and advertisements. The domain is connected to adware that is designed to display pop-ups, pop-unders, and ads to generate revenue for its developers. Pop-ups by may contain suspicious Adobe Flash Player updates and ads by vendors. If you are presented with pop-ups and ads related to, you should note that you may have adware on your system. Adware infections often occur when computer users install free applications, because their installers may contain additional software. You could prevent adware infections related to the domain by using a reliable anti-spyware utility.

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


The LowPricesApp functions as a browser extension with features that are similar to App of the Day and OneAppPerDay. LowPricesApp is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox, and it is considered adware infection. Adware products are often bundled with free applications. You should install software via the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option in order to check for the presence of unfamiliar apps. If you installed the LowPricesApp add-on, it will inject the web pages you are visiting with ads, in-text hyperlinks, transitional ads and may display pop-ups. The LowPricesApp Browser Help Object may redirect users to affiliate websites when the user does a search for a particular term. The LowPricesApp extension may change your home page, new tab preferences and may collect information on your browsing history to decide what type of ads might attract your interest....

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Adware

The and domains are used by adware program to display advertisement materials while computer users surf the web in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Adware may arrive on systems unnoticed because it is often a companion of freeware installers that most users handle through the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The adware responsible for pop-ups related to the and domains may keep track of your online history in order to display targeted content. Adware infections should not be taken lightly because your browsing experience may be hindered. You could use a reliable anti-malware utility to fight off the adware related to the and domains.

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

The web site is employed by adware developers to generate pop-ups filled with merchandise deals and offers. The adware responsible for pop-ups by may have arrived in your system via bundling with freeware. Computer users infected with adware related to the domain experience many windows popping up in their web browsers as a result of the cross-browser capabilities of the adware. You might want to halt the invasion of advertisements, and you may do so with the help of a credible anti-spyware solution.

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Adware serves as the default search engine, homepage, and a new tab for users that have been infected with a browser hijacker. The browser plugin by Ltd. arrives on computer systems only through freeware bundles, and it will modify your browser settings to enable the display of advertisement materials by third parties. Users who are subjected to use the services will be regularly provided with pop-ups, hyperlinks to sponsored products and windows with special deals and offers. The browser plugin related to will collect data about your online clicks, engaged media and search terms in order to generate a package of ads that are more likely to attract you. It should be noted that the browser plugin by Ltd. may collect non-personally identifiable information, and you may want...

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

The domain is used in relation with adware that displays marketing and promotional materials in the web browser of computer users. The marketing content is presented in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders and windows with special offers. The adware that causes these occurrences may use your browsing history to personalize the advertisement content that will be presented to you. Often, adware uses JavaScript to keep track of your search criteria as a way of updating the relevance of the ads, and you might wish to use a reliable anti-spyware tool to eradicate adware infections.

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Adware


The OphionLocker ransomware is distributed through a malvertising campaign with the help of the RIG Exploit Kit. The OphionLocker is a strain of the crypto-ransomware family that uses advanced Tor implementation and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The OphionLocker ransomware is designed to encrypt video files, images, and text documents, after encryption it suggests the purchase of a decryption key for data retrieval. To gain a decryption key, users have to provide their unique Hardware ID, which is generated in a .txt file. The OphionLocker ransomware uses smaller public keys via the ECC and directs users to an .onion website for instructions regarding payment. The Tor based website is accessible through the services of Tor2web and users do not need to download the Tor Browse Bundle. Computer users infected with the OphionLocker would have 72 hours to pay 1 Bitcoin for the...

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Ransomware

City Web Ads

City Web is an application that could be considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because it relies on advertisements to offer its service free-of-charge. The City Web software can be found offered as extra program while you install a free application through the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option. The City Web program will inject advertisement materials in your web browsers in order to generate revenue from user clicks. The advertisements propelled through City Web may take on the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, transitional ads, banners, coupons and special deals. Also, your browsing history may be used in way that will allow ad providers to provide you with targeted content. The ads that support City Web might not be welcomed, and you can use a trusted anti-malware utility for complete removal of City Web.

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Adware


The Gifter program functions as adware that injects the web pages you visit with ads, banners, in-text hyperlinks and may display pop-up windows. Gifter is often found on computers that have been infected with other adware such as BoomCheap and Boomdeal. You may spot the Gifter application in your 'Programs' section of 'Control Panel' after you have installed a free application because it is often distributed via software bundles. The Gifter software will be used by advertisers to cover your browser with annoying ads, and you may wish deal with it by using a credible anti-spyware tool.

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Adware
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