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Top 10 Malware Threats
Rank Malware Infected PCs %Change Trend
1 Adware Helpers 1,616,808 -3%
2 Conduit Search/Toolbar 1,285,642 -1%
3 PUP.SupTab 815,750 -3%
4 PUP.Optimizer Pro 768,348 -0%
5 PUP.InstallCore 762,525 -3%
6 Hijacker 643,923 -1%
7 PUP.SuperWeb 635,938 -4%
8 Adware.LinkSwift 635,698 0%
9 Adware.Multiplug/Variant 610,878 -3%
10 V9 Redirect Virus 583,357 -3%
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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


Kikblaster is another piece of adware that is usually distributed via bundled software. According to its authors, Kikblaster is supposed to provide the user with helpful coupons and discounts that should help them save money while shopping online. However, in most cases the ads displayed by Kikblaster have nothing in common with the users' interests, and they only cause inconvenience. Kikblaster is an ad-supported application which means that it may display even more ads that may lead to potentially harmful websites, so users are advised to keep away from all URLs promoted via Kikblaster's advertisements. This unwanted application is known to distribute via bundled software, so it may often be installed without the user's knowledge. If you see unexpected ads that may be associated with Kikblaster, you should have your computer scanned and cleaned by using a reputable anti-malware...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program is a domain name that may be used by authors of adware as a hosting and distributor of advertisements used by their software. If you ever see ads hosted on, then this is an almost sure sign that adware or browser hijacker might have infected your computer. Needless to say, following the advertised links isn't recommended because they might take you to more dangerous websites. The threats associated with are considered to be low-level threats, so they don't possess many malicious traits. Regardless of this fact, users are advised to eliminate immediately all threats related to because this way they can restore the standard functionality of their web browser.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


Trojware.JS.Agent.NKW is a type of malware that is usually spread via malicious websites. Trojware.JS.Agent.NKW may be injected into the source code of a web page so that each time users open this particular page the threat may try to exploit security holes in order to deploy itself to the computer. Once this operation has been completed, Trojware.JS.Agent.NKW may be used to download additional malware to the infected computer, therefore making the infection more complicated. If Trojware.JS.Agent.NKW is found on your computer, you should have your entire system scanned as the threat might have already downloaded additional harmful files to your computer.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Trojans


DealStarApp is a piece of adware that may disturb computer users by injecting a large number of ads in the websites they browse. The behavior exhibited by DealStarApp isn't considered to be dangerous, but it can be rather annoying, so users are advised to keep this application away from their computer. Initially, DealStarApp is advertised to provide the user with helpful coupons, discounts and links to similar products in order to help them save money. However, the application rarely proves to be useful, and, most of the time, it will annoy you by displaying unwanted ads of all types. Removing DealStarApp swiftly and accurately is recommended as this is the quickest way to remove the DealStarApp ads from your browser.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware


GlobeGator is an ad-supported application developed and distributed by Star Globe LLC. The application can be downloaded from the official website found at, but this isn't the only way that this application can find its way into your computer. Anonymous reports on the web show that GlobeGator may distribute via bundled software. The primary purpose of GlobeGator is to enhance web browser security by tracking the user's activities and keeping them away from potentially dangerous or harmful websites. We can't deny that this feature can be indeed very helpful, but GlobeGator is an ad-supported application and as such, it may display a broad range of advertisements during your everyday browsing activities. According to the terms of use found on the GlobeGator website, the application may inject in-text ads, banner ads, text ads, interstitial ads, pop-ups, search redirects,...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware

Record Page Ads

Record Page is a suspicious application that belongs to the family of apps associated with the SuperWeb LLC group. SuperWeb is responsible for the development and distribution of hundreds of browser extensions, toolbars, and other software that are known to distribute ads as well as to cause minor annoyances for the user. Most of these apps easily fall in the "adware" category, and the situation with Record Page isn't much different. Record Page's authors promise the user that this application will help them save money and time by providing them with good offers, discounts, and coupons whenever they are browsing through products, but, in most cases, the ads displayed by Record Page aren't relevant to the user's interests or needs. Furthermore, Record Page may inject in-text ads, banner ads, and pop-ups into popular web browsers, so it is safe to say that this application exhibits...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware

Smart Wallet Ads

Smart Wallet is a piece of adware that is advertised to provide the user with useful and convenient features that should enhance their online activities, and more specifically, their shopping experience. However, in reality the situation is much different, and Smart Wallet rarely does what it is supposed to. The application does indeed generate suggestions for similar products and links to coupons and discounts, but the destinations of these links may often turn out to be a shady website that shouldn't be trusted blindly. Smart Wallet may also be responsible for the appearance of additional advertisements in just about any modern web browser, so it is safe to say that this threat can be classified as adware. Smart Wallet should be removed as soon as possible in order to restore the normal operational state of your favorite web browser.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware


SalePrizes is an ad-supported application that may have an adverse impact on your regular browsing activities. The software is advertised to be helpful and useful because it may provide users with coupons and discounts associated with products and services that the users might be interested in, but the truth is much different. SalePrizes does display such content, but the difference is that the ads shown are rarely relevant to the user's interests. Furthermore, SalePrizes ads might lead to bogus websites, so users are advised to avoid purchasing anything from websites advertised by SalePrizes. The application may be responsible for the appearance of pop-ups, in-text ads, banners, and other forms of advertising, so its immediate removal is strongly advised.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware


DealsRuS is a suspicious application that may be responsible for the appearance of advertisements in all known web browsers. Once the software has been installed on a computer, it may interfere with the performance of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, and other popular web browsers by infecting advertisements in opened web pages. Furthermore, the ads promoted by DealsRuS might be associated with suspicious and potentially harmful websites, so users are advised to stay away from any links related to DealsRuS ads. The application may exhibit behavior similar to Fun Shopper and OfferSoft – other types of adware that serve the primary purpose of displaying and distributing advertisements. It is yet to confirm whether DealsRuS, Fun Shopper, and OfferSoft come from the same publisher, but the resemblance is huge, so it won't be a surprise if these are just cloned pieces of...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware

Driver Support

Driver Support is an application that should enhance the user's experience by allowing users to check and update their system drivers automatically, thus keeping their computer software up-to-date, and maintaining performance levels. Although the application is known to carry out these operations well, you should also be aware that Driver Support is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may often be distributed via software bundles. This method of propagation isn't uncommon for PC optimization software, so Driver Support is neither the first nor the last piece of software that will take advantage of this method of distribution. PUPs aren't harmful to your computer, but they may display unwanted behavior, so some users might want to remove them from their system. However, many users might find Driver Support's functions and features to be helpful and convenient, so its removal...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program


Trojan downloaders such as Trojan-Downloader.Agent2.bfhy are an't an immediate threat to your computer; therefore, , but users should still be aware of the dangers that these threats might hide. Trojan downloaders may often lurk in the shadows of your hard drivecomputer, staying undetected for weeks and even months. This may seem pointless, but the purpose of these threats isn't to harm your privacy or files. Their primary purpose is to help other types of malware get deployed to your computer, so the presence of Trojan-Downloader.Agent2.bfhy shouldn't be underestimated! If you ever suspect that Trojan-Downloader.Agent2.bfhy might have been introduced to your system, and then you are advised to use a popular and frequently updated computer security software that will deal with this threat immediately. Allowing Trojan-Downloader.Agent2.bfhy to perform its pre-made list of operations...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Trojans is a domain name that might be used to distribute pop-ups and advertisements to users who may have been infected with particular types of adware. The landing page of the website is blank so it doesn't contain any content. However, there have been user reports of ads and pop-ups that link to, so we have enough reasons to believe that is a domain name that may be associated with some suspicious activity. Needless to say, if you ever see pop-ups in your browser, you should immediately have your computer scanned using a potent anti-malware application because adware might have intruded your system.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers is a suspicious domain name that may be associated with a broad range of adware, browser hijackers, and other low-level threats. is known for being used as an ad distribution platform that serves the primary purpose of hosting and displaying ads to users who may have been infected with particular types of adware. The website itself is harmless, but seeing ads that are related to it is certainly not a good sign, and it may be an indicator that your computer needs to be scanned for threats. The low-level threats associated with may display unwanted advertisements, pop-ups, video ads, audio ads, and in-text advertisements.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers


MusixLib is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that behaves as typical adware. It can become an inseparable component of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The unreliable program attaches many advertising materials on almost every page you visit. This way you may start seeing a large quantity of pop-ups and banners where clicking on them may lead to a questionable destination. You may find yourself on e-commerce sites that will try to sell you products. You may also be transferred to potentially malicious pages, so you should ignore the ads. However, even if you do, they may still cause you annoyance as they tend to be quite aggressive. MusixLib may gain access to your system if you download the promoted free music albums on The adware may also enter inconspicuously as a bundle toward freeware. In any case, for the sake of having a fast and safe...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Adware is an unreliable search engine, which is a part of the extensive Websearch family. Although it resembles Google and copies the results from there, should not be trusted. If you conduct your searches through this platform, you are about to face manipulated results that try to lure you into sponsored pages. In the best case scenario, this will just waste your time as you may enter sites that are irrelevant to the searched terms. Unfortunately, there is a real chance to find yourself on malicious sites. Since you cannot know which results are legitimate and which pose a risk, you should ignore all of them. is associated with an aggressive browser hijacker that typically sneaks in when you download freeware. If it reaches your system, you may start seeing as a homepage. In this...

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers
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