What types of threats have been plaguing computer users this past month? Take a look, below, at the top threats creating a buzz among Ad-Aware users in the Lavasoft Support Forums.
Win32.Trojan-Dropper.Delf is a generic family for Trojan droppers made in the Delphi programming language. A dropper is a type of malware that drops additional malicious files on the infected system. These files are often other Trojans or downloader's.
Win32.Worm.Koobface is a self-propagating worm that spreads without user intervention, targeting the users of social networking sites.
Win32.TrojanPWS.Onlinegames is a family of threats consisting of password stealers that are aimed at stealing log-in information from online gamers, monitoring keystrokes and sending them to a remote host. Online game accounts are then plundered and/or sold for a profit. Popularly targeted games include World of Warcraft and Legend of Mir.
Win32.Trojan.Tdss installs itself as a Trojan. It may also download additional files to the infected system.
Win32.Trojan.Agent is a generic family for Trojans. It may download and install adware programs to the victim's machine and may change configurations for Windows Explorer and the Windows interface.
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