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 downloaders.
Win32.TrojanPWS.Magania is a family of threats consisting of password stealers that are aimed at stealing log-in information from online gamers. Online game accounts are then plundered and/or sold for a profit. These threats specifically target online games provided by Gamania.
Win32.Trojanspy.Zbot is a Trojan that targets bank accounts. It also may install a rootkit on the compromised machine.
Win32.Worm.Sohanad is a worm that spreads through instant messaging applications, like Yahoo! Messenger and AIM.
Win32.TrojanDownloader.Banload is a generic type of downloader family that will download password stealing Trojans. These Trojans are specifically designed to steal bank log-ins. A Trojan is a program that appears to do one thing but actually does another.