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.Trojan.StartPage is a family for Trojans that will change a victim’s Internet Explorer start page (and possibly the start page of other web browsers).
Win32.Trojan.KillAV is a family for Trojans that are designed to disable and remove anti-virus products.
Win32.Trojan.Monder is a family for Virtumonde files. Virtumonde, also known as Vundo, is a type of malware/adware that often requires special help, or tools, to remove. It hooks itself into the system and then displays pop-ups. It has also been seen, though not as commonly, popping-up fake alerts for rogue anti-spyware.
Win32.TrojanPWS.Onlinegames is a family for Trojans that focus on stealing login information for online games by monitoring keystrokes and sending them to a remote host.
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