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.
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.TrojanDownloader.Fraudload is a generic family for rogue installers. Rogue security software is an application that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides little or no security, generates erroneous alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions.
Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent is a generic family for Trojan spy malware, capable of spying on the victim's activities (logging keystrokes, recording web pages visited, etc) and reporting the results back to a main server.
Win32.Worm.Kido, also known as Downup, Downadup, and — most infamously — as Conficker, is a worm that originally surfaced in the end of 2008, when it began exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent is a generic family for Trojans that download additional families on an infected system. A Trojan is a program that appears to do one thing but actually does another.
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