Threat Check

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.

  1. Win32.TrojanPWS.Magania
    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.
  2. Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent
    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.
  3. Win32.TrojanDropper.Agent
    Win32.TrojanDropper.Agent is a generic family for Trojans that includes different type of droppers. A dropper is a type of malware that drops additional malicious files on the infected system. These files are often other Trojans or downloaders.
  4. Win32.Adware.BHO
    Win32.Adware.BHO is a generic family that includes adware that is loaded as a Browser Helper Object (BHO).
  5. Virtumonde
    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.

Have a question about one of these threats? Need guidance on how to rid your computer of spyware and malware? Take advantage of free support from our worldwide volunteer security network at the Lavasoft Support Forums.

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