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.Backdoor.Hupigon is a backdoor that runs as a service. It is most likely of Chinese origin. Backdoors are used by malware writers to open up ports on the compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victimís machine.
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.
MyWebSearch is a toolbar that is bundled with functionally unrelated FunWeb products. This potentially unwanted application installs without providing sufficient notice and choice to users and does not secure their full, meaningful and informed consent prior to installation. MyWebSearch toolbar is installed on all user accounts and runs an application hidden from view, operating in stealth.
PurityScan is a type of adware that downloads and displays advertisements on the infected machine.
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