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.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.
Win32.Trojan.Buzus is a Trojan that attempts to steal login data to banks, instant messaging services, FTP's and other accounts. It may also try to install rogues and fake alerts.
Win32.Trojanspy.Zbot is a Trojan that targets bank accounts. It also may install a rootkit on the compromised machine.
Win32.Backdoor.IRC is a generic family for backdoors that use Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol to communicate. Win32.Backdoor.IRC is able to open up a backdoor on a compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.