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 downloader’s.
Win32.Trojan.Tdss installs itself as a Trojan. It may also download additional files to the infected system.
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.Bho is a family for Trojans that utilize Internet Explorer (or Explorer) in order to perform the actions that the malware creator designed them for. The Trojan installs itself as a Browser Helper Object (BHO).
Win32.Backdoor.Vb is a generic family for backdoors that are written in Microsoft Visual Basic. Win32.Backdoor.Vb is able to open up a backdoor on a compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim’s machine.