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Threat Check

What types of threats have been plaguing computer users this past month? Take a look, below, at the top threats detected among Ad-Aware users.

  1. Win32.TrojanPWS.Magania
    Win32.TrojanPWS.Magania is a password stealing program that hooks itself into the Windows login procedure.
  2. Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent
    Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent is a Trojan that can open up dangerous security holes in the computer. It downloads malicious software from a remote server without the consent of the user. A Trojan is a program that appears to do one thing but actually does another.
  3. Win32.TrojanDropper.Agent
    Win32.TrojanDropper.Agent will drop and try to install additional malicious files on the system.
  4. Win32.Adware.Dap
    Win32.Adware.Dap is a potentially unwanted program that display advertisements and may send information about the user back to its server.
  5. Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bagle
    Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bagle is the download element from the Bagle worm family. It downloads files and executes them on the victim's PC.

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

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