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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.

Win32.Adware.FlyTube

Win32.Adware.FlyTube is a potentially unwanted program that displays advertisements and may send information about the user back to its server.

Win32.Backdoor.Lavandos

Win32.Backdoor.Lavandos opens up backdoors on a compromised computer allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.

Win32.FraudTool.ThinkPoint

Win32.FraudTool.ThinkPoint is a rogue anti-spyware application. It may give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove those reported threats.

Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bespal

Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bespal downloads malicious software from a remote server without the consent of the user.

Win32.TrojanPWS.Lox

Win32.TrojanPWS.Lox can steal user passwords on infected system compromising system security and user privacy.

Win32.Trojan.Flup

Win32.Trojan.Flup installs itself as a trojan. It may also download additional files to the infected system.

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