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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.IEPlus

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

Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bulilit

Win32.TrojanDownloader.Bulilit downloads additional trojan downloaders, viruses and malware.

Win32.EmailFlooder.Homicide

Win32.EmailFlooder.Homicide provides functionality that makes it possible for an attacker to send massive amount of data to a specific target. The flooding of a target may for an example disturb communication services or make various systems unresponsive.

Win32.FraudTool.SmartHDD

Win32.FraudTool.SmartHDD 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.TrojanIM.Lunix

Win32.TrojanIM.Lunix installs itself as a trojan. It may also download additional files to the infected system. IM trojans use Instant Messenger services to spread.

Win32.TrojanSpy.MayBeg

Win32.TrojanSpy.MayBeg is a type of malicious program that can steal information such as passwords, surfing habits, credit card details and email addresses.

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