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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.FraudTool.WindowsOptimizationCenter

Win32.FraudTool.WindowsOptimizationCenter 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.Trojan.Sysler

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

Win32.Backdoor.Clemag

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

Win32.Worm.Lyndegg

Win32.Worm.Lyndegg is a self propagating worm that spreads without user intervention.

MSIL.TrojanPWS.FireThief

MSIL.TrojanPWS.FireThief can steal user passwords on infected system compromising system security and user privacy.

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