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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.TrojanSpy.Mazpayn

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

Win32.Worm.Chiwawah

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

Win32.Trojan.Webprefix

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

Win32.FraudTool.PCSecurity2011

Win32.FraudTool.PCSecurity2011 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.Scriptec

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

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Source: Cnet
By The Numbers
Only 33% of Internet users say they worry about how much information is available about them online.
Source: Pew
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Over 40% of social network users posted their full date of birth online, opening themselves up to identity theft.
Source: Consumer Reports' State of the Net 2010
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