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


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


Win32.FraudTool.WindowsTroublesAnalyzer 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.Faketao installs itself as a trojan. It may also download additional files to the infected system.


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

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