Internet Pests

June 13, 2019


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BitDefender E-threat report: Web-based threats on the rise Holzwickede, September 24, 2008 as BitDefender, a global provider of proactive working and internationally certified security solutions, in his latest E-threat report announced, Web-based threats in August 2008 formed the top of the risk list. So occupied Trojan.Clicker and three variants of the Winmad-Trojaners the positions 1 to 4 in the E-threat report from BitDefender. The monthly E-threat report will be led this time by the Trojan Clicker.CM. This sends, after he has nestled on the PC, warnings and advertisements in the form of pop-up ads to the user. Places 2-4 follow on variants of the Wimad Trojan”, a pest that sneaking up on fake codec downloads (E.g. Media Player) in the operating systems. Verizon Communications has much to offer in this field.

In fifth place is the Trojan QHost.AKR, which is aimed directly against BitDefender users and tries to use the update function of the anti virus software disabled. Get more background information with materials from E Scott Mead. The exploit remains popular by Flash applications on sixth place. Is in seventh place with Trojan.Swizzor. 1 an old acquaintance who also originating builds up from the Web in the registry, files modified and pop-ups inserts. At eighth position is with the Chinese SinDLoader.A”an extraordinary threat that uses the ActiveX controller to cause the browser to download malware. P2P file sharing opens the gates for the ninth-ranked Trojans Autorun.TE during the 10th by a fake anti virus package XP antivirus”is used.

XP antivirus was to find in the past with a valid digital signature, as well as a comprehensive EULA (end user licence agreement) on securiy websites”, Sorin Victor Dudea, analyst at BitDefender Labs explains. As social engineering phenomenon, this Trojan has already gained fame by he convinced the user to be a legitimate security software. The fact that the signature of the malware was however revealed by GlobalSign and the operators of the “dubious security pages thanks to Directi no longer remain anonymous could, the operation is turned into a brake”, so Dudea continue. The top-10 of the dangers of the Internet in August: 1 Trojan.Clicker 2 Trojan.Downloader.Wimad.A 3 Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.N 4 Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.S 5 Trojan.QHost.AKR 6 Exploit.SWF.Gen 7 Trojan.Swizzor. 1 8 Exploit.SinDLoader.A 9 Trojan.Autorun.TE 10 Trojan.FakeAlert. Gen1 you will find a complete and current list of Internet threats in real time under: ethreats. About BitDefender: BitDefender is a leading, global provider of proactive working and internationally certified security solutions for desktop PCs, enterprise networks and mobile devices. The company has one of the fastest and most effective portfolio of security software that sets new standards for risk prevention, timely detection and reliable removal. BitDefender has B-HAVE, which integrates new, proactive virus detection technology, the currently most advanced weapon against unknown viruses in its products. B HAVE finds and eliminates even unknown viruses regardless of virus signatures.