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BitDefender Released Top Ten E-threat Report for June 2009

Online security vendor 'BitDefender' released the Internet threat list for June 2009 in the first week of July 2009. trojans succeeded in their aim of dominating Internet by representing half of the top ten e-threats in June 2009.

The first place in the list was occupied by Clicker.CM that accounted for 10.13% of the total malware, while AutorunINF.GEN became the second most prevalent Trojan with 10.04% of the total malware in June 2009, said BitDefender.

AutorunINF.GEN slipped to the second spot in June 2009 from the first spot in May 2009, whereas Clicker.CM is turning out to be the most common threat in 2009 because of its high success rate of infection and ability to dodge security applications.

The third place was captured by Trojan.Wimad with 5.6% of total malware detected in June 2009. Despite being old in the Company's list, Shockwave Flash" (SWF) exploit held the fourth spot with 4.34% of total malware. The security vendor has argued that the Trojan is maintaining its position as a large number of viruses include it in their attack vectors.

Downadup.Gen, also called Conficker or Kido, stuck to the fifth position although it diminished against May 2009. This threat constituted 3.33% of total threats detected in June 2009 from 4.35% observed in May 2009.

On the other side, Sality.OG moved up three ranks to the sixth place in June 2009 from BitDefender's May 2009 list of top ten e-threats and made up for 2.5% of total threats last month.

The new inclusion in the BitDefender's threat list was Skintrim.HTML.A that occupied seventh place by accounting for 2.37% of total malware recorded in June 2009. This Trojan deceived users by pretending as an Outlook add-in known as MailSkinner. In fact, it works as a backdoor that installs other malware.

Trojan.Autorun.AET stood at eighth place with 2.08% infection rate and exploited the Autorun bug in Windows, which is called the vulnerability of the year. Ninth place was secured by an old adware downloader NaviPromo (1.84%) which got a new lease of life.

Finally, the tenth place was held by a generic detection NSAnti, with 1.59% of the total malware recorded during June 2009.

Related article: BitDefender Releases March Malware List

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