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Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen Represents As Most-Widespread Malicious Program: WatchGuard

Security researchers belonging to WatchGuard a Web and e-mail Security Company have spotted malware programs, which have been most well-known recently, and stressed that Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen is in the lead.

This malware (Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen) represents a Trojan group, which uses the spoofing mechanism. Moreover, arriving through bogus HTML web-pages, it dispatches phishing e-mails to users disguised as communications from financial institutions, banks, software companies, Internet stores etc.

Next on WatchGuard's most-prevalent malware list is Trojan.Win32.Buzus.gcjo ranking No.2. Moreover, an illegal Windows malware, Backdoor.Win32.Bredolab.aue, which is ranked No.3, can infiltrate system resources thereby making the PC run slow. A few of such malware can often pop up ads for disrupting computer activity, whilst their greatest harm is the destruction of data on systems.

Meanwhile, coming on No.4 is Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.m, which's followed with Suspicious on No.5.

Thereafter, Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.ab ranks No.6. This worm, which's a combined form of PC virus, does not affect .exe files that may be on the contaminated PC. However, it is capable of downloading PC viruses or Trojans in an automatic fashion following which it exhibits itself like the system folder.

Also, ranking No.7 on WatchGuard's list is the infamous PC virus, Virus.MSWord.Thus.ew that is just behind Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Pif.acf, which's on No.8.

Subsequently, Virus.Win32.Sality.q is ranked No.9, a malware which viciously and clandestinely creeps into data or program files. To proliferate, it self-injects into additional folders on the host machine whenever the latter's software runs.

Next, Trojan.Win32.Oficla.chr, which's placed on the tenth position, is a member of the Oficla group of Trojans. This Trojan is an installer program that pulls down other malicious programs from the Web onto infected computers even as their users remain unwary.

Together with the list of most widespread malicious programs, WatchGuard as well detected the ten most malicious Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, announcing that the IP address based in The Netherlands was facilitating most spam.

Other most malicious IP addresses are Spain based, Brazil based, Sudan based and France based on No.2, 3, 4, and 5 respectively.

Finally, according to WatchGuard, the top virus-distributing IP address on its Top Five List is U.S. based

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