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VirusBlokAda comes up with List of 10 Most-malicious Threats of 2011

Belarus-located VirusBlokAda, the company which develops anti-virus software, lately published what it considers the 10 most-prevalent malware threats of 2011. Accordingly, its Top Ten List has Trojan-Ransom.FakeAV on No.1 which fascinatingly is a group of malware comprising phony anti-virus programs and Trojan-coders.

Thereafter, ranked No.2 is Trojan-PSW.Zbot. This malware includes PC-Trojans particularly created for collecting passwords as well as other secret details; however, it doesn't perform keyboard-tracking.

Moreover, on No.3 is Worm.Palevo, which has another popular name i.e. Rimecud. This malware is one kind of bulk mailing PC-worm, which proliferates via attachments to e-mails. Worm.Palevo has the capability to infiltrate privacy, filch information along with transmitting that information to different malevolent intermediate parties.

Further, VirusBlokAda's list features Win32.Hoax.ArchSMS (Pameseg) as well which's placed on No.4. This one is a kind of Windows malware that's capable of using up system resources leading to slackening of the computer's operation. A few of these malicious programs often pop up ads that disrupt computer functioning or even more dangerously, erase the system's data.

Subsequently, occupying the fifth position on the Top Ten malware list is Alureon/Olmarik family's Backdoor.TDSS, a destructive parasite which's typically pulled down as well as loaded onto the host PC via exploitation of security flaws. Essentially, Backdoor.TDSS, when inside a computer, ensures its implantation onto the registry so a non-protected backdoor is created within the system. And for the hacker behind it, exploitation of the second backdoor can gain him uninterrupted admission into the victim's computer as also any data kept therein. Moreover, the malware operates stealthily; consequently, the computer-operator doesn't get to know about its presence or malevolent acts.

Next, trailing behind Backdoor.TDSS, among the ten most-prevalent computer threats, is Backdoor.Sinowal, which's a virus that loads itself onto a target PC whilst the end-user downloads an apparently legitimate application. Sinowal makes effort for filching passwords associated with visiting websites, especially if that website is of a prominent bank in order that the victim's details of online banking maybe harvested.

Finally, on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions on VirusBlokAda's list are placed the malware families namely Trojan-PSW.SpyEye, Trojan-Ransom.Cidox, Trojan-Ransom.Winlock and Backdoor.Maxplus (ZAccess), respectively.

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