GFI Compiles Top Ten E-Threats for February 2012
GFI Software, which listed the ten most-prevalent security threats for February 2012, ranked Trojan:Win32.Generic as No.1 with 35.63% detections. The malware understandably, manipulates the infected computer so an external hacker can gain entry into the system via concealed port.
Furthermore, Trojan:Win32.Generic also deactivates anti-viruses, intercepts the computer operator's online activities, as well as renders crucial registry values unusable. Lastly, it imposes a severe danger to the infected PC's security, while often initiates computer crashes.
Following Trojan:Win32.Generic is GamePlayLabs on No.2 with 3.66% of total detection. This one represents the adware family that's proliferated via many malevolent websites presenting Web search facilities, shopping concessions, or similar offers, which are totally nonsensical, since GamePlayLabs is nothing but a malicious program. Its purpose isn't for assisting rather enable in monitoring Internet operations, while produce related advertisements.
Moreover, placed on position four is INF.Autorun (v) (1.41%). Expectedly, this malware utilizes the Autorun.inf utility within Windows, which's utilized for loading content from removable media like Memory Sticks, USB Devices, DVDs and CD ROMs. The virus is particularly designed to steal one's financial or other personal data.
Coming on No.5, however, is Trojan.Win32.Ramnit.C at 1.02%. When this Trojan infects an end-user's PC, the system nearly becomes unusable. Ramnit has the ability to replicate itself and transmit the copies to each of the e-mal ids on the user's contact list; insert itself into chat clients and thereby spread utilizing IRC networks. Most specifically, Trojan Ramnit can separate its related data that maybe within the Firewall applications not authorized for administrating browsers.
Finally the remaining e-threats on GFI's Top 10 malware index are Virus.Win32.Sality.at (v) (0.94%), Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen(0.94%), Worm.Win32.Downad.Gen (v) (0.92%), GameVance (0.87%), Trojan.Win32.Jpgiframe (v) (0.87%), placed on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.
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