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BitDefender Releases March Malware List

BitDefender released its March malware chart on April 3, 2007. Trojan.Peed.Gen was on top of the ten malware accounting for 30.95% of all detections. It therefore represented this year's first virus epidemic. The virus spread doesn't seem to recede and BitDefender Labs predict that Trojan.Peed.Gen will continue to proliferate in the rest of the year. Digital50 published this on April 3, 2007.

Viorel Canja representing BitDefender said, the consolidation trend in virus varieties would continue. The March top ten chart accounted a good 60% of all the viruses circulating in the wild. There may be a trend of some successful varieties substituting the not so successful ones on a large scale. Net-Security published this on April 3, 2007.

The company has released the data for separate malwares in March. The results show that there was a fairly even distribution of the different malware where only a half percent difference existed among the five on the top. However, all the viruses had the primary objective to grab personal information. Net4now published this on April 4, 2007.

In March a number of new malwares were using exploits with Iframe vulnerability. The entry of the new Win32.Sality.M was most prominent in the list of top ten malware by BitDefender. It is a highly damaging polymorphic virus that was making active rounds in the weeks gone by. Also this virus was using another prominent virus the "Bagle" as a vector through mass e-mails. BitDefender plans to monitor the Win32.Sality.M virus throughout April to assess the extent of damage it causes.

The top ten malware in BitDefender's list for March 2007 includes Trojan.Peed.Gen in the first position that had spread maximum malware in most systems and had intruded into the personal information of maximum users. BehavesLike:Trojan.Downloader was in the second place. Win32.Netsky.P@mm was the third malware. Exploit.Iframe.Vulnerability.B came fourth; Exploit.Iframe.Vulnerability came next in the fifth position' Win32.Nyxem.E@mm in the seventh place; Win32.Sality.M - eighth spot; Win32.Netsky.D@mm - ninth spot and Trojan.ASXLoad.A*T acquired the last position.

One can compare BitDefender's March malware list with that of February this year that ESET released in early March 2007.

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