Latest Top Threats

Most of us, either regular or expert users, put security as our top most concern when it comes to computers and internet, followed by performance and cost. We look for no second best softwares to ensure that our data is safe and our computer is protected from virus, spyware, malware and hacker attacks. Here's a list of the latest top threats to educate us on the enemies we are annoyed of.

Coolbuster » The Power of Information is updating you on the latest and top threats to keep you abreast on new information relative to viruses, spywares, malwares and other threats. We tapped reliable sources such as Windows Live OneCare, McAfee and Avira for the latest information.

Top 10 from Windows Live OneCare:

1. Worm:Win32/Conficker.BClick this link to know how to avoid or remove Conficker easily
  • Worm:Win32/Conficker.B is a worm that infects other computers across a network by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE). If the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. It may also spread via removable drives and weak administrator passwords. It disables several important system services and security products. CLICK HERE to know how to avoid or remove Conficker worm.
2. Worm:Win32/Roron.AA@mm
  • Worm:Win32/Roron.AA@mm is a worm that attempts to send personal information to a remote address. It may spread via e-mail, network shares, or peer-to-peer file sharing.
3. Trojan:JS/Agent.FA
  • Trojan:JS/Agent.FA is malicious Javascript embedded in a Web page. The Javascript is designed to circumvent popup blocking by security applications.
4. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.T
  • TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad is a detection for malicious Windows media files that are used in order to encourage users to download and execute arbitrary files on an affected machine. When opened with Windows Media Player, these malicious files open a particular URL in a web browser.
5. Virus:Win32/Sality.AM
  • Virus:Win32/Sality.AM is a variant of a family of polymorphic file infectors that target Windows executable files with extensions .SCR or .EXE. They may execute a damaging payload that deletes files with certain extensions and terminates security-related processes and services.
6. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AT
  • TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AT is a detection for malicious Windows media files that are used in order to encourage users to download and execute arbitrary files on an affected machine. When opened with Windows Media Player, these malicious files open a particular URL in a web browser. The sites contacted, and files downloaded by TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad are variable, and may change over time and from instance to instance of this trojan downloader.
7. Virus:Win32/Mabezat.B
  • Virus:Win32/Mabezat.B is a polymorphic virus that infects PE files. Apart from spreading via file infection, it also attempts to spread via network shares, removable drives and by CD-burning. It contains a date-based payload that encrypts files with particular extensions.
8. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AE
  • TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AE is a detection for malicious Windows media files that are used in order to encourage users to download and execute arbitrary files on an affected machine. When opened with Windows Media Player, these malicious files open a particular URL in a web browser.
9. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.N
  • TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.N is a detection for malicious Windows media files that are used to encourage users to download and execute arbitrary files on an affected machine. When run using Windows Media Player, these malicious files open a particular link to download other malware.
10. Virus:JS/Xilos
  • Virus:JS/Xilos is a detection for a proof-of-concept Java Script obfuscation technique. The original proof-of-concept code was first published in the sixth issue of the 29A magazine. Once activated, it creates or rewrites a file named automodi.js in the current directory.
Recent Threats from McAfee:

1. W32/Virut.n - Virus
2. Downloader-BNM - Trojan
3. Downloader-BNN - Trojan
4. Generic Dropper.dh - Trojan
5. Generic Dropper.di - Trojan
6. MultiDropper-SE - Trojan

For definitions, click here.

Top 10 Latest Threats from Avira:

1. Worm/Sohanad.bm - Worm
2. TR/Agent.85823 - Trojan
3. W32/Sality.Y - Malware
4. TR/Dldr.Agent.bfbm - Trojan
5. TR/Patched.BB.230 - Trojan
6. TR/BHO.SecretCrush - Trojan
7. VBS/Yuyun.A - VBS script virus
8. TR/Agent.bicf - Trojan
9. Worm/Conficker - Worm
10. JS/Dldr.Agent.VG - Malware

More threats info available here.