BitDefender Labs: Web-E-threats wave in September on the rise of Holzwickede, October 20, 2008 as BitDefender, a global provider of internationally certified security solutions, announces, Web-based E-threats dominate the top ten risk list in September. Three versions of the Winmad-download Trojan occupy the positions 1, 3 and 4 of the monthly hazard reports. Also three times, a fake codec Downloader is represented in the top ten, as he usually is found on malicious Web pages. The rapid spread of Wimad is due to the fact that this threat by using a network of malicous websites replicates itself which makes this pest the currently most widespread threat on the Internet. “The also widespread Adware Trojan.Clicker.CM” shows this month 2nd of BitDefener reports.
This displays advertising popups, when an infected Web page was visited. To successfully represent the popups, the Trojan has a function, which the Norton Internet security pop-up Blocker runs under. “Variants of the fake alert Trojan” occupy the positions 5, 6 and 7 of the BitDefender danger list. This application is a fake anti-virus message, which makes the user a system scan with the misleading conclusion that his system was highly infected. Thus to enticing the user to buy an also fake security solution or to register.
The Trojans are distributed on file-sharing websites and networks, as well as about a network of dedicated Web pages. The Trojan Trojan.HTML.Zlob.AE takes the 10-th place with 1.4 percent”a. This is a gateway to a malware application. The Burrowing behind malware Web page was identified by BitDefender as dangerous and will blocked. Likely, this strategy has led to that the latest Zlob Trojan not on the top ten list will appear. BitDefender’s top-ten-E-threat report in September 2008: Position name percentage 1 Trojan.Downloader.Wimad.A 7.99 2 Trojan.Clicker.CM 6.91 3 Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.N 4.23 4 Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.S 3.84 5 Trojan.FakeAlert.ACZ 2: 55 6 Trojan.FakeAlert.Gen. 2 2.17 7 Trojan.FakeAlert.ACJ 2.17 8 Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.Z 1.82 9 Trojan.Qhost.AKR 1.44 10 Trojan.HTML.Zlob.AE 1.40 other 65.50 about BitDefender: BitDefender is a leading, global provider of proactive working and internationally certified security solutions for desktop PCs, corporate networks, and mobile devices. The company has one of the fastest and most efficient portfolio of security software that sets new standards for risk prevention, timely detection and reliable removal. BitDefender has integrated with B-HAVE, the new, proactive virus detection technology, into its products the most currently most advanced weapon against unknown viruses. B HAVE finds and eliminates even unknown viruses regardless of virus signatures. BitDefender has offices in Germany, Spain, Romania, UK and the United States.