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« on: June 30, 2009, 09:59:47 pm »
http://www.lavasoft.com/company/newsletter/2009/07/threat_check.php?source=RW

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What types of threats have been plaguing computer users this past month? Take a look, below, at the top threats creating a buzz among Ad-Aware users in the Lavasoft Support Forums.

1. Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent
Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent is a generic family for Trojans that download additional families on an infected system. A Trojan is a program that appears to do one thing but actually does another.

2. Win32.TrojanSpy.Banker
Win32.Trojanspy.Banker is a type of password stealer that targets bank accounts. A banker Trojan like this could target a single bank or up to thousands, making behavior different among the varying types.

3. Win32.Trojan.Agent
Win32.Trojan.Agent is a generic family for Trojans. A Trojan is a program that appears to do one thing but actually does another.

4. Win32.TrojanSpy.Agent
Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent is a generic family for Trojan spy malware, capable of spying on the victim's activities (logging keystrokes, recording web pages visited, etc) and reporting the results back to a main server.

5. Win32.TrojanPWS.Onlinegames
Win32.TrojanPWS.Onlinegames is a family of threats consisting of password stealers that are aimed at stealing log-in information from online gamers. Online game accounts are then plundered and/or sold for a profit. Popularly targeted games include World of Warcraft and Legend of Mir.

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