E-threat report in may: top Quartet sets to three newcomers Holzwickede unchanged Trojans FakeAV, 14 June 2010 the strategy the Autorun Trojan remains one of the most successful methods of infection worldwide. This shows the current BitDefender E-threat report, in which there are three members of this pest species. AutorunINF continues to 10 the top with clear lead, followed by Conficker. FakeAV, which almost doubled its infection rate of the previous month is positioned just behind it. In may, three top 10 newcomers complete the ranking.
The Autorun feature in Windows was often abused as a basis for malware attacks in recent years. For this reason, Microsoft has removed the feature from the Windows Vista SP2 release. User of earlier operating systems remain still at risk, underscoring the high infection rate of Trojan.AutorunINF.Gen (13.24%, rank 1). More representative of the Autorun family”can be found on position 6 and 8: Trojan.Autorun.AET is new to the top 10 and is responsible for 2.02 percent of global infections. Worm.Autorun.VHG 1.97 percent is just behind his brother”.
“The Internet / network worm can about a specific remote procedure call” (RPC) run via remote access. Known, as Conficker worm, Downadup sets out slightly from the previous month and holds 2nd place with 5.84 percent. Surprisingly, April newcomers could increase its infection rate from 2.72 to 5.11 per cent Trojan.FakeAV.KUE. This shows how many users on the fake warnings fall, which advertises the Trojan fake antivirus programs. FakeAV is disseminated via malicious or already infected legal websites. The only file infector in the field of dangerous E-threats remains Win32.Sality.OG on 4th (2.68%). With the help of a special rootkit component disabled this pest security software on the compromised PC. Highest new entry in the BitDefender top 10 is: Variant.Swizzor. 2 on position 5 (2.12%). This Trojan installs a download tool on the respective machine to reload more highly dangerous malware.