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NEWS: GFI Labs (nee Sunbelt Labs) has announced the top 10 malware threats for August

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

GFI has released its statistics for the most prevalent Internet threats of August 2010 (courtesy of its recent acquisition of Sunbelt and the Vipre anti-malware product). The top threat detected, by a long way, was the one it specifies as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT (more than 25%). This is not particularly surprising since there is a huge number of active variations of this malware, and it has been the most prevalent threat for a long time; including topping “the list for malware infections in 2009”. (SpywareRemove). Microsoft warns that the malware “is installed by TrojanDropper:Win32/Delf.DY, a trojan that may be disguised as an Internet chat application (QIP 2005) installation kit. Win32/Delf.GL deletes Internet cookies and may send details about the trojan installation to a remote Web server.”

GFI Labs' August 2010 Threat Statistics

Our ThreatNet detections for the month also agree with other reports we’ve heard in the last few weeks that have found a high level of traffic in rogue security products. These are often referred to as scareware. We’re seeing a multitude of detections of the downloaders and installers that are associated with the rogues.
Francis Montesino, manager of the malware processing team at GFI Labs

GFI Software

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