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Top 10 Malware Threats for April, 2010

Top 10 Malware Threats for April

Sunbelt Software has announced the top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of April 2010. With nine of ten detections from March still on the list for April, it shows continued prevalence of Trojan horse programs circulating on the Internet. A new loader for a rogue security product making it into the top 10.

Top 10 Malware Threats for April

Sunbelt Software has announced the top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of April 2010. With nine of ten detections from March still on the list for April, it shows continued prevalence of Trojan horse programs circulating on the Internet. A new loader for a rogue security product making it into the top 10.

FraudTool.Win32.SecurityTool (v) – a loader for rogue security product SecurityTool – was the new addition, supplanting Virtumonde in the last spot. Bots and Trojans were the most frequent detections. One detection with a significant change in April was INF.Autorun (v), which saw its percentage of total detections grow by almost 40 percent, from 1.7% of overall detections in March to 2.34% in April.

The top 10 Most Prevalent Malware Threats for April, 2010 are:

1. Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 33.74%
2. Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v) 3.41%
3. NF.Autorun (v) 2.34%
4. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen 1.88%
5. Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 1.85%
6. Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra 1.68%
7. BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) 1.31%
8. Trojan.Win32.Malware 1.23%
9. Trojan.ASF.Wimad (v) 1.07%
10. FraudTool.Win32.SecurityTool  1.03%

The top 10 results represent the number of times a particular malware infection detected and reported back to ThreatNet, Sunbelt’s community of opt-in users. These threats are classified as moderate to severe based on method of installation among other criteria established by SunbeltLabs.

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