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Top 10 Malware Threats for March, 2010

Top 10 Malware Threats for March

Top 10 Malware Threats for March

Sunbelt Software has announced the top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of March 2010. The list of detections for March shows the continued prevalence of Trojan horse programs circulating on the Internet and the growing trend of generic and behavior-based detections in antivirus detections. Generic and behavior-based detections by the antivirus industry have improved thanks to the massive increase in new malcode, which number thousands per day.

The top two detections for March remained in the same positions as February. Both Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT (31.07%) and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen (4.97%) remained consistent in the overall malware tracked. The top 10 made up more than 50 percent of all detections for the month and the top two made up greater than 36 percent of all detections.

March saw the additions of INF.Autorun (v) and BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) appearing in the fifth and sixth spots and Trojan.Win32.Agent and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen (v) dropped off the list. Other detections with a significant change in March include Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v), which saw its percentage of total detections grow by almost 50 percent, and Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra – which saw a significant drop in its share from 3.37% to 1.37% of all detections.

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

1. Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 31.07%

2. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen 4.97%

3. Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v) 3.76%

4. Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 3.36%

5. INF.Autorun (v) 1.70%

6. BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) 1.47%

7. Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra 1.37%

8. Trojan.Win32.Malware 1.37%

9. Trojan.ASF.Wimad (v) 1.23%

10. Virtumonde 1.21%

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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