BitDefenderĺs Top Ten E-Threats Reveal September Once Again Dominated by Trojans
Five out of ten e-threats in September were Trojans
The top three e-threats on BitDefenderĺs Top Ten E-Threats for September are Trojans, which accounted for 25 percent of total infections in September. BitDefenderĺs Top Ten E-Threats is a countdown of the monthĺs most popular pieces of malware, detected by BitDefender researchers.
The top e-threat on BitDefenderĺs Top Ten list for September is Trojan.Clicker, which is an infection tool used by malware developers who make racks, key generators, and keys for popular software. Trojan.Clicker made up 10.98 percent of infected files.
Second and third place on BitDefenderĺs September list are the Wimad Trojan, a generic detection for Autorun-using Trojans, and the Clicker adware Trojan. The Wimad Trojan made up 9.58 percent of infections in September while the Clicker adware Trojan made up 5.52 percent of infections.
Conficker, detected by BitDefender as Win32.Worm.Downadup.Gen, takes the fourth spot on the list with nearly 5.5 percent of infected files detected during September.
A long-time veteran of BitDefender's monthly Top Ten list, Win32.Sality.OG, dropped from fifth to seventh place with 3.44 percent of infections.
Trojan.Autorun.AET and Worm.Autorun.VHG, two threats using the Autorun security loophole in older versions of Windows, occupy the eighth and ninth spots on BitDefenderĺs Top Ten E-Threats for September. Interestingly enough, Worm.Autorun.VHG, is actually a downloader component used to spread the well-known Conficker or Kido worm (aka Downadup).
At number ten on BitDefenderĺs Top Ten E-Threats for September is Trojan.Skintrim.HTML.A, a type of HTML page usually found associated with adware programs such as Navipromo, with1.29 percent of total infections.
BitDefenderĺs September 2009 Top 10 E-Threat list includes: