Malware and Virus threats are constantly evolving and getting smarter to outpace security techniques. The malicious codes have the capacity to disrupt the entire business within seconds. We have listed some of the most common yet infamous active PC threats.
Adware Generic: One of the most popular and disturbing malware, that intends to harm your computer or to steal information or money from you. AVG, a leading Security company, rank this threat most common and numero uno. Adware generic installs a software on your PC without your knowledge and display excessive pop-ups, excessive advertisements for rogue antivirus programs (antivirus programs that are actually malware), slow Internet connection and redirection of a uniform resource locator (URL) to an unintended destination. As per AVG, there are over 10 million users affected by this malware.
LNK/AutoRun: LNK/Autorun is another infamous malware that has reported to disrupt several businesses. This is a malicious software that once executed can replicate and infect other files and programs. This is a Virus and can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread itself to other users. This is one of the most destructive malware for business. A good Antimalware and Anti-virus can easily remove this malware.
Trojan horse Generic: Trojan horse Generic is a malicious application that allows hackers to remotely take control of your PC and make changes to your files. It can also steal your personal information and install more unwanted software. Trojan horse has always been a headache for network security companies and all type of businesses and home users. These malware codes usually comes from bad unsecured websites including gaming, explicit site and other internet-driven applications.
SHeur: This malware can also allow hackers to take control of your PC remotely and modify your files similar to Trojan horse. As per an estimate, around 10,000,000 – 50,000,000 users are affected.
androidgpbgeae: This is a predominantly a mobile affecting malware that injects codes on your PC or Mobile phone
Toolbar MyWebSearch: One of the most common seen security issue is this Toolbar software which installs on the user PC and delivers advertisement content to end-user and may be considered privacy-invasive. This set of malware includes toolbars, multi-offer installers, intrusive and fraudulent applications, free versions of commercial products which displays advertising, and any software that is funded by advertising.
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Prevention and proactive approach towards these threats is the best remedy. Make sure your PC has a Anti-Virus and malware software installed. The software should be updated with the latest definitions and updates. Make sure your Operating system is also up-to-date. Finally, make sure INetwork is fully secure from external intrusions. Make sure your IT Support company is informed and aware of any possible malware attack. Get your IT Network Audit done to enhance your business network security.