BitDefender Labs' Top E-Threats in November

Fake antivirus products dominate November’s top ten e-threats, according to BitDefender®. Variants of the FakeAntivirus Trojan filled the first three positions, totaling 37-percent of November’s top e-threats. Links to this e-threat are spread through various sources (spam, hidden redirections on shady webpages and malware already present on your computer).

When the FakeAntivirus Trojan is run from a malicious webpage, a "scan process" begins which takes about 10 seconds. During this time the "scanner" detects an enormous amount of infections - thousands of malicious files. The names of the "found" viruses are taken off lists from antivirus companies. The fake antivirus then demands money to remove the "malware" it found.

Top malware November 2008 list from Dr.Web

Malware detected in e-mail traffic in November
1 Win32.HLLM.MyDoom.based 13741 (15.33%)
2 Win32.Virut 13036 (14.55%)
3 Win32.HLLM.Alaxala 5705 (6.37%)
4 Trojan.MulDrop.13408 4534 (5.06%)
5 Win32.HLLM.Beagle 4426 (4.94%)
6 Trojan.MulDrop.16727 4206 (4.69%)
7 Trojan.PWS.GoldSpy.2456 4145 (4.63%)
8 Win32.HLLW.Autoruner.2640 3032 (3.38%)
9 Trojan.MulDrop.18280 2580 (2.88%)
10 Trojan.PWS.Panda.31 2228 (2.49%)
11 Trojan.DownLoad.16843 2192 (2.45%)
12 Win32.HLLM.Netsky.35328 1888 (2.11%)
13 Win32.Virut.5 1497 (1.67%)
14 Win32.HLLM.MyDoom.33 1442 (1.61%)
15 Win32.HLLM.Netsky 1361 (1.52%)
16 Trojan.PWS.GoldSpy.2454 1328 (1.48%)
17 Trojan.MulDrop.19648 1310 (1.46%)
18 Win32.HLLW.MyDoom.43010 1306 (1.46%)
19 Win32.HLLM.Mailbot 1305 (1.46%)
20 Trojan.DownLoad.3735 1212 (1.35%)

Monthly Malware Statistics: November 2008 from Kaspersky Labs

Two Top Twenties have been compiled from data provided by the Kaspersky Security Network in November 2008. The first Top Twenty is made up of those malicious programs most frequently detected on users’ computers by the 2009 antivirus products.
Position Change in position Name
1 3 Virus.Win32.Sality.aa
2 0 Packed.Win32.Krap.b
3 New Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.c
4 -1 Worm.Win32.AutoRun.dui
5 3 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.eql
6 New Worm.Win32.AutoRun.rja
7 0 Packed.Win32.Black.a
8 New Exploit.JS.RealPlr.nn
9 New Trojan-Downloader.JS.Tabletka.a
10 -5 Trojan-Downloader.JS.IstBar.cx
11 -1 Trojan.Win32.Agent.abt
12 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.anje
13 2 Virus.Win32.VB.bu
14 New Worm.Win32.Mabezat.b
15 New Worm.Win32.AutoRun.eee
16 0 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q
17 8 Virus.Win32.Alman.b
18 -7 Worm.VBS.Autorun.r
19 New Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.yp
20 New Trojan.Win32.Autoit.ci
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