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  Latest Threats



Trojan-Downloader:JS/Locky is ransomware that encrypts files saved on the machine and demands payment of a ransom in order to obtain the decryption key needed to restore normal access to the affected files.


Trojan-Downloader:W97M/Dridex is a document file containing maliciously crafted macro code that, when allowed to run on a user's machine, drops a file onto the system. The dropped file attempts to contact a remote server.


Trojan.GenericKD.3016333 is ransomware that encrypts files stored on the affected device and demands payment of a ransom.


Trojan:W32/Nymaim is ransomware that is also capable of downloading additional malware onto the affected device.


Trojan:W32/Bedep engages in advertising fraud by forcing the affected device to visit unsolicited websites. These sites typically generate profit from displaying advertising content, which increases with a higher volume of web traffic.



Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.