Trojan attacks remain widespread

GFI’s statistics for the month of August show that users were under attack throughout the month primarily by the same Trojan horse programs that have persisted for several months.

Trojans detected as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT were still the chief detection, slightly down to 25.11 percent of total detections.

This particular Trojan detection has been in the top spot for some time: in July with 29.08 percent and in June with 27.16 percent of the total detections.

The number two detection, Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen is a detection of password-stealing Trojans with many versions. The third largest detection, Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra, is a generic detection for a variety of malware that can infect 32- and 64-bit Windows installations.

The top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of August are:

1. Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 25.11%

2. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen 4.23%

3. Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra 3.61%

4. INF.Autorun (v) 3.27%

5. Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 2.01%

6. BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) 1.04%

7. Worm.Win32.Downad.Gen (v) 0.96%

8. Trojan.Win32.Malware.a 0.93%

9. Trojan.Win32.Meredrop 0.92%

10. Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v) 0.84%