Clearwater, FL (Gawkwire.com) Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security and management software, today announced the top ten most prevalent spyware and malware threats for the month of December 2008. The report, compiled from monthly scans performed by Sunbelt’s award-winning antispyware tool, CounterSpy™, and its new anti-malware solution, VIPRE™ Antivirus + Antispyware, is a service of the Sunbelt Software Malware Research Labs.

The results represent the number of times a particular spyware or malware infection was detected during CounterSpy and VIPRE scans that report back to Sunbelt’s community of opt-in users.

The top ten most prevalent spyware threats for the month of December are:

1.   Virtumonde   4.40%
2.   Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec    4.12%
3.   Explorer32.Hijacker   2.27%
4.   Rootkit.TDss.Gen   1.82%
5.   Trojan-Downloader.Generic   1.70%
6.   Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen   1.46%
7.   Trojan.FakeAlert    1.40%
8.   Trojan.Win32.Monder.gen   1.38%
9.   INF.Autorun (v)   1.03%
10.   Trojan.DNSChanger.Gen   0.91%



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