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Trojan downloaders at top of BitDefender malware list.

BitDefender UK : 30 November, 2007  (Technical Article)
BitDefender analysis of IT threats in November sees increase in low-profile malware with NSAnti packer downloaders at the top of the chart.
BitDefender Labs reports that malware packed with the NSAnti packer has topped its November list with 28 percent of total detections.

The second spot is occupied by a host of trojan downloaders belonging to various 'families' and detected collectively by BitDefender's B-HAVE behavioural heuristics detection engine under the name BehavesLike.Trojan.Downloader.

Other notable bits of malware on November's Top 10 list are The Kobcka Trojan, making another episodic appearance in eighth position. A generic detection for malware that uses the recent PDF URI exploit (generally mass mailers) comes in at number six. The remainder of the top ten is comprised of ancient mass mailer viruses, mostly from the Netsky family.

The trend toward lower-profile malware is apparent on BitDefender's November Top 10 list as the single most prevalent virus is Netsky.P with less than five percent of total detections.

BitDefender's November 2007 Top 10 malware list includes:.

1 Packer.Malware.NSAnti.J 28.62%.
2 BehavesLike:Trojan.Downloader 10.67%.
3 Win32.Netsky.P@mm 4.80%.
4 Win32.Netsky.AA@mm 1.50%.
5 Win32.NetSky.D@mm 1.47%.
6 Exploit.PDF-URI.Gen 1.29%.
7 Win32.Nyxem.E@mm 1.25%.
8 Trojan.Kobcka.AI 0.89%.
9 Win32.Netsky.C@mm 0.77%.
10 Win32.Netsky.B@mm 0.75%.

'The age of high-profile malware outbreaks seems to be over," said Viorel Canja, head of BitDefender's Antivirus Lab. "We're entering a new period, where stealthier and much more diversified viruses are the norm, posing even greater challenges to security.'
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