What are Malware Files?
Malware files are basically files identified as malicious or suspicious and are used to gain access to vulnerable systems. Most malware files are typically executable and do not require permission to enter a computer system or to run devious functions in the background of your computer. In order to trick users into downloading them, malware files are typically disguised as legitimate or trustworthy software downloads. They can also spread via spammed e-mails or through the exploitation of system or software vulnerabilities. Hackers use malware to monitor a victim's activities and steal sensitive information including passwords, credit card numbers, and online banking details.
What are the Symptoms of a Malware File?
One way for malware to gain control of a PC is to modify or create commonly used file extensions such as .exe, .dll and other infectable files. The characteristics of an infected file include:
- Allows malware to operate invisibly in the background.
- Records your credit card numbers, bank passwords, and other personal information.
- Executes an unknown payload at startup of Windows rendering illicit pop-up messages or system warnings.
- Loads specific strings that delete other legitimate system files.
- Falselys represents files and place them in the wrong system folder.
- Facilitate unauthorized access to an infected computer from a remote source.
- Lays dormant or hidden until executed either through running an associated malware program or other circumstances that causes the code to be executed by the infected computer.
- Difficult to remove even when using a particular anti-virus program.
Once you're infected with malicious files, it is advised, especially for novice computer users, to rely on an anti-virus program to at least detect the file path and malware program associated with it. With this piece of information, you can research more on the Web on how to remove the malicious files or choose to have the anti-virus program delete it for you. Since malware has the ability to bypass certain anti-virus programs, you should try different anti-virus programs until you've found the one that works for you.
Top Malware Files By Detection Count
|Name||Threat Level||Detection Count||First Detected||Last Detected|
|2/10||15,444||10/11/2012 06:33:47 EST||03/22/2013 02:23:11 EST|
|5/10||14,804||09/19/2012 05:14:07 EST||04/11/2013 12:01:07 EST|
|1/10||13,125||05/27/2012 03:45:18 EST||09/20/2012 03:02:07 EST|
|2/10||12,373||11/18/2012 10:08:04 EST||03/14/2013 06:25:52 EST|
|2/10||11,755||03/04/2013 08:33:38 EST||04/11/2013 06:38:04 EST|
|10/10||11,500||11/16/2012 01:31:33 EST||03/01/2013 06:08:20 EST|
|2/10||10,680||08/08/2012 04:42:22 EST||04/08/2013 05:58:20 EST|
|5/10||10,390||12/21/2012 06:58:19 EST||04/05/2013 06:18:36 EST|
|2/10||10,366||12/23/2012 10:35:42 EST||03/26/2013 08:47:38 EST|
|2/10||9,490||10/24/2012 02:09:08 EST||03/27/2013 04:01:01 EST|
The Dangers of Malware Files
Once a malware file is inside a system, it will launch computer threats such as trojans, viruses, adware or even rogueware. Depending on the type of malware file, it may also flood your screen with pop-up security alerts or advertisements; it may install corrupt toolbars as well as slow down the speed of your computer system.
Our malware files list provides you with information on malware files including its threat level, file size, file path, among other details. You can check the latest malware files below or search by letter or number.
Latest Malware Files
There are currently 78,343 malware files in our database.
|File Name||Threat Level||Detection Count||First Detected||Last Detected|
||6/10||256||05/20/2013 03:52:01 EST||N/A|
||2/10||175||05/15/2013 02:42:49 EST||N/A|
||5/10||265||05/14/2013 07:40:31 EST||N/A|
||5/10||253||05/14/2013 07:39:38 EST||N/A|
||5/10||222||05/14/2013 07:36:58 EST||N/A|
||10/10||172||05/14/2013 05:00:03 EST||N/A|
||10/10||169||05/14/2013 04:59:33 EST||N/A|
||5/10||5||05/13/2013 06:27:19 EST||05/13/2013 06:27:19 EST|
||5/10||5||05/12/2013 21:46:31 EST||05/12/2013 21:46:31 EST|
||6/10||7||05/12/2013 17:30:05 EST||05/13/2013 14:32:50 EST|
||8/10||265||05/12/2013 00:25:41 EST||05/12/2013 00:25:41 EST|
||8/10||5||05/11/2013 20:23:19 EST||05/11/2013 20:23:19 EST|
||5/10||62||05/11/2013 14:06:54 EST||05/11/2013 14:06:54 EST|
||8/10||5||05/10/2013 23:05:07 EST||05/11/2013 03:40:33 EST|
||8/10||234||05/10/2013 20:50:01 EST||05/10/2013 20:50:01 EST|
||8/10||5||05/10/2013 19:57:03 EST||05/10/2013 19:57:03 EST|
||6/10||14||05/10/2013 18:33:57 EST||05/14/2013 06:41:08 EST|
||8/10||297||05/10/2013 16:47:41 EST||05/10/2013 16:47:41 EST|
||6/10||44||05/10/2013 15:14:06 EST||05/10/2013 15:14:06 EST|
||7/10||41||05/10/2013 15:14:06 EST||05/10/2013 15:14:06 EST|
How Can I Avoid Getting Infected with Malware Files?
It is always advisable to practice caution when browsing the Internet. You should be careful what you download, open or plug into your PC. Using a reliable anti-virus/anti-spyware program is a good method to detect and remove malware files before they can cause further damage to a PC. Keep your anti-virus/anti-spyware software up-to-date to stay protected against the latest malware threats.Search by Letter:
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